Hello everyone! Still pretty cold where I live! Hope everyone is doing well and
staying healthy! Today I'm bringing you a winter card using products from
This little penguin from the Bundled Up Set is too cute! This set has 19 images
included - 19! Digital stamps are so economical! Let me show you how I made
my project today. I started out by composing my elements in my computer.
I use Word for a program and I have a MacBook Pro. My printer is an inkjet.
I sized the penguin first and then I made a collage of one of the hats, a mitten
and snowflakes sprinkles throughout. Word allows me to change the color
of a photo, so I changed it to be a light gray. I wanted to use this as the
inside of my gatefold card.
I cut down my image of the penguin which I would fussy cut after it was
colored. I used a 3 3/4" x 5" slanted stitch rectangle die for the collage. I
had planned on doing this as a gatefold and it was important at this point to
choose my papers so I could color the images. I settled on this cute winter
stripe paper with a medium purple card stock base.
For the coloring of my images I used my Copic markers. For colors
I used: C2, C3, C5, C7, 100, W0, YR02, YR04, YR07, E08, B41, B34.
G00, G12, R81, R83, BV00. I used the lightest of these colors to
color the collage panel as this will be the area to write to the recipient.
I didn't shade these areas...just straight coloring. On the cuff of the
mittens I just did little squiggles with the B41 marker. I used a white
Posca Pen for highlights on the penguin. I used a silver sparkle pen
for the penguins eyes and for patterns on the scarf.
To make the base of the card I used a 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" piece of
purple card stock. This wasn't a whole sheet to start with so I didn't
have any left over. On the short sides I scored 2 1/8" in and then
folded them to the middle of the card. I adhered my collage panel to this.
For my little penguin piece on the front I used a purple paper that had
the same pattern on it as the background paper. I was going to back that
with more of the purple card stock but this was the point I discovered I
didn't have any left! 😱 I decided to use silver glitter paper and I love it!
Sometimes situation like this works out for the better. The silver
glitter paper really makes the pen work on the scarf stand out. I printed
I didn't do anything to this except fussy cut around it. My panel with the
penguin, including the sliver glitter backing is 3 1/2" x 2 1/2". I adhered
the penguin with foam tape and the sentiment as well. I positioned the
sentiment to the upper left of this panel and let it go off the edge. I
adhered the panel on the left side only of the card base, centering it. the
back of the glitter paper was showing when I opened the card so I covered
it with more of the purple patterned paper.
I added a few clay snowflakes and used the silver glitter pen to put a
dot in the middles and that finished my card!
This card was fun to make with a few challenges along the way! I love
working with colors and patterns and this project hit all the right buttons!
Find the stamp sets I used and many more at
Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope I've inspired you today!
In my capacity as a design team member for Kate Hadfield Designs, I do receive the products I use from them.
All opinions and creative decisions remain my own, and I only work with companies/use products that I love.