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Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Hope Your Holidays are Cool!

 Hello peeps,

I made today's card to participate in two challenges. The theme works for this week's Paper Players Challenge. Jaydee's theme challenge is Winter Wonderland. The technique works for the Gina K Designs December Monthly Mix Challenge, which is ink blending.

To make the background of colorful snowflakes I used the GKD small Wreath Builder Stencil. I didn't use the wreath builder part, just the three small snowflake images that are also on the stencil. There are two snowflakes that are exactly the same except one is larger than the other. I blended the two on top of each other with GKD inks and the small blending brushes. The inks are a variety of the turquoise blue shades, the purple shades and Jelly Bean Green. In the spaces between these snowflakes, I added the last image on the stencil in Innocent pink, overlapping the first images.

This panel and a black mat are cut using the Master Layouts 1 dies. The sentiment and penguin images are from the GKD Playful Penguin Holiday stamp set and co-ordinating dies. The penguin is colored with colored pencils using Gamsol for blending. My original thought was to stamp the greeting over the stenciled snowflakes, but I then thought a sentiment panel would be better to give the penguin a grounding element. Finally, I added several tiny rhinestones around the panel for sparkle as well as some Nuvo Aqua Shimmer on the booties and the hat's pompom.

Here is the inside of the card. The sentiment is from the same Penguin stamp set.

Thanks for checking in,

Gina K Designs White layering, black and Innocent Pink card stock, Lovely Lavender, Wild Lilac, Sea Glass, Blue Lagoon, Turquoise Sea, Tranquil Teal, Jelly Bean Green, Innocent Pink, Black Onyx inks, Playful Penguin stamp set and dies, Master Layout 1 dies, small blending brushes, Small Wreath Builder stencil (snowflake background) SSS tiny rhinestones, Nuvo Aqua Shimmer pen, Misti, Gemini Jr


  1. Love your cheerful color palette! It really pops with the black penguin. I also really like how you blended the snowflakes really lightly on that top panel; great detail! Thanks for sharing at The Paper Players!

  2. Such a gorgeous and unexpected color scheme. It really makes your little penguin pop and I love how his scarf and hat match the background. This card just makes me smile. So glad you shared this beauty with us at the Paper Players this week

  3. Oh my gosh...how cute is this! The non-traditional colored snowflakes, complete with bling, are the perfect backdrop for this adorable penguin. I am so glad you played with The Paper Players this week!


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