Friday, 22 June 2012

Penny Black Snow Family

 I would like to bring together my entry for this weeks 52 Christmas Card Throwdown and a post for J and C Creations blog, which has this month's challenge as Animal Antics featuring Penny Black. This lovely Snow Family is a stamp from Penny Black, now I know they're not exactly animals but they are very cute and they do bring a smile to your face and there just might be a tiny animal under all that snow, honest!
They have been stamped in Archival Black ink and coloured with watercolour pens. I used a grey Promarker to add a little shading and if you look closely you might be able to see that the bobbles on their hats are fluffy, I found some flock in my stash that's been there for years because you only ever use a little at a time.
The background has been embossed with an embossing folder from Cuttlebug - Snowflakes. I chose not to try and emboss the lower part as once snow has fallen it looks smooth ( and I didn't want to mess it up!).
I cut around the family and across the lower background and then mounted it on foam pads to give a little dimension. The greeting is stamped in black and clear embossed, then it was cut out using the smallest die in the Mega Deckle Edge Label die set from Spellbinders.
A reasonable quick and easy card that looks clean and simple. I hope you like it.

4 comments:

  1. Sooooo cute! LOving your colours..
    LOve the sentiment too.
    Chrissyxx

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  2. This is so lovely Rocky, the smooth snow looks great against the embossed falling flakes! The snow family are just adorable! CAS - but very stylish! Thanks for joining in at 52 CCT this week! Ruth x

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  3. Gorgeous - love the embossed snow - thanks for joining in this week at 52CCT - Jacqueline xx

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  4. Oh, this is fabulous Rocky!!! LOVE the way you dry embossed flakes falling onto the flat snow! Fabulous idea--thanks so much for joining us at 52CCT! :)

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