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.


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

  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

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

  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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