Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Winter Adventure {Scrapy Land # 57}

Happy 2017!  

It's the first Wednesday of the year and time for a new Scrapy Land Challenge!  The theme is Anything Goes using any brand of die that Scrapy Land sells.  (Check out the Products page to see ALL the brands.  There are over 55 sub-categories!)

For my wintery card, I used the following dies:

Impression Obsession: Penguin and Igloo
Elizabeth Craft Designs: Stitched Squares
Elizabeth Crafts Designs: 4 Seasons
Kaiser Crafts: Travel Word Pack
Die-Versions: Tide Pool font
Die-Versions: Cold Weather Wee Petites (retired, but here are some other choices for mittens and mugs)

To start out, I die cut the igloo twice so that I could fussy cut the entrance and adhere it on top of the main die cut.  Then I covered the entire thing with Versamark and heat set it with White Spark embossing powder from Sparkle N Sprinkle.  Since the ice blocks didn't show up as well once it was embossed, I re-drew the lines with a Copic marker.

The penguin was die cut from white cardstock and then the individual pieces were colored with Copics.  Instead of using the tiny die cuts for the eyes, I used Nuvo Crystal Drops (White, Ebony Black).  Did you know you could create multi-colored drops with these?  Just add the second color while the main color is still wet.  The second drop sort of melts into the first one.  The photo on the right shows you the wonderful dimension that was achieved using this technique.

You'll also notice that I die cut his beak several times (again, for more dimension).  When the pieces are small, it's easier for me to cut them multiple times and glue the pieces together rather than trying to add a small bit of dimensional tape on the back.

I added Waterscape glitter to the steam coming off the mug as well as creating a monogramed mug using the Tide Pool font.  Snow White flock was added to the "fur" on the mittens as well as the ear muffs for a more realistic look.  All the Cold Weather dies were originally die cut from white cardstock and then colored with Copics.

Below is a darker photo so that you can see the "Winter" die cut better.  You can still see the sparkle on the igloo and the dimension that the second layer for the entrance makes.

You have until January 15th to join in on the fun at the Scrapy Land Challenge.  The winner, chosen by the Design Team, will receive a $15 gift certificate to go shopping at Scrapy Land.  (What a great way to get yourself some of those "I need, I need!" dies that Santa didn't bring you for Christmas.)


Samra Leshinski said...

What a fun make! Love those little gloves and fun penguin die cuts!
Paper Talk with Samra

Shona Erlenborn said...

This is awesome Anne! Love your little penguin - the eyes especially. Great igloo and just an all over wonderful winter creation.

Maryvonne COUSSE said...

Awesome !!! Love this IO DIE , I NEED this Die !!!!!
Beautiful and funny Winter card , Love it !

Lori Kobular said...

What an adorable winter card! I love the igloo and penguin!

Patricia Chalas said...

Anne your card is so fun!!!

Donna Ellis said...

LOL! What an adorable pengie scene, Anne! Sweet, sparkly, happy, and fantastic sentiment! xo

Lisa said...

This is the most adorable card, Anne!! The penguin is so cute!! I love the dimension you achieved...the eyes are fabulous!! The igloo looks amazing!! It's so wintry and beautiful!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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Annie said...

Sending you my best wishes for a Happy New Year in 2017 Anne x your card is fabulous and so cute

TFS and hugs
Annie x

April said...

This is super cute! Love it!

NanaConnie said...

Absolutely darling little penguin, Anne, and I really love the die cuts from the Cold Weather set! So good to be back from all my travels and now I can get back to my routine of visits and comments. :-D

Puppy Kisses and Paper Dreams said...

Swoon!! I love the igloo. Your Copic lines help deepen the cube edges. Absolutely adorable. I also live the fur muffs, and penguin eyes and pieces parts. Just fabulous!

Migdalia said...

Happy New Year!! I absolutely love the penguin and mittens!!
Absolutely ADORABLE!
Have a wonderful day,
Crafting with Creative M

Diane said...

Such a cute and pretty card,, love the fabulous and cheerful colors for a winter card, so refreshing!

Lena's Creations said...

Lovely card, Anne. Love the card layout - perfect to showcase that cute little penguin :-)