Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Penguin Thanks So Much Shaped Card

Oh my word, just look at that adorable penguin - cute or what?! I received the PaperTrey ink stamp set and matching die - amongst other fab goodies - from Michelle from the Card Grotto as a Christmas gift. I squealed in utter delight when I opened the package LOL! I just had to use the goodies to send sweet Michelle a thank you card.

It's been a while since I made a shaped card so I decided to use my new Sizzix Flowers Framelits dies to make the card base and layers.  To make the card base I cut two black flowers plus a white one and I glued the white one to one black shape so I had somewhere to write my message.  I joined the two shapes together by punching a hole through both shapes and tying them together with Pumpkin Pie ribbon and some silver cord.  Even though the card isn't joined apart from being tied together at the top it still stands up!  I stamped the penguin, die cut him and added some colour with marker inks and a blender pen.  I stamped the sentiment, punched it out with the Word Window punch and attached it to the white layer with a Pumpkin Pie brad.  I popped the cute penguin up with 3d foam pads.  I simply embossed the envelope flap with a dotty embossing folder to finish off the card.

Stamps: PaperTrey Ink Winter Penguin set, sentiment from SU! Trendy Trees set
CS: SU! Basic Black, Whisper White & Brushed Silver
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Pumpkin Pie & Basic Gray
Tools: Sizzix Flowers Framelits dies, PaperTrey ink Winter Penguin die, SU! Word Window punch, Crop-A-Dile
Embellishments & accessories: SU! Pumpkin Pie grosgrain ribbon, silver cord, SU! Pumpkin Pie brad, 3d foam pads



Myrna said...

He is adorable and I like the shaped card.

Michelle said...

I LOVE my card Ruth, thank you so much! What a fab shape and so cute too! xx

Margaret said...

What a fabulous card! Love the mostly black and white with the pop of orange! Your ribbon 'binding' is genius! I never thought to do that!!

Pauline said...

Oh, this is so adaorable, I love the shape of the card, and the colour combo!

TheKatsWhiskers said...

Any card with a penguin on is great in my book - fab shape too!!