Hi crafty friends! I hope everyone is enjoying getting ready for the holidays! We are so close to the big day! I have got a lot of shopping to do still but I decided to make something as one of my gifts. Check it out!
I’m not sure if you have any book lovers to buy for this year, but my grandma loves reading! So I decided to make her a bookmark as part of her gift and incorporate it into a card design!
I started by stamping the Penguin Stackers from Art Impressions onto a die cut rectangle using the Stampoholic Nano. I used the second smallest of the Double Stitched Rectangles from Kat Scrappiness and used SSS Intense Black Ink for my stamping.
Next, I used some Copic markers to color in those adorable penguins. I used very traditional Christmas colors along with a few shades of yellow and gray. Since the penguins are so small, I did not have a whole lot of room for shading, so I started with my darkest color then blended it out with my lightest. I only used 3 shades for the santa hats.
Then I started to assemble my card. But, first I used Lawn Fawn’s Merry Messages to create a sentiment filled background onto my card base.Then I found some wood grain paper from my stash and cut out a window with a craft knife that was slightly smaller than the bookmark. I used the tiniest little Circle Die from KS to create an opening so my grandma would know to pull out her gift! I used a layer of foam tape to add the wood grain piece and then slid in my bookmark and added some baker’s twine to finish it off.
Thanks for stopping by! I hope everyone gets their holiday cards done soon if you haven’t already! I know I still have quite a few to send out! Happy Holidays!