Sunday, September 29, 2013

52 CCT / SSS 230

Just returned from spending the weekend up in the mountains.  The aspens are beginning
to change  and are so beautiful!  Even had a some snow up there.  I guess the snow sort of
inspired me to make the card I'm sharing today incorporating the technique challenge at
 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown  and the sketch at The Sweet Stop

This is the technique...

and the sketch.

Here's what I came up with.

This is the first time I've tried an emboss resist technique.  I stamped the greeting and
snowflakes on white card stock with Versamark and used white embossing powder.
After heat embossing I applied blue ink over the embossed areas and wiped it off with
 a paper towel.  Then I added a small amount of purple ink over the blue.  The penguin
stamp is from Hot off the Press.  I stamped it with black ink and heat embossed with black
 embossing powder. I colored the scarf with purple smooch ink and his beak with an orange
marker.  The papers are from DCWV the Winter Combo printed matstack.  I added a few
jewels to finish up.  Thanks for taking a look!


  1. Oh this is so cute! I adore that little penguin. I think the embossed snowflakes are lovely. Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week! Can't believe you've had snow already!!!!!

  2. Very cute, Judy! Love the wintery, cool colors and your adorable penguin! Wonderful job with the emboss resist and the sketch! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sweet Stop this week!

  3. Gorgeous card love the blue and purple and the lovely penguin. The resist technique certainly has the wow factor doesn't it?.
    Hugs Margaret M

  4. You are off to a great start with this early Christmas card, Jan. Love the blue, purple and silver colour combo you used and the emboss resist technique. Isn't it fun to see how it turns out - each time it is different. That little penguin is so cute! Thanks for joining us at the Sweet Stop this week:)

  5. Sorry, Judy - I called you Jan by mistake!

  6. Absolutely darling!!! LOVE the sweet penguin and I adore the snowy scene you created! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! :)

  7. Love the blue and purple combo Judy and the penguin is so adorable! Wow, your first time using the emboss resist technique - well, you did a wonderful job! Thanks so much for playing along with us again at 52 {C}CT, please come back soon! Ruth x

  8. Absolutely terrific job with this technique - would never have guessed it was your first try. Love the colors and that cute little penguin. Thanks so much for joining us this week at 52CCT.

  9. Such a funky Christmas card, with the colour choice and cute penguin. I'd never have guessed you were a 'first timer' with this technique, you've done an awesome job. Thanks for sharing your card with us at 52 CCT

    Louise xx