Hi Stamping Friends!
I had so much fun making the cute little Many Mittens Gift Card Holders a few weeks ago that I knew I wanted to share this adorable character on one of my "Last Thursdays" monthly class cards! If you're in the Fort Wayne, IN, area…come and join us tomorrow night!
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Awww! These mitten-made penguins are all bundled up for winter fun!
Background Basics—I started with a 3-3/4" x 5" layer of Whisper White card stock embossed with the Winter Wonder snowflake texture. Before adhering it to the 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" Pool Party mat, I stamped the sentiment from Half Full on the bottom with Memento Black ink. I thought the words fit so nicely with this cute little guy!
Sparkly Accents—I wrapped some silver 3/8" Metallic Edge satin ribbon around the background layers and tied them into a double-knot faux bow. Then, I mounted the background onto a Bermuda Bay card base. Finally, I die-cut a large Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper snowflake with the Seasonal Layers Thinlits and adhered it to the background for some added sparkle.
Pretty Penguin Punch Art—Just like I did with the matching Many Mittens Gift Card Holders, I die-cut two black mittens with the Many Mittens Framelits; one each of the right- and left-hand mittens. I adhered the two die-cuts together, with the bottom "body" offset about 1/8" to allow the black to show once the white mitten body is added. I die-cut the white mitten, then cut off the thumb to make the penguin chest. All of the tops of the mittens should be flush together…it's just the bottoms of the black mittens fanned out a bit to make the black border.
Here are the other penguin parts:
- Feet—Die-cut one of the Many Mittens poinsettia flower dies with Pumpkin Pie card stock, then cut in half and use three of the points to create the penguin feet.
- Nose—Punch a Pumpkin Pie bow tie with the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch and trim one side to make the nose.
- Eyes—The two Basic Black eyes are also punched with the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch.
Once the penguin was assembled, I popped him up with Dimensionals over the ribbon.
Winter Hat—The Real Red hat is die-cut with the Many Mittens die, too, then cut off around the thumb to create the cap. I cut a 1-3/8" x 1/2" piece of Real Red card stock, then embossed it with one of the texture embosslits from the same die set to make the brim of the hat. I frayed a tiny strip of silver Tinsel Trim and adhered it underneath the hat to create a shiny tassel on the top. The Silver Glimmer snowflake is cut with the Swirly Snowflakes Thinlits. It's attached with a Glue Dot, then adorned with a Rhinestone Jewel.
Hat—The hat is created in Bermuda Bay this time. So cool!
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