Wednesday, 26 November 2008

Animal Kingdom Christmas Penguins


I thought I would make a Christmas card using the penguins from animal kingdom. I cut them in white at 5", then again for the layer in a spotty black and white paper. I gave the mummy penguin a gift to hold, decorated with a punched snowflake, the baby is sitting on a bed of punched pine branches that have been glittered. He is only sitting on these because there was a smudge that found it's way onto the card when I wasn't looking, so I had to cover it up somehow. I was too far down the line to start again! I am sure you all know this, but a great way of applying glitter to cuts like this is to run them backwards through your xyron machine, so that the front of the die cut is sticky, cover with glitter then run through again to make the back sticky. The animal faces were stamped using Peachy Keen stamps, the set gives faces for all the animals on this cartridge. Their expressions make me laugh, they look rather disdainful and a bit bored.

19 comments:

Whimsey said...

Absolutely adorable!!!

little cardmaker said...

I love this cut! I used it for my DH's birthday card from the baby. He loved it. Did you use stamps for the faces? You mentioned face stamps in another post (more than once)...I've got to find those!!

N2ScrapN4Fun said...

This is the most adorable card! I love all the detail. Thx for the tip on using the Xyron when applying glitter. Great idea!

Justine said...

I love your penguin Enfys, he's gorgeous and I love the expression on the faces!
Justine x

Lana said...

This is a sweet card Enfys. I hate it when smudges appear from out of space!!! I love those face stamps they are so clever and especially how they work perfectly with the cart :)
Hugs
Lana x

Cheryl said...

What a very cute card and I love how you did the baby Penguin with the bed of glittered pine. So very clever.

Vicki said...

Oh my goodness! Love the black and white polka dot paper on the penguins! Too cute!

Lorraine said...

very cute. Ok, new lingo for me....a Xyron...is this something that i must have? lol! thanks for sharing. love how you covered up the smudge. if you didn't say anything we wouldn't have been the wiser!

kim-paperbabe said...

Very dapper suits on your penguins, they look ready to give us a show, very clever smudge cover up too! TFS! Kim

kisatrtle said...

Love the polka dots!

All Pink girl said...

Adorable card so cute ,love it ,Dawnxx

debby4000 said...

Oh this is so cute, fabulous penquins.

Jenn said...

our penguins are adorable. I stumbled across your blog from a Yahoo Cricut group. Your blog is really cute and I've enjoyed all the posts!

Terrie B x said...

Hello Enfys!!!I`m tryin to play catch up with all your gorgeous creations since my last visit!!!
Enfys your card is `Gorgeous`I love those penguins...
Hope your enjoying your weekend:)~X~

Fi said...

This card is soooooo cute - looks like I have to purchase the Peachy Keen stamps now - you really are not good for my bank balance.
Hugs
Fi
PS - which stamp sets did you purchase?

AT Home Ink said...

This is so cute!! I love your blog and all your creations. Thanks so much for sharing with us.

Anonymous said...

This is such a cute card. Thank you so much for the suggestion on using the Xyron and glitter. I tried it and it worked like a hot dang. You just made my christmas card making a whole lot faster as hubby can do it also.

Kinglake said...

Absolutely fantastic...soooooo cute xx jo xx

Myra B. said...

Love this card!