This week at Create with Connie and Mary, they are having a sketch challenge. I combined the sketch challenge with The Paper Players challenge to make a non-traditional Christmas card using non-holiday stamps or colors. The other day I was thinking about the Zoo Review stamp set and how the penguin and polar bear stamps could be used on a Christmas card. So, tonight when I sat down at my mother-in-law's house, I made a non-tradition Christmas card with a Stampin' UP! set that was not made just for Christmas.
Thinking of Penguins, I thought of Black, White and Orange (like the beak) so those are the colors I decided to use. The base of the card is Whisper White, then a layer of Basic Black, and the Designer Series Paper is Pumpkin Pie from the Brights Collection Paper Stack. I ran the strip of Basic Black cardstock through the Big Shot using the Square Lattice Embossing Folder.
I used 1/4" Pumpkin Pie Grosgrain Ribbon for the ribbon and a Basic Pearl. The sentiment came from the Christmas Lodge Stampin UP! Stamp Set.
The Penguin is from the Zoo Review Stampin' UP! stamp set and he is so cute! The penguin was stamped in Basic Gray on Whisper White cardstock then carefully cut it out.
When I first made the card, I used a Pumpkin Pie card base. I didn't quite like it so I swapped it out for Whisper White and I liked it a lot more! Which do you prefer?
Don't forget to check out the challenge websites to see the other great projects made for these challenges!
Thanks for stopping by!
As always, all supplies are Stampin' UP!:
Christmas Lodge & Zoo Review Stamp Sets, Basic Gray & Pumpkin Pie Ink, Designer Series Paper Stack-Brights Collection, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie & Whisper White Cardstocks, Big Shot, Square Lattice Texture Embossing Folder, Scallop Circle Punch, 1/4" Pumpkin Pie Grosgrain Ribbon, Basic Pearls