Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Skating Penguins Christmas Card

This card measures 6ins x 6ins and I got the self adhesive penguins from Michaels in Las Vegas last year.
Penguin Christmas CardI think this card is too much!  I started off making a scene with the penguins in a frame (the frame was part of a pack of a Winter Woodland laser cut frames from Hobbycraft and is patterned on one side, but I chose to flip it over and colour the blank side with a Pro Marker Pen).
Penguin Christmas Card.But after that …… I lost my way, adding six layers of matting!!!! I know it looks OK, but does it really need so many layers?
I think what I would rather do with the framed scene, is to back it on a matching piece of card,  drill a hole in the corner, add some blue and white bakers twine and make a gift tag with it ….. which could then be put on the tree as a decoration.
Watch this space for when I make Penguin Skating Scene, Mark 2!!


Cheryl W said...

Love the little scene. I do imagine that the front of the card is quite heavy, given that it has 6 layers. I sure love how it looks, though!

marc said...

i like it as a card and the layers work but as you said you could do less and i always love a matching tag love the penguins big love marc

Mrs B said...

Hi Helen. I love the penguins and the scene, but must admit that I agree that there are too many layers and colours behind it. Great idea for a gift tag too. Take care.