It's only AFTER making this card that I came to realize, "HEY - you need to invest in a new black Memento Pad!!!".....and so I did, again AFTER making this card. And wow - what a difference it's made in my stamped images!!!
I used a die-cut with a hillside of trees and I very carefully snipped away the trees. I random-stamped the background with what I consider a mod-retro snowflake design. I also stamped the sentiment on the CB itself in a darker blue ink. Stamped and colored the penguin, hat and the fish on a separate piece of CS and then cut them out (times 4 - I make 4 cards for the craft fair cards). I know I've mentioned that I actually ENJOY doing some fussy-cutting because it's a Zen-thing for me (as long as I have good scissors of course).
As you can see, I PILED on the Icicle Stickles on the poor fish in my attempt to make fish scales (I don't know, I think he kind of looks like he might have sort of affliction instead??). I stamped the small oval and then made a slit big enough to slide part of the fish into it and used a smidgeon of glue to hold him steady. After adhering the snow bank panel onto the CB, I popped the Penguin out with foam tape (of course). You might not be able to see it but I also applied a bit of Liquid Glass onto the Penguin's beak.
I think the mini pom-pom on his hat is fun and helps to give the card dimension. And from a distance, the heavily-applied Stickles really does look like fish scales!!
Hope you all have a wonderful New Year.....may 2015 bring you loads of GOOD health & happiness!! Stay safe & warm!!
Toodles for now.......
Kathy & Bob
Stamps - Paper Smooches, Savvy, A Muse
Die Cut - Impression Obsession
CB - Memory Box
Inks - Memento
Liquid Glass - CTMH