Snow Cute hugs {Lili of the Valley}

Hi, crafty friends. Another day, another card. I keep going back to the Snow Cute stamp set from Lili of the Valley. The stamp set is part of their newly released Christmas collection, but this time, my card’s not actually a Christmas card.

There’s a stamp in the stamp set with a penguin holding a present. I thought it was perfect for a simple birthday card. I colored the penguin with Copics and added a layer of black glaze pen to the eyes for shine. Once the black was dry (this stuff dries fast), I went back in with a 05 Gelly Roll to add the white dots back in. I fussy cut the penguin and started working on the rest of the card.

Using the Snow Drifts Cover-Up die from My Favorite Things, I decided to create some waves on the front of my card. I die cut four layers from white cardstock and used various shades of aqua tones for the top layer. From bottom to top they are: Tropical Teal from My Favorite Things (bottom two waves), Caribbean Sea from MFT, Hawaiian Shores from Papertrey Ink, Summer Splash from MFT, Sno Cone from MFT and Stamper’s Select White from PTI (top two waves).

On the Hawaiian Shores wave, I used one of the big words in the Christmas Greetings stamp set from Lili of the Valley. The wave was just big enough for the word to fit. I adhered my penguin onto my waves, right next to the stamped word. In hindsight, I wish I’d popped him up using foam tape, but he doesn’t look too bad adhered straight onto the waves either.

I used the Sea Glass mix of embellishments from Little Things from Lucy’s Cards for a finishing touch. This mix was the perfect color for my card, and it’s sometimes fun to add something besides JUST sequins. There are a couple of gems and even confetti stars on this card, too, all from the same mix.

I love the dimension of those waves, it’s very impactful, and the reason I wish I’d added dimension behind my penguin, as well, I feel he’s a little flat compared to the rest. Oh well, next time.

Simple color palette for this one.

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