Tuesday, 21 February 2017

With Love from the North Pole - Mixed Media Card

Hi Friends!!

I'm so glad you have taken the time to visit me here, thanks a lot :)
I wanted to share with you a mixed media card I made. 
I wanted it to be winter themed expressing love and care so that I could use it for any occasions like maybe giving to a loved one or as a holiday card. I have kept the colors as white and red to go with those themes of love and holidays :) The scene created is of a penguin who is sending love and hugs from the north pole (with hearts wrapped as presents) where there is lots of ice, snowfall and loads of snowflakes! :) 

There is a lot of sparkle and shine on the card but unfortunately it doesn't show up well in the photographs, the hearts are made from glitter paper and the snow and icicles have stickles on them.

Synopsis of the Process:

This is a side folding 5 by 7 inches card and I used the main panel of red paper with pretty snowflakes from the DCWV evergreen stack, this was distressed on the edges and torn at one place to give a weathered look. The penguin and his accessories were stamped from the W & W Penguin mini stamp set with Ranger's Jet black archival ink and then colored with zig clean color real brush pens and an aqua brush, some glitter was added to his muffler. 2 whimsical looking hearts were hand drawn and cut from the whitish glitter paper in the DCWV Mariposa Paper Stack. The sentiment was stamped from the Winnie & Walter penguin set in Versafine Onyx Black ink and then heat embossed with Ranger's fine detail black embossing powder. The hugs is a die cut from the Winnie & Walter Cutaways and it was die cut 3 times. The 1st hugs was colored completely with Tim Holtz worn lipstick distress ink using a round blending tool and foam then the second die cut was colored lightly and the third one was kept white, then the 3 hugs die cuts were stuck in such a way so they give a gradient/shadow effect. 2 red bows and buttons were die cut using the Poppy stamps fluffy bow and stitched buttons dies. The stitched buttons were altered slightly with silver stickles and pearls to give the look of snowflakes. All the die cuts and stamped images were arranged on the mat and stuck down with Tom multi aqua glue, the penguin was popped up with foam adhesive. Some pearl string was added in such a way that it looked like it was going off the page to give added dimension. The textured snow icicles on top and the snow on the bottom were painted on using Prima White gesso and silver stickles. In the end, snow fall was depicted by splashing with watered down white gesso using a fan brush.

Supplies Used:

1. DCWV Mariposa Stack
2. DCWV Evergreen Stack
3. Winnie & Walter Penguin Stamplet
4. Winnie & Walter Cutaways- Hugs
5. Poppy Stamps Die- Fluffy bows
6. Poppy Stamps Die- Stitched buttons
7. Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens (pack of 12)
8. Tom Bow Aqua Multi Glue
9. Foam Adhesive 
10. Silver Stickles
11. Liquid pearls - white opal
12. Half Pearls
13. Pearl String
14. Prima Heavy White Gesso
15. Tim Holtz distress inkpad- Worn Lipstick
16. Aqua brush
17. Paint brushes
18. Tim Holtz distress tool
19. Ranger's Round blending tool and foam
20. Ranger's heat tool
21. Homemade emboss buddy
22. Ranger's Fine Detail Black Embossing powder
21. Iris Cardstock 250 gsm 
22. Scissors
23. Sizzix Big Shot Plus Used for die cutting 

Here are a few of pictures of the finished card: 

Thanks for your time! Would love to read your comments :)
Stay Blessed.

I am playing along with the following challenges:

Winnie & Walter 3rd Birthday Bash Celebrations:---

Off the page challenge with Keren (The hugs and the pearl string are off the page)

Three Challenge with Shay (The Hugs is created with 3 die cuts)

Cute Critter Challenge with Gayatri (The penguin is the cute critter)

DCWV Stack-a-holic February challenge (The sketch was followed to make the card and papers from 2 DCWV stacks were used)

Mixed Media Place February Challenge (I was inspired by the reds and whites and the snow in the moodboard)

PSC #29- Hearts Aflutter (There are hearts in the card and 2 poppy stamp dies were used)

Crafty Christmas Collaboration #1 ( I was inspired by the snowflakes and "snow" in the cards, I also used W & W products) 

Happy Little Stampers Mixed Media Challenge (The red panel is distress and torn at the top)

More Than Words Mini Challenge- February (Facebook)

Cuttlebug Mania- Its a Zoo Out There (a penguin is there on the card)


  1. Lovely card love this embossed look of sentiment

  2. Love how much thought you put into making this card...especially love t triple layered hugs
    Dr Sonia

  3. This is sooooo cute, Preeti! I love the adorable penguin and how he's carrying the baubles! Beautiful details on this card - love it!

  4. Lovely card.
    Thank you for Joining us at Happy Little stampers and waiting to see next time.

    Meena HLS DT

  5. Perfectly 'off the page' card. Love all your different layers and textures! Gorgeous! Thanks for joining in with the W&W Birthday Bash! x

  6. Another cute card and clever design. Thanks for playing along at Uniko this month

  7. This card is adorable.

    Thank you so much in joining us at Cuttlebug Mania's challenge "It's a zoo out there"

    Cuttlebugs & Hugs

  8. such a sweet project - love that background - thanks for sharing your project at the Happy Little Stampers Mixed Media Challenge

  9. Great idea with the icicles! Love this snowy hugs card!

  10. What an amazing winter scene for your sweet penguin! Love the icicles and glittery accents !

  11. Amazing creation just love thanks for playing at Mixed Media Place Challenge this month !!!!!!!

  12. Such a lovely card.. Love the way you have embellished it..Thank you so much for joining us at Happy Little Stampers - Anything goes with dies challenge. Hugs xx Deepti

  13. Super cute , Love it , glad to see you at Uniko.

  14. Adore you cute wintery card! Thanks for playing along with Mixed Media Place.

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  16. Its adorable,,, love the snowy and glittery look

  17. Adorable card, loving the layered die cut sentiment. Thanks for joining in on the Uniko challenge & my apologies for my late comment. Hugs Bev x

  18. Cute card!Thank you for playing at Mixed Media Place Challenge!

  19. Thanks for your participation for MMP!!