This is a variation on a card I made last year. I learned my lesson and, this time, I checked whether mum wanted me to make a card for her to give to her brother before starting work on it.
I keep mentally referring to the base layer of this card as the blue masterboard. It’s actually purple and green, but that just feels a bit long-winded 🙂
This was a good way of using up lots of small pieces of vaguely Christmassy patterned paper; however, although it’s quite a simple design, it did take quite a while to make these.
I was in the mood for two things: using my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers — hereafter known as ziggies for the sake of brevity — and doing a bit of heat embossing. After a couple of busy days creating the mouse at the lake card, I had thought that I would keep that day’s colouring for the Daily Marker challenge simple; that plan didn’t last long.
This blog post is a little bit different from my usual card write-ups. Towards the end of last year Create A Smile put out a call for card tutorials for a winter mini-magazine they were planning. I made a card, wrote it up and sent it in and then, I guess, life happened and the magazine didn’t. But, rather than just do my usual quick blog post for the card, I thought I might as well publish the tutorial in full. So here we go: winter penguins in June.
The bonus lessons for the wrap-up day of the Clear and Sheer card class were on shaker cards. I’ve made a few shaker cards in the past, but I’ve always used acetate for them; it had never occurred to me to use vellum, so I had to give it a go.
I had intended to make more cards with this set, but I ended up not needing to. It will definitely get used for some birthday cards though (and there’s always next Christmas)…