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Monday, June 22, 2015

Get Funky?!



It's another Monday off work and - yay! - I get to play on Merry Monday first thing in the morning!! Nina's Challenge: create a card with a funky hat on it. Well, I love that idea!! Looking at the cute top hat sculpture in her photo, I thought of doing a snowman with a fun top hat. I have a snowman stamp so went to my Silhouette to look for the hat. I downloaded several hats for the snowman, including one for a snow woman! But, my snowman went by the wayside when I saw some cute penguins from Michelle Renee Designs on Cloud 9 (see her website Pink &Main for her darling stamp line. I combined two of the designs,"Penguin in Frog Cap" Design ID #52866 for most of it and "Penguin in Owl Cap " Design ID #52868 for the scarf and tassel. I cut the pieces on white, black and a dotted red paper; then I colored the white frog hat (Twisted Citron Distress Ink, direct to paper), and the bill and feet with Copics.

I formed a top folding A2 card with Hero Arts grenadine layering paper, stamped with Tiny Snowflake Grid a lovely cling background stamp. I cut the stitched snowbank with a Lawn Fawn die and stamped the sentiment from Hero Arts' Family And Friends clear set. I assembled the card using foam tape to pop up various parts, then I heated some liquid applique on the white tassel poofs for some dimension. I bought the googly eyes at Michael's - I have a bunch of sizes in a bin - just love them! Here's my card:

Merry Penguin in Frog Cap

You could mass produce this card if you cut the pieces in bulk and out of a solid colored paper; the shading makes it fun but time-consuming. When all was said and done, from the time I spotted the challenge to when I finished the card was about 4 hours, including time spent surfing the Silhouette online store and cutting my pieces.

Be sure to check out the inspiration on Merry Monday if you want to get motivated to do your Christmas cards. I'm having a blast there!! Thanks for stopping!

15 comments:

Cat Craig said...

oh my gosh...this is so adorable and what a fun take on the challenge. If I were voting, this one would get my nod!

Crystal Ramos said...

I love this. Thank you for showing what one of the silhouette designs look like. I think I may have this one but have been too scared to use it. It will definitely get a second glance now.

Bonnie said...

Oh, my, Linda! You can't get much better that this funky hat! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday!

Wendy said...

This card is adorable, Linda!! That sure is a funky hat that your adorable penguin is wearing! It reminds me of my Grinch hat like that! LOL Love it! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Monday! :)

Peggie Sue @ Maxx and Boo said...

Super cute penguin! Your card is adorable!

Katie Melhus said...

So fun and funky, love his adorable hat! Thanks for playing with us at Merry Monday!

Notes by Nina said...

Cuter than cute, I love love love your frog hat. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

KimCreate said...

I'm in awe when people can combine die cuts like you have! This is adorable. A froggy hat is def. funky!

meg said...

Love your froggy hat, fantastic idea

Megan J said...

Hi Linda,

I just had to come and see your amazing penguin card I love the frog hat too, I've seen crocheted hat just like it at the centre I work at! Have a great day... Megan

Sazzle Dazzle said...

This is such a cute and clever take on the MM challenge this week - I simply had to stop by for a closer look. Just brilliant. x

Betty Keefe said...

CONGRATS on your win at Merry Monday - such a cute card and fun to see someone I "know" be a winner.

!neke said...

Congrats on your win. Your card is perfect !!!!!!
Greetings from the Netherlands !
Ineke
You got a new follower ! Me !

Bonnie said...

Congratulations! We love your card and it's the winner at Merry Monday this week! If you would like to be our Guest Designer next week, email me at bonklass(at)gmail(dot)com.

Cat Craig said...

Congratulations Linda, I knew this was a winner!