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November 22, 2010

Penguin Ornament CASE Study and Play Date Time!

Good evening bloggers!  Tonight I'm participating in my first CASE study challenge from Repeat Impressions!  I really enjoyed casing the work of such an amazing card crafter like Darsie Bruno!  Here's her card:
"CASE #N10 Inspiration" card created by Darsie Bruno.
This card is just SO soft and beautiful!  I used different colors but tried to recreate the sketch, soft bow and several textural likenesses.  Here's what I came up with:
I really loved how this card turned out!  My style is generally to use brighter colors and solid papers, so I think this turned out quite well considering!  I made the rosette behind the penguin using a tutorial from Kelly Marie over at Lawn Fawn (you can check out that video HERE.)  I wanted to make it look like the penguin was looking through a glittery clear ornament, so I added some crystal stickles and then glossy accents over that.  Finally, I wanted a big and soft ribbon, so I used a strip of red felt to tie a really big, soft bow that would best match the sketch.  I've never used a felt bow before, but after how nicely this one turned out I'll definitely use them again!  Here are some close up shots of the ornament, rosette, and bow:
Since I wanted to use brighter but wintery colors, I took inspiration from this week's Play Date Cafe Challenge #56: 
Overall, I'm super happy with how this one turned out!  Every once in awhile, you make a card that you have a really great idea for, and it actually lives up to that idea!  It's fun when that happens.  =)

Well, I'm off to start preparing for the upcoming craziness at the end of the week!  Thanks once again for all of your sweet comments and ideas!  You are all a constant source of inspiration!  =)

*Bazzil Cardstock and old paper from my stash
Stamps and Ink:
*Repeat Impressions - Christmas Penguins Set
* Memento - Tuxedo Black
* Red Felt Ribbon
* Glossy Accents
* Aqua and White Baker's Twine
* Crystal Stickles


  1. What a great card, Kristy! I love how you made the ornament sparkle and the bow is fabulous too!! Thanks for playing along in Repeat Impressions first CASE card challenge. :)

  2. I just LOVE how that cute penguin is peeking through the clear ornament at us, Kristy!! That is so clever :) And your felt bow looks amazing. I never would have thought of that--what a super idea. I spy some great baker's twine, too. What a fun, fun card!

  3. Wonderful holiday card, cute penguin image. Thanks for playing at the PDCC.

  4. Adorable cards. Love the penguin peaking through the glass ornament. Glad you joined us this week at the PDCC.

  5. This is TOO CUTE, Kristy! Absolutely Adorable! :)

  6. LOOOOOOOOVE that big bow--it just makes me smile:) Love that penguin too! Thanks so much for playing along with us and joining in the fun over at the PDCC!! We appreciate and love our players:}