Hi Everyone, it’s Priscilla from Nubble Light Designs. Today I have two holiday cards featuring penguins just “enjoyin’ life.” Who doesn’t love a penguin ice fishing up north or “chill’n” on a beach in Hawaii?

For my first card, I used Joy Clair‘s “Santa’s Favorite” digital set with 7 Winter/Christmas illustrations and 4 Christmas sentiments.


To begin, I digitally arranged the ice fishing penguin and the sentiment “‘Tis the Season” in an A2-sized template, printed it out, and then colored the images with my Spectrum Noir Tri-Blend markers.

To create the frozen lake, I used a pool die in my stash and punched a “fishing hole,” backed with a blue stamped pattern that suggests the water underneath the ice and then added clear bubble droplets on the surface. The trim on the penguin’s hat was created with a Marvy “Snow Marker.” I colored some white snowflake sprinkles blue to finish my card.

For my second card, I used the Joy Clair clear stamp set, “Penguin Tropical Christmas.”

I stamped the 2 penguins on white card stock and “dressed” them in their beach attire before coloring and cutting out. Then I stamped the palm tree trunk and fronds on patterned paper from the Pink Paislee “Together For Christmas” paper pad and fussy cut them out also.

I create a night sky background with several blue distress oxide inks and a sandy beach with the Memento “Desert Sand” ink pad. I stamped the “Christmas is Better at the Beach” sentiment in black pigment ink and  also white heat embossed the”Mele Kalikimaka” (Merry Christmas in Hawaiian) on the same green patterned paper as the palm fronds.

The final touch for my beach scene was a wooden Christmas tree die cut from the “Traditional Christmas Collection Die Cuts Wooden Flourish Pack” that I stained green and decorated with several star sprinkles.

I hope you liked these holiday cards I shared with you today. And enjoy these upcoming holidays, albeit somewhat differently this year, no doubt.

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