Hello it’s Karen here again, and welcome. I’ve had a busy few weeks here with visitors and an illness in the family, so I needed a quick and simple card. And today’s card is exactly that.
I’ve used the very sweet “Penguin with Heart” stamp set for this one and coloured it in with copic markers. I then die cut a circle (that was the diameter of the inside of the large Paper Rose Geo Mandala die) from an A2 card front. I embossed this card front with a 3D embossing folder from Creative Expressions called “Hearts on a String”. I used some Cosmic Shimmer Opal Polish in Pink Thistle to lightly shade the raised areas of the embossing. This Opal Polish gives the look of pearlescent paper and changes colour depending on whether you use white or black cardstock - lots of fun!
I also die cut the largest of the Geo Mandala dies from Paper Rose, out of white cardstock, and applied the same Opal Polish to it. I saved the inner circle from the die cut mandala, and added a very light layer of Distress Oxide ink in Shaded Lilac to it.
I then glued the embossed card front to the card base, and glued the inked circle inside the opening. I added a few die cut clouds to the circle. The penguin was popped up on foam tape and trimmed to fit inside the circle opening. I used a spray adhesive to adhere the outer mandala ring around the circle opening. Finally, I already had the Taylored Expressions sentiment (from their Simple Strips Background set) stamped and clear heat embossed so just popped it up on foam tape and adhered it to the bottom of the circle.
That’s it from me, and I hope you’re having a great day!