Whimsy Wednesday ~ Hanging Out for Christmas

A warm hello to you all today my lovely blogland pals. I'm back with another Whimsy Wednesday post. Today, I have a fun Christmas creation using the super cute Crissy Armstrong image Penguin Light Me Up. I think this image is so sweet and fun and he was a joy to colour with my copic pens.  I used a range of cool greys from C10 down to C00 and his feet and beak were coloured with YR 24, YR 23, Y21 and Y11. He pops out from the tree at the base as if he's swinging thanks to some thick foam pads.

Our Tracy has made the most fabulous Christmas Tree paper, that I just had to make a Teepee card with it! You can find this wonderful digital paper called Winter Pines over in the Whimsy Store. This paper set has some absolutely gorgeous digital papers in it, just perfect for those Christmas creations. 

I used a lovely sentiment from the Oh Christmas Tree set and framed it with a really pretty holly leaf ribbon from The Ribbon Girl. Then I topped this tree card with one of Crissy's stars from the Christmas Accessories digital images set. This set is brilliant, as you can resize the images to suit so many purposes, as I did with the wee Angel for my last Whimsy creation. I added Glossy Accents to the star for a bit of shine and dimension and also to the sweet Christmas tree lights. The star was coloured with the same copic colours that I did the penguins feet and beak with.

It's so easy to make a teepee card. The pics below show the different aspects of the card. In the bottom image you can see the three pieces of square paper opened out flat. If you create a smaller teepee card, you can send it in the post folded in half along that pointed crease. The first image shows it folded this way. The teepee card I made is huge though, so I won't post it. I used three 8x8 inch paper pieces to create the teepee card to use as a mantel piece Christmas decoration. The bottom pic below is an easy way to see how they come together. 

To create a teepee card score all three squares from corner to opposite corner, paying attention to how your paper pattern will fold when you do this. One piece is laid down diagonally to create the first pointed base of the teepee and then the other two pieces are added with the flaps lifting outwards. You can add the two pieces on top, but I prefer it if the left hand square page is laid under the base diagonal. This means, when all the pages come together, they all fold over each other in the same way. The top right pic shows the left hand square folded in, showing two of the points of the base. I add magnets to the last flap, so it will hold well when standing, but also pop open easily for laying flat for storage or posting. Bring that last flap up on the right to complete the three pointed base of the teepee. It really is easy and so effective. I love it for Christmas makes! I hope you'll give it a go.

Come and check out what the rest of the talented crew at Whimsy have been up to by checking into our Facebook Inspiration page and our Monthly Challenge which started last week and runs for a month. Do come and enter your Whimsy creations there. We'd love to see what you're inspired to do with these gorgeous products. I'll be back again soon with another crafty adventure and be sure to check in next Wednesday for my next Whimsy creation. Big hugs to you all, Wends xoxo

Challenge Entries:
Crafty Catz: #393 ~ Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create: #203 ~ Anything Goes
Moving Along With The Times: #58 ~ Trees
Colour Crazy Challenge: #46 ~ Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers: #200 ~ Anything But A Card
The Ribbon Girl: November ~ Any Image Challenge
Aud Sentiments: #193 ~ Anything Goes + A Sentiment
Crafting By Designs: November ~ Get Ready For Christmas
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Furry Friends (Penguins certainly start out furry! LOL)
As You Like It: Favourite Christmas Colour. I love green, it's my favourite colour, dark greens especially. So it'll be no surprise that 'forest green' is my favourite colour (with red) to craft for Christmas with.


Dawn T said…
Awesome Wendy. The teepee card looks stunning.
Gayatri said…
Fabulous card. Love that penguin image. Cheerful looking. Love it. Thanks for playing along Simon Says Stamp Furry Friends Challenge. Gayatri xx
Mel Gee said…
Such a cute image.
Thank you for entering our Challenge at Crafting by Designs https://craftingbydesigns.blogspot.co.uk/
Mel DT
Jane Savage said…
Another super gorgeous creation but unfortunately we have a 2 ENTRY LIMIT for our challenges but thank you for sharing your beautiful project with us at The Colour Crazy Challenge! Jane S (DT) xxx
Valerija said…
Very beautiful card, Wendy. Cute image. Love the pretty design.
Valerija xx
Lorraine A said…
Gorgeous card/decoration Wendy :-) the teepee design is fabulous and I love the little penguin and paper, the whole design of this is fabulous and I am sure it will look absolutely fantastic on your mantlepiece!! LOVE it :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Lols x x x
Cara said…
This is fabulous and perfectly coloured x
Chris said…
So cute! Love the tepee shape (thanks for tutorial) it makes a brilliant tree covered in that beautiful DP. The penguin is just adorable!
Sarah said…
What an unusual card blank...I love it and will definitely have a go!! I love the cute penguin swinging from the tree, superb colouring again and it's always lovely to see you joining in at AYLI xx
~ginny said…
Saw your center piece at 613 Ave C - thank you for sharing it with us! What a great idea to use that Teepee card for a tree - that's creative! And your whimsical decor is really fun - nicely done!
~ginny, DT for 613 Ave C
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PaperDaisies said…
Such a sweet design. A great result. Thank you for sharing your talents with us over at Crafty Catz. Hugs Nina
Christine L said…
Totally gorgeous.... LOVING that style of card too!

Christine x
aussie aNNie said…
Wends you have made the most gorgeous card. I was only looking at a tut for this fold this morning and am eager to try it. You make it look so easy. LOVE that image and one I don't have....yet.... hugs.xx[aNNie]🎄
Tracy said…
Awesome coloring on that little guy Wendy. The highlights you added look amazing. Fun way to use him on the tree card too. Hugs!
Creative world said…
Fantastic Christmas card.Adorable image,great coloring and brilliant design...thank you for joining us at AUD SENTIMENTS challenge,hope to see you again
Ćœeljka DT xx
Wishcraft said…
Such a fab design Wends and the image is soooo cute! Gorgeous card :o) Hugs, Lisa x

PS. Just realised I'm not following you... puzzled as I'm sure I was... so I am now lol x
Squirrel x said…
Wow! A lovely make, and a great choice of colours for Christmas, thank you so much for sharing with us at AYLI. Hugs xx
Brenda said…
The paper is so perfect for your vision of a Christmas tree. What a wonderful creation and gorgeous coloring! Thanks so much for joining us at As You Like It Challenge!

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