Hello! I’m not sure how Winter has been in your neck of the woods, but it seems to me that this year has been quite different in the areas that are/are not getting the snow.
While I was looking for some fun Winter cards to make to send to family members, I came across these fun Grid Pop Up Penguin card cut file from Lori Whitlock. These are a bit larger than a standard card as they are 5×7, but the larger size appeals to me as they will likely be a display piece for a short period of time.
I created eight in total and while each penguin has a different “outfit” (if you will), the base pieces are all the same.
The mountains were cut using Pop Tone Grapesicle, and Stardream Metallic Kunzite (the snowflakes were also cut with the Kunzite), and Classic Linen Solar White Card Stock.
The trees using Basis Green and Discount Card Stock Bay Leaf Green.
I assembled the mountains, adding a slight depth by mounting the trees using some thin foam. Once assembled, I created a snowy background by splattering white paint all over.
The penguin pieces were cut using Discount Card Stock Blue Calico, Discount Card Stock Black, Classic Linen Solar White Card Stock, and Pop Tone Orange Fizz. I also used some Doodlebug winter themed patterned papers for the accessories.
Tip- I wanted to make the ice skate blades silver, but didn’t want to take the extra time to use cardstock, so I used a silver marker to add the color.
Here are a few of the completed penguins:
I used Classic Linen Solar White Card Stock for all the grid base pieces.
I adhered the snowflakes to the front pieces and then added the penguins next.
Lastly, the mountain background pieces were added. Here is a side view:
The card folds nice and flat and is easy to pop up.
It doesn’t show up in the images as well as it looks in real life but the Metallic Kunzite Card Stock is so pretty on these!
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