I inked the actual block with shades of Whisper, Sky and Smokey Plum and then randomly stamped them down onto the mat. I wanted to created the sharp look of an iceberg. I chose those colors because if you think of the sun shinning of snow and ice, it's not always just white...you have a prism effect of many beautiful colors. I thought that these 3 colors fit the bill perfectly. I added a little Prisma Glitter to the peaks of the icebergs, too.
In keeping with the theme of the Penguin Card, I created a "snow globe" for the sentiment. I took one of the CTMH Treat Cups (Z1778) and used my Spellbinders to 2 holes in coordinating card stock mats. The treat cups are open on the back so I also cut a back mat that would show through the front of the treat cup. I stamped on the back mat and before I attached the treat cup (they come with an adhesive strip) I added just a touch of plastic snow that I use with my Christmas Village to create the snow globe effect. The Penguin is from a CTMH stamp set that is exclusive for Hostesses. It is called Wintery Wishes (C1560.) If you look closely, I added some Liquid Applique (Z308) to his Santa Hat.
I really hate to mention that Liquid Applique and the Treat Cups are all on the retiring list for this spring. So, if you would like to stock up on these CTMH favorites visit my website to purchase them before they are gone. For Now, Happy Crafting!