The background is embossed with the Falling Snow texture fade (embossing folder) from Tim Holtz. After embossing, we used Distress Ink (Evergreen Bough) to cover the entire piece of the embossed paper. Seems liked it needed a little shimmer after that, so we sprayed it with the Perfect Pearls spray.
The penguins were stamped and cut using the coordinating die. They were colored with Copic Markers and embellished with Xmas Red Stickles. We used foam dots to raise up the penguins and the star banner between them.