International Women's Day

4th International Women’s Day Instagram Hop

Hello everyone! Today’s 8th March 2022, and I am super excited to be a part of the 4th International Women’s Day Instagram Hop!

I’m pleased to say that Penguin Palace, among many others are sponsoring this year’s hop. Head over to the Women.Beyoutifully.You IG account to start hopping and discover lots of wonderful inspirations from many talented artists, AND chances to win!

For today’s IG hop, I made this encouragement card which I hope could bring everyone some positive energy! This background was created using Botanical Garden Stencils 360° on our Stencils 360°TM tool, at a turning interval of 60°.

I ink blended a combination of six pastel inks from Catherine Pooler, namely Melon Ice, Mint To Be, It’s a Girl, Bellini, It’s a Boy and Sweet Sixteen. I used one color on each turn of my stencil to create this multi-colored stenciled background without any masking needed!

I Copic colored an adorable image from our yet-to-be released stamp set called Inseparable (a little sneak peek for you!). I used the fade-out no-line coloring ink from InkOn3 to stamp out my image as I thought this would coordinate well with the pastel background.

I clear heat embossed a sentiment “Together We Are Stronger” (another little sneak peek from our soon-to-be released stamp set called Unity and Friendship Quotes!); which I think ties in perfectly with this card’s encouragement theme.

I adhered my panel onto White-Sand Beach – Heavyweight Premium Cardstock which compliments my blended ink colors. Finally I added some gems for a little sparkle. Watch this clip to see the step by step process!

I hope you enjoy this inspiration! And I hope all of us crafters will continue to be kind, positive, and supportive of each other as we take a step forward towards women empowerment!

Thank you for stopping by, and don’t forget to head over to Women Beyoutifully You’s FB page and play along in their linky party for another chance to win!

Sharon for Penguin Palace

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An Adorable Encouragement Card with Candice!

Hello everyone! Time certainly flies and tomorrow is the Lunar New Year! I’d like to wish everyone a healthy and prosperous year of the Tiger!

I have a very cute card to share today so let’s dive right in!

Candice created a beautiful background using the Sending Hugs & Kisses Stencils 360° with dye ink colors inspired by this month’s Penguin Palace Challenge

This Sending Hugs & Kisses Stencils 360° creates gorgeous backgrounds in very little time and it’s a great alternative to patterned paper!

She stamped the hugging kitties image from My BFF onto a heart and colored them using Copic markers.

I love how she die cut two hearts and placed them behind the kitties to create a focal point!

She also white heat embossed the sentiment and added some embellishments to finish off the card.

We love seeing your creations and would love for you to join us in this month’s challenge! All you have to do to enter is use the above color palette to create a project that features at least one Penguin Palace product as the focal point. Full challenge rules can be found here.

This month’s challenge runs until February 13th at 11:59 PDT. We’ll select a winner to receive a $25 CAD gift certificate to ppstamps.com which will be announced on February 15th at the beginning of our next challenge on ppstampschallenge.blog!

Don’t forget to link up your project below, and if you’re sharing to social media use the hashtag #penguinpalaceprojects! We’d also love for you to share your projects in the challenge album in our Penguin Palace Facebook group!

Sharon for Penguin Palace

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A Clean and Simple card with Candice!

Hi everyone! Our Fall/Winter 2021 New Release is just around the corner and I cannot wait to show you what we have to offer!

Candice created this gorgeous card inspired by our current Challenge happening over on our Challenge Blog: Clean and Simple!

She created a cute little scene by stamping the sweet little girl, puppy, and cheese from the Enchanting Paris stamp set and covering each with a mask.

Then she stamped the bench so it would appear in the background – love this idea! The she did some really pretty Copic-colouring on these adorable images!

Finally she added the fun sentiment and some gems to finish off the card!

Thank you Candice for sharing this beautiful creation! I love a sweet simple one layer card!

We always love to see your creations and would love for you to join us in on our Challenges. All you have to do to enter is use the challenge theme to create a project that features at least one Penguin Palace product as the focal point. Full challenge rules can be found here.

This challenge runs until October 13th at 11:59 PDT. We’ll select a winner to receive a $25 Gift Certificate to ppstamps.com and will be announced on October 15th at the beginning of our next challenge!

So what are you waiting for?! Head over to our Challenge Blog to link up your project! If you’re sharing to social media use the hashtag #penguinpalaceprojects! We’d also love for you to share your projects in the challenge album in our Penguin Palace Facebook group (Click on the Media Tab > Album > Challenge Album)!

Sharon for Penguin Palace

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A Charming Summer Palette Inspired Encouragement Card with Candice!

Hi everyone! It’s been a while since I’ve last posted on the blog. I have been super busy preparing for our Fall/Winter 2021 New Release and I cannot wait to show you what we have to offer!

The weather over here in Vancouver is getting a little cooler lately, and looks like Fall is just around the corner! But just before autumn, Candice is back to share this fun encouragement card inspired by the summer colour palette of our current Challenge happening over on our Challenge Blog!

Candice used the Hearts Bouquet Stencils 360°™ and created this fun spiral effect by masking off half the hearts and blending in alternating light and dark purple inks.

She stamped and Copic-coloured the cute little bunny and tree from My BFF stamp set, and then cut them out with the coordinating dies.

Lastly, she white heat embossed the sentiment onto a black strip and adhered everything down to the card!

Thank you Candice for sharing this lovely creation!

We always love to see your creations and would love for you to join us in on our Challenges. All you have to do to enter is use the challenge theme (colour palette) to create a project that features at least one Penguin Palace product as the focal point. Full challenge rules can be found here.

This challenge runs until September 13th at 11:59 PDT. We’ll select a winner to receive a $25 Gift Certificate to ppstamps.com and will be announced on September 15th at the beginning of our next challenge!

So what are you waiting for?! Head over to our Challenge Blog to link up your project! If you’re sharing to social media use the hashtag #penguinpalaceprojects! We’d also love for you to share your projects in the challenge album in our Penguin Palace Facebook group!

Sharon for Penguin Palace

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3 steps to create a quick and simple card

New Video – 3 Simple Steps to Create the Perfect Encouragement Card

Hello Crafty Friends! Hope you had a good weekend. Today I have a new video up on our YouTube Channel. In this video, I outlined 3 Simple Steps that I often use to create a quick and simple card.

My card panels were cut out using dies from the Cross Stitched and Dots Large Rectangle Overlays and the Cross Stitched and Dots Small Rectangle Overlays.

First I created my background using the Hello Sunshine Stencils 360°TM combined with the Stencils 360°TM tool. I used Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet and Shaded Lilac for my ink blending. You’ll notice that instead of sticking to one side of my stencil, I flipped my stencil to the other side for inking as well. I really like the added depth that this little trick creates.

Then I took a large sentiment from the Words From the Heart (Chapter 1) stamp set and silver heat embossed it to my card. And finally, I added gems along the inner diameter of the circular patterns for some extra sparkle!

Check out my video over on our YouTube Channel for my detailed tutorial.

Thank you so much for stopping by, have a wonderful day!

Sharon for Penguin Palace

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