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)!

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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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3rd International Women’s Day Hop

Hello everyone! Women are the embodiment of love, strength and courage, and I’m super excited today to be a part of the 3rd International Women’s Day Hop!

I’m pleased to say that Penguin Palace, among many others are sponsoring this year’s hop. The first stop of the hop starts HERE, please head over to check-out the full hop list where you will find lots of wonderful inspirations from many talented artists, AND for a chance to win!

For this hop, I made a very feminine card. This colorful background was created using The Floral Wreath on our Stencils 360°TM tool, at a turning interval of 45°.

I ink blended a combination of Distress Oxide Inks including Picked Raspberry, Peacock Feathers, Bundled Sage, Cracked Pistachio, Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron and Wilted Violet. There was no masking needed to apply these different colors to the different elements on this stencil, and that is the advantage of using the Stencils 360°TM tool! And, there was no cleaning of the stencil in between inking!

To give the card a little bit more interest, I used the scalloped die from the Words From The Heart (Chapters 1 & 2) – Coordinating Penguin Perfect Cuts on kraft cardstock and adhere that to the centre of my card. Then I took a piece of Elegant Backwash – Premium Fine Paper and wrap it around my card to form a sleeve.

I then cut another piece of kraft cardstock to house my sentiment. To match the theme of the hop, I chose the following scripty sentiment from the Words From The Heart (Chapter 2) stamp set:

“To the world you are a mother, but to your family you are the world”

As a new mom to my first born who just turned two years old, this sentiment really warms my heart. Like some of you, I’m now a Stay-at-Home mom since I quit my job about a year ago. I’m pretty sure we share and face some of the same challenges day in, day out; yet we choose this path, as we want to spend more time with our loved ones. And I’m so glad I did it, as no matter how frustrating it gets, there’s always a moment where I think to myself that all of the hard work is more than worth it…like the moment when my son smiles and says “I love you mommy” 🙂

I hope you enjoy the above inspiration! And I hope all of us crafters will continue to be kind, positive, humble, and always support and encourage each other as we take a step forward towards women empowerment!

Thank you for stopping by, don’t forget to click HERE to see the full hop list and play along for a chance to win!

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New Video – Stencils 360° Two-For-One technique with Ashley!

Happy Monday friends! Today Ashley is back to inspire us with a gorgeous duo of cards featuring the Summer Blossom Stencils 360°TM.

Using the 7 1/2 x 7 1/2″ Paper Positioner as a guide, Ashley centred her 7 1/2 x 9″ white cardstock panel in the center of the Stencils 360°TM tool. She chose a turning interval of 30° for the stencil throughout her ink blending process. This is easily achieved by making references to the ‘circle’ symbols on The Base of the tool.

She used a different colored Distress Oxide ink during each rotation, namely, Tattered Rose, Dried Marigold, Antique Linen, Bundled Sage, Stormy Sky and Dusty Concord, to create this beautiful rainbow hue on the canvas!

By cutting the big panel in half directly down the middle, she made two cards of identical size. She then further cut them using a slimline rectangle die.

On the first card, she used the Never Lose Hope die cut with some sparkly silver cardstock. To finish off, she used some small hearts die-cuts for some extra sparkle!

The sentiment “I’m Beyond Grateful to have a friend like you” on her second card was from Words from the Heart (Chapter 2) stamp set.

Don’t forget to watch her step by step video tutorial over on our YouTube Channel!

We hope you’re inspired by today’s cards, thank you for stopping by. Thank you so much Ashley for your charming creations!

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