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


Ink On 3 + Penguin Palace Instagram HOP!

Welcome to the Penguin Palace x Ink on 3 crafty collaboration in celebration of Penguin Palace’s 3rd Birthday!! Time flies! I feel super grateful to have started this wonderful journey three years ago. Even though we are still a very small company or unheard-of to many crafters in this amazing crafting community, we are incredibly grateful to all especially those who’ve been our fans since day one! We will continue to work hard in hopes of bringing you innovative, inspiring and fun crafty products!

Today we have some amazing inspirations using both @penguinpalacestamps and @inkon3 products! You can hop along with us on Instagram for your chance to win one of two $25 gift cards (one to the Ink on 3 store and one to the Penguin Palace store). The hop will end on November 7 @ 11:59 PM PDT. Winners will be announced on both our social medias in the week following the end of the hop.

Today I’m sharing a fun holiday greeting card using some of the most vibrant ink colors from Ink on 3, along with both old and new products from our shop!

This fireworks background was created using the Magical Fireworks Stencils 360°! I used Ink On 3′s Artist Grade Fusion Ink Pads in Marigold Orange and Jam Purple on stencil ‘Barrel 1’, with a turning interval of 15°. Then I used Peacock Blue and Goddess Green on ‘Barrel 2’, with a turning interval of 30°.

Using the same ink colors as above, with the addition of Bee Sting Yellow, Sweet Petunia Pink and Blackout Hybrid Detail Ink, I created 4 non-traditional christmas trees by mixing and matching images from our Minimalist Christmas Trees stamp set. I fussy cut them, glued them onto the Grand Piano cardstock, then fussy cut them again to give these images a thin black border so that they’d stand out from the background.

I white heat embossed a sentiment from Magical Christmas Sentiments on to our Grand Piano cardstock and adhere it onto the card with foam tape. I added Lime Punch cardstock as my card base for a pop of color!

I finished it off with gems of different colors and sizes, added some Copic coloring to the tree pots and a touch of Wink of Stella clear ink for the extra sparkle.

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration! Head over to our Instagram page NOW and hop along for your chance to win one of two $25 gift cards (one to the Ink on 3 store and one to the Penguin Palace store)!

Thank you for stopping by and have a great day!

Sharon for Penguin Palace