A Calm Silhouette Scene With Candice!

Hi everyone, hope you’re having a wonderful weekend! There’s still time to join our card challenge #27 – Sea Moodboard. Today Candice is back to share her card inspired by this month’s challenge!

I love her ink blended background with Distress Oxide inks in colors inspired by this month’s palette (Villainous Potion, Seedless Preserves, Blueprint Sketch, Peacock Feathers,Speckled Egg).

She stamped out the balloons from Life Is A Carnival and colored them with a black pigment marker.

From black cardstock, she diecut the two building skylines from the Outdoor Ice Rink Scene Builder set and adhered them to the bottom of her card.

She finished her card with a white heat embossed sentiment from We Are Right for Each Other and using a mix of white colored pencil and gelly roll for the highlights. I love the pop of colors from the scattered sequins!

This month’s challenge runs until July 30th at 11:59 PDT. We’ll select a winner to receive a $25 CAD gift certificate to ppstamps.com from challenge #27 and #28 which will be announced on September 1st at the beginning of challenge #29!

Don’t forget to link up your project over at our Challenge Blog, 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!

Thank you so much for your inspiration Candice! Thanks for stopping by!

Sharon for Penguin Palace


Hearts Bouquet Stencils 360°

Card Duos Featuring the Hearts Bouquet Stencils 360°

Hello crafty friends! Before we get into today’s cards, I’d like to announce that our very first Penguin Palace Challenge will be happening TOMORROW! We’re launching a brand new Blog in which all of our future Challenges will be hosted. Play along in this challenge for a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate! Stay tuned for more details!

Today I have for you a new video, featuring the new Hearts Bouquet stencil from our latest release!

This stencil is so much fun to play with. You can choose different rotations to create different looks for your cards. For today, I made a card duo using one 7 1/2″ x 7 1/2″ large canvas cut from the Essentials – Smooth Bright White 100lb. Heavy Weight Cardstock.

I used a turning interval of 30° for my design. For my first round of inking, I used Speckled Egg on the irregular shaped cluster of hearts and Tattered Rose on the big outlined heart while jumping from one solid circle to the next. Then I used Blueprint Sketch on my second next round of inking while jumping from one outlined circle to the next.

After completing the artwork, I used the small dotted rectangle from the Cinematic Shadow Box dies, to cut my canvas into 2 cards. The heat embossed sentiments are from Heartfelt Notes. I used Navy Blazer and Vintage Beetle colored cardstock for my backing panels.

Watch my step-by-step video tutorial over on our YouTube Channel!

I hope you like these inspirations. Hope you’ll try them out for yourself! Don’t forget to tag your projects using #penguinpalaceprojects when uploading them onto social media!

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One Large Canvas • Two Amazing Cards – with Ashley!

Hi crafty friends, happy Monday! Today we have Ashley with us sharing a pair of cards she created using the Stencils 360°TM and the Sacred Lotus Stencils.

Ashley chose the largest size Paper Positioner and used a 7 1/2″ piece of white cardstock as her canvas. To begin, she blended alternating colours of Distress Oxide inks in Speckled Egg, and Chipped Sapphire on just one of the stencil (Barrel 2) from the Sacred Lotus Stencil set, jumping from one heart symbol to another (ie. turning her stencil at 22.5° at each rotation); while leaving one out of every four rotations blank to later position her heat embossed petals.

After she’s done all her ink blending, she used Versamark ink and added silver embossing powder on the remaining petals. I just love the shimmery look with the heat embossing!

She cut the entire canvas in two halves and used the second largest rectangle die from the Dots Meets Dashes rectangle stand-alone die cuts to cut a matching panel out of each half. These panels each measures 3 3/4″ x 5″.

These beautiful scripty sentiments were from the Heartfelt Wishes stamp set.

I love the silver foil card bases as they go really well with the heat embossed petals.

She finally added a scatter of gems to each card for some extra glitter!

Don’t forget to check out her video tutorial below or over on our YouTube Channel!

Thank you so much Ashley! These cards are so amazing!

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A Fun Rainbow Hue Card with Bobbi!

Hi guys! We hope you enjoyed our first-ever blog hop last week! If you haven’t yet, please head to our hop and leave your comments for a chance to win our Giveaway!

Today, Bobbi made for us a beautiful rainbow hue card featuring our Hello Sunshine Stencils 360°TM, the Never Give Up stamp set and coordinating Penguin Perfect Cuts!

This card is just so full of energy!! Bobbi used the Stencils 360°TM and the Hello Sunshine Stencil to create a gorgeous ray of beams for the border of the card, creating a focal point in the centre. I love how she created her own turning interval when blending with the Hello Sunshine Stencil.

I really like how colourful she made all of the characters look! Everything comes together and it is so fun and cheerful! It’s like a super happy sushi family portrait! I love how she even added a faux tile backsplash to the counter!

She also decorated the inside of the card by using a trimmed portion from her original 6″ x 6″ card that she blended – so clever! She stamped out one of the images from the Words From the Heart (Chapter 2) stamp set, “Happy Mail” along with three cute images on the inside.

This card makes a great variety of cards, for example, encouragement cards, just-because cards, thinking of you cards, etc. Who could resist these cute pieces of sushi!

Thank you Bobbi for your wonderful inspiration! What a great way to start the day!

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