Fun Card Featuring Let’s Meet IRL by Candice!

Hi Crafty Friends! Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend! As we gradually head to the new ‘normal’ here in Vancouver, we have today a fun card to share with you!

Candice used the Let’s Meet IRL stamp set to create this adorable card inspired by this month’s sketch challenge!

I love the patterned paper she created by stamping several of the small images from Let’s Meet IRL using Tumbled Glass distress oxide ink onto a black cardstock background.

She used Distress Oxide inks to blend a purple tone galaxy onto her die-cut circular center piece and added the cute pups and wrapped gift from the set which she die-cut with the coordinating dies.

For a contrast to the dark background she added a white sentiment strip to finish off.

Thank you Candice for this charming inspiration!

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 challenge sketch 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 April 13th at 11:59 PDT. We’ll select a winner to receive a $25CAD Gift Certificate to ppstamps.com which will be announced on April 15th at the beginning of our next challenge on our Challenge Blog!

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A Mini Slimline Interactive Card With Gladys!

Hello and Happy Friday everyone! Today Gladys is back to share a super adorable Mini-Slimline Interactive card featuring our new stamp set Beautiful Africa and its coordinating Penguin Perfect Cuts.

Gladys used one of the dies from Cinematic Shadow Box to die cut her panel. I love the gorgeous background which was blended using a combination of Distress Oxide Inks including Blueprint Sketch, Dusty Concord, Worn Lipstick and Scattered Straw.

She also took the pull tab die from Dotted Borders Slimline Pull Tab – Stand-Alone Die to create the pull tab mechanism. I love how she made the cute lion appear from behind the jeep with the pull tab – such a brilliant idea!

The sentiment “It’s time to soak up the sun” from Beautiful Africa is the perfect match for this charming little scene! Thank you so much Gladys for sharing this delightful interactive card!

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration, and thank you for stopping by!

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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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Penguin Palace Stamps challenge#1

A Friendship Card Inspiration from Candice

Happy Friday crafty friends! I’d like to remind all that we are having our first ever Penguin Palace Challenge over on our PP Challenge Blog. Enter before 13th May for a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate to our store!

Today Candice have for us a beautiful friendship card inspiration. She used the Twist-n-Pop Surprise Stand-Alone die to create this fun interactive card.

She created two mini-scenes on each of the rectangle die cut panels by stamping, masking, some of the adorable critters from the My BFF stamp set. She ink blended the background using Squeezed Lemonade, Kitsch Flamingo, and Milled Lavender Distress Oxide Inks, and then removed the masks to add some copic coloring.

She ink blended the side decorative panels with the same distress oxide inks. These colors match perfectly to this month’s Color Palette Inspiration for our Monthly Challenge!

To finish off, she added two tabs with sentiments from the My BFF stamp set. I love the white highlights she added to the stamped images to make them pop! The coolest thing is that this pop-up card folds flat and fits into a 6 x 6″ envelope for mailing!

Thank you so much for this super delightful inspiration Candice!

Now is your turn, don’t forget to upload your entry on our Challenge Blog and your social media by 13th May and hashtag using #penguinpalaceprojects!

Thanks for stopping by, have a wonderful weekend!

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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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