Celebrate with Magical Fireworks!

Hello and Happy Wednesday! We have some brilliant inspirations from our Creative Team today featuring the Magical Fireworks Stencils 360°TM.

First we have Ashley’s dual of cards. I love the wide range of colors that she’s used on both!

Combined with our Stencils 360°TM, Ashley used only the Barrel 1 of the Magical Fireworks stencil set and blended Distress Oxide Inks in rainbow hues onto her cardstock. On both cards, a turning intervals of 15° were used.

First on her landscape format card, the bold letters die cut You Are My Inspiration was used on a glimmery black cardstock, and adhered onto the shadow cut in pearlescent vellum. The entire sentiment was adhered using small foam squares onto her inked panel, which was glued onto a black card base. 

I really love the black & white contrast, plus the rainbow hue really pops!

She chose a 1:1 ratio for her second card. As you can see, she skipped a few rotations to leave a blank white space intentionally, giving room for the scripty sentiment in the centre. She chose “You are amazing” from the Heartfelt Notes stamp set.

She added a few rainbow gems which finished off her card perfectly!

Next, we have Jo’s burst of color shaker card! Jo used both Barrels from the stencil set for her design. But this time, she chose turning intervals of 45° for inking on both of the Barrels.

As compared to the previous two cards by Ashley, you can see that a smaller turning interval makes the pattern more dense and vice versa! You can see how simple it is to achieve different designs from a single stencil! And the best thing is that there is no masking needed for doing multi-colored designs!

She die cut her blended panel using one of the dies from Dots Meet Dashes Large Rectangles Overlays – Stand-Alone Die to form the shaker frame for her card. Then she stamped an image from Words From The Heart (Chapter 1) in the centre.

Check out Jo’s step-by-step Video Tutorial on our YouTube Channel!

Thanks ladies for your wonderful creations! Your cards are absolutely gorgeous!

Thanks for stopping by! If you haven’t yet visited to our first-ever blog hop, be sure to start right HERE and hop away for a chance to win our $40 Gift Certificate! Comments for the prize close at 11:30pm PST on 7 Oct 20. The lucky winner will be announced on 8 Oct 2020 on the Penguin Palace Blog.

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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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Penguin Palace September Blog Hop

Hello and Happy Wednesday! Welcome to our September Blog Hop! This hop is super special to us because this is Penguin Palace’s first-ever Blog Hop! We are celebrating this day with a Giveaway, and a group of talented artists will be joining me to bring you lots of inspirations featuring fabulous products from our Fall 2020 New Release!

Today’s hop starts right here on the PP blog! I’ve prepared for you two very different cards. The first one is created with the Floral Wreath Stencils 360°™.

This new stencil combined with our new tool Stencils 360°™, makes this wreath super easy to build. I used a turning interval of 45° and blended a combination of Hickory Smoke, Blueprint Sketch, Squeezed Lemonade and Shaded Lilac Distress Oxide inks onto my 7″ x 7″ Essentials – Smooth Bright White 100lb. Heavy Weight Cardstock.

Then I stamped a scripty sentiment from Words From The Heart (Chapter 1) using the Crown Me ink pad by Simon Hurley.

Then I used The Sandstone Series – Navy Seal – Premium Fine Paper and Splendorlux Argento – Heavy Weight Premium Cardstock and left two 1/8″ borders to formed my card base. I just love the elegant look this stencil gives.

My next card features the Scents of Fall Stencils 360°™. Combined with the Stencils 360°™, I blended Picked Raspberry, Hickory Smoke, Wilted Violet and Blueprint Sketch onto a piece of 4 3/4″ x 4 3/4″ Smooth Bright White 100lb. Heavy Weight Cardstock, at the recommended turning interval of 60°.

Then I die cut a bold sentiment with the You Are My Inspiration Shadow Dies, using The Sandstone Series – Cool Granite – Heavy Weight Premium Cardstock and The Sandstone Series – Navy Seal – Premium Fine Paper.

I then added an 1/8″ boarder using the same Navy Seal – Premium Fine Paper to match my sentiment shadow.

Both of these cards were super easy to make. With the new Stencils 360°™, I did not have to apply any masking in order to blend different colors on the stencil, which saves me a lot of time! I hope you’re inspired by my projects, please hop along to the next stops for more wonderful inspirations!

Below is the complete hop list:

Sharon Yeung (PP Blog) <— you are here!
Anja Glauner
Ashley Young
Jo Thompson
Bobbi Lemanski
Ardyth Percy-Robb
Jenny Colacicco
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Ashley Tucker
Wanda Guess
Ilda Dias
Justine Hovey
Sharon Yeung (PP Blog)

A winner, chosen at random, who comments on each stop on the hop (whether the stop is a Blog or YouTube channel) will win a prize of a $40CAD Penguin Palace shopping spree. Comments for the prize close at 11:30pm PST on 7 Oct 20. The lucky winner will be announced on 8 Oct 2020 on the Penguin Palace Blog.

You next stop is Anja Glauner’s blog! Be sure to stop by all the stops and leave some love to all of the artists! Thank you for playing along!

Happy Hopping!

Sharon for Penguin Palace

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Fall 2020 New Relase

Fall 2020 New Release – Reveal & Inspirational Chapter – Day 4

Hello and welcome back to Day 4 of our Reveal & Inspirational Chapter. Our new Fall Release is NOW AVAILABLE for Pre-Order at www.ppstamps.com! During this Pre-Order period, you will automatically receive a 16″ x 16″ FREE frosted zipper bag when you purchase our Stencils 360°™ Starter Kit! This frosted zipper bag is the perfect storage solution for your Stencils 360°™! So take advantage of this awesome deal which will only last until 17 Sep 11:30pm PST!

Get a FREE 16″x16″ Frosted Zipper Bag – During Pre-Order Period Only!

Today we have 2 more stencils and 4 new stamp sets & coordinating dies to showcase so let’s jump right in! All of the stencils work in conjunction with our Stencils 360°™. If you missed our Day 1 Intro, click HERE to read more about out this innovative tool or watch our Intro Video HERE!

The 4 new 6″x8″ large stamp sets include the Warmest Wishes, Heartfelt Notes, Words From the Heart (Chapter 1) and Words From the Heart (Chapter 2) These stamps are filled with fun, modish and heart warming messages that are must-haves for various occasions.

Warmest Wishes 6″x8″ Clear Stamp Set
Heartfelt Notes 6″x8″ Clear Stamp Set

The two sets above shares the same coordinating dies set, Warmest Wishes and Heartfelt Notes – Coordinating Penguin Perfect Cuts.

Warmest Wishes and Heartfelt Notes – Coordinating Dies

Some of the dies can be mix and matched for different images in the sets, as you can see from the images below.

Words From The Heart (Chapter 1) 6″x8″ Clear Stamp Set
Words From The Heart (Chapter 2) 6″x8″ Clear Stamp Set

The other 2 stamp sets Words From The Heart (Chapters 1 & 2) also shares a set of coordinating dies, as shown below. Read on to see how some of these images and dies were used in our projects!

Words From The Heart (Chapters 1 & 2) – Coordinating Dies

Here’s an example Bobbi made featuring one of the image from Heartfelt Notes. She used both Barrels from the Hello Sunshine Stencils 360°™ for this card.

I love the contrasting look between the outer ring of sunrays and the inner ring. These colors give a super warm and energetic vibes. I just love the bright and vibrant look.

The different sizes of die cut circles she used to decorate her card compliment the overall geometric pattern. Loving the white detailing she added.

One of the stencils that we want to showcase today is The Orbit Stencils 360°™. With this 8″ stencil, it is super easy to create 3-Dimensional graphics in minutes! You can easily mix and match sentiments and coordinating geometrical die cuts to achieve some interesting designs!

The Orbit Stencils 360°™

Since there is a “star” symbol as the alignment marker on this stencil, you can definitely try using different turning intervals for blending, in order to get different looks for your projects.

Let’s take a look at Anja’s card. She first cut an A2 panel using the Dots Meet Dashes Large Rectangles Overlays – Stand-Alone Die.

She used a combination of Faded Jeans, Blueprint Sketch and Speckled Egg Distress Oxide Ink on her stencil with a turning interval of 30°. The heat embossed sentiment is from Words From the Heart (Chapter 1). Loving the soft blue palette!

For my card below, I also used a turning interval of 30°. I chose 3 colors for my card namely Hickory Smoke, Twisted Citron, and Wilted Violet. As you may have noticed, I was going light-handed on this as I wanted to achieve a less opaque and more of a transparent look for my spheres.

I used the heart-shaped stamp from Heartfelt Notes and die cut it using the coordinating dies for both the Heartfelt Notes and Warmest Wishes. Then I used our The Sandstone Series – Smokey Eyes – Heavy Weight Premium Cardstock as the card base, since I find that color goes very well with the Hickory Smoke ink.

For the next card, I combined Blueprint Sketch, Peacock Feathers, Cracked Pistachio and Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxides. Unlike the above, I decreased the turning interval to 22.5°, making the pattern a little fuller with more layering.

I used a 1:1 format so that I can keep all of the graphics. The sentiment here is from Heartfelt Notes, and I die cut it using the hexagon coordinating die and adhered that with foam tape onto my blended card.

Finally, the last product to showcase in this release is the Botanical Garden Stencils 360°™.

Botanical Garden Stencils 360°™

Jo made a Thanksgiving card that is full of autumn vibes. As you can see, the alignment marker on this stencil is a ‘pair’ of circles. Therefore in order to achieve the stencil’s intended design, you will need to rotate the stencil using a turning interval of 60° (as compared to a ‘single’ circle which represents a 30° interval).

I love the Fall tone that she created here. She chose “Happy Thanksgiving” from Warmest Wishes, and die cut it using the Warmest Wishes and Heartfelt Notes – Coordinating Penguin Perfect Cuts.

I love embellishments that she added, so beautiful.

For my final card, I chose a smaller canvas, namely a 4 3/4” x 4 3/4” cardstock. In the past, blending multi-colors on a stencil design like this would require lots and lots of masking, but not anymore! Our Stencils 360°™ makes this colorful floral pattern super easy to create.

The image here in the centre is from Heartfelt Notes, I stamped the image using Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide.

And that concludes our Fall 2020 Reveal and Inspiration Chapter!! I hope you had fun as much as we did. My goal for this release is to bring to the crafting community something unique and different. I really hope we’ve done that. If you like what you see, please help spread the word!

A warm reminder that today is your last chance to play along in our GIVEAWAY! In this Fall 2020 New Release & Inspirational Chapter, we are hosting 2 SEPARATE GIVEAWAYS, one on our Blog and the other on our Instagram page (@penguinpalacestamps)! We will randomly pick out FOUR lucky winners, two from IG and two from our blog, each will receive a $30CAD Gift Certificate to our shop!

You have until 12 Sep 9:00pm PST to enter. Tomorrow will be our Release Wrap Up and Winners Reveal! Thank you and come back soon!

Have a lovely day!

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Reveal and Inspirational Chapter Day 3

Fall 2020 New Release – Reveal & Inspirational Chapter – Day 3

Hello and welcome back to Day 3 of our Reveal & Inspirational Chapter. Our new Fall Release is NOW AVAILABLE for Pre-Order at www.ppstamps.com! YAYYY!!!!! During this Pre-Order period, you will automatically receive a 16″ x 16″ FREE frosted zipper bag when you purchase our Stencils 360°™ Starter Kit! This frosted zipper bag is the perfect storage solution for your Stencils 360°™! So take advantage of this awesome deal which will only last until 17 Sep 11:30pm PST!

Get a FREE 16″x16″ Frosted Zipper Bag – During Pre-Order Period Only!

Today we have 3 more stencils and 2 stand-alone dies to showcase so let’s get to it! All of these work in conjunction with our Stencils 360°™. If you missed our Day 1 Intro, click HERE to read more about out this innovative tool or watch our Intro Video HERE!

First up today are the Hello Sunshine Stencils 360°™ and the You Are My Inspiration Shadow Dies. This stencil set is part of the Double Barrel™ series which contains two stencils of sizes 8″ and 4″ in diameter.

Hello Sunshine Stencils 360°™

Pair them on a design or use them separately!  This set creates a clean and simple look.  It differs from the traditional sunray stencils as you can easily apply a combination of colors to the beams without having to do any masking!  They are great for a variety of cards!

First we have our new team member Bobbi’s creation! Welcome to our Creative Team Bobbi! She chose Barrel 1 for her card, which creates ample space in the centre for lots of creativity!

She blended two shades of blue to get this gorgeous ray on the perimeter, creating a focal point in the centre where you’ll find our new stand-alone You Are My Inspiration Shadow Dies. I love the 3D visual effect she’d created here.

I just love the added bubbles and sequins that she added for the finished look, simply gorgeous!

Next we have a card that you may have seen during sneak peeks. I’ve used both Barrels for this card.

Aside from Barrel 1, Barrel 2 creates another ray of beams going in a different direction for added interest to the card. I stamped the image “Thanks a million” from our new Words From The Heart (Chapter 1) stamp set and die cut it using its coordinating Words From The Heart (Chapters 1 & 2) – Coordinating Penguin Perfect Cuts.

For my card base I used The Sandstone Series – Princess Decor – Premium Fine Paper and Cool Metallic – Heavy Weight Premium Cardstock (Double-Sided), leaving two 1/8″ borders making this card 6 1/2″ x 6 1/2″.

Here’s a quick clip on how I created this card. TIP: Sometimes the carved pattern on a 4″ stencil might be very close to the edge that you might find it easier to use just 2 small pieces of tape to secure your 4″ Guide Ring™ instead of using 4 (so that the tapes don’t get in your way of inking); or even not use any at all if that works for you, as I did in this video.

In the next example, I used a 6″ x 6″ canvas. I used a mixture of color palettes here to create a fun and vibrant look.

I then die cut with You Are My Inspiration Shadow Dies on The Sandstone Series – Princess Decor – Premium Fine Paper and Mysterious Galaxy – Medium Weight Premium Cardstock, and placed them in the centre. To finish off, I sprinkled some fun matching-colors matt enamel dots.

Next product we are showcase for today is the Scents of Fall Stencils 360°™.

This stencil gives you great autumn vibes! First we have Ashley’s trio of cards!

She showcased perfectly how this stencil can look so different with different colors of cardstock. As per the alignment marker on the stencil, she rotated it using 60° turning intervals to complete the blended patterns.

I love the shimmery gold on her first card below.

She used a mixture of stamped images from the Warmest Wishes stamp set and the Heartfelt Notes stamp set. I love how she combined these images with the coordinating dies in Warmest Wishes and Heartfelt Notes – Coordinating Penguin Perfect Cuts.

On all of these cards, the entire stencilled panels were elevated from the card bases using a panel of foam, and the sentiments were elevated as well. This gives the cards the added dimension.

In the next example, I ink blended various colors of Versamark Chalk Ink on black cardstock using the Scents of Fall Stencils 360°™. I don’t use chalk ink much often but I really love how this turned out. For me, chalk ink works best on this stencil with a light dabbing motion.

I then adhered the card onto our Snow White – Heavy Weight Premium Cardstock. This cardstock is off-white filled with subtle watermarks that have a resemblance of raindrops, making it a unique looking cardstock.  

I also used some scrap paper Mysterious Galaxy – Medium Weight Premium Cardstock and Shimmery Ocean – Heavy Weight Premium Cardstock (Double Sided) to create two thick border definitions. The “Forever Grateful” sentiment is from Heartfelt Notes.

Finally we have the Waterspout Stencils 360°™.

This geometric pattern creates the best visual interest!  I think this is an ideal background for some bright and bold designs.  Perfect for all types of cards and even home decor!

In this first example, I used a wide turning interval of 60°. This creates a clean and less complex pattern, with just a little bit of overlap between the alternating colors. I used Shaded Lilac and Twisted Citron which is one of my favourite color palettes.

As you can see in the next example, I decreased the turning interval by half to 30°, while using 3 colors for blending. This makes the pattern much more complex and interesting, as there were more overlays.

I chose a sentiment from Heartfelt Notes, die cut it using on of the coordinating dies. Another piece was cut using the same die, but this time with kraft cardstock. I also rotated it by 30° before adhering that to the back of my stamped piece, to give it a little bit more texture to the card.

Finally I’d like to introduce to you our second stand-alone die in this release, it is called Never Lose Hope.

I showed a card yesterday where I used this die. Here’s a quick look at it again. In this one, I used both dies from the set.

In my final example below, the sentiment die from Never Lose Hope was used alone on some kraft cardstock, and I left the shadow out.

I blended Pine Needles, Wild Honey, Speckled Egg, and Gathered Twigs on the Scents of Fall Stencils 360°™. I used the same kraft cardstock for my cardbase.

That concludes our inspirations for today! I hope you enjoyed today’s intros. If you haven’t done so, head over to our Day 1 Intro and participate in our GIVEAWAY!  In this Fall 2020 New Release & Inspirational Chapter, we are hosting 2 SEPARATE GIVEAWAYS, one on our Blog and the other on our Instagram page (@penguinpalacestamps)! We will randomly pick out FOUR lucky winners, two from IG and two from our blog, each will receive a $30CAD Gift Certificate to our shop!

You have until 12 Sep 9:00pm PST to enter.  We really hope you will play along with us! Winners will be announced on our Blog and on Instagram on 13 Sep!

Don’t forget to check out our Intro Video with step by step instructions on how to use our new Stencils 360°™! And be sure to visit us again tomorrow for more wonderful projects!

Thank you so much for stopping by. Have a lovely day!

Sharon for Penguin Palace

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