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A Heartwarming Friendship Card by Mimi!

Hi and welcome back! Today we have another inspiration by Mimi to share with you!

I just love the idea of this floral decorated chalk board like frame to set the stage for the heartwarming sentiment!

She stamped out the floral image from the So Blessed stamp set 4 times, colored with Copic markers and die cut them using the Coordinating Penguin Perfect Cuts.

The frame was die cut using woodgrain type paper and ink blended with Gathered Twig Distress Oxide, splattered with Distress ink Walnut Stain.

Her sentiment was white heat embossed with a little splatter of white ink for the extra detail!

Thank you so much Mimi for sharing this stunning friendship card with us!

Sharon for Penguin Palace


Beautiful Floral Thank You Card by Karen

Hi friends! Karen is back to share another gorgeous creation with us!

Her card features the So Blessed stamp set and coordinating Penguin Perfect Cuts from our Spring/Summer Release.

I love the placement of the flower bouquets in opposite corners which compliments the scripty sentiment in the center perfectly!

I also love the combination of the white heat embossed images and water colors which brings a very elegant feel!

All of the images and sentiments were die cut using the coordinating Penguin Perfect Cuts in which you can find a large die that cuts out all of the sentiments strips at once – is a super time saver! The rounded corners on the sentiment strip also gives it a unique finishing touch.

Thank you so much Karen for your charming inspiration!

Sharon for Penguin Palace


Gorgeous Floral Cards with Guest Designer Ilda!

I hope you all had a great weekend! Today we’re super excited to have our talented Guest Designer, Ilda Dias sharing a duo of floral cards with us!

Ilda‘s cards features the Stencils 360° tool and the latest Centerpiece Stencils 360°. She started the inking process on a large canvas. She chose to use a different color on each of the flower cut outs on the stencil.

The final design is achieved in 3 rounds of inking (by rotating the stencil to every 4th circle on the scale, twice). This large canvas allows her to easily create two cards, an A2 size and a 5×5 square card, just by slicing it down near the middle!

This one below is the A2 size card. I just love the rainbow hue that she blended.

Below is the 5×5” square card. I love how the beautiful colors contrasting against the crisp black trims and sentiments!

All the sentiments are created using the So Blessed – stamp set and penguin perfect cuts.

Thank you so much Ilda for Guest Designing for us today! These cards are absolutely gorgeous!

Sharon for Penguin Palace


June Inspiration Week – Day 4

Hello and welcome to Penguin Palace’s June Inspiration Week – Day 4! If you’re just joining us, don’t forget to head over to our blog Giveaway Post from Wednesday or to our IG Giveaway Post where you can leave your comments for chances to win a Special Goodie Bag worth over $170CAD/$130USD!

Today we’ll be showcasing one more circular stencil from our latest 360° collection, the Plaid Floral Fun Stencils 360°! The set contains a 6″ stencil and a 4″ stencil.  Use these stencils together or separately. With these, you can create something truly unique by choosing different rotating intervals! There is no right or wrong, just let your creativity takes you to new grounds with this fun floral design.  There are just so many possibilities!

Today we are so honoured to have 3 Guest Designers sharing their inspirations with us. First up is Jessica, I’m sure you’re familiar with her amazing work. I am in love with this soft palette!

The sentiment is from the Unity and Friendship Quotes stamp set. I just love how these pastel colors come together flawlessly on the 6″ stencil! The rotation and overlapping of the stencil design create this gorgeous pattern that is truly one of a kind!

Next up we have Guest Designer Cheryl who created two cards for us today. Instead of using the 6″ stencil, Cheryl used only the small 4″ stencil for her first card.

She rotated the 4″ stencil at 15 degrees to achieve the pattern in the center, and 30 degrees for the rest of the offset patterns in the corners. See how the pattern becomes fuller as the angle of rotation gets smaller? She added the little girl from Rabbit Cafe as the focal point. She then stamped out more accessory images in matching colors to finish off the card. Love this look!

For her second card, she used the 6″ stencil as the background. While rotating her stencil, she also did some intentional masking to create a fun layered look for her design where the five colors are stacked on top of one another.

The cute kitties and sentiment are from the My BFF stamp set. I love the matching colors on the critters and the background!

Our final Guest Designer is Ilda from (I) (L)ove (D)oing (A)ll things crafty! Her first card is a bright rainbow hue shaker!

She used water-based inks that blended out the rainbow with the Plaid Floral Fun Stencils 360°™. For this card, she really took it to the next level! Instead of making reference to one of the scales on the 360° Base, she rotated it freehand to create this perfect rainbow flower with 11 rotations – super creative!

She then used different-sized circle dies to cut out the inner and outer circles and the card base to create this charming shaker card!

For her next card, she offset her canvas prior to commencing inking to blend the flowers in the corners.

To add centers to the flowers she used a couple of the clear stencils from The Mandalas Bundle Stencils 360°™.  I love the added glimmer paste for the extra sparkle!

She used the Thank you sentiment from the So Blessed set to heat emboss on vellum and wrapped it around the bottom half of the card, finishing it with a sub sentiment from the same stamp set.  I really love the soft look created with the vellum!

On both cards, she added some pearls for some extra detailing and pops of color.

Finally we have our Creative Team member Julie’s creation!

She ink blended and rotated the large stencil at a smaller interval to create lots of overlays. She then further blended with the smaller stencil in a darker color in the center. All these overlays make it look so intriguing!

The cute critter family is from the Inseparable stamp set and the sentiment was taken from Unity and Friendship Quotes!

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s inspirations! We have one more day of new inspirations tomorrow, and our Wrap Up and Winners Reveal is next Monday, so stay tuned!

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

Sharon for Penguin Palace


June Inspiration Week – Day 3

Hello and welcome to Penguin Palace’s June Inspiration Week – Day 3! If you’re just joining us, don’t forget to head over to our blog Giveaway Post from Wednesday or to our IG Giveaway Post where you can leave your comments to win a Special Goodie Bag worth over $170CAD/$130USD!

Today we’ll be showcasing our newest floral circular stencil, the Centerpiece Stencils 360°! This specially designed stencil lets you create a gorgeous multi-color floral card without the need for masking, and without the need to layer multiple stencils!

I’m super excited that we are joined by two amazingly talented Guest Designers today! First we have Jeannie’s trio of cards!

By inking and rotating this stencil at 120deg (2 rotations), she created this beautifully blended floral card! The layout of her first card is darling! I love how the yellow tone cardstock ties in with the floral design.

The black strip of cardstock also gives the perfect contrast to her card. The sentiment is from the So Blessed stamp set.

Her next card is in landscape format.

I just love the dark violet hue card base that really brings out her selection of ink colors!

She then went for a deep lavender hue on her last card in portrait. This card is super elegant!

The sentiment is also from the So Blessed stamp set.

Our next Guest Designer is Allison! For her first card, after completing blending and rotation, she filled in even more florals at random.

I love the added accents using copic markers! Really adds the right amount of details and depths!

Her next card is more of a muted card, she selectively stenciled the flowers around the sentiment.

This panel was cut with the dot-pierced die from the Cinematic Shadow Box set. I love the gold heat embossed sentiment.

Finally, a shout-out to one of our commenters Eliza for requesting more YouTube tutorials! I truly appreciate your feedback! Below is a short reel of this stencil in action! I used a combination of 3 Distress Oxides for blending.

Then I simply white heat embossed my sentiment onto Navy Blazer Cardstock, die cut it and adhered them with foam tape onto my card.

To finish off, I added some shimmery butterfly embellishments for the extra sparkle!

Thank you so much Jeannie and Allison for joining this Inspiration Week and your awesome cards!

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s inspirations! We will continue to have lots of wonderful products and projects to showcase the next few days so don’t forget to visit us again tomorrow!

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

Sharon for Penguin Palace