Rainbows & Butterflies

New Video – Intro to Rainbows & Butterflies Stencils 360°

Hello everyone! Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. Today I have for you a new video on our YouTube Channel, featuring the new Rainbows & Butterflies Stencils 360°TM.

Since we are having our first ever Penguin Palace Challenge this month, I have created a card which is based on this month’s challenge color palette inspiration! Head to ppstampschallenge.blog for more details on this challenge!

For my card, I used the Rainbows & Butterflies Stencils 360°TM for the background. I blended just ONE color on each of my 60 degree rotations. I used a combination of Distress oxide inks including Shaded Lilac, Tattered Rose, Spun Sugar, Squeezed Lemonade, Worn Lipstick, and Picked Raspberry to create this soft pastel palette.

I used our Never Lose Hope stand-alone die and cut out 3 pieces using Cotton Candy – Heavyweight Premium Cardstock and stacked them together to create some depth. I used the shadow die on the blended background to create a little window to house the sentiment, and used the same color cardstock for my back panel. I really love the tone-on-tone effect.

I had so much fun creating this card. Watch my step-by-step video over on our YouTube Channel!

I really hope you enjoy today’s inspiration! Don’t forget that this month’s challenge runs until May 13th at 11:59 PDT. We’ll select a winner to receive a $25 CAD Gift Certificate to ppstamps.com which will be announced on May 15th at the beginning of our next challenge! What are you waiting for? Upload your creations onto our challenge blog and share your creations onto social media using hashtag #penguinpalaceprojects!

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Cuteness Overload!!

Hello! I just had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend with my family here in Canada and I’m super grateful. To start this week off, I have two super cute cards from our Creative Team!

First up we have Ashley’s Happy Birthday card!

Oh boy, this card is so full of positive energy!! I love how Ashley made this colorful background using the Waterspout Stencils 360TM. Good news is that this stencil already comes in the Stencils 360TM Starter Kit!

Ashley cut her card panel with the Dots Meet Dashes Large Rectangle Overlays for some added border detailing.

Using the Waterspout Stencils 360TM, she chose a turning interval of 30° and blended a variety of rainbow colors for her background using Distress Oxide inks (Festive Berries, Carved Pumpkin, Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron, Salty Ocean and Wilted Violet). She chose a pair of adorable puppies from Fun Night Out for her focal images, along with some accessory images and coloured them in Copic Markers.

To finish off, she added some gems to give it the extra sparkly look! Such a fun and happy card!

Next we have Bobbi’s slimline creation. Her card measures 3-1/2″ wide X 8-1/2″ tall, and she paired the Never Lose Hope Shadow Dies with the Happy Track and Field (Chapter 1) stamp and coordinating die sets.

I just love the composition of this card! She used the trio of fans in the centre and added the Never Lose Hope shadow die as her bold sentiment. I love how she gave each fan the extra colorful flag to wave! Super cute!

She stamped the leaping frog head, cut that out using the heart shape part of the shadow phrase die and added it to the heart in the word “HOPE”. This resonates with the frog leaping on top!

Additional windy swirls were added using a Uni-ball Pen Signo white gel Pen to complete her card.  The sentiment “Take a Leap of Faith” adds the perfect finishing touch.

Thank you so much Ashley and Bobbi for your amazing creations!

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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