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

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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

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An Adorable Encouragement Card with Candice!

Hello everyone! Time certainly flies and tomorrow is the Lunar New Year! I’d like to wish everyone a healthy and prosperous year of the Tiger!

I have a very cute card to share today so let’s dive right in!

Candice created a beautiful background using the Sending Hugs & Kisses Stencils 360° with dye ink colors inspired by this month’s Penguin Palace Challenge

This Sending Hugs & Kisses Stencils 360° creates gorgeous backgrounds in very little time and it’s a great alternative to patterned paper!

She stamped the hugging kitties image from My BFF onto a heart and colored them using Copic markers.

I love how she die cut two hearts and placed them behind the kitties to create a focal point!

She also white heat embossed the sentiment and added some embellishments to finish off the card.

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 above color palette 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 February 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 February 15th at the beginning of our next challenge on ppstampschallenge.blog!

Don’t forget to link up your project below, 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!

Sharon for Penguin Palace

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An Out of this World Birthday Card with Karen!

First of all, some wonderful news! We’re having one of the biggest sales the year, our Black Friday Sale is NOW ON at ppstamps.com! So what are you waiting for? Start shopping!

Karen is back today sharing with us to this super cute birthday card!

I love the unique composition of this card! She first cut a piece of Teal Sapphire cardstock with the Slimline Oriental Cover Die, trimmed it down and adhered it to an A2 card base.

She used one of the geometric stencils from the Spatial Concept Trip Stencils 360° to create a focal point for her card. I just love the rainbow colors!

I love how she further cut the design with a circle die for some added interest to the card!

She coloured some adorable images and a sentiment from the Let’s meet IRL stamp set and adhered them to the circular panel.

Then she added a few shimmery gems as a finishing touch.

Thank you so much Karen for sharing this delightful inspiration!

Don’t forget that our Black Friday SALE ends Monday, 29 Nov 2019, so hop to our shop now! Thanks for stopping by, have a great day!

Sharon for Penguin Palace

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November Inspiration Week

November Inspiration Week – Day 2

Hello and welcome to Penguin Palace’s November 2021 Inspiration Week! All of our new Fall/Winter 2021 products are available at www.ppstamps.com! If you’re just joining us, don’t forget to head over to our Giveaway Post from yesterday where you can leave your comments to win!

Today is our showcase of Starry Spiral Stencils 360°! This set contains two circular 8″ stencils that are designed to work with our Stencils 360° tool. They can be used separately or combined to achieve very different looks!

Candice created this super cute mini slimline using both stencils. Instead of following the suggested turning interval of 22.5 degrees (or hopping along the heart shapes on our Stencils 360° tool), she decided to use a turning interval of 45 degrees, jumping from triangle to triangle, to create this colorful background! This panel was cut from the dotted border die in the Cinematic Shadow Box stand-alone die set.

This forms a defined spiral which creates this perfect focal point for her cute alien (from Let’s Meet IRL) in the centre! This is a great yet simple way to structure your card.

I just love the colorful stars! Since the stars are spaced far apart on the stencil, there is no need for any masking to apply multi-colors at the same time!

I created this card using both stencils, following the suggested turning interval of 22.5 degrees. This creates a more dramatic spiral where the stars are spaced a lot closer together. I added a sentiment from Heartfelt Notes which fits perfectly in the centre.

I then cut out narrow strips of cardstocks and added them to my card diagonally just like the way I’d wrap ribbons on a present! This is a great way to use up the scraps in my craft room!

Julie did a space scene by creating a goregous starry background with these stencils. Some of you may have seen this card when we showcased the Let’s Meet IRL stamp set.

I thought I’d showcase it here again to show you the different looks you can get with this stencil set! While turning her stencil at 45 degrees, she also added some more stars with heat embossing to create even more interest to her card!

Notice how the spiral is going in another direction then the above two cards? Just by simply flipping your stencil, you can easily achieve a different design!

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s inspirations! We will continue to have lots of wonderful products and projects to showcase this week so don’t forget to visit us again tomorrow! Thank you so much for stopping by. Have a lovely day!

Sharon for Penguin Palace

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