Cool, Chill and Merry Penguins Card

This is one of the cards we made in my October Christmas Card Class. It is CASE’d from Ellen Woodbridge.

I think the penguins from the Penguin Place stamp set are very cute, and I was happy to modify Ellen’s design to suit my supplies and class.

I was happy to set up the penguin’s body on my Stamparatus so that we could do multiple impressions with the Memento Tuxedo Black ink to get the darkest, most solid image possible. It worked really well to be able to move the platform along the top edge 2 hinge spaces and stamp on a strip that was easy to line up and cut out with the coordinating Penguin Builder Punch.

I placed the stamps for the beak and flippers onto one of the penguin bodies to align them where I wanted, then picked them both up with a clear block to stamp in Pumpkin Pie. Perfect alignment each time!

The gold circles are cut from the now-retired Gold Shimmer Vellum mounted on Foam Adhesive Sheets, which makes them show up better, gives them dimension, and eliminates any visible adhesive issues.

This design is so simple, yet so effective. Here’s everything you need to make this card (except the vellum- sub any gold paper you like).


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