Monday, January 17, 2022

CAS Penguin Thanks - Stampin' Up! Penguin Place

   I'm taking a break from playing with Jan.-June mini products and going with a carryover stamp set from the just retired June-Dec. mini catalog.  The Penguin Place stamp set is so cute and I didn't get to show it at class when it was new because the punch was so popular we couldn't keep it in stock. I'm glad it's carrying over so I can show it off a bit more.  I saw the newest Paper Players challenge from Claire which is to do a winter animal on a clean and simple card. I think the penguin is about the only animal stamp I have that can be considered winter so that's what I went with!

  I was proud of myself for using up a length of retired Balmy Blue ribbon as well as the little embossed penguin which I had leftover from another project and it had been sitting on my desk for a while.  I love putting leftover card parts from different projects onto a new design.  It's so satisfying using up things I already have.

   I started with a Basic White thick card base and then used an Adorning Designs decorative mask and my blending brush to get the snowflakes across the card front.  I used Balmy Blue ink and didn't reink my brush as I went so the snowflake got progressively lighter.

  The ribbon is tied around the card front and the penguin is popped on dimensionals.  I stamped the hat and scarf in Misty Moonlight and highlighted with clear Wink of Stella then fussy cut.  The sentiment is also stamped in Misty Moonlight. 

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Penguin Place

Ink: Misty Moonlight, Balmy Blue, Versamark, Mango Melody

Paper: Basic White thick, Basic White

Accessories: penguin punch, black embossing powder, Adorning Designs mask, Wink of Stella, dimensionals, Balmy Blue ribbon (retired)


  1. Amanda, I love your snowy background you created. Fun to make the snowflakes gradually lighter! Your little penguin is adorable! The ribbon adds so much detail! Thank you for making my challenge shine this week!

  2. That little penguin is adorable Amanda and I love the stencilled snow background too. So satisfying to use things up - I have the exact same blue ribbon out on my desk today!! Thanks for playing along over at The Paper Players this week!

  3. I just love how you did the blended ink background, it looks stunning without taking away from your adorable penguin. And great job for using leftovers from previous projects :) Thank you for playing with the Paper Players!

  4. So stinking cute! Love the ombre shading on the snowflakes, too. I love those masks and this is a fun reminder to use them more often. Thanks so much for joining us this week over at The Paper Players!


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