Penguine Love- Valentines Mini Series

So when I seen these cute little Penguin stamps from Gerda Steiner I could not resist but purchase them and the first idea I had was to try and make it a slider card. Well I had some issues with it due to the detail but still made it work. 

I first experimented with the stamp and background set up to figure out how I was going to do everything.

Here is a bit of the process for both the cards

(I took some in the moment photos and my desk is a huge mess.  I apologize but I am  keeping it real :) )

I knew I wanted to use the new Lawn Fawn conversation hearts So I started by working on the background. I have to be honest I had to play around with the masking techniques to figure out how it was all going to work… (bit rusty with the techniques)

I started the card with the cloud background, I die cut Bristol card stock using the My Favorite things stitched A2 rectangle dies, and then  used my clarity stencil brushes and picked raspberry distress ink to create a sweet and subtitle background. 

From there I went on to work on the  bottom of the card, here I used the conversation hearts to add some detail. My Idea was to create the look of the penguin landing into the candies like they were clouds. 

 My first attempt at this I stamped and masked them repeatedly directly on to the cloud covered card stock with black but i did not like how bold it was. So then I decided I would do it on a separate piece of Bristol card stock, which i die cut with the stitched rectangle dies. I stamped the conversation hearts stamp and masked it off to create the amount of candies. I heat embossed with the rose gold embossing powder from Lawn Fawn, which I have to say is AMAZING!!

I stamped the cute little penguin using versa fine black onyx ink and went in with both peerless water colors and distress inks.  Each card I did the penguin in a different color one in black that I lighten to more of a gray and the other for the slider card I did him in the Faded jeans distress ink as I was hoping to play along with another color challenge but realized later on I used many other colors. Guess I just could not help myself

For the first card I end up foam taping the cloud panel to the black card base which is 5½ x 4¼, I fussy cut the cute penguin and balloon out with my cuttle bee scissors. I then went over it with black memento in to finish it off and cover up my not so good cutting job. (really wish i got the matching dies for this set)

Form there I adhered this little penguin and the conversation hearts on to the panel using foam tape.  For finishing touches I added some Pretty Pink Post sequins and stamped some hearts using the picked raspberry distress ink. I went over the hearts and balloon with Nuvo glitter pens and then glossy accents. 

The valentines sentiment was from the Lawn Fawn conversation hearts, which I stamped on the same blue and black cards stock that I used for the card bases, I heat embossed them with the same Rose gold embossing powder; which i think I am highly in love with as it is just sooo pretty.

For the slider card, I die cut the track out of the background stamp, then adhered it to another piece of white cardstock that would match the panel. I added the a dime to the back of the track and use the mft slider disks to attack the die and penguin. I had no trouble with the slider portion but the image itself was a little tricky as I did not leave enough cardstock around the string and heart of the balloon to leave it stable and strong. So needles too say it broke off and I had to improvise and add it close to the penguins hand. ( I have to say this didn't come with out a lot of frustration and annoyance as I had worked hard on the card, needless to say i made it work some how) 


I finished the card off in the same manner as the first except I think I may have gone a little sequin and heart crazy at the end here. Lol I am sure we all have done that a time or too. 


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Have a wonderful week.


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