Saturday, June 22, 2019

Penguin Love

While I know that June is not typically the month of "love", I have a friend who loves penguins.  She also happens to have a birthday this month.  I mean, not all birthday cards need to have cakes and cupcakes, right??  Besides, the Penguin Love set from Polka Dot Orchard has the most adorable penguins EVER!


This card design is fairly simple and would be easy to recreate.

I created a random pattern of hearts from the Penguin Love digital stamp set and printed it out onto a piece of Bristol cardstock.  Next I used foam blending tools to create a blended background.  The colors I used are Tattered Rose, Abandoned Coral and Seedless Preserves Distress Oxide inks.  I just kept blending until there was a smooth transition of color.  I splattered on some clean water and then dabbed it up with a paper towel.  I love the extra bit of detail that it gives.  I also cut it out with a dotted rectangle die from Elizabeth Craft Designs.  I went ahead and glued it to my card base using liquid glue.


Next I printed out the penguins in two different sizes, also on Bristol cardstock.  I then used Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers to add the color.  I used light gray, gray, orange and brown.  The actual markers will be linked below.  I applied the color and then used a waterbrush to move the color around.  The cheeks and the heart are colored with Abandoned Coral.  I just squished it down on my glass mat and used the waterbrush to pick up color.


Aren't they cute?  I went ahead and fussy cut them both out.  I also went around the edges with a black marker to make it looked more finished.

I applied foam tape to the back of the large penguin and added it to the card panel.  I plan on using the little penguin either on the inside of the card or another project.  The Hello sentiment I used comes from the It's Your Day digi stamp set.  I also printed it out onto Bristol so my whites would match.  I trimmed it down and added a piece of gray cardstock to give it a very thin border.  I glued this directly to the card panel.

While I loved the card as is, I had some Liquid Pearls sitting out on my desk from a recent purchase.  These just happened to be colors that matched my project!  So I added Pewter, Coral, and Hydrangea to the center of the hearts.  A few of the hearts have Icicle Stickles.  For the larger heart that the penguin is holding I added lots of Icicle Stickles dots.  As well as a dab on each cheek.  I did add a couple dots of the Pewter Liquid Pearls by the sentiment.  



I hope my friend loves her penguin birthday card!  And I hope you guys enjoyed it too!
~Kristina

Supplies Used:



Neenah Solar White
Neenah Solar White
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SBC | EH
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid glue
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid glue
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Mini Ink Blending Tool
Mini Ink Blending Tool
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SBC | EH
Therm O Web Foam Tape
Therm O Web Foam Tape
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Stickles - Icicle
Stickles - Icicle
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Stitched Rectangles Elizabeth Craft Design
Stitched Rectangles Elizabeth Craft Design
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Dies R Us
Abandoned Coral Distress Oxide
Abandoned Coral Distress Oxide
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SBC | EH
Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper
Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper
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Tattered Rose Distress Oxide
Tattered Rose Distress Oxide
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SBC | EH
Seedless Preserves Distress Oxide
Seedless Preserves Distress Oxide
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Light Gray 91 Zig Clean Color Real Brush Marker
Light Gray 91 Zig Clean Color Real Brush Marker
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Orange 70 Zig Clean Color Real Brush Marker
Orange 70 Zig Clean Color Real Brush Marker
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Brown 60 Zig Clean Color Real Brush Marker
Brown 60 Zig Clean Color Real Brush Marker
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Gray 70 Zig Clean Color Real Brush Marker
Gray 70 Zig Clean Color Real Brush Marker
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Penguin Love - Polka Dot Orchard digi stamps
Penguin Love - Polka Dot Orchard digi stamps
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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Let's Flamingo

Hey Gang!  It's my turn over on the Dies R Us blog today and I've got something a bit on the tropical side to share.  Come on over and check it out HERE.


See you over there!
~Kristina

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Just for Dad

Father's Day is fast approaching.  Are you ready?  I'm over on the Dies R Us sharing a Father's Day card.  Come on over and check out the details HERE.


Hope to see you there!
~Kristina

Monday, June 10, 2019

America My Hero

Hey there my friends!  Today I wanted to share a card that I made using one of the brand new digital stamp sets from Polka Dot Orchard.  The set is called America My Hero and has 36 digital images.  You read that right, 36!!!  Seriously, this set is jam packed.  Perfect for 4th of July or military.  Or whatever you want!



I wanted to show that you don't have to spend a ton of time coloring to make a great looking card!  The only coloring I did was sponging along the edges.

The card is a standard A2 size made out of 110lb Neenah Solar white.  Then I cut a black panel about and 1/8" smaller on all the sides.  I printed the stars digital stamp from the America My Hero set three different times.  Once on red, once on white and once on navy.  Then I cut each piece down to 4" x 1 1/2".  I sponged around the red and blue rectangles with Unicorn White pigment ink.  The white rectangle I sponged with Faded Jeans Distress Oxide ink.  I then used Tombow Mono Multi liquid glue to adhere them to the black panel.

I combined two images together for the sentiment.  I used the Wendell Willkie quote with the sparkler image put behind it.  I faded the sparkler image out so it would be easier to read the quote.  I printed it out onto 80lb Neenah Solar white cardstock.  I then it cut it out with a stitched rectangle die from My Favorite Things.  I sponged around the edges with red ink that matched my cardstock.  Next I added foam tape to the back and added it to the card panel.



For the final step I added Icicle stickles to the "sparks" on the sparkler.  I tried to get a good picture of the sparkle but it just didn't work out.  There you have it!  I do hope you will check out the America My Hero digital stamp set from Polka Dot Orchard.  You can find all of the supplies listed below with a direct link to this stamp set!

Toodles,
~Kristina

Supplies used:

Neenah Solar White
Neenah Solar White
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SBC | EH
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid glue
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid glue
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SBC | EH
Lawn Fawn Black Licorice Cardstock
Lawn Fawn Black Licorice Cardstock
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SBC
Mini Ink Blending Tool
Mini Ink Blending Tool
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SBC | EH
Therm O Web Foam Tape
Therm O Web Foam Tape
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SBC | EH
Distress Oxide-Faded Jeans
Distress Oxide-Faded Jeans
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SBC | EH
Stickles - Icicle
Stickles - Icicle
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EH
Unicorn White ink pad Hero Arts
Unicorn White ink pad Hero Arts
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America My Hero - Polka Dot Orchard digi stamp
America My Hero - Polka Dot Orchard digi stamp
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PDO
Stitched Rectangles stax 1 My Favorite Things
Stitched Rectangles stax 1 My Favorite Things
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EH