Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Happy Birthday with Penguin Palace Stamps

Today I’m sharing a bright, citrus rainbow hued birthday card that I made using Penguin Palace stamps and dies. I combined the main images and a sentiment from Birthday Unicorn and the small gift image from An Amazing Friend on this colorful card, and really love how it all came together.

I started this project by inking up some Bristol smooth cardstock with a rainbow of Distress oxide inks. I found a color palette I loved (on Pinterest of course) and selected some inks that I felt matched. Before I applied any color I used my white liquid distress ink refill (picket fence) to create a base coat and make blending easier, by applying  a few drops onto my card panel and blended it evenly over the entire 5.5 x 4.25 inch piece. Then I started laying down color, and began blending them into each other trying to achieve a uniform layered look. For once, I didn’t use any distress techniques since I planned on die-cutting the paper panel.

While I allowed that to completely dry, I stamped my images onto bright white cardstock. I selected my Copic markers in coordinating matching pairs, for easy coloring, and got to work coloring my little characters. I left the unicorns bright white so they would match the clouds I planned on using,  but I used my lightest cool grey C0 to gently outline the unicorns, and C1 for a little detail dotting. I gave them each a different color hairdo, and colored the little accessories all in the same colors as the rainbow background.

I used the Let’s Celebrate stand alone die plate to cut the confetti from the inkblended panel and layered it over bright white cardstock. Then I used some cloud dies from my stash to cut the different sized clouds and bottom stitched border. I carefully stamped my sentiment onto the bottom cloud panel using my stamp platform. Then I started attaching my images using a variety of adhesives. I glued down the floating balloon unicorn and planted the cake into the small puffy clouds to create the idea that he floated up there to snatch the cake.

I finished it all up by sprinkling some new, no hole, iridescent sequins that I ordered from Lucy Abrams. They were the perfect accessory and provided just enough bling and interest. I really love this little cake filled party and hope that you do too. Thank you so much for dropping in and hopefully you’ll be back soon to see my next creation.

Thank you,

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