Monday, August 12, 2019

Thinking of you with Penguin Palace Stamps

Today I’m sharing a dusty pink and aqua interactive card featuring stamps from Penguin Palace Stamps. It is a double slider card, and I’ve only made two before, so this was quite an endeavor.

The idea was inspired by an interactive card I saw on Pinterest and I thought “That would be so cute with my penguin stamps” so I got to work. And I messed it up... so I had to start all over again. So this is doubly special cause it took a million hours haha.

I’ve been making an effort to use my collection of cover plate dies and I’ve used two different ones on this project. Some swirling wind on the pink background and some sparkles with dots on the blue panels. There are so many ways to make these sliding cards by hand, but since I have a die set, I used that and saved a lot of tedious measuring. I cut each panel multiple times since I knew I would be layering the ink blended pieces over solid white so it would look like it was snowing.

I used the clear plastic from some stamp packaging as my sliding material, but made sure to liberally apply powder from my embossing buddy to the center piece, so that it would slide easily. I also laid my pieces out before cutting the snow drifts to try and line them up a little so that when it was fully open it would match up. It doesn’t have to be perfect, but I wanted it close.

I used very simple ink blending to get a soft and solid look on the sky panels. Then glued all the layers together making sure to to put the pink pull tabs between the layers. I used 1/8 inch Scor Tape for the inner pieces of the sliding mechanism, but 1/2 inch score tape to attach the little panels to the mechanism. After having the slider built, I stamped and colored my cute Penguin Agenda  images with Copic markers in soft sherbet colors. Not wanting to make the same mistake I made last year, when I attached my images first, then realized my scenes were not completely visible due to the portion that says inside. That was a frustrating lesson that I will never repeat haha.
Once everyone was colored and cut out with the Coordinating Penguin Cuts I glued them down using Ranger Multi Medium Matte glue and layered on the little accessories. On both pull out scenes I wanted it to look like they were thinking of each other and communicating with either texts or mail and I made sure to really attach them well because I didn’t want any of the images to snag and get pulled off. Surprisingly it really does work well and is not fussy.

I attached the little word banner on top before mounting my little puffy pocket mechanism onto the pink stitched panel. Then using more Scor Tape I mounted the card face onto my card base. I’m really happy with how this turned out and hope that the recipient really enjoys it.

Thank you for dropping by,

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