Thursday, July 14, 2011

Penguin - Birthday

I started this card for one of the sketch challenges over at the Peachy Keen stamps blog... But I finished it so late that I didn't have enough time to photograph it well and post it up in time. It's okay though, because I'm really happy with the way the card came out, and that's the most important aspect, I think. :)

I used a Cat's Pajamas penguin stamp, I love those! :) I also used some gorgeous Hanko paper for the background... It's a pastel violet color with a shimmering gold and silver design. 

The red ribbon used to be a Victoria's Secret bag handle.. Yay recycling! And the sentiment was printed from a Word document straight onto the Bazzill paper.

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The inside is simple.. But I am really pleased with the way it came out, and I will probably use this way of decorating often from now on.. with different stamps. ;) The flowers are all the same stamp, stamped with Distress inks and then colored with watercolor paints. 

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That's it.. This was a very simple card. :) Thank you for stopping by! :)

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Products I used:
  • Stamps: The Cat's Pajamas - Hola tequila; Inkadinkado - All about borders, Birthday cupcake
  • Inks: Memories - black; Colorit - black; Distress: worn lipstick, peeled paint, barn door, broken china, spiced marmelade
  • Stickles: purple, golden rod, fruit punch, orange peel, star dust
  • Denami clear embossing powder
  • Paper: Hanko, Bazzill, vellum
  • Watercolors, PrismaColor pencils
  • Beacon's 3-in-1 glue, Scotch dot roller, foam tape, Diamond Glaze


  1. How cute! I love that little penguin and all those stamped and watercolored flowers make such a pretty inside for your card (something I rarely do--shame on me :-) )Wonderful card Xushenka!

  2. Adorable card! Inside and out!! Thank you so much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!


  3. Very cute!! Looks like you put a lot into this card. Thanks for joining us at Divas By Design for our Pastel challenge.

  4. You even outlined the ribbon! I never tire of your creativity. <3 That penguin is too cute.


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