Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Penguin parade

Ok, confession time - I've had these lovely penguin stamps for a couple of years now and they've never seen ink before, in fact the rubber was still uncut. They really deserved to come out to play before now, didn't they?

I stamped them, coloured them with Promarkers, cut them out by hand and then added die cut scalloped circles to back them.
For the background, I took a DL card and stamped the snowflake and the sentiment all over it at random, then daubed Cosmic Shimmer Blending Ink around the edges (strange stuff, this, although it is called Blending Ink and says it works well on porous surfaces, I find it doesn't actually blend very well at all, distress inks seem to behave much better for me).  The border around the edge is made by applying very narrow double sided tape all around the edge, exposing the sticky surface and shaking on clear glitter, to give sparkle without concealing the detail beneath it.
I am sharing this with:
Use Your Stuff - all creatures great and small 
Winter Wonderland - Penguins 
Holly and Ivy - Anything Christmas goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Snowflakes


  1. Your card is lovely and those penguins are super cute. Yes, they certainly deserved an inking. I really like the background too. Barbxx

  2. A super card Jane, such fun little penguins - how could you resist using them for so long!
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  3. Great card, love the background you have created great idea :)
    Hugs, Kaz xx

  4. Love the cute penguins and great stamped background-love the sparkly edges
    Carol x

  5. Fabulous cute card. I'm not admitting how many adorable NBUS stamps I have!

  6. Gorgeous card Jane. I love the penguins and your background, especially the sparkle!
    Thanks so much for joining us at Winter Wonderland. Hope to see you again soon,
    Lou DT xo

  7. Super fun! Thanks for sharing at Holly & Ivy, Jackie DT.

  8. Gorgeous card Jane, shame on you for not using those lovely penguins sooner!


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