Friday, September 19, 2008

Penguin Cutie from JLO

Sketch challenges are among my favorite stamping challenges to participate in. I think because I have a lot of stamping "stuff", plus so many ideas, it's hard to make decisions, and especially hard to get started. At least for me. Some days I go down to create and get so overwhelmed I just end up doing something else instead. The horror!!

Anyway, after having some fun playing around with the Verve September OSW template with a fall theme, I decided I had to make some more. This little penguin is from the new "Save the Ocean" set by Jessica Lynn Original. What a fun set - lots of ADORABLE animals just begging to be colored!

I know that penguins and flowers don't usually go together, but I loved the colors of this paper and they work well for the image itself, so c'est la vie! At the zoo here in town, the penguin exhibit has flowering bushes around it, so...

TIP: It's EASY make custom-colored Dew Drops to fit your project! Simply punch a 1/4" circle of your desired cardstock and put it on top of a mini glue dot right on the roll. Then, take the whole roll of paper, lift it up and "smoosh" it back on top of the paper so that your little 1/4" circle is sandwiched between two mini glue dots and is still on the wax paper roll. Then add your Dew Drop (um, cheap Michael's thingies from the floral section, in my case) to the top glue dot. The paper shows right through and makes the whole Dew Drop look like it's that color. I explained it this way because I found with the little circle dots it's easier to add the Dew Drop to the paper than add the paper to the Dew Drop.

Supplies, etc. Stamps - Save the Ocean from Jessica Lynn Original, A*Muse Oval. Paper - Bordering Blue, Kiwi Kiss, GP 110# white and gray, unknown patterned paper. Ink - Palette Noir, Bordering Blue. Other - 1/4" circle punch, mini glue dots, dimensionals, silver organdy, French Blue grosgrain, slot punch, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Quickie Glue Pen, black Glaze pen, orange Glaze pen.

9 people made my day!:

Shirley said...

Now he is tooooo cute for words. I think the whole card is just so uplifting and wonderful.

Debi said...

What a cute card...so adorable. Such a wonderful card! Thanks for the tip!

Libby Hickson said...

This is adorable! And I love your dew drop tip!!

Becky Elfert said...

The penguin is just too cute. Great job. TFS

Shelly Koskinen said...

This card is so cute! I love the penguin!

Christi (Cici510 on SCS) said...

This is adorable!! And thanks for the dew drop tip!! :)

Kari said...

Great card! What a fun layout!! The penguin is cute too!

JessicaLynn said...

I love the colors that you put together. Great job.

Jessica Lynn

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Karen said...

Great idea for the dew drops !
Love the card too, esp the penguin!