Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Just Coolin'

Good Morning,

This month’s stamp releases have been just too cute for words and some of them were just begging to make the trip to my house.  My Favorite Things has a set called Penguins in Paradise and it is just adorable.  Today’s project uses one of the stamps from that set.  This young man looks like he is ready for riding the waves with his inner tube around his waist because Safety First.  

The waves were cut with my Silhouette Cameo because I do not have a wave die.  It is a shame to me that I have had this machine for probably going on three years and very rarely use it in putting elements on my cards.  That needs to change, wouldn’t you agree?  The sun is a die set from Simon Says Stamp called Sunshine and the little face on him is from this last month’s Simon Says Card Kit called Happy & Smile.  I sponged some distress ink over my waves to give them a finished look and took my white enamel accents to add some froth to the top of the roaring waves.  The starfish comes from Lawn Fawn’s So Jelly set and was cut out using his matching die.  When it was time to put the card together I temporarily adhered my waves to the main panel and then die cut all three pieces together so the stitch lines would match up.  My first set of waves does not sit flush on the panel so I used one of the dies from Lawn Fawn’s Stitched Borders just to give it that bottom edge and it worked out pretty good.  The penguin was colored using copic marker and then I fussy cut him out.  His inner tube was looking a little blah to me, so I took some liquid pearls to add some dots to his inner tube. When I came time to put this project together I used some clear dimensional behind the sun, first wave, and penguin.  All of the other elements are flat on the card.

Here’s to having a great TuesdayJ

Supplies used:
Paper: Neenah Solar White #100, Hammermill #100 for focal panel and elements, Recollections Blue and Yellow;
Stamps and Dies: My Favorite Things Penguins in Paradise, Lawn Fawn So Jelly and matching die, Simon Says Stamp Sunshine die, Simon Says Stamp Happy & Smile, Lawn Fawn Stitched Borders, My Favorite Things Blueprint 25;
Inks: Distress Inks Spiced Marmalade, Tumbled Glass, and Stormy Sky, Broken China, Stormy Sky, Ranger Black Archival, Memento Tuxedo Black;
Copics: YR14, E93, R12, N1, N3, N5, N7, Y13, Y17, YR04, R29, R39, R59, R00, C00, C1;

 Everything else: Silhouette Wave Borders cut file, Ranger White Enamel Accents, Sakura Black Glaze pen, White Gelly roll pen


  1. Thank you Susan. There are three other penguins in the set and they are just as adorable.

  2. That penguin stamp set it on my wish list to get next as soon as I have some extra cash! Great card!


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