Wednesday, 9 July 2008

P-p-p-pick up a pile of penguins

A little bit unusual for me but I really wanted to make a pile of three penguins for a friend’s little girl who is turning three… and LOVES penguins. So I made this really simple but fun card.

I positioned the penguins using the Stamp-a-ma-jig®, which rarely leaves my side these days. There’s no way those penguins would have managed this death-defying feat without it!

The black line was drawn freehand, then I added a little pale blue using a Bashful Blue marker and blender pen.

I cut the flags out freehand… which is why they’re all different sizes. The sticks are just cocktail sticks, trimmed to length.

Stamps: Wild About You (p32), Daily Flexible Phrases (p65)
Cardstock: Lovely Lilac, Pretty in Pink, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: Stampin’ Write markers, blender pen (p81), black gingham ribbon (p86)

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  1. What a fun card! It's fab for little kids, and big ones too. Yet another stamp set to go on the wishlist!

  2. This is so cute Helen! My stamp set of the week is Wild About You...Gonna post a quick link to your card, hope that's OK!


  3. How lovely are those penguins!?!...such a cute card!

  4. What a cute card. I don't own this set but its my mission to have them all ;-)

  5. Aaaaarrgghh!! These are soooo cute! My DD would flip out over this -- she loves penguins too! I'll have to show her this pic when we get home.

    This is an adorable card :)

  6. This is adorable! I'm sure the little girl you'll be giving it to will love it!

  7. Helen, Great fun card. You have such great ideas. Thanks for the insperation you give to us all. There is an award on my blog for you.
    Carole x

  8. OMG - that is outstandingly CUTE. Love, love, love it! You come up with the best cards. CC

  9. Such a fun card. I love penguins..
    Thanks for sharing!

  10. This is too cute! :D

  11. I love how they are holding little pennants! Very cute!

  12. Ahhh, so cute, love the little penguines!

  13. I love how you layered the penguins. Very cute idea.

  14. You never cease to amaze me, Helen. Those penguins are super cute!

  15. What a great card!


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