Creations by Lynn Weiss ~ Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator


Monday, November 10, 2008

Mr. & Mrs. PP Penguin

This is the other card I made yesterday for Beate's Weekend Sketch challenge. I wonder if playing with these winter themed items caused us to receive our fist snow? Last night we got a light dusting of the white stuff, which I had expected would disappear before morning. Low and behold, it's still some. The beautiful Indian Summer weather we've had here in Michigan the past week is officially gone and I'm sure we won't be seeing any more days with those temps until Spring. YIKES...I'm depressing myself! Quick...I better show you this cute card to make snow and cold weather sound fun. Did you notice? Mr. PP Penguin stole Mr. Snow Man's top hat for his night out with Mrs. PP Penguin! (In case you're wondering, PP stands for Punch Pals) I using the masking technique along with my Stamp-a-ma-jig to create this scene.

First, I inked just the snowman's top hat using my Black Journaler (because it's waterproof and I planned to water color). I then stamped the top hat twice - once on my piece of Shimmery White card stock (positioned where I figured Mr. Penguin would be) and then again on a post it note. I cut out the top hat post it note and used that as a mask to cover the hat I had just stamped. Next, using my Stamp-a-ma-jig I decided on placement of my penguin. I also stamped him on a post it to create another mask. I covered Mr Penguin with the mask, and again using the Stamp-a-ma-jig I lined up Mrs. Penguin next to Mr. Penguin so it looks like they are holding hands, or fins or wings or what ever it is that penguins have! See...the Stamp-a-ma-jig can be your best bud when stamping a scene like this! No more wasted card stock or tantrums after attempting over & over to get it just right! (don't ask me how I know this!;-)

Now that the hard part was done, I got to the fun part...adding more details and water coloring! The little flower on Mrs. Penguin's head is one of the little trio of poinsettias that comes with this set. i just stamped one, cut it out, water colored and stuck it to her head with a glue dot. The sentiment at the bottom (from Season of Joy) and the small snowflake image in the center of the Felt Flurry were both embossed with Winter White EP.

Here's the recipe:

Stamps: Punch Pals & Season of Joy
Card stock: Riding Hood Red, Baha Blue, Shimmery White & Ski Slope paper
Ink: Black Stazon, VersaMark & various to watercolor
Accessories: Scallop Edge & 3/4" Circle punches, Felt Flurries, Mat pack

Enjoy your day!


Beate said...


Your card is too cute!
Hugs and smiles

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Super cute card Lynn! Love the layout and the printed paper. Adorable images! Love the snowflake too. Sorry to hear that you've already gotten snow, YUCK! Hopefully it will melt quick and warm up. :)

Anonymous said...

Oh how I love penguins!! :) This is such an adorable card!!

LeAnne said...

So clever & cute!

Lisa Graves said...

Love your card! :-)

Anonymous said...

Absolutely adorable! I love this...How clever!