Stamp Highlight | The Penguin’s Waddle

Aren’t these penguins just too cute? 

To make this card, I colored up the penguins from The Penguin’s Waddle, which is fairly simple, as they’re all basically the same colors. To see which colors I used, see the Copic color map at the bottom of the post. 

Since I wanted the penguins to work as a flap on my card, I cut them out with the matching die, as well as an extra one from white cardstock. 

For my card base, I cut a piece of white cardstock down to 5 ½ inches x 8 ½. Then I scored it at 3 ½ and 7 ¾ – basically making a gatefold card with a big and a small flap. 

On the big flap I blended a background using Tumbled Glass and Broken China Distress oxides, Then added a few water drops to give a bit of interest to it. Remember to mask off the back of the card if you don’t want color on it.

Then I cut out my sentiment using the Oh So Merry die from the Penguin’s Waddle matching dies, and cut off the Oh So parts. I cut it from some white glitter cardstock. 

The Christmas part of the sentiment is from the Wishful Taggins stamps, which I heat embossed in white on some cardstock I colored with my R22 marker. Then I cut it down to a small banner. 

Before I glued my sentiment down, I laid it out on my card base to see how much I needed to cut off the bottom of my penguins to make it all fit.  Then I trimmed off the bottom and sides of my penguins so they would fit my card perfectly, don’t forget to do the same to the white piece, cut off just a tiny bit more from the bottom. Then I glued my penguins to the small flap and added the white piece to the inside to hide the flap and coloring. 

Making the card open this way gives me plenty of room for a long sentiment, or maybe even a pocket for a gift card!

Supplies | Mama Elephant

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