Joy to the World a Penguin is Born

Hello friends!  I hope that you’ve had a great weekend and a great start to your week so far!  I’m back to share another image from the November digital release at Whimsy Stamps.


This one is so sweet and makes me smile!  This image is called Penguin Nativity by Crissy Armstrong.  I really enjoyed coloring up this cute image for my card!  I’ve used several Copic markers to fill the entire panel:

  1.  Penguins’ bodies:  C8, C5, C3, C1, C0, Y00, R00, Y17, Y15, Y11 (wings:  C3, C1), (Halo: Y17, Y11, Y00 and finished with gold gel pen), (Gown:  E84, E81)
  2. seal:  W7, W5, W3, W1, W0, R00
  3. tree:  W7, W5, W1, W0
  4. eggshell:  E53, E51 (straw:  YR24, YR21, Y15), (manger:  E29, E27, E25, E23)
  5. Star:  Y17, Y15, Y13 (finished with shimmer brush pen and gold gel pen)
  6. Ground:  E21, E00, E000
  7. Sky:  BG000, BG10, BG13, Y11, Y00, 0 blender

After I was finished with the coloring, I ripped it out along the edges and then went over the edges with some distress ink and swiped it with a gold ink pad.

I’ve also taken some digital papers from the November release called Christmas Traditions (namely the musical sheet paper) and printed it out and the also ripped along the edges and attached that to another piece of ripped up brown cardstock that was also swiped with a gold ink pad.  I attached these panels to an A2 sized top folding brown cardstock base and then took an additional strip of the musical sheet paper to add to the base of the card and took a white ink pad and sponged around the edges of the card base.

I took some natural twine and wrapped it around the musical sheet and ripped cardstock pieces before attaching it to the card base.  I took an additional strip of brown cardstock and white heat embossed the sentiment from the Whimsy Stamps Holiday Mini Sentiments clear stamp set and made a tag with it by punching a hole at the top and threading the twine through it.  I made a bow and attached it to the card front panel.  I then used my fingers to bend the tag a bit for a more natural feel of the design.

Lastly, I took some foam tape and added my colored image panel to the front of the card.  I took some tiny confetti stars and glued them to random places in the sky.


Here in the close-up details of the image, you can see where I’ve added some shimmer touches with a gold gel pen and then the places where the animals are ‘glowing’ as well as the side of the tree, I’ve added some shimmer with a clear glitter brush pen.  (Still not sure I was able to fully capture this in my photo.)  I think the ‘glowing’ feature turned out nicely.

Hope you’ve enjoyed my card today and I’ll see you again soon!  Thanks so much for stopping in!


  1.  Crafty Catz – Anything Goes with an Optional Twist:  “Must Have a Sentiment”
  2. QKR Stampede – #320 Anything Goes
  3. Papercraft – Anything Goes with optional:  “Christmas Animals.”
  4. Just Us Girls – Word Week:  Music
  5. 613 Avenue Create – Anything Goes with optional twist:  “Christmas/Winter”

24 thoughts on “Joy to the World a Penguin is Born

  1. Oh my Vicki this is just too cute – and what an amazing job you have done with your coloring. Isn’t it funny that we have to get like 30 Copics out to color???


  2. Oh how sweet!! I love the baby penguin and the penguin angel!! Those Whimsy Penguins are so darn cute!! I want them all, but I can’t color them as beautifully as you!!


  3. Oh my goodness, how stinking adorable are these little fellows..I adore your colouring Vicki and the glow on their heads from the star and Halo..absolutely adorable.

    luv CHRISSYxx


  4. What a precious and cute image that is with the baby penguin! Love those distressed edges with the gold pen touches too! Just an adorable card for Christmas giving 🙂


  5. This is really cute! The little critters in the nativity scene are adorable and I love the way you did your background with the torn edges and inking. Thanks for playing along with us at JUGS!


  6. OMGosh this is so sweet Vicki! I love that image and your coloring is stunning, the glow around the star and halo are beautiful, awesome torn edges too!


  7. Oh my goodness, instant smile. These little critters together gave me a little giggle. So cute and beautifully colored, and I too like the glow.


  8. Oh my word, Vicki! I cracked up when I saw the title to this post! Wow, the card is stunning with the awesome image that you colored so beautifully, especially the glow. Great card, Vicki! [Still laughing]


  9. Exquisitely colored, my friend! I love those adorable little animals. I know I haven’t been around much but I am getting caught up slowly, mostly with DT commenting so far. That being said, I’m putting on a DT hat – Thanks so much for joining in our challenge at QKR Stampede this week.
    NanaConnie DT


  10. Oh my goodness – I love this sweet card – Th image is so cute and your colouring is awesome ! Thanks for sharing with us at Papercraft Business Challenge!


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