Come Aboard the Penguin Polar Express!

Hello friends!  I hope that you are having a wonderful week so far!  I have a cute wintry card to share with you today:


Isn’t this the cutest little clan you’ve ever seen?!  It looked to me that the polar bear was sliding around and having fun on the ice, so the penguins decided they wanted in on the fun too and are trying to hitch a ride! LOL!!

As you may recognize the sweet penguins from artist Crissy Armstrong, this image has come out this month in digital format called Penguin Polar Express.  I really adore her sweet images.

For my card, I have followed a sketch to make my card and thought it would be nice in blue colors and sparkle.  So I printed out some papers from the Whimsy Stamps Winter’s Magic Blues digital papers and used them for my design.  I’ve also cut out some white Glitterstock for some of the layers as well as some blue cardstock for a finished top folding 5.25″ square card.  The scallop square panel was popped up with foam tape and the circle image panel was popped up with a die cut piece of craft foam.

I finished it off with some clear metallic ribbon and snowflake sequins that was dotted with some Nuvo White Blizzard Glitter Drops.


Here’s a closer view of the “gang” I’ve colored up with Copic markers.  I was concerned about the colors of all of the different hats the penguins were wearing, but thought the colors really make the image stand out from the card.  I dotted their cheeks with a white gel pen.

You can see where I’ve taken a glue pen and added some sparkle to the left penguin’s hat trimming.  I also took the glue pen and went around the circle of the image and added some glitter there too.  I colored the bottom of the image with Copics and covered it with a shimmer brush pen to make it look like ice.  (You can see it better below.)


I hope you’ve enjoyed my card today and have been inspired in some way or at least been amused with this sweet image on my card!

I thank you so much for stopping by today!  I look forward to seeing you soon!


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21 thoughts on “Come Aboard the Penguin Polar Express!

  1. I’m zipping by this morning with barely enough time to take a breath but have to say how cute this card is! I love the penguins, Vicki, and your coloring is magnificent. I adore your chosen color combo and the bits of sparkle are so perfect. Great paper choices and Use of that sketch. I’ll be back later to catch up on my visits and commenting. 😀


    1. I’m back with a DT hat on my head – Thanks so much for playing along in our “Anything Goes” challenge at QKR Stampede this week. Good luck. 😀
      NanaConnie DT


  2. Yes I would love to come along on your penguin polar express Vicki x. Amazing colouring, great design and the most adorable and fun image x


  3. The critters look so happy, they make me smile. Like how you added glitter to look like snow. Great job of coloring the image. Wonderful card.


  4. Awww this is so sweet Vicki!! I love that adorable image and all of the blue, the digital papers are gorgeous and so is your layout!
    Hugs, Tammy


  5. Oh what a fun ride on the Polar Express – penguins and polar bars – love them both – and the scene is so realistic. As always amazing coloring. So enjoying your winter/holiday posts.


  6. I honestly didn’t give much thought to the different colored hats since they were all so cute and the coloring is beautiful. Of course, all those colors are Christmas colors and work great with the blue. Wonderful card and love all the added sparkle.


  7. Those penguins sure are cute. This is such a happy holiday card. Thanks for sharing it with us at Try It On Tuesday. Hugs-Erika


  8. Those penguins are so cute, trying to snuggle up with the bear to keep warm! Love their winter scarves and hats. and the card design is incredibly cute with all the blue and white color! Adorable!


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