Birthday Penguin Slimline🐧

Hello friends!  There are SO many things going on this month and I’m having such a hard time keeping up with all of it!  After having some computer issues and trying to figure out what’s going on…I realized how far behind I am with my crafting!  I have waaay too many new things I want to play with too!  Really hate it when that happens!🤨😅  Totally missed out on World Card Making Day this year…however…

..before the WCMD “Inspired By” challenge ends over on the Whimsy Stamps Inspiration Blog, I wanted to be sure to play along which is using one of the design team’s projects for inspiration to create your own project:

I have made this fun slimline card using the Whimsy Stamps Penguin Poop stamp set along with the Whimsy Stamps Slimline Connected Bubbles die for my card today.  I am a huge penguin fan and these guys crack me up so much!

When I saw the lovely and talented Bev’s slimline card design, I was immediately inspired to create based on her beautiful and sweet card you can see here:

I’m not sure what inks Bev used in her design, but for the background of my card, I wanted to keep the colors in a cool tone.  Over a piece of Bristol Smooth watercolor paper, I’ve cut it down to fit over a black side folding 3.5″ x 8.5″ slimline card base.  (I use the 8.5″ measurement because I find the size easier to use with a piece of 8.5″ x 11″ cardstock.  Then I only need to cut at 7″ on the long (11″) side and score in half at 3.5″ on this same side.  I am then left with another piece for layering over the slimline card if I choose.)  It’s easier to remember also…which is something good for me right now! LOL!  I digress…

I’ve used the Pink and Main blender brushes to ink blend Weathered Wood, Shaded Lilac, Broken China and Stormy Sky Distress Oxide inks for the background and then I used a water spritzer to make the droplet pattern over it.

I’ve cut the Slimline Connected Bubbles die from some Brutus Monroe Mermaid Glitterstock and glued it over the ink blended background.  I had a left over border of a punched out goo drip from white glitterstock, so I used the die to cut out pieces to glue over top of some of the circles from the die.  I stamped the sentiments inside a couple of the circles where I wanted with black ink and then used some foam dots to pop out the stamped and fussy cut penguins.

Lastly, I’ve taken a black marker to make some stitch marks along the edges of the ink blended panel and glued on some clear sparkling crystals.

Here’s closer view of one of the penguins.  It was very easy to grab a couple of Copic markers to color them in with and they were pretty easy to cut out along with the balloon.  I’ve used a black twine to connect the backside of the balloon and added a dab of glue to the penguin’s hand.

I used a glitter brush pen over the balloon and then added some glossy accents to both of the penguin’s big eyeballs.

This was such a fun card to create and it will be perfect for a winter birthday I will have coming up soon!🥳  The way I’ve been crafting behind, this will help out to have ready on hand when I need it!

Thanks so much for stopping in today friends!  I hope you’ve enjoyed my slimline card and that it has brought you a smile!  I’ll be seeing you again soon!

Challenges:

  1. Whimsy Stamps Inspirations – WCMD Inspired By challenge (Bev’s card)
  2. Shopping Our Stash – #430 On Trend Slimline
  3. Crafty Animals – #43 Anything Goes + animal
  4. 2 Crafty Critter Crazies – #43 Anything Goes + animal
  5. Moving Along with the Times – #123 Animals and/or Birds
  6. Cute Card Thursday – #654 Anything Goes
  7. Craft Rocket – #75 Add Sparkle
  8. 613 Avenue Create – Anything Goes optional winged things

35 thoughts on “Birthday Penguin Slimline🐧

  1. What a fabulous fun card,your icy background colours and die cut connected bubbles are perfect for showing off the penguins and sentiment,love love love your card

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  2. This is so fun with all the sparkle and dripping “ice” on the bubbles! Love those fun loving penguins and their antics and I like your new profile photo too! Great slimline design for a wintry birthday card!

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  3. Fabulous and fun card Vicki, the penguins are too cute and love the sparkle on the circles and the dripping snow, gorgeous background blending and great casing..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  4. Oh my, this is simply delightful! Penguins are so cute, and these are darling. Love the layout, your coloring and ink blending are perfect, as is your take on Bev’s lovely card! Thanks for always giving me something to smile about!

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  5. Such a fun slimline die!! I love your drippy snow and sensational sentiment with these delightful penguins, Vicki! So, so cute!

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  6. What a smile inducingly charming card! Penguins are such delightful creatures. I’d happily venture to the far reaches of the southern equator one day to see some of these cuties in person in their natural habitat. Just think of all the creative inspiration that would surely impart.

    Autumn Zenith 🎃 Witchcrafted Life

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  7. Vicki, Such an adorable card and you have me laughing myself silly over the drippy ‘goo’ in sparkling white! Only your creative mind would come up with that. Delightful!

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  8. You did a fabulous job with this CASE! I love your penguins and the icy element on your circles is such an elevating touch! Thanks for a wonderful submission to our challenge at Shopping Our Stash!
    Hugz,
    Chana, DT

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  9. I apologize for the late comment, it’s been a super busy week.
    But your card is totally adorable, beautifully colored and so incredibly creative.
    Thank you for playing with us at SHOPPING OUR STASH, hope you come and play with us next time.
    Stay healthy and safe.
    XO
    Maria/DT

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  10. Slimline cards are all the rage these days and this one is amazing. Love everything about it from the background to the circles and of course the penguins. Awesome make, Vicki.

    Hugs
    Sue

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