Hello friends! It’s been sort of a crazy few days with our weather! Usually it’s pretty warm and sunny, but we’ve been having some severe rain and cooler temps. Plus more rain coming, so I guess I’ll be in my craft room playing! 🙂
Today I have this happy party fellow from Whimsy Stamps to share with you:
Isn’t he adorable?! This image is called Pengun Birthday by Crissy Armstrong. This was previously released as a rubber stamp, but this month it has been released in digital format so you can have either option available!
I have cut him out with the Whimsy Stamps Notched Squares die set and cut an additonal piece in black cardstock for a layer behind him. For the base of my card, I’ve used a green colored 5″ square top folding card base and attached a piece of striped paper across the lower section and sponged some white ink along the edges of the green card base panel. I then used a piece of 1/2″ score tape across the top of the striped strip panel and then used some fun glitter over top of it and burnished into the tape.
I’ve also used this same glitter to go over the Whimsy Stamps Happy Large Word die cut out from some double sided sticker paper. I white heat embossed the “birthday” over a strip of black cardstock that I’ve cut into a banner and placed it directly underneath the glittered word die. This came from the Happy Everything Clear Stamp set.
Here’s a closer look at the coloring I’ve done on this cutie. You can also see the fun details of the glitter that I’ve used on the word die. I love the sort of “confetti flex” contained in this glitter. It’s something I got in a sample size from a card kit a couple of months ago and it’s great for birthdays! 🙂 Hard to see in the photo, but I’ve also used a clear glitter pen to go over the balloon and present. I sponged around the image panel with some of the same green ink that I’ve used for the card base cardstock color. I’ve used the following Copic markers to color him with: (Click on the following underlined links below to purchase from Whimsy Stamps.)
- Penguin – C8, C5, C3, C1, R00, R000, YR27, YR24, Y32
- Balloon, party hat, present – YG01, YG11, YG13, V17, V15, V12
- Shading, shadows, ground – C3, C1, E0000
It’s always nice to have a good selection of birthday cards on hand when you need to hurry up and send one out and I think this one is great for any gender or age.
Here are the Whimsy Stamps products below I’ve used on my creation today (click on photos to purchase from Whimsy Stamps):
(Click on Copic markers listed above to purchase from Whimsy Stamps.)
- Little Red Wagon – Happy “BIRD”day!
- Creative Fingers – Anything Goes
- QKR Stampede – #348 Anything Goes
- Allsorts – Happy Birthday!!!
- Seize the Birthday – Anything Goes + toppings=Balloons!!
P.S. I know that many of you have been asking for updates on the bird nest situation and so here’s another photo of what we were able to capture:
After the flowers were done blooming, we were able to get more of a clear shot and CAREFULLY get close enough to get the mother Robin sitting on her nest! Like I had mentioned, she doesn’t like it when we go out there. She chirps at us and waits for us to leave.
Here is one of her standing in the nest. We think that she may have hatched those eggs as it looks like she might be feeding the babies! So next time we’ll check back in and see if we can get a look at those babies in there! 🙂
Hope you’ve enjoyed my post today! Thanks for stopping by and I’ll see you soon!!