These new Birdie Brown Penguins in Paradise stamps that were just released at My Favorite Things were just too irresistible… I had to order last week! And having the matching dies just makes it so easy to create a fun little scene for Mr. Penguin to enjoy…
I actually colored my little penguin earlier as part of #thedailymarker30day2 challenge, and then used him for this card. I browsed a few challenge blogs looking for layout inspiration and actually found THREE challenges I could use for this card! That almost never happens for me but I used the current Clean & Simple Stamping layout #15, then worked the little beach ball into the design for the current Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge, and then found that Crazy 4 Challenges #289 this week is to include sunshine in your project! My penguin, tree and beach ball are all colored with Copics, of course. To create the little beach scene, I die-cut a Pierced Rectangle STAX Die-Namics from Sno Cone and Natural card stock. Then, to make the sand I used the Rolling Hills Die-Namics, but used only the hill piece. I added a few Flat Bottom Clouds Die-Namics cut from Sweet Tooth card stock and stamped a strip of Ripe Raspberry card stock with the BG Grid background stamp. On the Lemon Chiffon back panel, I used the Tim Holtz Rays stencil using Lemon Chiffon hybrid ink. I matted the panel on a piece of Black Licorice card stock, then mounted everything to a Sno Cone card stock base.
I can see myself having a LOT more fun with this sweet stamp set!
Have a great day!