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Feb 1, 2008

BCG Week 32 - Penguin Paradise

Tired of cold, wet, dreary weather? - Maybe this card will put you in the mood for Spring!
Today's challenge for the Blogger's Challenge Group (Week 32) was to do the layout on the cover of the SAB Catalog (Sale-A-Bration) - Which just happens to start today. - Now mind you when I looked at that layout I again thought, "You've got to be kidding me!" Again this was NOT something that I would have ever thought of doing. But once again I took up the challenge and came up with this cute little card. I just got this stamp yesterday. Isn't she the absolute CUTEST little Hula Penguin you've ever seen? Would you believe that she was only .99! - Talk about a bargain. I found her and a little boy Penguin, Flipflops, Popsicles and match paper here:

I had a few problems getting this card together as I ended up making 3 different Penguin panels before I manage to get the grass stenciled "right-sideup!"
Card base: Real Red, Penguin Paradise DP (A Shore Thing-Imaginisce)
Barely Banana stamped with the Sanded BG (hard to see in photo) with Apricot Appeal ink.
Penguin stamped on Whisper White, colored with Prisma Color Pencils & blended with Gamsol.

I masked my little penguin with Eclipse Art Masking Tape and stenciled the clouds with Bashful Blue and the grass with Certainly Celery ink.

I cut out a small strip of Certainly Celery cardstock and covered it with a glue pen and then sprinkle on Spring Mint glitter (Art Institute) and glued it down for a waistband on the grass skirt. I cut out a seperate flower and added some shinyness with a Clear Spica glitter pen and mounted it with foam dimensionals. I used some zigzag scissor for my border of Certainly Celery and pierced holes on the sides. Then I punched out a circle from the, Sweet Summer Breeze DP (A Shore Thing - Imaginisce) with the 1" Circle punch. It was a little to large to put down at the bottom like the sample so I "fudged" a little and moved mine up above the greeting.

The sentiment was stamped with Close To Cocoa ink and is by, (Inkadinkado). The ribbon is from Seaside Originals (SU - retired).
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  1. What an adorable card. It may have taken you longer to complete than you wanted, but it sure was worth the effort. Simply precious!

  2. Your card is so adorable!!!!! I love penguins, love all the detail. So cheerful during these bleak weather days!

  3. Great card. Love the stenciled grass and cloud!! Adds so much!! Super cute image too!

  4. Everything about the card is FAB! The stamp is just the cutest...you put in a lot of time and energy, and it shows....super Card!

  5. That little penquin girl is just adorable and your card is too cute because of her ;-) Great job!

  6. This is terrific! I love all the glitter and details. And the ribbon looks great! Too cute.

  7. What a great penguin in paradise! These colors are wonderful!

  8. This is a DARLING penguin card! Great job...

  9. Love this card Ida and I have to get that penguin now, it's so darn cute!

  10. How cute is that! Wonderful colors and details.

  11. Shut Up! 99 cents!?! That little pinguin is too cute! You did a great job with your layout challenge!

  12. Great job with the challenge. That penguin is the cutest thing! Love the sentiment, too.