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Sunday, November 9, 2008

Penguin Family

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This card background features the Cling and Scrunch technique from the Technique Junkie June 2007 newsletter.

The penguins, by Inkadinkado, were stamped on white cardstock using Versafine black ink. I stamped it again on copy paper before cleaning so I could make a reverse mask. I trimmed out just the white body sections for each penguin and laid this copy paper mask over the first stamped image. I inked up the snowflake swirl with Stampin' Up!'s Pacific Point and stamped it as shown.

When you're filling in stamped images with color or pattern try to avoid the facial areas as anything too bold will usually look odd, plus the barer area will give the eye someplace calm to focus on.

There were a couple spots that didn't get enough black coverage so I used a Slick Writer to fill in all the black space (I love those pens because they are pure black with no bluish or irredescence, they come in Fine, Medium and Broad, and they write on acetate, vellum, etc.) I used a small stipple brush and the curved side of part of the mask to stipple some of the ink around the inside edges of the baby penguin as shown. I trimmed the penguins out as one piece, leaving a sliver of white around the edges.

I trimmed two panels into graduated tag shapes, stamping the lighter blue sparkle cs with the blue ink and a Stampendous Mosaic Tile stamp. The darker blue piece has a linen finish and the sun/moon is a piece of punched vellum.

For the "ice" I ripped a piece of vellum and folded it over the bottom and then the side edges of the background panel, using some doublestick tape under it where the penguin panel would be over it.

I layered the background panel onto white, and then dark blue, wrapping it with a little fiber that blends better irl LOL

Thanks for looking!


loyaz said...

This is an awesome, awesome creation - thanks for sharing

Beth said...

Really beautiful card Nancy have missed your postings glad to see you back.

Manna said...

Aah, love the swirly gigs on the penguins! How clever of you! Love the intense blue also! Make me cold just looking at it :)