Wednesday, October 8, 2014


Hi there, 

Here is the sneak preview that I shared with you last week. It's using one of the other SNS October Reveal Sets: 654 - Party Penguins. These guys are all dressed up in paper-pieced tuxedos ready for their festivities!

First, I stamped the image twice - once on white cardstock in black ink and then again on the Paisley, Pocket Full of Papers paper. I fussy cut the penguin backs from the DP, using the paper-piecing technique and set them aside, while I colored the image - beaks, feet, eyes and water (not the ripples) with Copics. I then took a Versamarker Pen and applied ink to the iceberg and over the top of the blue water and heat embossed with Ice. This gave the water a glassy look.

Try embossing the water in a vase of flowers or a jar to give the jar a glassy look! It looks great over a stamped and colored image!

I attached the designer paper penguin backs with Brushable Glue and added Twinkling Clouds with Dimensional Glue to the tummies. The party hat was done in the same way, but I used Purple Dust glitter for the trim.

I added Surf (G1117) glitter to the ripples in the water with a Sakura Glue Pen and Diamond Dust (G1116) to the edge of the ice block with Brushable Glue. The Sakura Pen was scribbled over the snow ledges and Sparkling Snow Glitter was applied. You can see from the photo above, the different dimensions achieved using the various glues and glitters.

I stamped the sentiment in Tuxedo black and cut and score to make the banner. It was also covered in Versamark and heat embossed with Ice.

The paisley designer paper was layered to a white card base. I then applied some Versamark around the edges and heat embossed with Sparkle. This gave a sparkly edge for the card front to be layered to. Full directions can be found in the SNS gallery if needed.

Hope you've enjoyed your visit today and that I've inspired you to get out some of your glitter and glues!

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

A Sprinkle of Imagination - Color Challenge
Tando Creative Challenge - As Cold as Ice
Love to Scrap - #39 - Anything Goes (No digis)

Thanks for stopping by,



  1. This card is so fun. I like the paper piecing! The flock is fun too!

  2. Hi Shona! I just adore this!!!!! Thank you for joining us over at Tando x

  3. Well, I left a very long comment last night, and see it is not on your blog :-( so google must have gobbled it. Leave it to your spectacular imagination to come up with paper-pieced party pengies! (say that 3 times fast) :-) Love all the combination of techniques - you are so ingenious when it comes to combining ideas and techniques. Your card is fun and amazing - and oh-so sparkly! xo

  4. So cute and they sure are dressed up to party! Awesome birthday card.

  5. hi, love this great image, so different from other companies. great card. 1st time visiting your blog! If you like challenges, I started a new "Throwback Thursday" challenge at my blog. Hope to see you popping by one of these days!
    hugs form California

  6. Stunning card, Shona! I love your colorful penguins with sparkling bellies. They are adorable! The water and ice are fabulous.

  7. Left a comment on the other site. Love what you did with this stamp. So fun and glittery.

  8. This is a fab chilly card! Thanks for joining our challenge on Tando this month.

  9. These dressed up little guys are adorable with all the sparkle & glimmer of the ice. Really like this look. It's a wonderful idea to add this product to the ice - it certainly does create the shine of an ice floe. Of course the Clouds are always great to use & it looks wonderful on the penguins' white area. Love how you've added some shimmer to the DP mat as well. Great showcase of this new set. TFS & Hugs

  10. What a great fun birthday card! Love the paper piercing outfits you gave the penguins, I think they look fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog
    Tina dt

  11. Shona, these little ones all dressed up are so cute... give a nice dimension to them... adorable and creative. So YOU...
    thanks for all your lovely comments that you leave at my blog... I really appreciate them all.. Love, Light and peace...Bonnie

  12. Shona your card is amazing! Love how you used the stamp set, those little guys are so fun!

  13. These penguins are just too cute! I love how you made them look. Great job!

  14. Absolutely adorable! Love all the little details and all the glitter and shine!

  15. Oh wow Shona, this is just amazingly gorgeous. There little paper pieced jackets are so colourful and you have placed the sparkle just at the right places. {Would love you to visit my blog and join my 1,000 Follower Give-Away. Thank you so much, if you have already entered, and good luck.}
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  16. Wow! I love this...those penquins are awesome & I'm loving the background you made! The sparkly is great...

    Thanks so much for playing along with us @ Love to Scrap! & hope to see you back for our *Polka Dots* challenge!!!!!

  17. Stunning card. The penguins looks so cute and beautiful.

  18. what a sparkly card - thank you for sharing with Tando Creative this month.


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