Happy 2022 everyone!
Can you believe this is our TENTH challenge?!
We LOVED seeing your winter color-palette inspired projects for Challenge #9! Thank you to everyone who participated! We’d like to congratulate our Challenge #9 winner, Beverly (@bevscreativepath), please feel free to grab and display your winner badge which can be found on the righthand column (or at the bottom of the page on mobile)!
Now, onto Penguin Palace Challenge #10! Growing up I loved Valentine’s Day… the personalized little notes/cards, seasonal candies (candy hearts, those red sugar-coated marshmallows, cinnamon hearts), it also helped that my birthday is so close to it. So when I was choosing a palette for this month, I thought, what better inspiration than the quintessential symbol of Valentine’s Day: candy hearts!
I hope you enjoy my card inspiration below, and don’t forget to link your projects featuring Penguin Palace stamps below for your chance to win a $25 gift card!
I’m a big fan of stretching my supplies… it might surprise some folks, but I actually used the Minimalist Christmas Tree stamp set for this card! I started by using the semi-circle shape and stamping it repeatedly on my card base in dye ink colors inspired by this month’s palette. Then I took the doodled lines stamp and, in a slightly darker shade of the same color, stamped over top of several of the half circles to create a tone on tone look.
For my center focus, I die cut two hearts and added some ink blending to the larger one before gluing them together. Next, I stamped and Copic-colored the two little cuttlefish from The More We Get Together stamp set and cut them out using the coordinating Penguin Perfect Cuts. For the sentiment, I heat-embossed part of the “I love you, no lion” sentiment from Beautiful Africa onto a grey sentiment strip. I adhered my die cuts to the hearts, and then adhered the heart to the card. And voila, a cute little Valentine’s Day card!
We love seeing your creations and would love for you to join us in this month’s challenge! All you have to do to enter is use the color palette to create a project that features at least one Penguin Palace product as the focal point. Full challenge rules can be found here.
This month’s challenge runs until February 13th at 11:59 PDT. We’ll select a winner to receive a $25 CAD gift certificate to ppstamps.com which will be announced on February 15th at the beginning of our next challenge!
Don’t forget to link up your project below, and if you’re sharing to social media use the hashtag #penguinpalaceprojects! We’d also love for you to share your projects in the challenge album in our Penguin Palace Facebook group!