Penguin Palace Challenge #7 – Fall Palette

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Thank you to everyone who participated in challenge #6, we LOVED seeing your clean and simple projects over the past month! We’d like to congratulate our winner, Beata (@craftybee34),  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 Challenge #7! Since we’re in the midst of fall (who knew fall doesn’t technically end until December 21?!), we thought it’d be the perfect time for an autumn colour palette challenge. Don’t forget to link your projects featuring Penguin Palace stamps below for your chance to win a $25 gift card!

I knew I had to create a card with leaves for this challenge, so I did something a little creative to incorporate stenciled and stamped leaves. To create the background, I started with a 7” square of white cardstock and used the 7” Paper Positioner to temporarily adhere it to the centre of my Stencils 360°™. Then, I created the spiral of leaves using the Spring Blooms Stencils 360°™.

To get this spiral look, I ink blended only 3 leaves (circled in red) at every 15° increment (when the arrow [circled in orange] aligned with each of the lines with solid squares [circled in yellow]). I also alternated the colour I used to ink blend every 15° turn in the following order: red, burgundy, orange, yellow. When the background was complete, I cut it down to 5” x 7” and adhered it to a card base.

On a separate sheet of a cardstock I stamped the beaver from Bond with Nature Canada and covered him with a mask. Below him, I stamped and masked many logs and leaves to make it look like a fall scene (this involved a lot of masking, but you could definitely die cut instead!).

Next, I Copic-coloured the scene using rich fall colours inspired by this month’s palette. Once I was happy with it, I used a circle die to cut it out, and adhered the circle to the centre of my card. To finish the card off I teamed up some of the sentiments from Bond with Nature Canada. In order to curve the sentiments in a semi circle, I placed a clear acrylic block on top of my card and stuck the photopolymer stamps to it while gently curving them to match the shape of the circle below. Then I inked them up and stamped them as normal and voila!

We always love to see your creations and would love for you to join us in challenge #7! All you have to do to enter is use the challenge theme 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 November 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 November 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!

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Penguin Palace Challenge #6 – Clean and Simple

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We LOVED seeing your summery coloured projects over the past month! Thank you to everyone who participated in Challenge #5! We’d like to congratulate our winner, Meghan Kennihan, 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 Challenge #6! This month’s theme is one of my personal favourites: clean and simple (whatever that means to you!). Don’t forget to link your projects featuring Penguin Palace stamps below for your chance to win a $25 gift card!

Clean and simple cards are some of my favourites to create. I knew I wanted to go very clean and simple for this challenge and show how to creatively use some of the Penguin Palace dies!

I used the long rectangular die (that’s meant for a sentiment strip) from the Cinematic Shadow Box Stand-Alone Die and cut it out once from each of the following Heavyweight Premium Cardstock colours: Deep Lavender, Electric Blue, Vintage Beetle, Apple Green, Citrus Cooler, Pumpkin Field, Fashion Week, and Cotton Candy (the Prism Pack (Volume I) includes one sheet of each of these colours!). I also cut one out of plain white cardstock so my white space would lie flush with the rest of the card and have that dotted detail.

Once I had all of the pieces cut, I adhered them to an A2 card base in rainbow order from top to bottom and used my paper trimmer to cut the excess off each side. Lastly, I stamped the “Happy Birthday” from the Enchanting Paris stamp set on the bottom right hand corner to finish off the card!

We always love to see your creations and would love for you to join us in challenge #6! All you have to do to enter is use the challenge theme (clean and simple) 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 October 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 October 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!

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Penguin Palace Challenge #5 – Summer Palette

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Thank you to everyone who participated in challenge #4, we LOVED seeing your interactive projects over the past month! We’d like to congratulate our winner, Meghan Kennihan, 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 Challenge #5! This month we have a pretty purple and green colour palette. Don’t forget to link your projects featuring Penguin Palace stamps below for your chance to win a $25 gift card!

I’ve been obsessed with full panel shaker cards lately, they’re so fun, quick to make, and super versatile! I hope this inspires you to try one yourself!

I started by creating the background panel using the ridges on the side of the stencil from the Mountain Landscape Scene Builder Dies & Stencil Set. I blended different shades of purple and green dye inks to match this month’s colour palette. Once the panel was complete I used some scrap acetate to form a “pocket” around the panel and added some sequins and glitter before closing the 4th side.

Next, I cut the I Made You A Cake Stand Alone Die from Heavyweight Premium Cardstock in the shades Deep Lavender, White-Sand Beach, and Apple Green. I adhered the pieces together and opted to cut the bottom half of the cake off so it wouldn’t hide too much of the background and shaker element. Lastly, I stamped the “Happy Birthday” sentiment from Enchanting Paris onto the cake and adhered it to the front of the shaker card.

We always love to see your creations and would love for you to join us in challenge #5! All you have to do to enter is use the challenge theme (colour 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 September 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 September 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!

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Penguin Palace Challenge #4 – Interactive

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We LOVED seeing your summery coloured projects over the past month! Thank you to everyone who participated in Challenge #3! We’d like to congratulate our winner, Shari (Our Crafty Bubble), 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 Challenge #4! This month’s theme is one of my personal favourites: interactive! Don’t forget to link your projects featuring Penguin Palace stamps below for your chance to win a $25 gift card!

I LOVE interactive cards, and Penguin Palace has so many awesome interactive dies that make creating interactive projects even easier! For today’s card I decided to use the Cinematic Shadow Box – Stand-Alone Die. I started by cutting each of the pieces out of kraft cardstock.

To create the pyramids in the background I used the pyramid die from the Desert Landscape Scene Builder – Dies & Stencil Set on the background panel. I used the stencil from this set and some Distress Oxide inks (Antique Linen & Brushed Corduroy) to add some dimension to the pyramids. I also used the hillside die from the same set on another piece of kraft cardstock and glued it to the background panel to add some extra stability. While I had my inks out, I added Antique Linen to the side panels and sentiment strip so they would coordinate with the pyramids.

Next, I stamped out almost all of the images from the Mysterious Egypt stamp set and coloured them in using Copic markers. Once they were colored, I die cut them using the coordinating dies. I also paired up the sentiments from the Mysterious Egypt stamp set which fit perfectly across the sentiment strip.

Finally, I assembled all the pieces from the Cinematic Shadow Box (there’s a great video showing how to assemble it here) and added the stamped images to create a little scene–having 4 levels creates so much dimension!

We always love to see your creations and would love for you to join us in challenge #4! All you have to do to enter is use the challenge theme 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 August 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 August 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!

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Penguin Palace Challenge #3!

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We LOVED seeing your birthday-themed projects over the past month and want to thank you so much for participating in Challenge #2! Congratulations to our Challenge #2 winner, Beata (@craftybee34), 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 the third Penguin Palace Challenge! I’m so excited to be sharing inspiration using this month’s summer colour palette! Don’t forget to link your projects featuring Penguin Palace stamps below for your chance to win a $25 gift card!

I love this summery colour palette and knew I wanted to do some stenciling. Plus, I LOVE techniques that result in two (or more) cards. I started with a 7″ square of white cardstock and placed it at the centre of my Stencils 360°™ using the 7″ guide ring. Next, I used the Rainbows & Butterflies Stencils 360°™ and dye inks in colours that correspond to this month’s palette to ink blend all of the butterflies and rainbows!

Once the panel was done, I cut it in half right down the centre. Then, I cut off some of the white space from each panel until it measured 5 7/8″ x 3 1/8″. To create the mats, I cut two pieces using the decorative rectangle from the Cinematic Shadow Box – Stand-Alone Die and blended the edges of one with red dye ink, and the edges of the other with teal dye ink. I adhered each die cut down to a 6 1/8″ x 3 3/8″ card base, and then adhered my stenciled panels on top. Lastly, I stamped the “Happy Birthday” sentiment from the Enchanting Paris stamp set onto the centre of each card!

We always love to see 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 challenge theme (colour 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 July 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 July 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!

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