Hi & welcome to colour me happy. I'm Di & I live in Sydney, Australia with my darling hubby Damien, big girl Cara & 2 sooky pups. I love sharing my love of papercraft here & as a Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator. Hope you enjoy this little peek at my creations. For more info, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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It's been a while longer between posts than I expected, with very little creating done either, but I do have a card to share with you today. I made this cute little party penguin card for Cara's 11th birthday back at the start of May.
This centre step card is my current fave fancy fold, as I love how the centre panel pops out. For this size version, you only need a standard size piece of card, a couple of cuts & extra score lines & you have a great new look.I've decorated the base with 3 prints from the fun Sweet Shop Specialty DSP pack. The card is really all about the perky party penguin, so here's a closer look at him:
Can you see, he's really an owl in disguise? Why? - He's made with the owl punch. I cut the owl ears off the body & punched another body to use the ears as flippers ( or whatever penguin arms are called). I used only the smaller eyes in the punch & cut the beak from a tiny triangle of card with 2 angles cut off. I've seen lots of penguins in the blogosphere & mine is based on this one by Amanda & this one by Teneale. The card had to have some bling for Cara, so I used some silver glimmer paper (have you tried this yet?) to make a sparkly party hat & glittery stage for him.
How perfect is the "You're an 11" sentiment? It's from the well named Perfect Words hostess set? I wasn't sure how to incorporate it on the card at first, but then I thought Percy the Penguin could hold it, so that's what I did. PS: the number 11 punched out perfectly with one of the owl eyes!!
If you haven't made a centre step card, check out this tutorial at SplitcoastStampers I used to work out the principles involved, then made my own size version. My version fits a regular Aus C6 envelope.
Anyway, I think that's all I need to say for now. Hope you like my penguin card. Thanks very much for visiting for your patience during my blogging absence.If you have any questions or just want to say hello, please leave me a comment. I love to hear from you. Hope to be back soon.
Inky wishes, Di
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Supplies: Stamps: Perfect Words, Party This Way Card/Paper: pool party, calyspo coral, whisper white, basic black, peach parfait, island indigo card, Sweet Shop Specialty DSP (Autumn/Winter Mini), Glimmer Paper (silver) Ink: island indigo ink pad Tools: punches - owl,1/2 inch circle, modern label, word window, large oval
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