Friday 15 June 2012

Sweet Party Penguin for Cara

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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Edited 16 Sept 2014
You can now download my pdf tutorial for this size centre step card in this post.
Hope you enjoy :-)

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


Sam said...

This card is sooooo cute Di. I love it...especially your little pinguino!

H2 :) said...

Adorable card Di! Love the colours & the banner sentiment. It looks like your cute little penguin is floating on a sparkly iceberg! :)

Christine Blain said...

This is an AWESOME card for your special girl, Di! I love the glimmery bits; the perfect complement to that happy paper. The penguin is adorable - you've done an amazing job with this card!

Mae's Cachet said...

Di this card is fantastic, love the bright cheery colours and the cute party penguin and of course for any little girl sparkle!

Cathy said...

Bet Cara just LOVED her beaut card! You're so clever, Di!

Anonymous said...

I just love your penguin. I can't believe how easy it was to change him from an owl. TFS.

Louise said...

Love it Di! Such a great way to use the owl punch!