Thank You Card featuring Penguins

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Hello, I like finding new ways to stretch my supplies and wanted to play with the Big Greetings stamp set by Avery Elle, also the Toboggan Together stamp set by Lawn Fawn.



I placed two stitched rectangle dies inside each other and die cut a piece of 14 x 11 cm watercolour card to create a frame, I then die cut this once more to create a second frame. From the inside panel I die cut a stitched hillside.


Ink Blending & Sentiment

On the top part of the watercolour panel, I stamped the sentiment from the Big Greetings stamp set and snowflakes from the Toboggan Together stamp set with versamark. I poured on white embossing powder, tapped off the excess and heat set. When the embossing piece had cooled, I used my ink blending tool to add Tumbled Glass distress ink to the sky with a little Salty Ocean at the top. For the snowbank I lightly added Tumbled Glass along the top and both sides.


Colouring Penguins

I stamped the sitting penguin five times and one Santa hat with archival jet black ink onto watercolour paper. Using various grey shades of Zig Clean Colour Real Brush Markers (90 Grey, 91 Light Grey, 10 Black, 95 Dark Grey and 99 Cool Grey). I placed a little of the colour from the marker on the edges of the penguin and blended the colour towards the middle. For the hat I used 260 Deep Red and 22 Carmine Red. While the penguins were drying I spritzed the watercolour panels with clear water from my Distress Sprayer. I let the water droplets sit for 10-15 seconds and blotted dry with a paper towel.


Finishing The Card

I used the co-ordinating dies for the Toboggan Together stamps and die cut all the penguins and the hat. I created a card base with Bazzill Marshmallow Cardstock and cut to 14 x 11cm. Using liquid glue, I added the frame onto the card base, placed some acrylic blocks on the card help the frame to adhere to the card. I used liquid glue to adhere the second frame. I adhered the sky and snowbank inside the frame onto the card base.  I used a tape runner to adhere the penguins to the card placing them so they are sitting in a group.  The Santa Hat was then added to one penguin.


Extra Sparkle

This is a wintery thank you card with Christmas themed stamps so it still needs some sparkle. I added some blue, white and iridescent sequins and white and blue seed beads from The Attic findings embellishment kit by 28 Lilac Lane.  I used Perfect Paper Adhesive (which I’ve put into a Precision Tip Bottle) to adhere the sequins and beads.


All the supplies I used to create this card are listed and link to the shop below.

Lawn Fawn – Tobaggan Together Stamp and co-ordinating Dies , Large Rectangle Stitched diesAcrylic Block

Avery Elle – Big Greetings Stamp,

Ranger – Watercolour Card, Craft Sheet, Ink Blending Tool, Tumbled Glass Distress ink, Salty Ocean Distress InkDistress Sprayer, Stamp Cleaner, Archival Ink

Stix 2 – Glue Pen, Tape Runner

Zig – Clean Colour Real Brush Markers 

28 Lilac Lane – Embellishment Kit

Sizzix – Big Shot

Bazzill – Marshmallow Card

Art Quest – Perfect Paper Adhesive

Tsukineko – Versamark

All available from

From my stash I used a Heat Gun.


I hope you like this card and will make some cards with Christmas themed images but without a Christmas sentiment.








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