Sunday, November 3, 2013

Zoo Review Penguin, PP170

Greetings, and welcome to another Sunday and another challenge from The Paper Players! This week the uber-talented Jaydee is hostess, and she has a fun wildlife theme for us. Kudos to Nance also, for creating the adorable challenge badge! I love it!

I had something entirely different in mind when I pulled out my Zoo Review stamp set for this challenge, but after playing around a bit I decided the penguin would be fun for a holiday card.  I chose a frosty background of Pool Party, Island Indigo and Whisper White. 

I used several embossing folders for lots of texture. The Indigo panel was embossed with the Northern Flurry embossing folder, and then I accented the raised areas with Dazzling Details glitter glue. It's much more sparkly in person! All the white areas were sponged with Pool Party. The penguin was stamped in Black Stazon ink, then I colored in some of the areas (like his head) with a Basic Black marker.

Stampin' Up Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Zoo Review, Petite Pairs
Card Stock: Pool Party, Island Indigo, Whisper White
Ink Pads: Black Stazon, Island Indigo
Markers: Basic Black
Tools: Big Shot, Framed Tulips, Northern Flurry and Designer Frames Embossing Folders, Extra Large Oval Punch
Accessories: Dazzling Details

Thanks for stopping by! Don't forget to pay a visit to the rest of the Design Team at The Paper Players!

PS: I'll be taking a little break from blogging this week, but I'll be busy as a little elf in my workshop! I'll be busy preparing lots of awesome projects for a special surprise week beginning Monday, November 11 and ending in a blog candy giveaway! You won't want to miss it so be sure to tune in then!


Andrea W said...

Fantastic Christmas card full of wonderful embossing! Thanks for the inspiration and a clever way to use the Zoo stamp set.

Nance Leedy said...

I agree, Sandy, this is a genius way to use this stamp set! I never got past the idea of a rustic card for this challenge but you've shown how this stamp set can be so much more! Love the colors, the sparkle and that uber-cute penguin! Enjoy your bloggy break and have a great time!

LeAnne said...

Squeeeee!!! I just LOVE this little penguin fun and frosty, especially with the snow-embossed background! He looks perfect, framed with that nice oval from Designer Frames....wonderful creation!

Jaydee said...

Sandy, this was such a great challenge, thank you! I love that you went for a Christmas card. The penguin set against his frosty background is perfect. Putting him inside the designer frames was s genius touch and I love the glitter on the snowflakes. Fabulous card, my friend.

Darnell said...

This is icy cool perfection, Sandy! Your shading on penguin's framed portrait totally fits the background design!! I love that frame inside a frame! Hugs, Darnell

Ann Schach said...

An awesome holiday card, Sandy! I love the frosty feel and the gorgeous color combination!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Too cute, Sandy! I love the textured background nd the softly inked edges. Also, I wanted to thank you for the beautiful birthday card that arrived in my mailbox today. You made me smile! Big hugs, my friend! :)

Bonnie said...

I hadn't thought of using this guy for a holiday card, but he works perfectly! Love all the sparkle!