Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Penguins are the Cat's Pajamas

I think penguins are just the cutest things ever - and penguin stamps are among my favs, so when I saw these cute little guys at The Cat's Pajamas, I went nuts. I had a really hard time choosing just one set. Okay, so I did buy two sets, but the other one I bought was a sheep, and that's entirely different!

I'd been waiting for the perfect opportunity to ink them up and VSN was it. I was hosting my own challenge, which was to make a Christmas card without using any red or green at all - a concept that some people had a hard time with. It's sort of like asking Lee to make a card without using pink. It can be done, but it takes some doing.

In addition to my own challenge, I took on the sketch from TCP Tuesday 134, because you guys know how much I love sketch challenges!
TCP stamps are clear acrylic - and something pretty cool about that is that you can often bend or smoosh them if you need to. My sentiment was already curved, but not quite curved enough to fit into my die cut. With a rubber stamp, it never would have fit, but with the acrylic, I was able to maneouver the arc so that it was shaped perfectly.

7 comments:

Danni said...

This is a great card! Love the fun papers you paired with the fun penguins!

Jingle said...

This is super cute and super fun!

jennyk said...

Love those penguins! Love the way you used them too, though I still struggle with those colours for a Christmas card.

Thanks for the reminder about manipulating clear stamps - I always forget that.

Softpencil said...

I love those cute penguins! and I love your beautiful card! ;)

Shar said...

Too cute!

Joanne Gilch said...

Cool and curvy! penguins are hard to resist!

Linda said...

I love this penguins very cute! I love paper too! And did your get you picture worked out yet? With Our untity Sugar daddes Yet? (Tommy Lee) Lol hotwheels