Happy Thursday!! I'm participating in this week's Papertrey Ink Throwback Thursday feature where this week's showcased set is the adorable Winter Penguin. Such a cutie!
I decided I wanted a whole pile of these cute penguins, so I used the die to cut several "masks" from sticky notes. I started stamping the penguins at the bottom of my card panel, then masked them with the diecuts as I continued building my pile o' penguins. Really easy and fun to do!
When I had the whole gang stamped, I decided I wanted to ink the background, so I put my diecut masks over the top row of penguins and sponged Aqua Mist and Tropical Teal inks. The sentiment was stamped using a combination of two sets -- Penned Elegance and Keep it Simple: From All of Us.
I gave one of the penguins a balloon, which was done with the Birthday Balloons set. I thought they needed a little color, so I colored the beaks and added just a bit of gray shading to their bodies using colored pencils. I decided they needed even more color, so I diecut some bows and bowties using a couple of different die sets -- Huggables: Bunny & Chick and Dress Up Dolls: Basics. Finally, I stamped some stars in the background using the star cluster from the Birthday Balloons set. Such a fun, happy card! I smiled the whole time I was making it. :-)