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I'm a real sucker for penguins - they're just so cute and adorable!
So, I've collected together some penguin Christmas card ideas to share with you using just three stamp sets from my collection.
Why do I love penguins?
Well, for me they are so versatile as you can use them for Christmas and winter cards.
They're also great to send to my family and friends down under in Australia and New Zealand as they all live near areas with little penguin visitors.
Click on any Image to see the cards in Gallery format
For my first set of penguin Christmas cards I used a stamp set and cover die from Whimsy Stamps. The green background was from a Lawn Fawn paper pack.
I've grown to love my Tri-markers as they make blending so easy as the blending colour choice is all made for you.
I added black glaze to the eyes and the bear's nose with a Sakura Glaze pen.
The sentiment was added to the inside as I didn't want it to spoil the look of the card front.
My next collection of cards used a stamp set from Sunny Studios. It has 10 cute penguin stamps together with a selection of sentiments.
The background was created with a geometric stencil from Stencil Girls and distress oxide inks.
The large sentiments were from a well used stamp set from the Woodware Craft Collection.
This design is easy to replicate and great for batch card making. Just ring in the changes with your ink colours.
As I coloured enough penguins for next year (and the year after!) I used the penguins to create a more mixed media card.
For the background I used a snowflake stencil in the die cutting machine to create an embossed background. It's difficult to see from the picture.
I die cut a circle and ink blended with mermaid lagoon and tumbled glass distress oxide ink leaving the centre of the circle lighter and the edges darker. Then I used the same snowflake stencil to add Nuvo Glacier Paste on top of the stencil.
When dry I assembled the card with a black strip for my penguin image to stand on.
Finally, I added a sentiment from Waffle Flower to complete the cards.
My final card features a small stamp set from Newton's Nook.
I created an ink blended background with Geo Netting stencil from The Crafters Workshop.
My coloured pile of penguins were added to a die cut oval and snowflakes added in a similar style to the geo netting. The sentiment was one of two sentiments from the stamp set.