Do you ever stamp a solid image and it just isn’t as deep a color as you want? Try using the Stamparatus tool. It allows for multiple stampings, exactly lined up. Yay! Watch my How to Get Nice Black Penguins tutorial to see how the Stamparatus works.
These little guys are so much fun to make! There are so many little extras to personalize each card. All of the cards start with an 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ Thick Basic White base scored at 4 1/4″. The central layer is Basic White that is 3″ x 4 1/4″ and the matte layer is 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″.
On this card, the sliding hill layer is glued directly to the card after the Puff Snow was added. All of the extra elements (hat, scarf, trees) are stamped with Garden Green ink and the matte is also Garden Green.
The card below was stamped without using the Stamparatus. It turned out okay but I really wanted the black to be deeper and more solid so for these cards, I used the Stamparatus. Most times the image looked great after 2 stampings but sometimes it took 3.
These cute little corners are from a stamp set that I picked up from the free table at a scrap day event that I attended. I really like how the older Stampin’ Up! sets have dates on them, this one was dated 1998 and the name is Creative Corners.
This card is the one that I created during the video tutorial. The sliding hill is popped up with dimensionals and the front penguin is also popped up. Instead of stamping the feet, they are simply punched from Mango Melody cardstock with the Penguin Builder Punch. All of the standing penguins were created with the Penguin Builder Punch.
This card was my first attempt in this series of cards. I thought that by stamping the hill with Balmy Blue ink before adding the Puff Snow would give it a glistening effect, but I wasn’t happy with the results and switched to adding a second layer to create the snow hill.
Tips for using the Puff Snow:
- Shake Well
- Add a thin layer (experiment a bit to get the right amount)
- Be careful when heating – this snow will burn!
- If adding over ink make sure that the ink is completely dry or the snow will be dirty
Here is some penguin knowledge for inquiring minds. A groups of penguins are called colonies, rookeries or huddles. If they are swimming they are called a raft. A walking group of penguins is called a waddle. (I love this one!)
The Penguin Punch (60% off) and Snowfall Accents Puff Paint (60% off) are both going to be discounted starting on December 1 for the Retiring Sale! Be sure to order on December 1 if you want to get this special because I predict that these items will sell out FAST.