Gerda Steiner Penguins

Hello Lovely.  Let me just say I LOVE this little guy!  Today's cards were created using the Gerda Steiner Long Time No See set.  If this penguin doesn't melt your heart, I'm not sure what will.  He's just so stinking cute!


I started these by stamping the little penguins on Neenah Solar White 80# cardstock with Gina K. Amalgam ink.  I colored these little guys with my Copics, including a little yellow on the bottom of his belly.  I won't lie, I saw Laura Bassen do it and I loved how it looked so I stole the idea.  Do you follow Laura?  If you don't you really should.  She makes some fantastic cards, and if rainbows are your thing she's your gal!


Once I had these little guys all colored up I did some fussy cutting and used Kelly's trick for outlining them with a little Momento marker to cover the white edges.  We all know I love Kelly Latevola, if you're new and you didn't know, now you do.  You should follow her too!


I did some stamp surgery on the sentiment.  Also a bit of a first for me, because I've never cut a stamp apart before.  The shock, I know!  I needed it to fit in that cute bubble and I just wasn't getting the results I wanted masking part of the words to stack the sentiment.

Shall we talk about the elephant in the room?  I know a few of you might be wondering why only one of these guys has a heart on his chest.  Well, the deal is it's covering a little bit of an ink smudge.  After all that coloring, I wasn't gonna toss him, so heart to match the hat it is.  I'll give the credit for this idea to my Bestie.  I sent her a pick and she said, "just die cut a heart and cover it up."  We all need a little genius in our lives now an then.  Love her.


To complete the cards I die cut pale gray panels and snagged some older pattern paper from my stash that matched each hat.  I layered them up all pretty on a pale gray card base, using foam tape to pop the penguin and sentiment up.


Ok, that's it for these guys.  Thanks for swinging by today.  Now go like some new blogs and get you coloring on.  Don't forget to check out the links to the products used.  These are affiliate links, that cost you nothing to use but help me pay for supplies to make more cards to keep bringing you inspiration.

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