Monday, April 21, 2008

penguin pants, part one

you may recall that a month or so ago i mentioned that the caardvarks design team received some very lovely and VERY generous product packs in the mail from penguin pants rubber stamps, who are sponsoring the current challenge, black and white and one! i received *three* lovely sets of clear stamps, and used them to make a number of cards for the special penguin pants design team gallery! before i show my cards, let me just say, these are NICE stamps, folks! the acrylic is thick and sturdy, they cling to the acrylic block well (without being impossible to remove when you're finished!) and the images stamp clearly every time! i like these A LOT...and not only do i forsee using my sets a lot more...i've kinda got my eye on some of their alphabet sets now! ;o

in the made by set--which has some very useful stamps with which to sign our masterpieces--i absolutely fell in love with mr. penguin, the spokesbird for the line! there are two versions of the handsome dude, a smaller one and a larger...i can see using these for some "father and son" type occasions, can't you?

here's a card featuring the handsome fella right now:

(rubber stamp: penguin pants; cardstock: bazzill; patterned paper: ki, sei; stickers: love, elsie; pens: galaxy, sharpie, zig writer, sakura glitter glaze)

i also received the heavenly henna set...and of KNOW how i love all things the intricate images and the word "henna" immediately sent me into a frenzy of south-asian-based ideas; but i also used the stars from this set to make my black and white and one card (shown yesterday) ...which just proves you don't HAVE to go all international with these if you don't want to!

but if you DO want to try an indian theme, these babies work reaaaaaaaaaaally well:

(rubber stamps: penguin pants; patterned paper: paper co, daisy d's; cardstock: bazzill; chipboard: dcwv; clipart: anahata katkin; diecut butterfly: unknown; other:3m foam tape, colorbox & tim holtz inks; copper gel pen; cancelled postage stamps)

but again, you don't HAVE's the same moon i used as a background above, embossed to match the celestial theme of a vintage illustration:

(rubber stamps: penguin pants; griffin image & poem from an old children's book; cardstock: bazzill; patterned paper: sassafrass lass; gems: jewelcraft; uniball silver gel pen)

and here's another eastern-ish background, using just the small and large sun:

(rubber stamps: penguin pants; carved wooden buddha image from a home decor catalog; patterned paper: crafty secrets; metallic gold cardstock: jam paper; glitter rub-ons: k&co; felt fusion: queen & co; floral: heidi swapp; other: 3m foam tape, tim holtz ink)

tomorrow, i will show a few more cards, using the "let's play" set, which features, dice, cards, and fun phrases!


  1. Holy cow! You have been a VERY busy girl. I am agape with awe and wonder at how your brain comes up with such magnificent cards.

  2. I like the one with the Indian Babe ...but then even the one with Lord Buddha too is lovely!

  3. You're my stamping hero!!! The penguin is so much fun. I'll have to take a look and try some for myself. Thanks again for sharing.

  4. Wow...look at all this stuff!!

    Well then I guess you truly desreve the award I am pasing on to you. Check out my blog to find out more...I am sure you may have gotten this one already...but heyt you deserve it.

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