Fuzzy Birthday Penguin

March 24th, 2009


 Hey there – just a  post to share a card that really makes me smile.  Ever since I saw the Flower Soft booth at CHA with their adorable samples, I’ve wanted to use black Flower Soft on a penguin image (which I have plenty of!)  I needed a birthday card for work today since it was my turn to be in charge of the birthday card and gift.  It was the perfect excuse to play with penguins, Flower Soft, TE Black Ice Glitter and the TE Easter Key Ingredients.  I chose this cute Whipper Snapper guy and added balloons from SU Crazy for Cupcakes (which is funny because just the other day I was thinking how dumb and useless that balloon image was in that set!  LOL!)

This card is 5″ x 5″ square and all the cs, dp and shimmer flowers are from the Key Ingredients kit (except for the shimmer white the penguin is stamped on).  I actually stamped him 3 times, colored with Copics,  and cut out his tummy and beak and scarf and layered them to go with the dimension of the Flower Soft.  I colored the black portions with N10 Copic, then put down an even thick layer of the Flower Soft adhesive, sprinkled on the black FS and then immediately sprinkled on the Black Ice glitter.  The matching color of glitter is really needed to get the totally solid coverage look.



You know I love adding black to almost any color combo and this was the perfect chance to do that with a black nestie layer and some black polka dot organdy ribbon from my stash.  I added a double layer of eyelet border punch, some hot pink corner brads, some teal Kaiser Craft pearls, and some white opal liquid pearls.  The doodle frame and balloon strings were hand-drawn.  Balloons were paper-pieced and sentiment was done with JustRite Small Letters.

Blind Date-iversary Saga – tomorrow is the 20th anniversary of our 2nd First Date.  We have been planning to go out to dinner to celebrate, but my sweet guy has the flu.  He’s on the upswing, so I’m still hopeful we might get to go out.  Either way I’ll be back to conclude my story either tomorrow or the next day.  Thanks for hanging in and following along!



5 Responses to “Fuzzy Birthday Penguin”

  1. Carol Scheevel Says:

    Super Cute! I think I need to see it in person to get the full affect of the flower soft and the glitter, but since you already gave it away at work, I’ll put my order in for a new one 🙂 I’m almost half way through my new toys. Way fun.

  2. Denise (peanutbee) Says:

    Soooooo totally adorable!! I love how well this penguin goes with the TE DP.

  3. taylor Says:

    Sooo cute! I love the Flower Soft on the penguin and great idea to add the Black Ice glitter!

  4. Bonnie aka raduse Says:

    This is way too cute Jami. That flower soft stuff really adds a lot of dimension to it.

  5. diane (cookiestamper) Says:

    Jami, this is such a FUN card!

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