06 February 2010

2 Cute Birthday Penguin

Happy Saturday everyone! It's snowing/sleeting/raining at my house - so it has been a great time to snuggle up in my craft room and create! I needed to make a birthday card for my little brother, who turns 26 in a couple of weeks (not so little, huh?). He's a fan of no frills and boy colors, so his cards are always a challenge for me.

Here is what I came up with! I kept the color scheme simple and masculine (yet still managed to sneak 2 different Basic Grey papers on there). I used my Cuttlebug to emboss two pieces of cardstock to mimic the circles on Birthday Penguin's party hat. He was colored with a combination of Copic markers; the ice cube was watercolored using an aquapainter and ink. The melting ice has Stickles painted on it for some shimmer, and the block is covered in Ranger Glossy Effects for some shine.

Turned out pretty cool, huh? I'm really please with it and as an added bonus my DH loved it too! So I figure if he likes it, Little Brother will too.


  • Cardstock/Paper: Kraft, Buckaroo Blue, Prismatics White, Basic Grey dp (Periphery, Mellow)
  • Stamps: Birthday Penguin
  • Ink: printer, Buckaroo Blue, Tim Holtz Ranger Distress Frayed Burlap
  • Tools & Accessories: ribbon, brads, Ranger Glossy Effects, Shimmerz Angel Wings, aquapainter, sponge


Tiffany said...

Oh my gosh, adorable, the SWEETEST image ever! Love that ice cube!!

Carol said...

I love that little penguin. The ice cube is cool! Adorable.

Danni said...

This made me smile!So cute!