Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Box Car(d) Penguin Birthday

A cross between Up! and Madagascar with a cupcake would probably be the best way to describe this card!

I decided I wanted to make one of these box cards that I had seen on SCS and that it would be penguin and birthday themed... well the penguin theme probably came first to be honest. So I looked at my cute as a button penguin by Gina K and thought wouldn't he be cute holding a birthday cake of some kind... I wanted to keep this all Gina K but didn't have the right sized cupcake in my Gina K stamps so I went with the Technique Tuesday ones. Instead of paper piecing I cut inserts to slip the cupcake behind his flippers and then backed the stamped image with another fussy cut penguin, which also helped with stability when I adhered him to the card.

The balloons are an old QuicKutz die and loads of cheerful colored cardstock. Some were scraps.

Card size - 8.5 in. x 5.5 in. folded flat;
Cardstock - The Paper Studio: black, white, striped;
Stamps - Gina K Designs: Melt my Heart, Sweet Tweets; Technique Tuesday: Icing on the Cake;
Ink - Gina K Designs Color Companions: black onyx, white; Versamark;
Color - Copics; Sakura metallic silver;
Accessories - gel-a-tins scented embossing powder chocolate bliss