Gerda Steiner Designs

Penguin Love

Happy Friday! I’ve got a new card today for Gerda Steiner Designs using one of my favorite stamp sets. These Valentine Penguins stamps are adorable and they can be used for so many occasions. For this one, I went with a simple love card with some bright colors instead of the typical pinks and reds for Valentine’s Day.

While the card front looks like a single piece of cardstock, I’ve die-cut 2 pieces for this. I found it much easier to do it this way rather than taping off straight lines on a single piece for the scene. Also, I prefer to color with Copics on XpressIt and I heat embossed the sentiment on the card.  I wasn’t sure how the XpressIt would hold up to the heat, so the larger card front is a piece of Neenah cardstock.


I started by stamping and masking the penguins and then taping a horizon line. I’ve airbrushed the sky with YR12, YR61, YR65, R21 and a little bit of B00. I also used the same technique that I used on my sloth card in last week’s post and die-cut a bunch of small hearts from eclipse tape to be used as masks. After I adhered them all over the sky, I airbrushed around them with YR61. I love how the bottom 2 hearts sort of look like the penguins hugging.

I colored up the penguins and the rest of the scene with Copics. I just love these little guys!

I hope you enjoyed and have a great weekend!

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