Happy Wednesday everyone! This week is chugging along and I’m happy to be on the Pink & Main website with some mid-week inspiration to share. I am dreaming of summer vacation and playing on the beach so these sweet penguins were perfect to fit my mood.
They were the stamp of the month in May but don’t worry, you can still snag them in the shop and sign up for this months stamp of the month so you don’t miss out anymore. I’ll share links at the bottom of this post.
I chose these two sandy cuties to create a mini scene with today. I stamped and colored them with copic markers before using the coordinating dies to cut them out.
Then I cut out a wide stitched arch from white cardstock and inked it up lightly with distress oxide inks for sand and sky. I started with tea dye for the sand and added a little gathered twigs at the bottom. Then I added mermaid lagoon to the top for a pretty sky and spritzed the whole panel with water. Then I flicked ground espresso ink on the sandy part of the panel and more mermaid lagoon on the top.
This die set can cut your sentiments out if you’d like but I chose to stamp mine on the scene panel today. Once that was done, I added my images with foam squares and then added foam tape to the back of the arch panel.
I cut down a piece of yellow gingham paper from the Warm Basics paper pad and added it to a white card base before adding the scene panel to that.
For finishing touches I added some white gel pen highlights to the images. Then black glaze pen to the penguin’s eyes that are open and finally some Touch of Gloss to the sun and penguin beaks.
We’re spending a week camping at the beach for 4th of July and it can’t come quick enough! I’m so excited and start daydreaming every time I create with these fun beachy stamps.
Products used today:
Summer Penguins stamps and dies
Stamp of the Month Subscription
Wide Stitched Arches dies
Warm Basics paper pad
Foam tape and squares
Touch of Gloss
Ergonomic blending brushes
Distress Oxide Ink – gathered twigs, tea dye, ground espresso, mermaid lagoon
I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!