Make a Wish!

Hello!  I'd like to share with you today a card that I made using these adorable penguin stamps by Your Next Stamp.  I recently stumbled across this company and instantly fell in love with all of their adorable stamp sets and matching dies.  This particular set is called "Waddles - Happy Brrr-thday!".  Every two weeks, Your Next Stamp offers a fun Sketch and Color Challenge in which you can enter your project.  The current challenge was based off of the photo below.  More information can be found HERE.

YNS stamps are not necessary!  And you can either participate based on the sketch, the colors or both!

Since I loved the color scheme shown,  I decided to try both.  I started off by creating my layout similar to the sketch shown.  For my "splattered" background, I painted some Broken China & Peacock Feathers distress ink on water color paper and then added some splatters of the same colors.  I also added some splatters of Picket Fence distress ink but they are not quite noticeable in the picture.  I then sprayed some Frost Sheer Shimmer Spritz once the ink had dried to give my background some sparkle.  I stamped my images with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and then colored with copics.  I added some Hero Arts Sparkle Embossing Powder to parts of my banner, hats, and balloon for added shimmer.  I seriously love that stuff and the effect that it creates!  Lastly, I added some Glossy Accents on the penguins beaks, feet and bellies.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!  I love to hear from you!  Feel free to leave any comments or questions!




  1. Oh my cuteness! From the coloring to color choices and arrangement it is all good. The banner fits across perfectly and looks great with the bows on each side. What a wonderful take on the sketch. Thanks so much for playing along at YNS!!!

  2. So very cute and festive and fun. Love it!