Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Birdie Brown- Chill

Today's card is a simple summer card featuring the newest release from Birdie Brown - Penguins in Paradise.

I started by stamping the penguin and the tree onto some Copic marker paper. I colored them in with Copics, then carefully cut them out with scissors, leaving a small white border.

For the center panel, I die-cut a piece of white cardstock to a 3x4" rectangle with rounded corners (I used a die to make this process faster). While I had my Bigshot out, I also cut a stitched rectangle from a subtle blue patterned paper.

Then I grabbed some masking paper, my distress inks and blending tool. I started blending color with Wild Honey for the sandy beach, going in from the sides and the top. I like Wild Honey in particular because it's a rich yellow with a touch of orange - which makes for great contrast with the sky and sea. For the sea, I used Peacock Feathers and for the Sky, I used Broken China.

I adhered the patterned paper with my regular adhesive and added the center panel with foam squares. I then added the palm tree, the penguin and a sentiment from the stamp set.

Lastly, I put a few enamel dots in the upper left corner to balance out the image.

Thanks for reading!


  1. So cute! Your scene makes me want to go to the beach right this minute! :) I love it!

    1. Thank you, Ka! I'm wishing I could visit a beach, too. XD

  2. Oh this looks like paradise! The little penguin has just the right plan, I think. Your colour palette is divine as is your design.

    1. Wouldn't it be great to be on a warm beach right now with an ice-cream and no stress or cares? :D