Sunday, April 18, 2010

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #55 "World Penguin Day"

It's hard to believe that we're already half way through April. This year is just flying by.

I have another challenge card ready. This week at Stamptacular we are celebrating "World Penguin Day" which isn't actually until April 25th. So the challenge is to make a card using a Penguin or simply use the colors black and white.

This weeks challenge is being sponsored by our very own DT member Paula who is offering a sweet cupcake set of clear stamps and a second sponsor - Creations by Penny, who is offering the winner 8 images of their choice. Now that's pretty generous, don't you think?

I needed to make a wedding card to send my sister back in March so I began work on this card in February! I looked high and low for some black and white dp that I thought would be suitable and I turned to some retired SU papers I've had for years. I also wanted to make a tent card, as that was a challenge card back then. I didn't have a single wedding type image for my card, but the delightful Jacque let me borrow her newest Magnolia image. She also sent me the wonderful wedding cake charm which I put on the bow.

Here is the card I made. I added the splashes of yellow in the flowers because my sister wore a bright yellow dress and had yellow flowers for the wedding party.

I didn't take a straight on photo of the card as I was trying to show how the tent card was formed and so that you could see the sweet wedding couple hanging.

The wedding couple image and the lace banner from the Raising the Ceiling collection are available right now over at Magnolia-licious. I loved how well they turned out...

Since there is really no "inside" to this card I really wanted to make the outside pretty. I didn't have yellow daisies to work with, (those were the flowers she used) but I had some beautiful yellow roses , yellow and white cherry blossoms, and white rosebuds. I punched out the leaves with my MS punch and added the yellow pin for interest. The little white butterflies have small black pearls on them for accent and to complete my bouquet.

Here are the copics I used to make this card...

The card was mailed off to Canada, and arrived in time for my sister's wedding March 20! She was just thrilled to pieces with it, and I'm so pleased for her new found happiness.

I invite you all to give your hand at this week's challenge and see what you come up with.


  1. Barb, this card is absolutely gorgeous! The wedding couple are colored beautifully and I just love the yellow flowers against the dp's. Just perfect :-) I haven't inked my wedding couple yet, but I may have to now!

  2. Absolutely gorgeous, Barb!! Love the way you colored the newly wedded couple and the papers and flowers are stunning! Fabulous job!

  3. Barb, your card is absolutely precious. I love the flowers and the DP is perfect. So cute how the brid al couple are showcased..Quite simply put.....WOW!!!!!
    hugs, Diana

  4. Beautiful Barb! Love all the attention to detail you give your creations! Lovely!
    Pam Going Postal

  5. Hi Barb...what a wonderful card!!! You're sooooo creative! No wonder you're on the DT!! I really love the tent style...and the DPs are perfect. Also love the splash of color in the flowers! Your coloring is just beautiful! Pat Frank (VA)

  6. I agree with everything that has been said -- beautiful Barb! And I do love those flowers.


  7. Barb,
    your card is marvelous!!
    Love the tent card!!
    great job!

  8. Barb this is GREAT! love the dp you used pity its an old one cos i would have looked for it for myself. You have done a great job on this tent card.

  9. What a fantabulous card. Love the black and white and yellow.

  10. Barb, this is beautiful! Looking forward to seeing all your magnificent Maggies!



  11. Hi Barb,Your card is just stunning!
    Your shading and coloring is super-you make it looks much easier than it is. Your signature flower arrangement is awesome, such details--the butterfly and stick pins--love the cake charm on the bow--your card is beautiful
    Hugs Monica M

  12. Beautiful card! Really like the tent card. You know I always love your flowers.

  13. Barb your card is just beautiful! Love the papers and the cake charm, the flowers are delightful and as always your coloring is awesome!

  14. Barb, this card is stunning!! I am absolutely IN LOVE witht the arrangement of the flowers and the beautiful shades of yellow used. I may try my hand at one of these!!

  15. OMG Barb this is so adorable and very elegant.Your soft colors are always make me melt LOL!Your couple are ready to be wed.LOVE IT!!RubyM:)

  16. /Beautiful... love the background paper and the yellow flowers. you did a great job coloring bride & groom and the bow nad charm are the finishing touch!! Great job!
    Hugs, Jean

  17. Barb, ooh what a stunning card! I've never heard of World Penguin Day! Thanks to the penguins for giving a wonderful colour combo. Love it, but then I love anything with black and white. And hurray, I have this image too! Amazing colouration. I have to study how your colour in white--I'm not too good atn that. Very elegant looking DP's and your flower arrangement is a work of art in itself. Love the card, Barb.


  18. Gorgeous, elegant & beautiful Barb!


  19. I can imagine she was thrilled with this card! It is beautiful! What a special keepsake! Love the tent style with the hanging couple. Your flower arrangement is fabulous! Fantastic Barb!!!

  20. Barb,
    Great job on this lovely wedding card! The coloring is so well done,and the card has so much to see.
    Hugs to you,

  21. I've never seen a tent card; This is spectacular!

    I love so many things about this card.... bow, charm, colors, image, design, coloring, details...etc!!

    I really need to step my stuff up a notch or two...or three...or twelve!

  22. Oh Wow, Barb! So elegant, gorgeous! Although I don't have any Tilda's, I love that stamp! So beautifully coloured..and the embellishments... I am so Wow-ed!


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