TMR 128 | Snow Penguin | It’s Snowing

We’re getting chilly over at The Male Room with our latest challenge – It’s Snowing! Here in Southern Finland we’ve had very little snow this winter, and indeed it’s one of the mildest winters on record. But in any case, I created a clean and simple, snowy card for this challenge.

I started by using Catherine Pooler Midnight ink to stamp the penguin from Paper Smooches’ Chilly Chums onto the lower left of my card base. I masked off the penguin, as well as a rounded hill for grounding him, and added two lengths of post it tape to mask a strip of sky behind him.

I used a stencil brush to blend Catherine Pooler Something Borrowed ink into my masked strip area. I concentrated the ink towards the top of the card base, letting it fade to a lighter blue closer to the base of the card.

Once I was happy with the ink blending I placed the Falling Snow stencil from Love From Lizi over the card. I then sprayed through the stencil with some water mixed with Perfect Pearls. I let it sit for a moment before dabbing up the excess liquid with a paper towel. This left a slightly shimmery, splatter snow design on the inked area.

I removed all my masking and quickly added colour to the penguin’s features with Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers. I then checked that my panel was dry before stamping and heat embossing more snowflakes using some of the Chilly Chums accessory stamps. I chose Love From Lizi’s Ivory Pearl Embossing powder for the embossing.

The finishing touch for my card was to add a sentiment. I chose one from Skull and Cross Buns’ Scandi Christmas and stamped it with the Midnight ink.

I had so much fun (or snow much fun, if you prefer!) making this card. Despite being a very clean and simple design it wasn’t the quickest to make as it has various elements to the design. I really like how the snow panel turned out. The slightly golden tone of the embossing powder complements the blue sky nicely. I also think that having the penguin and snowflakes extend slightly past the confines of the ink blending works well – it’s one of my favourite techniques to add depth to a one layer design.


Lady Joyful

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AAA Cards – One Layer and Optional: Polar Animals

Allsorts Challenge – More Than A Single Word Sentiment

Cards Und More – Best of 2019 (I went for the Christmas themed challenge from July)

Christmas Cards All Year ‘Round – Anything Christmas

Craftyhazelnut’s Christmas Challenge – Anything Christmas and Optional: Use A Sentiment

Digi Choosday – Anything Goes

Fun Friday Challenge (YNS) – Shades of Blue

Kat Scrappiness Challenge – No Designer Paper

Merry Little Christmas Challenge – Anything Christmas (edit – where it was a top pick!)

Paper Smooches Challenge – Anything Goes

Perfectly CAS Challenge – One Layer

Polkadoodles Challenge – Anything Goes

Simon Says Work It Wednesday – Snowflakes

STAMPlorations CAS Card Challenge – Anything CAS

STAMPlorations Stencil Challenge – Anything Goes with a Stencil

The Cutie Pie Challenge – Cute, Clean and Simple

The Male Room – It’s Snowing

Uniko Challenge – Anything Goes and Optional: Cool Winter Colours

Winter Wonderland – Christmas and Little Friends


Check out what the rest of the DT made:




Crafty Linby



Lady Joyful (that’s me!)

Lise Mariann


48 thoughts on “TMR 128 | Snow Penguin | It’s Snowing

  1. Oh he’s a real cutie! Love that inky panel too. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards and Uniko, hope to see you join in with future challenges too.

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  2. I’m just a little jealous of your snow, we have not seen one flake here in the UK this winter! Your penguin card is adorable. Beautifully CAS and a wonderful design. Thanks so much for sharing and joining in on the Uniko Challenge. Hugs Bev x

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  3. I’ve been an admiring your work for a few months now. Glad to be joining you on the team. What a cute image you have used and love the strip of inking too.

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  4. You certainly did have snow much fun creating this card; it’s infused with joy! Your little penguin is ADORABLE! Thrilled to see you in the STAMPlorations CAS, Uniko and Perfectly CAS galleries!

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