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Today, I have two fun little penguins for you. If you're looking for a clean and simple and quick birthday card idea, you're in the right place :-) No coloring needed, I simply used a fun stamping technique called Ombré Stamping.
Ombré Stamping is such a cool and fun way to add interest and depth to solid stamps. Tools that (in my opinion) are super helpful for this are a stamp positioning tool (like the MISTI) and small sponge daubers (but you can also do it without them).
For those of you who aren't familiar with Ombré Stamping, here's a YouTube video by Stephanie for My Favorite Things: Ombré Stamping Video
I started by stamping the penguins in grey dye ink, added a darker gray and finished the ombré stamping with black. Next, I added the feet and the beaks with yellow and light orange. Using my small sponge daubers, I was able to add just a tiny bit of a darker shade even to the small stamps like the hat or the cupcake. To add even more party feeling, I stamped stars in different colors. After the stamping was done, I die cut my panel with a stitched rectangle die.
As for my sentiments, I stamped them with clear sticky ink on colored card stock and did some heat embossing with white embossing powder. I die cut them with skinny fishtail dies and added them to my card with foam tape.
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