Hey everyone! Happy Friday!!!!

I haven't had time to stamp, but I thought I'd pop on and share a card I made a little while back for The Cat's Pajamas. This one was my original inspiration for the Verve Visual Sketch Contest that is going on right now. Sometimes I just play and then create a sketch from the finished product, and other times I sketch out a layout and make a card to fit it. Both ways seems to work for me, although I usually prefer starting with a sketch so I don't have to think too much while I'm creating.

The stamps are all from the Havin' A Pow-Wow set. Aren't these penguins just too much fun? I started by stamping them in Versafine Onyx Black and then coloring with Copic markers. I also sketched in a little sand for them to be standing in and then sketched a little border around the panel to give it a Southwestern feel. Next I stamped the cactus, colored with Copic markers, cut out and popped up on dimensionals over the panel, to give a little more depth to the project. Next I stamped the penguins again and cut one out to glue on the How? panel. All cardstock is from paper Accents. To finish off I added a bit of sparkle to the feathers on the headdress with Diamond Glaze and glitter.

Okey dokey, hope y'all have a fantastic weekend. I see my accountant tomorrow morning, so hopefully I'll be able to finish pulling everything else together today. Seems like I still have a mountain of stuff to do, but such is the fate of a procrastinator! LOL!


  1. Hi Julee!
    Very cute card. Do you have to heat set Versafine ink when you use it with Copics?

    Thanks for sharing all your creativity! Good luck with the administrative stuff...I'm procrastinating, too!

  2. Very cute card Julee!

  3. This card is so stinkin' CUTE! I just LOVE it!

  4. Laura (scrapnextras)April 5, 2008 at 8:34 AM

    Adorable! Love the title too!

  5. How cute that little penguin looks on the smaller tag! Love it.

  6. Wow..amazing job with that card---good luck on those taxes---I usually am a BIG procrastinator (except for my taxes!)

    I am gonna enter that verve contest one of these months---just as soon as a few things slow down (getting ready for a move)

    Your stamps are awesome!!! Hugs!

  7. How totally cute, I love those little guys, they make me smile!! Great card! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

  8. So super cute!!! I read the title, and was reading through your post and couldn't find why you named it How, then I looked at the card, too funny!!

  9. This card is awesome!!! Those guys crack me up!!! I really think I'm going to have to get these stamps!

  10. This is so cute! The stamps just make me giggle - a penguin pow-wow? Who woulda thunk it? :-)


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