Joy Clair Stamps 5th Anniversary Blog Hop

Hello my crafty friends!  I am so excited to share today’s post because I have been invited to guest-design and join the Joy Clair’s 5th Anniversary Blog Hop!   I’d also like to take this opportunity to thank Joy Clair for inviting me. 


Hop along with us and leave a comment on each of the participating blog post.  Joy Clair will be giving away one (1) $25 gift card to TWO (2) LUCKY WINNERS!  

For my cards today, I am showcasing the Christmas Penguins stamp set.  

To begin, I stamped and colored my images with Spectrum Noir Harmony Quick Dry Dye Ink in Rustic Brown using my MISTI stamping tool.  I colored the images in with my alcohol markers.  I used my Brother Scan N Cut machine to die-cut the images.

I also die-cut some of the elements that I needed to create my winter scene using some dies from my stash.   Here’s my first card:

Those little penguins are super adorable! I finished my design by stamping the sentiment “Baby It’s Cold Outside” with some lobster ink by Lawn Fawn. I also added some snowflake sprinkles for some added texture. Here’s a closer look:

For my second card, I ink-blended a Bristol smooth white card stock with some distress oxide inks using my blending brushes. I wanted to create a soft-winter sky for my scene. I also die-cut the trees and the snow hill using some dies from my stash.

I colored the trees using some dye inks and mini ink blending tool. I took my time until I was satisfied with the colors. I adhered the trees and the penguins on my colored background with some foam adhesive for added dimension. Here’s my second card:

To finish my design, I stamped the sentiment on the card and used my black gel pen to add more depth to the eyes. Here’s a closer look:

I hope you like my cards today and got inspired. The supplies I used are listed and linked below in case you’re interested.


The next person on the hop is—-> Jowilna. In case you get lost, I have also included the line-up below (click to enter and see the line-up).

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

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18 thoughts on “Joy Clair Stamps 5th Anniversary Blog Hop

  1. I especially like your backgrounds. The mountains are so cute! And the tress, too. LOVE them both. The little penguin with the belt is adorable.


  2. Oh my goodness, those penguins are so adorable! I love the one with the string of lights all tangled. Your cards are lovely with the dimension & colours you’ve used. Thanks Maria!


  3. The penguins are darling. Each
    has a fun disguise. the settings
    for them is great. thanks for


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