Try Stampin' On Tuesday #539

Try Stampin' On Tuesday #539

Hello all! Today's cards were inspired by Try Stampin' On Tuesday's Sketch Challenge #539 and some pretty holiday paper I bought on clearance after the holidays at my local craft store. In addition, we are partnering with The Double Trouble Challenge Blog, and so have some other fun options to work with on this sketch--namely including multiple pieces of patterned paper and penguins.

The Design Team hopes that you can join us being crafty with this sketch!

Try Stampin' On Tuesday Sketch #539


The Double Trouble Challenge Blog's parameters for this challenge include using 3 patterned papers, using the Try Stampin' On Tuesday Sketch #539 sketch and including a penguin. Of course, there are more details on their blog, so check them out!

Supplies used:


Card #1

This card was created with three different pieces of patterned paper--the circle in the center focuses on some snowy mountains and water (so the penguins feel at home), the rectangle on the left is a white patterned paper with black snowflakes in the background, and the rectangle on the right features a variety of winter sentiments in different fonts. The two rectangles were cut out of a rectangular die in my stash (as well as 4 additional pieces of scrap cardstock). Each rectangle had two of the scrap rectangles glued behind them for dimension and strength and set aside to dry. The blue foil base layer (and two additional pieces of scrap cardstock) were cut out of the largest die from the Gina K Master Layout 2 die set and glued together to give the blue foil paper layer more dimension as well. After the two rectangles had dried a bit, I added a piece of very light blue sparkly foam tape across the two rectangles to mimic the sketch and then I attached the rectangles to the blue foil layer--mostly with glue, but with some Altenew Instant Dimension foam tape behind the right (font) side as it was propped up pretty significantly due to the three layers of cardstock on the left side. 

The circle in the center of the card was die cut out of a piece of patterned paper with a die cut in my stash.

The two penguins (as well as the penguin and rabbit on the second card) came from Avery Elle's More Stories stamp set. They were all stamped with Nocturne VersaFine Clair ink and heat embossed with Holographic embossing powder from Ranger. They were all colored in with Zig markers and then fussy cut them. I drew around the edges of the animals with my Zig Gray marker to color the edges and mask the imperfections of my cutting. I decided to have the two penguins on this card live on a really cool piece of patterned paper from that I found on sale at my local craft store. I was able to focus the die cut on those snowy mountains (or maybe an iceberg) and the water for the background, The penguin on the upper right was glued onto the circular die cut and then their friend was added with some foam tape. Two snowflakes were die cut with the Mini Mandala die from Simon Says Stamp--one with more of the blue foil paper, and one with white glitter cardstock. The blue snowflake was glued onto the card base and the white was glued directly behind the circle die cut. I then added a combination of more foam tape and glue behind the circular cut--foam tape behind the left side of the circle and glue behind the parts of the circle which would overlap with the right background panel as it was higher than the left. A sentiment from Tim Holtz' Christmas Label Sticker Sentiment was attached to the bottom of the blue foil base.

To finish the card, I glued sequins from Simon Says Stamp's Party Time sequin mix all over. The blue foil panel was glued onto a top-folding A2-sized white card base. To finish, I splattered blue and white gold watercolor from my Gansai Tambi Pearl Colors watercolor set over the whole card.


Card #2

This card was created in a very similar manner as the first card. All of the background papers came from the Pinkfresh Studio Holiday Magic paper pack, and I heat embossed around the edges of the rectangular dies with Holographic embossing powder for extra sparkle. I replaced the snowflakes with hearts that were cut out using the EK Confetti Hearts punch using a lot of left over paper in my craft room--gold foil paper, white glitter cardstock, and previously purple and pink alcohol inked Yupo paper. These were glued directly onto the card. Both of the animals this time were adhered with Instant Dimension foam tape (rather than glued). A pink piece of washi tape replaced the blue. The sequins came from Catherine Pooler's Scranton sequin mix. The sentiment is a puffy sticker from Crate Paper's Snow and Cocoa puffy stickers. Finally, I splattered pink and white gold watercolor over the card. 

I hope you join us for this sketch over at Try Stampin' On Tuesday. Thanks for reading!


  1. Such cute cards, Anna! Don't forget to enter our Double Trouble Challenge #101.

  2. Love both of your DT cards. The snow flurry with penguins has a great combination of patterned papers, as does the bright and cheerful one. Please join us at Double Trouble for both of these cards for your eligibility of our random draw. There is a way to enter both in one post, email me at if you wish to enter both. Hope to see you in this challenge, and future fun challenges with Double Trouble.

    1. Don't forget to join our challenge at Double Trouble for Thing 1's requirement "three patterned papers", Would love to see your happy fun card at Double Trouble... please stop by at

  3. Oh My gosh!!! your cards are adorable!!! thank you for sharing


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