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Rainbow Christmas Pencil Penguins..and a huge BLOOP! (+winners)

 Rainbow Christmas Pencil Penguins..and a huge BLOOP!

Sometimes a video doesn’t want to get made….but then we crafters wrestle it to the ground! And turn it into a CAS card to boot. Like craftymagic, right!?!? Watch the video below or click HEREto see it in HD on YouTube.

Pencil colors: 995, 132, 992, 1027, 916, 921, 913, 109, 926, 937, 1079, 1102.

How’s about that Stitched Hillside Border die bailing me out!?!? Thank you Lawn Fawn for always having something to help!

That colored pencil tip – just to reiterate – I did this one over and over so many times. Not for bloops, but the footage just kept doing weird stuff. I nearly quit and moved on, figuring these penguins didn’t want to be on YouTube! But – I kept the pencils in order like this, so I could real quickly grab everything in rotation to do both layers of pencil quickly. If you have a lot to color, it’s a good idea to do the coloring with some kind of ordering so you can jam through the work quickly!

And those adhesives – the wider 3M one is under the full panel, and the thinner Xtreme tabs are under the snow. Which helps add dimension without adding so much it costs extra postage! Note that the 3M tape now comes in a 3/4″ roll – wider than previous, which is no longer available. It’s a little pricier, but the GOOD NEWS: theres 2 extra feet of tape, and it’s wide enough to cut it down the middle to get double the use out of it.


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Winners of the WCMD card giveaway

Congrats, and thanks to EVERYONE who played along! Winners below should send an email (using the contact form) to let me know your address….be sure to mention your user name so I can match ’em up. Thanks!

  1. mirjamsartstudio
  2. cardsbysharna
  3. bharati_nayudu
  4. the_paper_butterfly
  5. sheriwitthoft
  6. tashavovchuk
  7. redhousefun
  8. jktaylor911
  9. scrapsecrets1120
  10. mommyeyedr
  11. slwoods
  12. loriuren
  13. tobin0971
  14. sheila5958
  15. lynnalawitzke
  16. josiejag28
  17. moonball_
  18. ekgormandesigns

18 thoughts on “Rainbow Christmas Pencil Penguins..and a huge BLOOP! (+winners)

  1. Hi Sandy, I received an email for Dick Block 75k, but I am not on your list above. Wanting to make sure the email came from you and is not a scam.

    Thank you,

  2. First lesson I learned in card making is you never make a mistake just a new design and I fell head over heels in love with something I can’t mess up!!

  3. Ah! Love the penguins Sandy! You are so creative, and blooper smoopher – you are so talented even a blooper can be wonderful! Congratulations to the winners! Enjoy your awesome cards!!

  4. Um hello how did I miss this? I never win anything so this is soooooooo much fun! I even saw this post and totally spaced on checking the winners after watching the video .

  5. Great job, Sandy! I learned early when I started out scrapbooking that any blooper could be remedied! Your coloring is amazing! Thank you.

  6. Hi Sandy, what a gorgous penguins, love the way you coloured them. I am a big fan of bright colours.
    The bloop wasn’t huge ( I tip over once half a bottle and there was 1/3 over my card) and verry good solved. Thanks for making and showing.

  7. How cute. I had that set so I tried it. My colors didn’t move like yours did. Does Gamsol get old and not work anymore? My Gamsol is probably at least 10 – 15 years old.

    1. You know, I’m not at all sure. Maybe its potency evaporates over time? Or it could be the amount of pencil applied, or the paper.

  8. This could not be any cuter Sandy. I think in light of the fact that they are caroling penguins, they needed some snow anyway! LOL (Everything happens for a reason.)

  9. Adorable card and great save Sandy!!! Thanks for the tip about using a second layer of colored pencils after using the Gamsol Blending Solution!!!! Will certainly give this a try!!!
    Paper Hugs,

  10. As I say to my fellow crafters “there are no mistakes in crafting only creative opportunities “ love this card Sandy and I couldn’t even see the top “blooper” and only minimally see the bottom “blooper “ in your video.

  11. I took up art in my 30s–thanks to a friend who “tricked” me into a watercolor class. Her mantra over the 22years we’ve been painting together: “There are no mistakes in art!”

  12. You are amazing!!! Thank you for the tip on brightening the Prismacolor as well!!!!

  13. I loved watching you ‘walk your talk’. I seem to live by your encouragement to learn from the paper I am working on. It is really solid advice for everyone on their artistic journey. AND Thank you for blessing me with a winning card <3

  14. I have not watched your video yet, but the card is so cute!
    Congratulations to your winners! They are going to live their cards. I have a couple of cards from you and they are on display where I can see them for inspiration while I create.

  15. Awesome Penguins card…and great “save”!!

  16. Love how you took care of the bloop. Nothing worse than getting almost done and something goes wrong.

  17. We always hate to see someone else having bloopers with card making… But it’s a bit comforting too, to know that they don’t just happen to me! When I first started making cards, I was told, “If at first you don’t succeed, cover it with cardstock and move on!” I’ve covered LOTS of stuff with cardstock – word balloons, little sentiment banners, flowers, you name it – but I don’t think I’ve tried a whole snowdrift before – great idea!
    And I can’t think of anything right now that’s cuter than little rainbow penguins! Thanks for starting my week the cute way!

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