Sunday, 6 May 2018

Gatefold Penguin Card

I was delighted to be asked to make a GD snippets card for the current Pixie's Snippets Playground Challenge.  I often use my SU Owl punch for making penguins, so I thought I'd try and make a gatefold owl card using an owl set of dies.  I made an owl card HERE using the owl dies.
I used the  Sizzix 'Owl Fold A Long' set of dies and did a little creative cutting to reshape the head. I die cut a white stitched circle, cut it in half and trimmed a little of both of the straight edges, before attaching to the main penguin shape. It's difficult to see the  pattern on the wings, as both layers are black, but they show up well IRL.  As penguins' eyes are smaller than owls' eyes, I didn't add the die cuts that go around the white eyes.

I used grey and white star patterned paper for the insides and left the white card in the middle black to write the greeting.

Everything I used, except for the black card, was snippets.

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35 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for being our Playground Guest Designer Liz! Love your very clever penguin card - right down to the correct sized eyes :)

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  2. wow Liz he is so cute what an amazing beautiful card,well done my friend xx

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  3. Oh my - this is so cute and so clever! I love it!

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  4. Clever use of an owl die to make a penguin - have done similar with an owl punch but maybe I NEED an owl die as well!!! A really happy looking fellow.

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  5. That is absolutely wonderful! Brilliant use of the owl dies.

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  6. What a great make from the owl dies, I love it.

    Sue xx

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  7. That is really clever, I had to go back and look to see if it looked like an owl, which it doesn't. Great idea and good fun. x

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  8. So creative, such fun and absolutely wonderful x

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  9. CUTE, CUTE, CUTE!!! Love this cutie of a card Liz.
    Lynn

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  10. This is the cutest card and so is the owl card. Very clever to modify the die for the penguin and he is adorable. Great job, Liz.

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  11. Super cute penguin card! I've never seen a die like this - so fun! Congrats on your GD feature!

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  12. Oh Liz, your card is fabulous!!!!!!! I always admire your shaped cards, my friend. Kisses!!!!!!

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  13. Your are so talented and clever to remake the owl die set into that penguin. I love your wonderful fun gatefold card design.

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  14. Hi Liz how lovely to see you GDing again for Di and what a super cute penguin. Thanks goodness though he has not brought snow...it's hot hot hot! Have a fab bank hol weekend. Hugs xxx

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  15. A super fun card! Thanks so much for sharing it on your blog and for Di's site.

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  16. That's clever Liz... and very cute! Great way to use up snippets.
    Chris
    x

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  17. SQUEAL! absolutely fabulous, love it, what a GREEEAT card Liz.
    Faith
    x

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  18. A fabulous card Liz, such a super penguin and great design.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
    x

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  19. Another super card Liz and such fun as well, thanks for sharing another card in our 'fancy folds' theme at Allsorts challenge this week.

    B x

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  20. This is totally brilliant Liz, super transformation and if you hadn't said no one would have guessed that it was from an owl. Well done in stepping into the breach.
    Now I see that you have entered it into Allsorts challenge but you are not one of my commenting numbers but I still will say.. Thank you for joining our 'Fancy Folds' challenge this week at Allsorts.

    Kath x

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  21. How fun! How sweet is this little penguin! A super fold too!

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  22. What an amazing gate fold card you created, loving the penguin design, so clever!
    Many thanks for joining us this week at Allsorts challenge!
    Ellie
    "Ellibelle's Creative Moments"

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  23. This is a fabulous card Liz and some clever surgery to change the owl into a penguin and the grey starry patterned paper goes beautifully. x

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  24. Look at you with this clever gatefold card! Love that altered penguin!!

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  25. Cute and fun card!
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

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  26. Beautiful pengiun card,Liz.Love the shape.Great design.Love it.

    Gr,Sylvia.

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  27. Really cute Liz! SO creative too!!!!

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  28. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at City Crafter, good luck!!! Amy DT

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  29. Oh wow--just too cute, Liz!

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  30. Gorgeous card Liz :-) the little penguin is adorable and I love how you made it into a gatefold, very cute and very clever! :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Luv
    Lols x x x

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  31. What a super shaped card! Hugs, Gerrina

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  32. Fantastic owl card Liz, what a great design!
    Janice x

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  33. Brilliant card Liz - cute and clever rolled into one! Shabneez x

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  34. Perfect image for a gatefold card. Love it! Thank you for entering your wonderful creation at The Crafter's Cafe this fortnight for our "Gatefold and/or Step Card" challen

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  35. I come again just for a "hello", my friend.

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