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~ Happy 4th of July to all of my US Followers ~

Good morning! Today I'm sharing a FUN card featuring the adorable Beachy Penguins and State of Mind Sentiment from Great Impressions Stamps.

These Beachy Penguins are so adorable I couldn't resist playing with them. I stamped the penguins a couple of times on white cardstock and DP to do a little paper-piecing. The rest was colored with Copic Markers, and Distress Ink was used to create the sky and color in the sand. Circle Nestabilities dies were used to frame the main image of the penguins prior to paper-piecing. Next I popped the cut-out panel onto my background with 3D Foam Tape. After adding the State of Mind Sentiment on the bottom I created the sandy texture with Distress Ink and a dauber. The final step was to add 3D Crystal Lacquer to the glasses.

If you haven't heard of Great Impressions Stamps make sure you hop on over to the Store to check them out. There are so many AWESOME stamps to play with, and all of the Accessories you need to create your projects with!!! I hope you'll check out our Monthly Challenge, and if you use Great Impressions Stamps make sure you also link up to our Customer Gallery.

Until next time ... Enjoy!

Products not listed above: 
 - Cardstock: Papertry Vintage Cream,  AMS Blueberry - Blueberry Petite Polka Dots - Cobolt Blue,  SugarPea DP
 - Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Tumbled Glass, Stormy Sky, Antique Linen & Tea Dye