Jennifer MacGuire is hosting a wonderful challenge asking folks to make cards to shower two children, who are battling cancer, with handmade crafty love. This card is for 10 year old Xander, who is a movie buff.
One of my favorite holiday movies is “A Christmas Story,” and this “Penguin Oops!” from Whimsy Stamps totally reminded me of the scene in the movie where Flick gets his tongue stuck on a frozen pole. So I thought I would make Xander a funny CAS card using this stamp.
I stamped the image directly onto my card base to make this a single layer card, and I colored up the image with the following Copic colors:
Penguins: C0, 1, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9 with R30 blush
Feet and beaks: Y35 and 38 with Glossy Accents to add some shine
Blue scarf and hat: B93, 95 and 97
Red and grey earmuffs and scarf: R22, R27 and W7 with white dots using a Gelly Roll pen
Stalactites and snowy ground: B000 with glitter glue for the stalactites and clear Wink of Stella for the ground
To add some dimension and interest, I also used Marvy Uchida Liquid Applique for the fuzzy parts of the hat and ear muffs
I die cut out “joy” using the Lawn Fawn scripty word die four times and glued the pieces together to create some dimension and interest even though I kept it all white to keep the focus on the image. I also rounded the corners of the card and the inside liner sheets, which were from the Lawn Fawn Fa La La collection from last year.
The following is a quick card share video:
This card is being entered into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Holly Jolly Stamping Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesday Holiday Card Challenge
Addicted to CAS Joy Challenge
Card Mania Christmas Challenge
Whimsy Stamps Anything Goes-Holidays Challenge
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Anything Goes Challenge
Sparkles Die Cuts for Christmas Challenge
613 Avenue Create Anything Goes Challenge
Crafts Galore Encore Merry Christmas and Anything Goes
Hi this is a stunning card. Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge 24 theme Anything Goes. Hugs Jackie DT
Oh thanks so much Jackie! I hope Xander likes the card and it brings a smile to his face. 🙂 TF stopping by! Big hugs, Kristina
I love this card, it looks so cute. Your colouring and layout are perfect.
Awww thanks so much Aileen! I so appreciate you taking the time to check out my card and leave such a kind and encouraging comment! Big hugs, Kristina
So adorable, beautifully coloured and a perfect example of JOY!
Thanks for sharing and playing along in our challenge at ATCAS.
Thanks so very much Sarah! I hope this little card brings some joy to the life of this sweet boy who has been through so much. Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to leave your kind comment. Big hugs, Kristina
That is super cute! I think he will love your card.
Thank you Viki! I hope Xander has seen the movie and thinks the card is a funny reference to one of my favorite scenes in a holiday movie. 😀 lol TF stopping by and big hugs, Kristina
Oh, what a fun card! The coloring is amazing on that gorgeous image. So glad you joined our Challenge this week at 613 Avenue Create. Have a blessed weekend.
Thanks so much Jo Ann! I was smiling the whole time I made this card for Xander. 🙂 I hope he likes it. TF stopping by! Hugs, Kristina
Awesome card – Thanks for sharing
Thanks so much Diane! TF stopping by! Hugs, Kristina
Such an incredibly charming card! I love how you’ve created a whole entire wintery wonderland scene. The personality of the penguins made me smile and you’ve really brought them to life so well! Love all the details you added like the fuzz and the glitter glue. Most of all, I really like how you’re using your talents to brighten up a child’s day. This card will mean a lot and I’m so glad you shared your creation and this cause with us here at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. I wish you and yours the happiest of holidays!
Thank you so much Andrea for your kind and encouraging comments! I hope that this little card will brighten Xander’s holidays. 🙂 TF stopping by! Hugs, Kristina
A great card and I love those penguins!
Thanks for joining us at Little Patch of Crafty Friends and Happy Christmas.
Thank you so much Helen! I love those penguins too. They totally remind me of mischievous kids. lol tf stopping by! Big hugs, Kristina
This is so funny – love it. Thank you for joining in the Anything Goes challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.
Thanks so much Suze! I love this Whimsy stamp from last year and I thought it would be perfect for the little boy who loves movies. 🙂 tf stopping by! Big hugs, Kristina
Lovely creation! I love image and layout!
Thanks for playing at Card Mania Challenge.
Thanks so much Ileana! I loved making this card for Xander and I hope he enjoys it. 🙂 Hugs and blessings to you and yours, Kristina
It’s so beautiful! I love the way you coloured images! Thanks for joining us at Card Mania Challenge
Thank you so much! I really had fun coloring up these little penguins. 🙂 tf stopping by! Hugs, Kristina
So cute.Thank you so much for sharing with us at Sparkles Christmas challenges
Helen P (DT) x
Thanks so much for stopping by Helen! Hope 2016 brings you and yours all things wonderful! 🙂