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.

20151210_145739I 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