Our grandson, Caleb, is a huge fan of penguins. While we were in Chicago, "My Favorite Things" stamps had a quick sale, and I ordered "Chill Wishes" knowing I'd be able to use most of the images over time. He's also become a fan of Nate the Great books, and I picked up a couple for him this week at Barnes and Noble. I thought I'd send him a card and one book as a bit of happy mail this week.
This card was lots of fun to make, and in addition to the new stamp set, I pulled out some products I hadn't used in awhile---a stencil and embossing paste, and old Spellbinders Circle and banner dies.
I colored this cute penguin with Copic markers and fussy cut it. I also used a die from Papertrey Inks "In the Meadow" set to create the snowy hill. The sentiment comes from the August 2014 Simon Says Card Kit, "Ice Cream Dream." I applied some Glitter Stickles to the hill for a bit of accent. And although you can't see it in the photo, the hat and scarf have a coat of Wink of Stella glitter.
I'm entering this in two challenges. CASology's theme this week is Youth.
And here's another one for NBUS #10 (Never Before Used Stuff). Sad to say I've still got a bit of that around.