Hello friends, it’s Christy here with a fun and frosty scene starring Penguins on Ice. I love these little guys and they are so quick and easy to color! Which makes them the perfect subject when you’re trying out a brand-new technique, or should I say, brand-new to me. I’ve been wanting to try the reflection technique for so many years, and for some reason I’ve chickened out every time. But this time I determined I was going to give it a go. And you know what I discovered? There really was nothing to be so afraid of!

The first thing I did was to stamp out and color my penguins with Copic markers, trimming them out with the matching dies. Easy peasy. Then I die cut the Ice Skating Pond Horizontal Scene out of the same paper I use for my Copic coloring. Then 0ne by one I stamped my penguins onto a piece of acetate, turned them upside down, and transferred them onto the pond portion of the die cuts. It really was that easy! You won’t get a perfect impression, but that’s okay! It actually lends itself to the look of a reflection.

I adhered the scene onto my card base just like a puzzle, starting with the frame, them working my way up. Then I colored the rest of it with Copic markers. The reflections I colored in a lighter version of the penguins, and added the icy glow by going right over top of them with my Copics. I added a gray frame to the scene and also heat embossed a sentiment from Typed Christmas onto another strip of gray cardstock. I glued down my images and added some details with a white gel pen, followed by Stardust Stickles.

In case any of this was confusing for you, I have also made a video tutorial of the entire card, start to finish, so you can really see it come together. To watch, you can click the thumbnail below, or find it on my YouTube channel, Christy Gets Crafty. I really hope you enjoy it, and that maybe you’ll give the reflection technique a try too!

Sending crafty hugs,