Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Stampotique Designers Challenge #130: Something New

This week's Stampotique Designers Challenge is brought to you by Kaz. This is what she had to say about the challenge!
I am just a little bit nosey, so for this challenge I'd like you to use something that Santa brought you! Don't worry if you didn't get crafty stash, just use something that you recently bought for yourself. If you really want to, you could make something with the theme of something new as well. Just make sure you enjoy making it.
I recently got Stampotique's Dance Party Breakup for myself. Santa doesn't visit me, but Harry (Hanukkah) does in the guise of my husband. This year he got me a bunch of crafty goodies and I've used two on this card. Specifically, I used the guitar die from the Rock and Roll Accents set by Die-Namics and the Vintage Alphabet die by Top Dog Dies, which imho is an unfortunate name. I asked for the guitar die because my husband recently started to play guitar again after a brief 35-year hiatus. He's started to teach himself, but just began to take guitar lessons. He's improving daily and really loves to play. I figured with a few guitarists in the family, the guitar die would get lots of use. I asked for the alphabet set because I love the Vintage font. I think it's very edgy and cool and kind of tattoo-ish.

Anyways, here's my card.

Dance Party Breakup became a guitarist for my card. S/he was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink and colored with Copic markers.  The earpieces of his/her headphones and the wires issuing from them were coated with a layer of Clear Gelly Glaze pen to add dimension and shine. Black Glaze pen was used to highlight his eyes. A silver gel pen was used to outline the top of the headphones. I used a Fiskar's Fingertip Craft Knife to cut his/her hands free so that s/he could hold the guitar.

Dance Party Breakup was also stamped onto Eclipse tape, fussy cut, and placed over its counterpart on the card panel. T0, T1, and V000 were airbrushed over the mask. The mask was lifted and musical washi tape was added beneath Dance Party Breakup's feet.

The guitar was die-cut from glossy white cardstock, then colored with Copic markers. The guitar's pickups, tuning knobs, and other stuff were touched up with silver gel pen. I slid the guitar in place so that Dance Party Breakup looked as though s/he were playing.

Scattered Straw, Spiced Marmalade, Barn Red, and Black Soot Distress inks were sponged over a Flames stencil by The Crafter's Workshop onto a kraft card front. I used the Vintage Alphabet to die cut kraft cardstock, then sponged them with the same colors. Then I put the card together and pronounced it done!

Thanks for visiting today!


  1. Hello Kathi :)
    First of all, I wish you lot's of joy, a good health, and cool craft goodies for this new year.

    I DO love this card, especialy its background ... (This is one of my favourites stencils). The combinaison of stamp + guitar die-cut is very cool too. In brief, all the elements "works well" one to an other (OMG, is that the right way to say it ???...)

    All the best from Paris :)

  2. This is stinkin adorable Kathi!

    xx Arwen

  3. This is so cool, Kathi! Great design and fab coloring of the fun image!

  4. Ohh loving that Dance party! Her guitar is to die for!!

  5. Love this card Kathi, that guitar die fits perfectly! Xxx

  6. Kathi, what you have done here is absolutely amazing! Dance Party Breakup is perfected "in tune" with that die cut guitar! Maybe you have made me brave enough to add a wine glass to one of the Stampotique images! Ha!

  7. You were really smart to get that guitar die! And I love the alphabet die cuts, too! Great font!
    You are also so clever to put the guitar in the hands of that image! Great idea! And great execution! Love the coloring, background and entire design! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  8. Another masterpiece! I'm always amazed by the amount of work you put into your creations - you're very dedicated to the craft ;) Great merging of the different elements to get such a cool end result.

  9. This is fun! Love your whole idea and it fits this stamp so well!

  10. This is a GREAT card Kathi, very funny and well done, LOVE it!!! X

  11. Absolutely brilliant card, I love the guitar xx

  12. Love this card! What a great gift too. I'm pinning this piece a couple of other posts from your blog.