Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Vacation Challenge!

I am hosting the Stampotique Designers Challenge this week and my challenge theme is Vacation and/or Travel.

Here's what I've got to say about my challenge!
"It's the summer here, which means it's the perfect time for a break from your everyday activities, like school or work! My challenge this week is Vacation and/or Travel!

There's a lot of latitude (pun intended) with this challenge! I can't wait to see what you all create!"
If you'd like the chance to win $30 worth of Stampotique stamps, you should play along. Visit Stampotique Designers Challenge blog and be sure to read the rules, so that you'll have the chance to win a great prize!!!

Here's my card that features Dance Party Break Up (Daniel Torrente).

Dance Party Break Up was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink and colored with Copic markers. When I was done coloring, Clear Gelly Glaze pen was used to add dimension and shine to the headphones and wires. Dance Party Break Up's hands were cut free from the background using a Fingertip Kraft knife. The stamped panel was die-cut using one of the dies from Matting Basics A and B Nestabilities dies by Spellbinder. The panel was left in the die and Antique Linen and Stormy Sky Distress inks were sponged over the die using the fabulous new Mini Ink Blending Tool by Ranger. The stamped, sponged panel was removed from the die-cut and Ideology Tissue Tape was added to the base of the panel to "ground" Dance Party Break Up.

An old QuicKutz suitcase die set was used to die-cut cardstock and the suitcase was assembled. Another old QuicKutz rounded rectangle was used to die-cut cardstock, then old QuicKutz travel rub-ons were added to the suitcase and the passport/logo rub-on was added to the stacked rectangles to create a passport. The suitcase and passport were added to Dance Party Break Up's hands, where they had been cut free from the background. Yes, I know that the passport is out of proportion to the suitcase, but I just had to use the passport rub-on. Creative license and all that don'tchaknow.

Red and kraft cardstock and patterned paper from the Maritime 8x8 pad by 7 Gypsies were die-cut with Matting Basics A and B Nestabilities dies by Spellbinder and layered as shown.

SCACD's Contempo Compass Statement Corner die and the Ornate Hinge die (also by SCACD) were used to die-cut gold metallic cardstock. Ticket dies by Die-Namics were used to die-cut kraft and red cardstock. Rub-ons were used to add the sentiment and the sentiment die-cut was added to the card panel. The Ornate Hinge die-cuts and the Contempo Compass Statement Corner die-cut were adhered to the top, right side, and left side respectively, then tiny 1/16" eyelets were added.

Thanks for visiting today!

I shall enter this card in the following challenges!
613 Avenue Create: Anything Goes
Southern Girl Challenges: Dying to see those Punches
Crafts Galore Encore Challenges: Use a Stamp or a Digi Stamp in your project


  1. Fabulous card Kathi & a great challenge too ♥

  2. As soon as I saw the suitcase and passport I saw the dimension. Love love love it!

  3. thanks for the great challenge, KathI! I love the great bon voyage card that you have created for this challenge to inspire the rest of us. I was quite stumped at first, but soon found my way to creating a piece that I love.

  4. What a clever use of the girl, I love this way of crafting so much. look here

  5. Thanks for the wonderful challenge Kathi, I love what you have created for it and the elf with the suitcase and passport, awesome!!

  6. Kathi, awesome challenge, and such a creative way to use the stamp. Fabulous card!

  7. Gorgeous card, love her suitcase. Thanks for a fab challenge xx

  8. Fantastic card, love this week challenge :-) xxx

  9. Fantastic card Kathi, a feast for the eyes this one!!!

  10. Utterly adorable! Love that fun image and how you made it so 3-D! Great DP and choice of die cuts on this too! Love your design! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  11. Hi Kathi :)
    Excellent !!!
    The accessories you added to your character are hilarious :D
    You really have some magic in your fingers :)
    Amitiés from Paris. Sandra

  12. Absolutely delightful card Kat! Love the sponging on the image panel with the die left in place... nice white border result! Love the DP you used to ground her, the suitcase and the passport details - creative elements! Just a great design all the way around! Thank you so much for sharing your project & creativity at our house!
    Challenge #75 - ATG / No Twist
    ~ginny, DT for 613 Ave Create
    RubberMAD (

  13. Totally gorgeous card Kathi, I love Dance party and you've set her up for a wonderful holiday, well done :D Sorry I'm so late :( Gay xx