Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Christmastime in the City

Kim is still our hostess this week at Stampotique Designers Challenge blog and her challenge is "Anything Goes!" Here's what she had to say about her challenge!
"This our last challenge of the year and it will run the whole month of December. Our theme is an easy one so show us your best work using Anything Goes. For this month only, you will have the opportunity to enter the challenge 5 times (one for each week)- 5 chances to win the random $30 gift certificate for Stampotique stamps. We hope we see a lot of you entering!"
If you'd like the chance to win your choice of $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 with Stampotique's Cityscape (France Papillon) and Splatter Circle (Janet Klein).

Cityscape was stamped onto a sheet and a scrap of Neenah cardstock using Onyx Black VersaFine ink and heat set with Filigree Clear Detail embossing powder. The Copic Airbrush System was used with B63, B66, B69, B79, and B99 Copic markers to create a night sky over the larger Cityscape panel. This panel was then die-cut with a die from the 5x7 Card Creator die set by Spellbinders.

Copic markers were used to color the Cityscape that had been stamped on a leftover scrap of cardstock. This version was fussy-cut, then adhered over its counterpart on the card panel.

A Nestabilities Circle die was used to die-cut a scrap of white metallic cardstock. Splatter Circle was stamped onto the circle using Frost Dazzle VersaMark ink, then heat set with Polysparkle embossing powder. This added some texture, sparkle, and shine to the circle, which you can't see, but I swear is there. This circle was then adhered in position in the night sky to become the moon in my little scene.

Santa's sleigh and reindeer were cut from a very old Winter Sleigh Scene chipboard set by Make It Crafty. This chipboard was carefully pressed into the Frost Dazzle VersaMark inkpad, heat set with Ebony Sparkle embossing powder by Sparkle and Sprinkle, and added to the Cityscape scene, which was then matted, and adhered to a white card front. 

Thanks for visiting today!

I shall enter this card into the following challenges:
Love to Create Challenges: Create a Scene 
Monday Morning Challenges: Christmas 
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenges: Anything Goes
Cards 4 Guys Challenges: The Big Guy
Sparkle and Sprinkle December Challenges: Anything Goes


  1. Often, those who are "urban" dwellers get lost when it comes to Christmas cards and scenes, while the suburbs and countryside get all the attention. I love that you have created your cityscape to honor city dwellers and acknowledge that Santa stops there, too! Nicely done! I love the detail of the colored doors on the buildings! Merry Christmas, Kathi!

  2. Love this Kathi, just perfect for Christmas xx

  3. Super cute, Kathi! Love the scene you created, your coloring, that fab sky, and the sparkly Santa! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  4. An adorable card Kathi!!! Love the colors and the whole scene! (like a child, I always love seeing Santa's sleigh and reindeers in the sky haha...:D). Hugs, Coco x

  5. Great card! I love that Cityscape stamp. Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz

  6. Oh! this is wonderful, I love the contrast of the city scape and the silhouette of Santa and his sleigh. a superb card. Thanks for sharing with us at Cardz 4 Guyz. Wishing a you a very happy Christmas or Happy Holidays. Caz

  7. Beautiful card! Thank you for joining our "Create A Scene" Challenge at Love to Create this week.
    Ruza ~ LTC Designer
    Ruza's Craft Corner

  8. Your night sky looks awesome! So glad you shared your creation at Cardz 4 Guyz.

  9. So cool! Love the buildings! And the silhouette of santa with the reindeers too! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

  10. This looks great - you've created a really striking scene.

    Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz.

    Helen x

  11. Wonderful Christmas card and I love your design and the stamps you used. SO glad you shared it with us for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge.

  12. This is so great! Love the stamps and how you've used heat-embossing. Happy Christmas to you! Best, CG

  13. A beautifully designed card. Gorgeous colors!
    Thanks so much for playing along in my Monday Morning Challenge! A new challenge will be posted tomorrow, hope you'll play along again!