Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Sunshine and Warmth!

Kaz is our hostess this week at Stampotique Designers Challenge Blog. Her challenge is "Bring Me Sunshine".

This is what she had to say about her challenge.

"It's cold in the UK and I can't wait for it to warm up. Show me something sunny to hopefully encourage the sun to come out."
If you'd like the chance to win your choice of $30 worth of Stampotique stamps, you should play along with this challenge. Visit Stampotique Designers Challenge blog and be sure to read the rules so that you'll have the chance to win that great prize!!! 

Here's my card with Stampotique's NY, NY (Janet Klein).

It's been way too freakin' cold for me here in New Jersey, so I was definitely into this challenge. NY, NY was stamped with Delicata Golden Glitz Metallic ink onto Neenah cardstock. Clear Detail embossing powder was sprinkled over the ink, the excess powder was dumped off, and the powder was heat set.  NY, NY was then colored with Copic markers in golden tones, fussy-cut,  edged with a Y26  Copic marker, and set aside while I created a background for it.

White metallic cardstock (Recollections) was sponged with Squeezed Lemonade Distress ink and heat set. When it was dry, Scattered Straw Distress ink was sponged over the Rays Layered Stencil. The stencil was moved slightly and Dandelion Memento ink was sponged over the stencil again. The ink was heat set. FYI, when white metallic cardstock is colored with inks, it gets all shimmery!

A hole was punched in a piece of scrap cardstock and Squeezed Lemonade Distress ink was sponged through the circle at the top of the panel.

The stamped, colored , fussy-cut, and edged NY, NY was adhered to the stenciled card front and the card front's edges were sponged with Delicata Golden Glitz Metallic ink, dragged through Clear Detail embossing powder, and heat set. 

Off-white alphabet rub-ons, from my dwindling supply, were added to a strip of yellow vellum,  run through my Xyron X machine, then adhered to the card front. The card front was matted, then adhered to a card.

Thanks for visiting today.  

I shall enter this card into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenges: No Rules
Get Creative Challenges: Embossing
Artistic Inspirations Challenges: Anything Goes with a Twist of Sunshine
Everybody Art Challenges: Monochrome 


  1. Ooh I love this Kathi, gorgeous sunshine! xx

  2. I can feel the warmth from here! Lovely xx

  3. This is a beautiful card, I love how your sun looks behind those NY style building.

  4. Looks very warm and sunny ! Just wat I needed !
    Corrie x

  5. Gorgeous card Kathi!! I also need it haha :D Hugs, Coco

  6. Stunning work!! Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! - Ashli :)

  7. Gorgeously uplifting card. Thanks for joining us at GetCreative Challenge. Good Luck.

  8. This warmed me right up, too! Love the palette, cool image, fussy-cutting, and fantastic background! :^)
    Hugs, Penny