Saturday, September 26, 2015

#STAMPtember and Anything Goes/Christmas Twist!

This week's the challenge at The Outlawz Coloring Challenges is Anything Goes with an optional Christmas twist! Carla, Penny, Karen, Vannessa, and I challenge you to create a project for this challenge. You should check out their blogs to see their gorgeous artwork.

I was lucky enough to receive a stamp set to sneak peek for Simon Says Stamp's STAMPtember Stamp party. 

Santa from the Warm Christmas Wishes stamp set (Simon Says Stamp)was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink (Tsukineko/Imagine Crafts) onto Neenah cardstock and Eclipse Tape (Judikins). The Eclipse Tape version was fussy-cut and placed over Santa. The surfboard, included in the set, was positioned and stamped onto the scene. It was also stamped onto Eclipse Tape and fussy-cut. The table and tropical drink were stamped to complete the scene. Santa's mask was removed and Santa, the surfboard, and the drink table were colored with Copic markers. 

Santa and his surfboard were masked, some reserved die-cut cloud masks were positioned in the sky area, and the sky was airbrushed with a B21 Copic marker and the airbrush system. The masks were removed, the clouds were detailed, and the sea and the sandy beach were colored with Copic markers. A White Inkssentials Gel pen (Ranger) was used to add some white caps and motion to the sea. A White Gelly pen (Sakura) was used to add a white highlight to the surfboard.

White Glossy cardstock (Ranger) was die-cut with the Polaroid Cover-up die (Die-namics). A strip of washi tape (source unknown) was added. The Polaroid Cover-up was positioned over the beach scene and layered onto a red A2 card.

White patterned cardstock was die-cut with the cloud bubble die, one of the dies included in the Talk Bubbles 2 die set (Simon Says Stamp).  After a bit of masking, "Warm Christmas Wishes", the sentiment included in the stamp set was stamped onto the cloud bubble. 

I decided that an additional sentiment was needed and found the perfect one "all is calm" on a Christmastime Remnant Rub (Ranger). An old QuicKutz die was used to die-cut white cardstock, stamped with "Ho, Ho, Ho" stamp (Hero Arts) with Lady Bug Memento ink (Tsukineko/Imagine Crafts). "All is calm" was rubbed onto the stamped die-cut, adhered over the washi tape, and two red rhinestones were added to finish the card.

Thank you for visiting today! 

I shall enter this card into the following challenges:
Simon Says Wednesday Challenges: No Designer Paper  
One Crazy Stamper Challenge: Halloween or Christmas 
Papertake Weekly Challenges: Christmas 


  1. Love this Kathi, it's nice to see Santa chill lol xx

  2. Kathi, all that work was really worth the effort! This is just adorable! 😁

  3. This is adorable showing Santa on a much deserved break

  4. Great stamp and the colors you used are awesome. Nicely done. Thanks for playing our challenge at One Crazy Stamper.

    Leanne DT OCS

  5. Gorgeous card - love the arrangement of your design and fab colours.
    Thanks for joining in at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week.