Saturday, November 28, 2015

A Very Addams Christmas card!

This week's the challenge at The Outlawz Coloring Challenges is "Anything Goes/Christmas". My Outlawz Coloring Challenge teammates, Carla, Penny, Vannessa, and I challenge you to create a project for this challenge. You should check out their blogs to see their gorgeous artwork. 
Our November sponsor at The Outlawz Coloring Challenges is Vera Lane Studios, who is offering our lucky winner the choice of one of four sets used by our design team during November.  Play along with our challenge and share your artwork with us for your chance to win!

Here's my card using various digi stamps from Vera Lane Studios. I've used Uncle Fester and Thing from the Fester Frump set, Wednesday from the Wednesday and Puggsley set, and the Santa hat from the Boutique Hats set.

PhotoElements was used create this scene. The Santa hat from the Boutique Hats set. was triplicated, resized, and placed atop Wednesday's head,  Uncle Fester's head, and a reduced Thing. When I was happy with the scene, I reduced it and printed it onto Solar Crest White cardstock (Neenah) using my laser printer. 

The image was colored with Copic markers, fussy-cut, then edged with my Black Pitt Artist pen (Faber Castell). Pink Pastel pencil (Derwent) was used to add some blush to both Wednesday's and Uncle Fester's cheeks. White Gel pen (Sakura) was added to Wednesday's and Uncle Fester's buttons. Several layers of Clear Gelly Glaze pen (Sakura) were built up onto Wednesday's and Uncle Fester's buttons and Wednesday's shoes. 

Very old 6x6 Memory Box patterned paper was edged with Aged Mahogany Distress ink, then layered to create the card front.

A tiny skull punch (Studio G) was used to punch white cardstock. The skulls were colored with Copic markers, black punched circles were added behind their eye sockets, then the backs of the skulls were slightly rounded with a shaping tool. Silver thread was tied around Wednesday's hand and the skulls were popped up onto dimensional foam adhesive on the thread.

An Christmas lights die (QuicKutz) was used to die-cut white cardstock. One light was then colored with Copic markers , a Silver Leafing pen (Krylon), coated with a layer of Stardust Glitter pen, then several layers of Clear Gelly Glaze pen were added to create dimension and shine. A slit was cut in Uncle Fester's mouth and the light bulb was added.

Chat Bubbles dies (Penny Black) were used to die-cut patterned cardstock. Two of the bubbles were then edged with Aged Mahogany Distress ink. The sentiments "Jingle Bells" and "Glitter and Sparkle" from Christmastime Remnant Rubs (Idea-ology) were added to the bubbles. "Merry Christmas", a silver foil sticker, was added to the lower right to add a third silvery element to finish the card.

Thanks for visiting today!

I shall enter this card into the following challenges:
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmastime Challenges: Use Dies or Punches
Fab 'n' Funky Challenges: Christmas
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenges: Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly Challenges: Take Your Pick (Red & Green)


  1. I love your card, Kathi...especially the string of skulls!

  2. How cool and fun is this Christmas card-Addam's Family style! It totally makes me smile :) Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge!

  3. ☺️ love!! Resizing and layering can also be done in MS Word for Photoshop phobics. 😝

  4. Brilliant, festive, fun card thank you for joining our challenge this week at FAB 'N' FUNKY
    lorraine x

  5. Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 257 - hope to see you again soon x