Wednesday, December 9, 2015


Claudine Criner is the hostess at Stampotique Designers Challenge Blog and her theme is "Alphabets". Here's what she had to say about her challenge.
 "Use your alphabet stamps or images to create a letter of the alphabet."
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!!!  Remember to check to see the deadline for all of this month's Stampotique Designers Challenges!

Here's my card with Eric (Daniel Torrente) and the paint tube from Containers Cubed #2 (Amy Wilson Wellenstein).

With the help of my Stampa-Ma-Jig stamp positioner (EK Success), Eric was stamped twice with Tuxedo Black Memento ink (Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko) and colored with Copic markers. The paint tube from Containers Cubed #2 was stamped with Angel Pink Memento ink between them to become the cross bar of an "H", but the impression was too faint, so I restamped it again, colored it with Copic markers, and fussy-cut it. The "H" formed by the Eric and the paint tube from Containers Cubed #2 was fussy-cut and edged with a Black Pitt Artist pen (Faber Castell). The paint tube was adhered in place over its counterpart. They were set aside while I created a background for them.

Retrospectively, it would have been much easier to stamp Eric twice, color them, and fussy-cut them. Live and learn.

White cardstock was die-cut with the Arched Window die (Taylored Expressions) and the house-patterned paper from the Eskimo Kisses 6x6 pad (Basic Grey) was put behind the windows. Other papers from the same pad were used for the wall and floor. 

The Alphabet Plain Upper Case die (Impression Obsession) was used to die-cut red cardstock for the rest of the letters in the "Happy Holidays".

The layers were assembled, the Erics added, and the balance of the sentiment was adhered. The card front was adhered to a red card base and I called it done!

Thanks for visiting today!

I shall enter this card into the following challenges:
Country View Challenges: Make a Scene
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenges: Holly Jolly Stamping


  1. Great window die and papers that you've used. Thank you for joining us at Come And Get It challenge. Bunny DT

  2. Great twins standing in front of their own windows, Kathi! Thanks for joining us in the {Scrapy Land Challenge}! Hope to see your pretty projects again.
    crafty hugs,
    {Creative Smiles} my blog

  3. Love how your twins formed the letter H! Great idea! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenge #31!

  4. Great card! I love your twins. And the windows! Such a clever idea using the patterned paper. Love it!