Friday, January 27, 2017

Favorite Stamp Challenge!

The theme of this week's Stampotique Designer's Challenges (#265) is "Favorite". Use your favorite stamp to create a project, then share it with us!

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 Nerd Cat (Kira Nichols), who is one of my favorite Stampotique Stamps. This card will hold a matching ATC for the Stampotique Facebook group ATC swap.

Nerd Cat is one of my favorite Stampotique stamps because he's ever so versatile. With his bowtie and pocket protector, he can be any kind of nerd, like a chemist, an engineer, an accountant, or a professor. Plus, he's a cat!

Nerd Cat was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink (Imagine Crafts), colored with Copic markers, fussy-cut, then edged with a black marker. Nerd Cat's eyeglasses, pens, and buttons were coated with several layers of Clear Gelly Glaze pen (Sakura) to make them shiny and dimensional. He was set aside while I created the rest of his card.

A piece of the same patterned paper used for the ATC was cut and piece of wood-patterned washi tape was added to the base of it. I riffed off of my ATC and used the negative space of the Chemistry die set (Die-namics) to trace beakers, flasks, a test-tube holder thingy, and a test tube onto patterned paper.

I used Jet Black Archival ink (Ranger) to stamp the sentiment from the Barcode Text (France Papillon).  I then colored them all the flasks, beakers, and such with Copic markers, added some matching glitter pen dots, and then coated all the flasks and such with several layers of Clear Gelly Glaze pen to make 'em glassy-looking.

A piece of blue cardstock was die-cut with one of the dies from the A2 Card Creator set (Spellbinders) to create a frame, which was adhered over the stamped scene, then onto a white A2 card. Nerd Cat was adhered to finish the card.

I shall enter this card into the following challenges:
• Show Us Your Pussies Challenges: Furrything Goes
• Happy Little Stamper Die-cut Challenges: Anything Goes


  1. Hahaha - he just makes me chuckle. Great colouring on everything and the jelly glaze touches are excellent :-)
    Thanks for purring along to SUYP Cats Challenges.

    IKE x

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  2. What an adorable Nerd Cat! Love the background! Thanks for playing with us at HLS Anything Goes with Dies!

  3. Love the nerdy card its fabulous.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.