Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Twofer = Favorite Stampotique Stamp Challenge Plus Anything Goes ATC Challenge

The theme of this week's Stampotique Designer's Challenges (#265) is "Favorite". 

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 ATC with Nerd Cat (Kira Nichols), who is one of my favorite Stampotique Stamps.

I love Nerd Cat because he can be a chemist (like my husband), an engineer, an accountant, or a professor. And of course, he's a cat and I love cats.

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 to make them shiny and dimensional.

I die-cut clear acetate with the Chemistry die set (Die-namics), and got the background all set up. Then I decided that the acetate needed to be traced to make the beakers and flasks stand out more and my pen slipped, so I went with Plan B.

A piece of patterned paper was cut to 2.25" x 3.25". A piece of wood-patterned washi tape was added to the base of the card front. I used the negative space of the die-cut to trace some beakers and flasks onto the patterned paper. The beakers and flasks were colored with Copic markers, then coated them with several layers of Clear Gelly Glaze pen to make them shiny and dimensional.

Nerd Cat was adhered to the ATC front, which was mounted onto a grey cardstock ATC.

Thanks for visiting today!

I shall enter this ATC into the following challenges:
Show Us Your Pussies Challenges: Furrything Goes
Die Cut Divas Challenges: No Sentiment
Happy Little Stamper Die-cut Challenges: Anything Goes


  1. Oh, I so love this Nerd Cat. What a great ATC and marvelous colouring :-) Thanks for purring along to play at SUYP Cats Challenges :-)
    IKE x

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  2. So darn cute. I love that you made the cat a scientist. I love cats too.

    So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

  3. What a fantastic image, and I love how you have made it centre stage with no fuss to detract from it.Thanks for joining the sentiment free challenge at Diecut Divas. Cathie DT

  4. Awww.. Such a cute card.. love your cat..Thank you so much for joining us at Happy Little Stampers - anything goes with dies. Hugs xx Deepti