July 27, 2015

STAMPlorations Inspiration #29

Hi everyone!  It's time again to try and inspire you!  Over at STAMPlorations the Inspiration Design Team has come up with some more fabulous cards to try and entice you to create!  If you want join in you could CASE my card or any of the DT's cards or Tenia's card from the CASEplorations Post.  Or if you'd like you can CASE one of our cards from the Inspiration posts #26#27 or #28.  Whichever way you'd like to play you can link up your cards and have a chance to win some prizes!  Here's my card...

(All stamps are by STAMPlorations)

Yes, it's Christmas in July!  Your eyes are not seeing things.  Most of you know that I love to make Christmas cards and do so all year long.  So it's not surprising to find a Christmas card post here.  I also love taking non Christmas stamps and making them into a Christmas card.  I was looking at fellow Teamate, Shirley's, stamp set, Party Girl and I thought the dress could be made into a festive Mrs. Claus dress.  So, that's what I did.  Now, I wanted to add a cute little Santa hat on her head so before I stamped her head I masked off a section and then hand drew one on, trying to keep it kind of sketchy to match Shirley's original.  Hope that's okay Shirley!  Once it was all stamped I coloured her in with my Spectrum Noir markers.  I added some textured snow on her dress to mimic a furry trim.  I had originally done a different background but didn't like how it turned out.  So, I fussy cut the girl out to save her and did a different background.  I stamped the lollipop swirl (Part Mates set, Dee's Artsy Impressions) in red and green and added a strip of gold glitter tape.  I stamped the sentiment (Holiday Sketches: Christmas Flower) in black.  I really like how this turned out.

So, if you want to play along and do some CASEing come on over and visit us HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a great day!

I'd like to link up to the following challenges:

Addicted to Stamps and More - CAS, clean and simple.


  1. She is perfect as a Santa's Helper! Well done~

  2. Sweet! I like how u turned this into a Christmas card :)

  3. Love that Santa girl - very stylish!

  4. I love how you've dressed her up, Kim, it's clever and it looks great.

  5. The dress is decorated so interesting, love this dimension. Thank you for joining us at ATSM.
    Olesya DT

  6. Such a fun way of decorating the dress and a very lovely card! Thank you for joining us at ATSM this week!
    Kamila DT

  7. This is beyond GENIUS. I love love love love it and will definitely be giving her a Mrs. Claus dress for sure. :) So festive and fun, Kim!


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