Friday, August 20, 2021

'Tis the Season for Outlawz Festive Fridays and Jan's Digi Stamps

 Happy FriYay, everyone! Today I'm sharing my design team make for Outlawz new Festive Fridays challenge which starts today 8/20 and runs through Thursday 9/2. This challenge gives you themes to choose from and you can enter as many times as you like with a different project. The themes this time are: Christmas, Thank You, Congratulations and Anything Goes. Our sponsor for the month of August is Jan's Digital Stamp Shop and I am using a pre-colored penguin image from her digital set Brighten the Holidays.
Aside from my digital image (printed on Springhill Digital card) and the green SU card base and mats, all papers used came from my Christmas papers scrap stash. I used Versafine Clair Green Oasis ink to hand-stamp the CAS-ual Friday Fa-La-La sentiment, Papertrey Ink Deck the Halls sentiment and Stamplorations 'Tis the Season sentiment. I used Impression Obsession's Christmas Lights die to cut the lights with white card. Then I colored them with Promarkers and a Sakura Silver metallic gel pen. All of the rectangles and squares were cut with Spellbinders Matting Basics dies.
I used Splitcoaststampers Sketch SC297 for my card design, resizing it to A7 in PSE for my measurements. 
On the inside of my card, I arranged sentiments from Jan's digi set in PSE and printed out. Then I hand-stamped various light-themed elements from Paper Artsy, Crafters Companion and Hero Arts. Then I colored with Promarkers and glitter and metallic gel pens.
Close-ups to show the glittery shine...
The back of the card has more paper scraps and a hand-stamped Kaiserkraft siggie.
Another close-up of the front to show the glitter gel penning on the penguins' lights and metallic gel pen on the die cut lights. I also used Nuvo Crystal Glaze on every light bulb for some clear dimensional shine.
And a final view. Thanks for visiting me today and I hope we all have good weekends! Until next time, Stay Well and Craft On! XOX

4.   ABC Christmas Challenge: P is for Plump and Q is for Quality Candy Colors -- #1/xx The penguins are plump and my Christmas lights have the colors in the Quality candy wrappers.  
7.   TTCRD 8/17-8/24: AAG -- #1/2
9.   CD Sunday Plus #67: AG using USB, CD or Digi -- #2/3 I used Jan's digi stamp set Brighten the Holidays
11. Crafty Animals #53: AG with an Animal -- #5/xx  Penguins
15. ABMTTC #144: AAG -- #1/xx
22. Stamplorations Never-Ending Anything Goes Challenge -- I've used Stamplorations 'Tis the Season sentiment stamp on front.  


Alyson Mayo said...

I LOVE this! The colours are so bold and bright - and those critters are perfect! Your colouring is amazing :)

brenda said...

A fun and oh so colourful Christmas creation, many thanks for joining in with our Sparkle theme at Allsorts challenge.

B x

Carol said...

A wonderful display of Christmas lights and very with it Penguins.
Thank you for sharing with us.
Carol xx
CD Sunday Plus DT

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

Rock on! What a delightful colourful card. I'm all about colour. The images coordinate so well. The layout is very unique. Love it all!

Linby said...

A lovely bright and cheery card. Those little lights are so cute. Thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge.

Kristine said...

Really CUTE and very festive indeed, love it! And that sketch is awesome, fun one for showing off some cute papers. As always, love how you decorate the inside and back as well❣😊 gave a nice weekend!
Happy Crafting,

Monica C. said...

Oh what a great festive card! Those penguins are delightful and their sparkly lights are lovely.
You had mention surprise at the opacity of the watercolor on the dark cardstock. That is true for metallic watercolors. They work better on darker backgrounds than they do on white.
Hugs Monica

Donna Ellis said...

I love what you’ve done with the precolored images, Aimes! Fabulous card! xx

Jan Mahew said...

Fun and festive with all the bright colors and die cuts! Go great with the Brighten the holidays penguins! Thank You Aimes!

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A fun Christmas card and fabulous design, thank you for sharing it with us at Allsorts challenge this week.

Pamela said...

I really like this Aimeslee especially the die cut lights.
CD Sunday Plus DT.

ahlers5 said...

Wow, this card is so bright and cheerful. Cute penguins! I hope you are doing well. I've had my grandkids for a little while. My daughter and her husband went to a concert in Austin. I am free as of this afternoon so I actually have time to catch up on my commenting. My grandkids tend to hog my computer. Little buggers.

Seafield Jo said...

Such a great Christmas card - I love the expression on the penguins faces. A card that's sure to raise a smile.

Thanks for sharing it with us.

CD Sunday Plus DT

Anonymous said...

I just love it!!! A real "merry" xmas creation!

Thank you for participating on our fortnightly challenges. We love to see more creations of you in our challenges. You can win some fantastic digi's
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge
Diana DT

Let's Art Journal said...

What a wonderful card! Those penguins really made me smile and I love the garland of lights that you added too - perfect 😀. Wishing you a happy new week! Hugs Jo x

Rain said...

Aimeslee, you always create such fun and pretty cards! I LOVE those penguins! :)

craftytrog said...

Love this Aimeslee! Such a fun and festive card!

Scrapping4funChallenges said...

Beautiful Christmas card! Love the bright colors and layers! Cute image!
Thank you for your entry at Scrapping4funChallenges
Rachelle DT

Inkyfingers said...

What a fun, bright and cheery design and your colouring is beautiful. Such a fabulous take on the sketch. A gorgeous festive card!
Thanks for sharing with us at ABC Christmas Challenges.
Carol x

Inkyfingers said...

PS I forgot to say that I love how the inside and back of the card are so beautiful too. I love your attention to these details, Aimeslee!

Roberta Cercato said...

These penguins are delightful!
Thanks for taking part in the Scrapping4funChallenges challenge, I hope to see you again next month!
Roberta DT Scrapping4funChallenges

Donna Walls said...

Great card and I love the image! Thanks for entering in the challenge at The Paper Funday! Donna

Maria Valente said...

So beautiful! Thank you for entering our challenge at Penny's.

Susan Renshaw said...

Lovely bright card!
Thanks for sharing with 12 Months of Christmas Link Up!


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Suze said...

Fun card Aimeslee. Love how you extended the lights through to the inside of the card. Thank you for entering the Warm Winter Wear Challenge at 12 Months of Christmas.

Deanne Saunders said...

Sweet card!!! Thanks so much for participating in our CHRISTMAS CRAFTS ALL YEAR ROUND challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafting day!! Stay safe and healthy!!*Sorry for being so late commenting but please know that I have checked out your project and appreciate you entering my challenge!!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper