Thursday, July 23, 2020

MFT Santa Selfie Peace Sign

Welcome to another post for Christmas in July cards. I think I am well on my way to having my Christmas cards finished for the year. I am submitting my card for 2 challenges: Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge and Time Out Challenges:

When I saw the challenge of "peaceful" with the peace sign, I thought right away of my fun Christmas sELFies stamps from My Favorite Things. There are 6 different image stamps and the one on the top right corner has Santa giving the peace sign!
I stamped that one image onto Bristol Smooth Paper with Altenew Obsidian Black Ink. While it was still wet I sprinkled Nuvo Detail Crystal Clear Embossing Powder over it and heat set. I planned to watercolor with my Kuretake Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers for I knew they work amazingly well on the Bristol Smooth paper. By embossing the outlines, the watercolor tends not to blend, but stay in each embossed area. Since this was a selfie image I really didn't want blending of colors.

I used my Whimsy Stamps Get In Line set for the diagonal background. I have had this set for many years and it is perfect for those striped backgrounds which are so popular now. Instead of cutting your paper, simply stamp the colors! The colors I used were from's Hybrid inks: Orange Spice, Caribbean & Oasis and Slippery When Wet from Simon Hurley's line. My goal was to match the Zig coloring of the Santa & deer.
Once Santa was dry, I cut out the frame with my Kat Scrappiness Embossed Edge Square Dies. I colored the deer's bell with a silver gel pen and added Spectrum Noir Sparkle to the beard, hat brim and Santa's pom-pom. I let it dry overnight, then added Nuvo Crystal Glaze to the eyes, the bell, the hand band and cuffs. Gave it another overnight to dry. Card making is a process not to be rushed!
The stitched edging is from Lawn Fawn's Just Stitching Double Rectangle dies. They add a nice clean stitched border, but do not cut the paper.
The word "peace" comes from Altenew's Festive Silhouettes stamp set.
Last, but not least, is the fun inside sentiment from's Naughty & Nice stamp set:
Don't you just love a fun, snarky card sentiment? Especially at's unexpected and gives a laugh to those who might need it.
Thank you for sticking to the end and I want to thank both challenge teams for all their efforts in creating fun inspiration for us! Peace out!!!

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Hello, welcome to Stampin With Anita. I love crafting in all forms. It gives me great joy to create something special. I hope you enjoy your visit.


  1. What a fun card! I love that image along with the inside sentiment! Thanks for joining us at Atlantic Hearts Sketches.

  2. This is such an adorable card! I love the colorful stripes you added and made it so playful. Thank you for joining us at Time out challenges. Hugs~ Ishani.

  3. Perfectly sweet - I love the bright colours you chose too :) Thanks so much for playing along with us at TIME OUT! Jill



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