Wednesday, October 16, 2019

WWC243 - Heidi's Masculine "Anything Goes" Challenge

Alcohol Ink, Yupo paper sunset.
Hello and Welcome! This week we are creating Masculine Cards at the  Watercooler Wednesday Challenge and Heidi is our hostess.

I've been on an alcohol ink/Yupo paper roll and thought I would do a masculine sympathy card.  I love the unpredictability of alcohol inks but I wanted to create a sunset background where the sun was setting over trees and a lake.  I like the end result.  The tree is a die from Simon Says Stamp.  The sentiment is my favorite for sympathy cards:  My Sentiments Exactly - Sympathy.

I am entering my card in:
As You See It's "Trees" Challenge


Clean and Simple "Masculine" challenge
For your blog

Thank you for stopping by!
Karen
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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

WWC242 - Marsha's "All About Occasions" Challenge

Hello and welcome...I am so pleased you stopped by!  This week is "All About Occasions" at The Watercooler Wednesday Website and Marsha is our hostess.    There are so many occasions and this week is a bit unique for me.  My niece recently pledged my college sorority and I wanted to send her a card for initiation.  Kappa's colors are blue so that was my color theme.
A handmade card for Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority.
I recently purchased WPlus9's New Home stamp and die set and their Wood Planks stamp.  I put them together to create this welcome home scene card.  

Supplies:
WPlus9 New Home stamp and die set
WPlus9 Wood Planks stamp
Bristol Card Stock
Versafine Onyx Black ink
White embossing powder (Welcome sentiment)
Foam Tape (planters, light and wreath)
Connect Glue
Zig  Clean Color Watercolor Brush Markers:
  • Siding/light/planters:  Gray 90, Light Gray 91, Cool Gray 99 and blender
  • Walkway:  Cool Gray 99 and Beige 72.
  • Rug:  Beige 72, MidBrown 65
  • Door: Deep Blue 35, Prussian Blue 32, Blue Haze 303, Blender
  • Greenery:  Mid Green 46, Olive 43.
I am entering this card in:
Happy Little Stampers Watercolor Challenge using topiaries, a potted plant and wreath as my optional botanicals.


Addicted to Stamps - Make Your Mark


Sisterhood of Crafters - Wood  I stamped wood siding on my house and used the wood planks stamp for the ground.

Happy Little Stamper "Die" Challenge.  Lots of die cuts on this card:  Door, mat, topiaries, wreath and light.

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen


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Wednesday, October 2, 2019

WWC241 - Dawn's Feminine "Anything Goes" Challenge

Hello and welcome!  This week we are making "feminine" cards at the Watercooler Wednesday website and Dawn is our hostess.
Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid designer paper.

I was in need of some Get Well cards and I thought some daisy paper pieced inlays would be "feminine" and fun.  

Recipe:
  • I glued some Lawn Fawn "Perfectly Plaid" paper to cardstock and then die cut with Sugar Pea's Element Builder frame.  
  • I die cut the daisy from Newton's Nook Flower Trio from both the plaid paper/cardstock and then white card stock.  
  • I stamped the sentiment
  • I die cut the pink inner flower from a scrap of Yupo paper with alcohol ink. 
  • Next I inlaid the white daisy, added the pink layer and then added the center from the background.  

I really like how the card turned out.

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen
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Friday, September 27, 2019

Autumn Coffee

Hello and Welcome!  Last year, Jane's Doodles had the cutest fall stamp sets so I commented on a blog post.  I would have left the comment anyway but was excited to learn that I would be receiving both sets as a gift from Jane's Doodles.  

Random Pattern Stamping with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers.
I thought  some pattern stamping would be bright, fun and seasonal.

Recipe:
Jane's Doodles Pumpkin Spice stamp set.
Jane's Doodle's Hello Fall stamp set
Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers

I am entering this card in:
Fusion "Coffee" Challenge:  I went with the Autumn Coffee/Latte Inspiration focusing on the season, lattes and color scheme in the photo.
Lil Red Wagon "Fall It" Challenge:  I used Fall seasonal  items and colors for this fun prompt.

Stamp Ink Paper "Designer's Choice" Challenge:  I was pleased to see SIP is back!  I went with bright bold seasonal color for my "designer's choice" creation.

UPDATE: I was so pleased to that this card was selected as a Stamp, Ink Paper "Winner" and "Favorite at Little Red Wagon.
Featured Button


Thanks for stopping by!
Karen




Wednesday, September 25, 2019

WWC240 - Kath's "All About Occasions" Challenge

Hello and Welcome!  This week it is "all about occasions" at the Watercooler Wednesday Website and Kath is our hostess.
I've been playing around with Dare 2B Artzy stamps and dies and Zig markers.  I stamped the bloom on Bristol cardstock and then used my favorite Zig colors.  I stamped the sentiment and leaves, die cut the bloom and then adhered with foam tape.

Supplies:
Dare 2B Artzy Flowers for Mom stamp
Dare 2B Artzy Joyful Flowers Die
Bristol Cardstock
Pool envelop

Zigs:
202 Peach Pink
200 Sugared Almond
050 Yellow
052 Bright Yellow
031 Cobalt Blue
036 Light Blue

Dare2BArtzy Favorite Color Challenge  I love bright colors and I would have to say "aqua" blue is my favorite. Zig calls it Cobalt Blue and Light Blue. 

Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday!
Karen
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Monday, September 23, 2019

Tree + Alcohol Ink

Hello there!  I saw that Allsorts was having a Trees and Leaves Challenge and I knew just what I wanted to create.
Alcohol Ink Sympathy Card


First I created an alcohol ink panel on Yupo paper.  I was going for a sunset background and I  really like how the panel turned out.  Next, I used Simon Says Stamps Tree Frame die for the cover.  I stamped my sentiment (My Sentiments Exactly) and was done.

I am so pleased you stopped by!
Karen

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

WWC239 - Helen's Masculine "Anything Goes" Challenge

Hello there and welcome!  This week's challenge is all about cards for the men in our life and Helen is our hostess.
Rainbow Watercolor Card with Hello Bluebird Rainbow Script sentiment.
I wanted to do a Rainbow masculine card, so I got out my Kuretake watercolors and painted a Rainbow on watercolor paper.  I then used the Sunny Studio Frilly Frames Stripes die to cut the card cover.  The sentiment, which I've been using a lot, is Rainbow Script from Hello Bluebird.    This is a happy card that was fun but pretty quick to make.

Last week, I did a feminine card using Frilly frames.

I am entering this card in:
Dar and Diane Focus on the Sentiment Challenge

Die Cuttin Divas Just Because Challenge

Thanks for joining us this week at Watercooler Wednesday!

Karen

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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Sympathy Card

 Hello and welcome! I was in need of some sympathy cards and I thought it might be nice to create a little scene using the bench from a stamp and die set (WPlus9 New Home) that just arrived in the mail.
Sympathy Card using Altenew Garden Grow, Hero Arts January 2019 My Monthly Hero and WPlus9 New Home.
I wanted to pair it with two of my go-to stamp and die sets:  Altenew Garden Grow and Hero Arts January 2019 My Monthly Hero.  I started by stamping a background using SSS Sketchy Lines Background Stamp.  From black cardstock, I die cut the sentiment (SSS) twice and then glued together.  I Copic colored the potted plants, then die cut, assembled and adhered to the background using foam tape. 

I am entering this card in:

Crafty Catz Challenge Blog Badge

As You See It Challenge.  My "go to" dies that I use most often are Altenew's Garden Grow and My Monthly Hero January 2019.  I love to use them both in scene cards. 

Thank you for stopping by!
Karen

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

WWC238 - Tristan's "All About Occasions" Challenge

Hello and welcome!  This week it is all about occasions at Watercooler Wednesday and I chose to make a birthday card.  Tristan is our hostess this week.  Pop by the Watercooler Wednesday Challege website for more details and to link your creation.

WPlu9 Doodle buds stamps and coordinating dies.
I bought a new die, Sunny Studio Frilly Frame Stripe, so I wanted to incorporate it into my card design.  I started by making a background with my Kuretake watercolors and then added the overlay to my background. I stamped, Copic colored and die cut the floral images.  I wanted the sentiment to match so I inked a piece of cardstock with a coordinating Copic marker.  Learning lesson....Let the ink fully dry before attempting to die cut. The first sentiment stuck to the die and came out in 100 tiny pieces.

Supplies:
Sunny Studio Frilly Frames Stripes die
WPlus9 Doodle Buds stamps and dies
SSS Happy Birthday die
Kuretake Watercolors
Distress Watercolor Paper
Neenah cardstock

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen
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Wednesday, September 4, 2019

WWC237 - Michelle's Feminine "Anything Goes" Challenge

Hello and Welcome! This week we are all creating feminine cards at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge website.  Michelle is our hostess.
A handmade card using Echo Park's  Wedding Bliss patterned papers.
I have a friend getting married so I made this card for her wedding.  I just received SSS's Clustered Leaves Outline die and I thought it would be perfect for the occasion.  I die cut the leaves in a soft neutral from Echo Park's Wedding Bliss Paper stack and again in white for the accent leaves. I also die cut and stamped the sentiment from Concord and 9th Happy Day.  The background paper is from the same Wedding Bliss paper pack.  The background has lovely printed bridal phrases like "They lived happily every after."  I assembled the card and added three pearls to finish.

This card was difficult to photograph since it was so monochromatic. I gave it my best shot, the neutrals are richer in person and the card looks more dimensional.  

Wishing you a lovely day!

I am entering this card in:
Thanks for stopping by!
Karen
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Wednesday, August 28, 2019

WWC236 - Heidi's "All About Occasions" Challenge

Hello and welcome!  This week is all about occasions at Watercooler Wednesday.  Holidays, Birthdays, Weddings, Anniversary, Sympathy, Thank You, Congratulations....your choice.  Heidi is our hostess.  
I white heat embossed a bunch of random botanical images and then ink blended over the embossing.  In person, the blending looks the same color but when I photographed the card, the light played off potions of the card.

I used three inks:  Distress Shaded Lilac, Dare2B Artzy Blue Sky and SSS Steel Blue.  I finished off the cards with a few sequins.

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen
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WWC243 - Heidi's Masculine "Anything Goes" Challenge

Hello and Welcome! This week we are creating Masculine Cards at the  Watercooler Wednesday  Challenge and Heidi is our hostess. I'v...