Sunday, June 30, 2019

Off The Edge Die-Cutting

I had never tried off the edge die-cutting but I am very pleased with the end result.  
Sugar Pea Designs Element Builder die cutting.
I was in the mood to do a puppy card so I chose Mama Elephant's Playful Pups, one of my oldest and most used stamp sets.  I die cut a panel, did my partial die-cutting, then stamped and finally colored with Copic markers.  I liked the CAS look of the panel but wanted to break up some of the white so I used my new Sugar Pea Designs Element Builder to die cut the bottom edge.  I really like that subtle stitched wave.

I am entering this card in:

Make my Monday "B" Challenge - B is for lots of  Brown! I used 5 Shades of Copic Brown on these pups.

Addicted to Stamps "Make Your Mark" I made my mark with lots of brown.


UPDATE:  I am so pleased that this card was a "Top Pick" at the Inkspirational Challenge!

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Humorous Monkey Birthday Card

Sometimes a funny card is the way to go.  These monkeys make me smile so I thought it would be fun to have them swinging together by their tails. They look like they are up to mischief.
Photo Play We Bought A Zoo stamp and die set.
I used PhotoPlay We bought a Zoo stamps and dies.  I colored in the monkeys with Copic markers and then die cut.  I also cut a frame to define the scene a bit better.  I used some pretty textured butter colored card stock for the background because I wanted to keep the focus on the monkeys.  

I am entering this card in Time Out's "Funny" card challenge.

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

WWC227 - Michelle's "All About Occasions" Challenge

Welcome and hello!  It is all about occasions this week at Watercooler Wednesday and Michelle is our hostess.


It is summer so I wanted to make a fun bright tropical card.
Pattern stamping using Sunny Studio's Tropical Paradise stamp set.
I did a bit of pattern stamping with Sunny Studio's Tropical Paradise set.  I think these images are so fun to color!  I used Copic markers and put in some white gel pen accents.  I also added tiny little jewels to the flower center.

I am entering this card in:
SSS Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge

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I am so glad you stopped by!

Karen 

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

WWC226 - Dawn's Masculine "Anything Goes" Challenge

Hello there and welcome!  It's all about masculine cards this week at Watercooler Wednesday and Dawn is our hostess. I hope you will stop by the website, see what the artists have created and then submit one of your cards.  
A handmade card featuring the Altenew Pinstripes Background Stamp.
In my family, men (and ladies too!) enjoy a good humorous card.  This dog (Fetch by Photoplay) makes me smile every time I use him.  This is a simple one layer panel mounted on a Lilac A2 card.  


Supplies used :

Photoplay Fetch
Altenew Pinstripes Background Stamp
SSS Brush Stroke Messages Sentiment
Hero Arts Lilac Ink
Copic markers
MFT Stitched rectangular die STAX set 2

Inkadinkadoo Stamping Mask Paper

I stamped Fetch, colored with Copics, masked and then stamped the background stamp in lilac.  I love how the dog almost makes a perfect square.

I am entering this card in:
June Papercraft Challenge

I am so pleased you stopped by today! 

Karen
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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

WWC225 - Donna's "All About Occasions" Challenge

Hello there!  Today starts Watercooler Wednesday's "All About Occasions" Challenge and I've created a Get Well Scene card. Donna is our hostess and I hope you will stop by our website to see what the other artists have created.   This is such a fun prompt because there are dozens of occasions you can create a card for. 

Last year, I ordered one of Simon Says Stamp's "Mystery Sacks" and Clearly Besotted's "Lift Me Up" was one of the sets in the package.  I don't think I would have purchased this set, but I've had a lot of fun playing with it. So far I've made a birthday card, baby shower card and this Get Well card.  

Handmade card with MFT's "Scottie" Scottish Terrier dog stamp.


You can mix and match hot air balloons and baskets so I went with the duck balloon and puppy basket. I thought it would be fun to have a friend on the ground so I added the Scottie from MFT's Lucky Dog set.  I colored and die-cut the pup and then adhered him to the bottom with foam tape so he would have dimension.
  • I stamped my little scene on an A2 panel and colored with Copic Markers. 
  • I cut some masks because I wanted to add a "cloud and ground" background with Tumbled Glass (Tim Holtz) and Sand Dunes (Altenew) Die Ink.  I used my new Picket Fences Life Changing Brushes.  
  • Finally I die cut with a stitched rectangular die.
I am entering this card in:
Pile It On's Transportation Challenge

Crafty Catz Anything Goes Challenge #465

Update:  I was very pleased to see that my card received the "Sweet Sprinkles Award" at Pile It On Challenge.




Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

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Wednesday, June 5, 2019

WWC224 - Karen's Feminine "Anything Goes" Challenge

Hello there!  Today I am hosting Watercooler Wednesday's #224 - Karen's Feminine "Anything Goes" Challenge and I am so pleased you stopped by.  

I've been playing with alcohol inks and had some scraps I wanted to use to make into a floral card.  I just ordered these fun floral die-cuts (Newton's Nook Flower Trio) for this idea.  
Die cut alcohol ink flowers using Newton's Nook Floral Trio Die
I started by die cutting the parts to each flower/leaf and then assembled.  I wanted a textured background so I used an embossing folder (Sizzix/Tim Holtz Alterations) on a neutral cardstock panel.  I like that there are different sizes of "dots" as well as empty spaces.  I also diecut my sentiment from an alcohol ink scrap.  I added the  dry embossed panel to a white A2 card and then added the flowers with foam dots for added dimension.  I like this cheery card and it is going to my mom on her birthday.  Red is her favorite color so I thought she would like to top bloom.

I am entering this card in Alphabet Challenge "E is for Embossing Folder".  I love the texture that embossing folders add to a project.

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

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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. I wanted to do...