Wednesday, December 18, 2019

WWC252 - Marsha's Special 3- Week "Anything Goes" Challenge

Hello and welcome!  The Watercooler Wednesday Challenge is changing things up during the holidays and we have a three week "Anything Goes" challenge.  Marsha is our special hostess.
I ordered this adorable Simon Says Stamp  Li'l Gnome die this year and went a little crazy.  I made 18 gnomes to put on tags and Christmas cards.  I really like this "glitter" gnome. 

I took a sheet of Ranger Ink Silver Sparkle Cardstock and added alcohol ink.  The panel was very pretty.  I then die cut the gnome.  The beard and nose are cut from leftover scraps from previous ink smooshing projects.  I love how the blond beard has orange streaks.

For the background I used a scrap of Lawn Fawn's Perfectly Plaid paper.  I also die cut a rectangle to act as a backdrop for the gnome. I felt like it looked like a plaid belt with a big white buckle.  

I heat embossed the sentiment (Stamps of Life Elves2Stamp) and attached all the elements to a kraft notecard.  

Little Red Wagon #528

Allsorts "Inspired by a Song" Challenge
My Inspiration was The Gnome Song The Gnome Song

I am so pleased that you stopped by!
Karen
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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

WWC251 - Dawn's "All About Occasions" Challenge

Hello and welcome. This week we are making "Occasion" cards at The Watercooler Wednesday Challenge which means holiday cards to birthday cards to sympathy cards...the list is vast.  Dawn is our talented hostess.
I chose to make some thank you cards to use during the holiday season.  I wanted bright, festive and fun so I opted to go with my Zig markers.  

I stamped, colored and die-cut my wreath.  My wreath has five Christmas colors. I wanted a clean and simple look but with a bit of interest on the background so I dry embossed an A2 panel.  I liked that the planks look snow covered when embossed on white paper. I also wanted a small sentiment that would fit inside the wreath and within the boundaries of the plank so I looked through my sentiments and found this cute little one.

I like the top folding cards I see online but I had never made one until this card. I do think it adds a fun little twist to cards.  While I was at it, I made a batch of top folding cards so I will be making more in the future.

ZIG Clean Color markers in 036, 031, 033, 053, 041, 200, 202, 029
Supplies:
Altenew Weekend Doodles Stamp and Die
Tim Holtz Alterations Wood Planks Embossing Folder
Bristol Cardstock
Zig Markers:  036, 031, 033, 053, 041, 200, 202, 029 + blender
Versafine Black Ink for wreath
Gerda Steiner Hedge Hog Sentiment (with Archival Jet Black ink)

I am submitting my card to:
Bright happy colors raise my spirits and bring me joy.  




UPDATE:  My card was selected as a Top Pick at The As You See It Challenge:

Thank you for stopping by!
Karen
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Wednesday, December 4, 2019

WWC250 - Helen's Feminine "Anything Goes" Challenge

Hello and welcome. This week we are making "feminine" cards at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge. Talented Helen is our hostess. 
I wanted to do a pretty thank you card so I started by stamping,  coloring and die cutting this favorite wreath.  I wanted a subtle white on white backdrop so I die cut a basket weave panel and affixed to an A2 card base. I love the pretty little sentiment which I heat embossed. 


Supplies:
Avery Elle - Festive Wreath stamps and dies
Frantic Stamper Basket Weave die.
Bristol Cardstock
Zig Clean Clear Markers (May Green 47, Pale Green 45, Lt. Carmine Red 21, Red 20, Light Blue 36, Cobalt Blue 31). 
Sentiment:  Photoplay Paprika

I am pleased to be entering my card in:



UPDATE:  My card was selected as a "Top Cup" at The Sunday Stamps Challenge:



Thanks for stopping by!
Karen
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WWC279 - Helen's Challenge: All About Occasions

Hello and welcome. This week we are creating occasion cards at  The Watercooler Challenge  and we would love to see your card in the gallery...