Wednesday, October 30, 2019

WWC245 - Anything Goes Challenge

Hello and welcome!  October has five Wednesdays and that means it is "Anything Goes" at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  We would love for you to submit your creation!
Handmade Card with Memory Box Perky Happy Birthday die
I came up with the idea for creating a fall birthday card with dark cardstock for a seasonal look.  Prior to die cutting, I backed the patterned card stock with adhesive paper  then I die cut the three blooms and sentiment which  made constructing the layout very easy.  I like the clean autumn look of this card.

Supplies Used:
Simon Says Stamp Stitched Daisies dies
Memory Box Perky Happy Birthday sentiment die
Bohemia Barefoot Beautiful Card Stock #BH1062
Hershey Brown textured cardstock
Sizzix adhesive sheets

The Card Concept: Bountiful Blessings Challenge  I was inspired (by the beautiful brown door, fall flowers and autumnal color palette in the inspiration photo) to make a clean and layered card.

Die Cuttin' Divas Anything Goes Challenge  My card includes lots of die cuts...the flowers, the sentiment and the stitched card base.

Tuesday Taggers Colors of Autumn Challenge I chose browns, yellows and oranges for my colors of autumn.
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Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes Wednesday Challenge

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Wednesday, October 23, 2019

WWC244 - Helen's "All About Occasions" Challenge

Hello and welcome!  This week is "All About Occasions" at The Watercooler Wednesday Challenge website and talented Helen is our hostess.  I chose to make a Fall card for my daughter.  I adore this sentiment and really like the pumpkins, autumnal foods and lattes.

I thought  some pattern stamping would be bright, fun and seasonal.  I used Copic markers on this card but did a similar one with Zig Markers.  I like to do   different versions changing up the supplies and then compare when they are finished. 

Jane's Doodles Pumpkin Spice stamp set.
Jane's Doodle's Hello Fall stamp set
Copic Markers

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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:

UPDATE:  My card was selected as "Featured Artist" for the As You See It Challenge.  
As You See It's "Trees" Challenge

Clean and Simple "Masculine" challenge
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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.  

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.

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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.  

  • 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.

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