Wednesday, November 27, 2019

WWC249 - Karen's "All About Occasions" Challenge

Hello and Welcome!  This week is "All About Occasions" at the Watercooler Wednesday Website and I am the hostess.  Today, I am sharing a card I made in Laura Griffin's DFW Copic Class.

Impression Obsession Wreath Builder die
We used LOTS of die cuts on this card. For the door, we free hand drew the wood grain and stained glass inserts.  I personalized my Christmas door and added my mini-Aussie "Scout" to the front porch.  I think she looks adorable in her little Christmas cape and hood.

Supplies used:

  • Impression Obsession Front Door
  • Impression Obsession Wreath Builder
  • Penny Black "Brick Wall" background Stamp (Memento Rhubarb)
  • Hero Arts Fun in the Rain (dog)
  • Copic Markers
  • Brad for door handle
  • Vellum for stained glass windows
  • Ribbon bow
  • Gina K Connect glue
I've submitted my card to the Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Challenge

I would love to see the occasion card you created in our Watercooler Wednesday challenge.

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen


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Wednesday, November 20, 2019

WWC248 - Kath's Masculine "Anything Goes" Challenge

Hello and welcome!  This week at The Watercooler Wednesday Challenge we are designing projects for the men in our lives.  Kath is our hostess.  I created a card for my brother who drives a pickup and is an avid surfer.  I love how this die set has beach accessories to fill the truck bed.
Nuvo Tonic Hot Chocolate embossing powder

I used Spellbinder's Truckin' Through the Seasons die and Nuvo Tonic Hot Chocolate Embossing powder for the sentiment (Ranger Letter It). The card stock is Bohemia Blue Bird and Barefoot Beautiful "All Boy".  

Can't wait to pop this card in the mail to sunny California.

I am entering this card in: 

The Male Room "Hobbies" Challenge I made this card for my brother who is an avid surfer.  

Lil Red Wagon Birthday Challenge

Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes With Dies Challenge


Thank you for stopping by!
Karen


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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

WWC247 - Marsha's "All About Occasions" Challenge

Hello and welcome! It is all about Occasions at The Watercooler Wednesday Challenge Website and Marsha is our hostess.


Several friends have been sick or have had surgery, so I was in need of some Get Well cards.  I thought this one turned out bright and cheery.

I put a light glaze of blue distress ink on watercolor paper for the background.  I then die cut the flowers and leaves from scraps of alcohol ink/Yupo panels. Since it is fall, I went with yellow-orange leaves.

Supplies:

  • Newton's Nook Flower Trio
  • Lawn Fawn Sentiment
  • Tumbled Glass Distress Ink
  • Assorted Alcohol Inks
  • Yupo paper
  • Watercolor Paper
  • Connect Glue
  • Foam Adhesive
I am entering this card in:

Thanks for stopping by!

Karen
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Saturday, November 9, 2019

Ink Smooshing with Altenew Mega Alphabet Die

I felt inspired by Altenew's November Inspiration Challenge and those lovely pink flowers.  I just received several Altenew Mega Alphabet dies plus Altenew's large thanks die and wanted to play with them.  I was thinking thank you notes and personalized stationary.

I decided ink smooshing on the Mega "T" die would be interesting.  I applied two shades of distress ink: Spun Sugar and Pickled Raspberry to a 6x6" acrylic block and then sprayed with water.  I put the spun sugar at the bottom and the pickled raspberry at the top because I wanted gradient color.  I put the ink/water side onto watercolor paper, weighted it down with a book and let it sit for 5 minutes.  When that was done, I took a piece of cardstock and sopped up the remaining color for my background panel. I wanted the same colors but in a more muted watercolor look.  There is a bit of pinkish linen in the color swatch so I did the same smooshing technique with Antique Linen.  After the watercolor paper was dry, I die cut the "T".  I also die cut the "Thanks" die cut from Elm Green textured paper that matched the color in the inspiration color swatch.  I then die cut small flowers from the antique linen, and pink watercolor panels.  The leaves were left over from a previous project and I thought they added to the layout. 

I assembled the card by putting the second generation sopped up ink smooshed panel behind a die cut cover and then arranged the die-cut elements.  

I always give my mom a packet of cards for Christmas and I think I am going to include this one.  

I am pleased to be entering this card in Altenew's November Challenge.


I am so pleased that you stopped by!
Karen

Friday, November 8, 2019

Using Scraps for a Rainbow Inlay

I had a collection of colorful alcohol ink scraps on Yupo paper left over from a batch of cards I made this summer.   I thought the scraps would be fun to inlay into Sunny Studio's Frilly Frame cover die.

Hello Bluebird Rainbow Script.
I first die cut my white panel and then cut the rainbow alcohol ink inlay pieces.  After everything was die cut, I glued the cover panel to an A2 card.  I put a line of Gina K Connect glue in each open space and then placed my alcohol ink scraps into each slat.  I love how bright and glossy the strips are.

I black heat embossed the sentiment (Hello Bluebird Rainbow Script) on a die cut sentiment strip.  Since my card used rainbow colored scraps, I thought the sentiment was very appropriate.

Easy, bright and eye-catching.

I am entering this card in:
Use Your Stuff's "Use Your Scraps" Challenge

I am so pleased that you stopped by!
Karen

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

WWC246 - Tristan's Feminine "Anything Goes" Challenge

Hello and welcome!  This week is all about "feminine" cards at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  Talented Tristan is our hostess.

This summer, we went on a wonderful driving vacation through the American Southwest and I discovered some stamps by Judy Duke with B&J Art Stamps in Las Cruces, New Mexico.  I LOVED these sunflowers and thought they would be fun to watercolor.  

Supplies:
Sunflower Stamp by Judy Duke (B&J Art Stamps)
Brutus Monroe Aqua Pigment Paper
Versafine Onyx Black Ink
Kuretake Watercolors

I am so pleased you stopped by!
Karen
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Saturday, November 2, 2019

Monkey Coffee Break

Hello and thank you for stopping by!  I always love a good scene card and I came up with the idea of "Monkey Coffee Break".  Of course my monkeys are mischievous and are fighting over the cup of coffee!
Simon Says Stamp SSS Sketchy Lines Background Stamp plus Alcohol Lift Ink.

I am so excited to be joining the The Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!


My card process:

  • My first step was creating this fun background.  I started by making an alcohol ink background with blues and greens.  After the panel was dry, I used Simon Says Stamp Sketchy Lines background stamp with Alcohol Lift Ink to create the striations in the background.  I really like the end result.
  • Next, I stamped the images, colored with Copic markers and die cut.  The monkeys are from Photo  Play "We Bought a Zoo".
  • I wanted to frame the vignette so I used MFT's Stitched Rectangle dies.
  • I embossed the sentiment:  Simon's Says Stamp - Beautiful Ride.
  • I adhered the monkeys and frame with foam tape.
I think this is a fun card and I am so pleased to be submitting it to the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.

I am happy you stopped by!
Karen


Friday, November 1, 2019

Coffee Time

Hello and thank you for stopping by!  I always love a good scene card and I came up with the idea of a Coffee/Tearoom as seen from the street for the Coffee Loving Cardmaker's fun blog hop.  I just love their hops! 
Coffee scene card using My Monthly Hero January 2019 and April 2017.
Card Process:

  1. I started by inking Citron Distress Ink on the background. I wanted the bottom to be darker and then fade upward.  
  2. Next I created my scene.  I used the following stamp sets and colored with Zigs:  My Monthly Hero January 2019 (shoppe and bike), Altenew Garden Grow (table and bird), My Monthly Hero April 2017 (dog), Life Time Tea set.
  3. I embossed the sentiment:  Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Ride and then assembled the card.  
This card reminds me of the beautiful little shops you find in Europe.

I am so pleased to be submitting this card to: The Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog Hop



I am happy to stopped by!
Karen

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...