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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12 comments:

  1. Aaaah! I love this so much, Karen! The wreath looks like it's made up of such colorful dreamy Christmas lights and the wall behind is fabulous! Thank you for the inspiration!! Happy Holiday Hugs, Darnell

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  2. This is a wonderful card. Beautifully CAS and with such a lovely textured background and then pops of colours from the wreath-superb. Thanks for joining Time Out

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  3. Oooh such pretty colours Karen and love that background embossed panel.

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  4. Love this card! The bright pop against the textured white ticks all my boxes - brilliant. Thanks for joining in with us at As You See It Challenge.

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  5. Wow...what a wonderful card, just so in love with your amazing wreath, those colors are fabulous. Thank you so much for playing along with us at Time Out!

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  6. Beautiful CARD card in gorgeous colours thank you for joining in at MMM

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  7. I love the colours you've chosen, Karen, and I love the texture in the background of your CAS Christmas card. I have to agree with you about the bright colours. They lift my spirits at an otherwise drab time of year! Thanks for sharing this with us at As You See It Challenges.

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  8. This cheerful card would bring anyone joy! What lovely colors and a fabulous background! We're so happy you chose to share it with us at As You See It this week, too!

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  9. Love your choice of colours for your wreath, Karen! So pretty and fresh! I love your EF background. I haven't seen that one before, so I must look out for it! :)

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  10. I love that wreath and the colors you chose for it are so unique... Love them! Beautiful background too, the dry embossing has added a lot of interest. Thank you for joining us at Time Out!

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  11. Love your brightly coloured wreath Karen! It looks like it's made of Christmas lights and really pops against the texture of your white brick wall. Thanks for playing along with us at As You See It!

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  12. Such a CAS perfection. Thanks for playing along with us at Make My Monday Challenge. Looking forward to seeing your creative projects in the future galleries again.

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Thank you so much for stopping by! I enjoy reading all the comments.

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