Wednesday, April 15, 2020

WWC267 - Karen's Challenge: Anything Goes With a Masculine Twist

Hello and welcome.  This week we are making "masculine" cards at The Watercooler Wednesday Challenge and I am so pleased to be this week's hostess.  I needed a card for a friend having cancer surgery and I came up with this design.
 Baby Giraffe by Impression Obsession is one of my all time favorite stamps and I thought the sincere look on the giraffe's face could convey my well wishes.

I started by making an A2 top folding card using cold press watercolor paper.  I then heat embossed the giraffe in brown.  I mixed my own water color browns by combining purple with yellow and orange and then went to work painting.  I think the monochromatic colors work well for a man (or woman).   I am pleased with the clean CAS look.

I used a Visible Image sentiment stamp inside "Life can be tough but darling so are you."

UPDATE:  I was so pleased to see that my card was chosen as the "winner" for the Addicted to CAS challenge.

Challenges:
As You Like It Challenge: Animals or People  I love to use animals in cards and giraffes are a favorite.  One of my favorite things to do is hand feed giraffes and I have done this at zoos all over the US.  

Always Fun Challenge - CAS  I am excited about this CAS theme!

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - E is for...  Embossing.  I used brown embossing powder for my watercolor giraffe.

I am so pleased you stopped by!
Karen
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6 comments:

  1. I am sure this will cheer your friend up and I hope all goes well.
    A fabulous CAS card and the giraffe looks adorable x.

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  2. Perfect for our Challenge!
    So glad that you have shared your great artwork with us here at Always Fun Challenges.
    Good luck hun and do come back again!
    Jackie DT @AFC

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  3. I love this image, Karen! This sweet giraffe has such a wonderful look on his face!!! Great card! Hope you and your family are all staying safe and well! :)

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  4. Your giraffe is adorable Karen! I love the way you've positioned him leaning into the card and the perfectly placed sentiment. Vicky x

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  5. Pretty card, I love the design. Thanks so much for joining us at the As you like it challenge.

    Hugs,
    Larissa

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  6. I love the design and your wonderful giraffe. I also love how you positioned him in the corner. I know your friend will have really appreciated this fabulous card
    So glad you joined us at ATCAS this week
    Jaydee

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

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