Wednesday, January 27, 2021

WWC306 - Michelle's Challenge: All About Occasions


Hello and welcome.  For the The Watercooler Wednesday Challenge, I've created a mixed media card for my design team project and I love the shimmer and shine it has in person.  This card was so fun to make!

My Process:

I tore three snippets of book text from a dictionary and then glued them to a card panel with gesso and a wet brush.  I used gel medium then the page and then another layer of gel medium.

I added a layer of gesso over the top and dried.

Next I added some pencil scribbles and doodles.

I dipped the panel in a combination of die ink mixed with shimmer spray.  Dried then repeated.  This gives gorgeous shine to the card.  

I heat embossed the image and sentiment and mounted on a colored A2 card base.


Altenew Best Mom stamp

Altenew Iridescent Shimmer Spray

Dye Ink


Multimedia Gel

Embossing Powder

Text from a Dictionary

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Sunday, January 24, 2021

Altenew Monstera In Vase

Altenew Monstera in Vase Stamp and Die

Hello and welcome.  I just popped in for a quick post about Altenew's new mini stamp "Monstera in Vase".  This set is perfect for quick CAS cards.

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Wednesday, January 20, 2021

WWC305 - Helen's Challenge: Anything Masculine Goes

Hello!  It is the third Wednesday so we are making masculine cards here at The Watercooler Wednesday Challenge and Helen is our hostess.   I made this card for my brother.

I used a gel press, three colors of ink  and brayer to make a blue background.  I then stenciled  over the background for a festive masculine look.

SSS Ring Cluster Stencil
SSS Happy Birthday Sentiment

I hope to see your card in our gallery.


Wednesday, January 13, 2021

WWC304 - Kath's Challenge: All About Occasions


Hello and welcome!  This is my design team card for Watercooler Wednesday's "All About Occasions" Challenge.  Kath is our hostess.

I wanted to make a mixed media card and this is the bold look I came up with.  I started by spreading gesso on the cardstock with a card.  I let it dry and then used diluted watercolors to paint my background.  After the panel was dry, I spritzed it with shimmer spray,  which gives the background a pretty sheen.  Next I stamped with the script background stamp.  I finished by heat embossing the tree.  I wanted a lot of texture so I heat embossed the tree twice. 

Crackerbox and Suzy Tree Whimsy Stamp
Frayed Burlap Distress Ink (for script)
Black Heat Embossing

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Wednesday, January 6, 2021

WWC303 - Karen's Challenge: Anything Feminine Goes


Hello and welcome!  I am so excited to be hosting our challenge this week at Watercooler Wednesday where our theme is "feminine".  I created a monochromatic vintage look card using stamps from a collection of companies.

I started by playing around with my layout and when I was happy with the look I stamped and heat embossed the images in brown on tan card stock.  I then aged the panel using mocha die ink.

This is a very different card for me, but I like the look.

Altenew Pinstripe (sentiment)
Pink and Main Pattern Maker
Pink Fresh Studio Scootin By
My Monthly Hero April 2017 (dress and poodle) which unfortunately is sold out.

I hope to see your card in our gallery this week.

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Monday, January 4, 2021

Altenew Tall Vase

Altenew Tall Vase Stamp and Die

Hello and welcome!  Just a quick post today to spotlight this fun new Altenew mini-stamp set called Tall Vase.  This card was fast and easy to create.  A masked ink blended background with this beautiful die cut botanical image.  

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