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WWC273 – Marsha\’s Challenge: All About Occasions

  Hello and welcome!  Today we are making Occasion cards at The Watercooler Wednesday Challenge and Marsha is our hostess.
I wanted to create a 3D village scene by incorporating a fussy cut \”peek-a-boo\”window on my card.  I started by stamping two card panels:

  • In the center, a bit toward the top of one panel I stamped the longer street scene (inside the window pane).
  • On a second panel I stamped the \”Open\” shop on the far left and the cafe on the far right.
  • Next, I Copic colored the scene.  Then I die cut a small circle on the second panel and then used that opening to fussy cut the peek-a-boo window so panel #1 could \”peek\” through panel #2.
  • I assembled the card using foam tape so the scene would have dimension.
This card is for my sister. Linda loves to travel to Europe so I used their charming villages for my color inspiration.  

Supplies:
Art Impressions:  Shoppes stamp
Neenah cardstock
Copic Markers
The Greetery Crimped Frame Die
foam Tape
Heat Embossed Birthday sentiment

I am also playing along at:

Art Impressions \”All Layered Up\” Challenge. I used layers to simulate a 3D village scene.

 Inspired By\”Sitting Pretty Challenge\” I was inspired by those gorgeous colors that remind me of the beautiful European villages.

I am so pleased that you stopped by!
Karen

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Impression Obsession Rainbow Giraffe

Hello and thank you for stopping by!  I am very excited about this bright fun card!

One of my most used and loved stamps is Impression Obsession Baby Giraffe.  I came up with the idea of watercoloring each \”spot\” with two colors and then letting them organically blend.  I knew that giraffes spots are all unique like human fingerprints, so I thought a vibrant rainbow giraffe would be fun to create.

I started by embossing in brown on watercolor paper and then selected bright watercolor hues.  I made four cards changing the look with gold and black embossing and whats fun is that it is impossible to create identical cards.  It reminds me of working with alcohol inks. I wanted to keep the design clean and simple so that the focus was on the giraffe with rainbow colors.    I matted on a neutral card base and it is ready to send.

Casology\’s Africa Challenge – Giraffes are definitely my favorite African animal and I have to say that  I LOVE hand feeding giraffes lettuce leaves.+

Happy Little Stampers \”Bright\” Watercolor Challenge

Karen

UPDATE:My card was selected: 

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Seaside Village Watercolor Card

I had the idea of creating a 3D seaside village for my aunt\’s birthday.  She loves watercoloring so that is the technique I chose.    I love this beautiful Art Impressions Shoppes stamp set.

Art Impressions Shoppes Stamp set.
Village Shoppes

I started by stamping the two shoppes with grey ink on Ranger Watercolor paper.  Then I used my new watercolors to bring my scene to life. Next, I took another panel of watercolor paper and created my background.   After the shop images were dry, I fussy-cut and used foam tape to adhere to the background panel.    Last, I stamped the sentiment (WPlus9 – Doodle Buds) in the sky area.

I am happy with the card and hope Aunt Nancy will like it.

I am entering this card in:

Art Impressions Cutting Edge Challenge.  Fussy cutting was my \”cutting
edge\”.
  
Day of the Month Inaugural Card Challenge  What fun to participate in Challenge #1!
Unser Logo zum Mitnehmen! / Our logo to take away!

Allsorts \”Favorite\” Challenge.  Two favorites on this card:  the idyllic shoppes stamps and the sentiment stamp.

  Grab our logo

Sisterhood of Crafters \”Ladies\” Challenge.  I think this scene is one most ladies would appreciate.
Please Grab Our Badge!

Time out 5th Birthday Challenge  Happy Birthday to Time Out Challenges!  Love the theme \”Hugs, Kisses and a lot of Birthday Wishes\”.  This is a birthday card I made for my aunt.

Thanks for stopping by,
Karen

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WWC204 – Gail\’s Masculine "Anything Goes" Challenge

 My nephew plays Lacrosse for Tufts University and he was recently injured and tore his ACL.  He had surgery to repair his knee and I wanted to send him a Get Well card.  He loved the card! I think it is cute with a bit of humor.   Masculine cards are perhaps the trickiest so I knew I wanted to submit this card for WWC204 – Gail\’s Masculine \”Anything Goes\” Challenge  Stop by and see what the other artists created and then create your entry.

Art Impressions Doggy Kisses

The dog is from one of my go to stamp sets for Get Well Cards- Art Impressions Doggy Kisses.  I colored the pup with copic markers, added a bit of shadow underneath the dog and mounted on a gray A2 card.

Thanks for stopping by!

Karen

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Handmade Halloween Card

My daughter is getting married in September so I am getting an early start on Halloween cards.  I think this Art Impressions image is so fun!

Handmade Halloween Card using watercolor markers.

I embossed the haunted house and then colored with vividly hued watercolor markers.  I also made a coordinating envelop from a Penny Black Halloween stamp set.

I am entering this card in:

Watercooler Wednesday Holiday Challenge

Addicted to Stamps Make Your Mark

Update:
I was very excited to learn that my Halloween card was chosen as a \”Watercooler Rocker\”.

Thanks for stopping by!

Karen

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Beautiful Day

Here is a feminine card to send to a girlfriend.  I have a group of friends that likes to shop and have lunch and this scene reminds me of those happy times.  I am entering this card in the Watercooler Wednesday Feminine Anything Goes Challenge #168

I recently purchased this Art Impressions Shoppes stamp set.  The card below was colored with Copic markers.

Handmade card using AI Shoppes Stamp set
I thought it would be fun to try the card two different ways so I made a second card and water colored the scene.  

Watercolor card using AI Shoppes Stamp set.

I love the sentiment too and it is from the WPlus9 Doodle Buds set.  I feel like it captures the moment.

I can\’t decide which card I like better.  What do you think?

Thanks for stopping by.

Karen Brown