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WWC302 – Marsha\’s Special 3-Week Challenge

Cheers to each of you!  We are changing things up at Watercooler Wednesday and are having a three week \”Anything Goes\” end of year challenge.  I created a card I thought would be fun and festive for New Years.


Supplies:
  • Honey Bee Square Window Trio
  • Hand Inked Blue Background panel
  • Clearly Besotted Raise a Glass stamp
  • Tonic Nuvo Crystal Glaze
We would love to see your creation in our gallery.
I am also playing along with:

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

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WWC225 – Donna\’s "All About Occasions" Challenge

Hello there!  Today starts Watercooler Wednesday\’s \”All About Occasions\” Challenge and I\’ve created a Get Well Scene card. Donna is our hostess and I hope you will stop by our website to see what the other artists have created.   This is such a fun prompt because there are dozens of occasions you can create a card for. 
Last year, I ordered one of Simon Says Stamp\’s \”Mystery Sacks\” and Clearly Besotted\’s \”Lift Me Up\” was one of the sets in the package.  I don\’t think I would have purchased this set, but I\’ve had a lot of fun playing with it. So far I\’ve made a birthday card, baby shower card and this Get Well card.  



You can mix and match hot air balloons and baskets so I went with the duck balloon and puppy basket. I thought it would be fun to have a friend on the ground so I added the Scottie from MFT\’s Lucky Dog set.  I colored and die-cut the pup and then adhered him to the bottom with foam tape so he would have dimension.
  • I stamped my little scene on an A2 panel and colored with Copic Markers. 
  • I cut some masks because I wanted to add a \”cloud and ground\” background with Tumbled Glass (Tim Holtz) and Sand Dunes (Altenew) Die Ink.  I used my new Picket Fences Life Changing Brushes.  
  • Finally I die cut with a stitched rectangular die.
I am entering this card in:
Pile It On\’s Transportation Challenge

Crafty Catz Anything Goes Challenge #465

Update:  I was very pleased to see that my card received the \”Sweet Sprinkles Award\” at Pile It On Challenge.

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

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Birthday Balloons

Hello there!  Last year, I ordered one of Simon Says Stamp\’s \”Mystery Sacks\” and Clearly Besotted\’s \”Lift Me Up\” was one of the sets in the sack.  I don\’t think I would have purchased this set, but I\’ve had a lot of fun playing with it. So far I\’ve made a birthday card, baby shower card and Get Well card.  

MFT Lucky Dog Chihuahua

You can mix and match hot air balloons and baskets so I went with the duck balloon and puppy basket. I thought it would be fun to have a friend on the ground so I added the Chihuahua from MFT\’s Lucky Dog set.  I colored and die-cut the pup and then adhered him to the bottom with foam tape so he would have dimension.

  • I started by inking the \”grass\” with Pink and Main\’s Pattern Maker Pinstripes with Twisted Citron Distress Ink.
  • Next I stamped my little scene on an A2 panel and colored with Copic Markers. 
  • I cut some masks because I wanted to add a \”cloud\” background with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink.  I used my new Picket Fences Life Changing Brushes.  
  • Finally I die cut with a stitched rectangular die.
  • I think this is a cute little scene card and I am entering in the following:

Seize the Birthday Balloon Challenge – I definitely went all the way and included the optional \”Balloon\” toppings prompt!
Allsorts Transport Challenge – This duck balloon will transport you…but who knows where you\’ll land!
Grab our logo
Alphabet Distress Challenge  I used distress ink for the \”grass and cloud\” background.
Thanks for stopping by!
Karen
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Happy Birthday "Cheers" Card

I have a friend whose birthday is in December and she has a party every year with the subtitle \”Midweek Merrymaking\”.  She loves to try new cocktails so I thought she would like this CAS card.  I am looking forward to giving it to her next month.  
V04, B00 & YG01

I stamped three beverages from \”Raise a Glass\” by Clearly Besotted, then colored with Copic markers.  I really like the color combination of V04, B00 and YG01.    I fussy cut the images,  added a bit of gloss using Nuvo Tonic Clear Glaze and put them away to dry.  I then took an A2 card and scored two lines above and below where I wanted to attach the cut-outs.  I thought this would frame my focal point.  Next, I heat embossed a sentiment and adhered all 4 pieces with 3D foam squares.  Last, I stamped Happy Birthday inside the card.

Closeup to show the glaze shine and scored border

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I should do this more often, but I took a picture of the supplies I used

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

CAS on Friday Challenge 145

 For your blog

Seize The Birthday #154 – I went all the way and used the CAS \”Topping\”.

Casual Friday #212 Challenge

UPDATE:  I was very excited to learn that my CAS card was selected as the Challenge Winner for Seize the Birthday!

…and as a CAS on Friday Favorite!

Thanks for stopping by,
Karen

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Masculine Handmade Card

Masculine cards are the most challenging to create.  I made this card for my friend Rob\’s birthday.  Rob likes to craft handmade cocktails when he hosts parties so I though this \”Raise A Glass\”  card would be perfect for him.  I did pattern stamping and really like the clean modern look.   I am entering this card into The Watercooler Wednesday Masculine Card Challenge.

Handmade Masculine Card using Clearly Besotted Raise a Glass Stamp Set.

The hardest part about making this card was deciding which color to put on each glass.  I finally thought about using the tops to my Copic markers so I could move them around until I got the layout the way I wanted.  I am sure other people have done this too, but I am fairly new to cardmaking and don\’t know all the tricks.

I used a new to me stamp set by Clearly Besotted called Raise a Glass.  I colored in the images with the Copic colors shown above.   I then adhered to a neutral grey card.

UPDATE:  My card was selected as a \”Rocker\” in the Watercooler Challenge.

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen