WWC261 – Kath\’s Challenge: Anything Goes With a Feminine Twist

Hello and welcome!  This week is our always popular \”feminine\” challenge at Watercooler Wednesday.  Kath is our hostess.
Altenew Espresso Crisp die ink
I made this card for my sister\’s birthday.  I heat embossed,  watercolored then die-cut this beautiful floral image from Altenew.  I used watercolor paper for the painted panel and the card base as I liked the continuity of texture across the card.  I am not sure you can tell in the photograph, but I really like the textured look in person.   I also went with a brown sentiment for a more natural look.

Altenew Weekend Doodles stamp and die
Altenew Espresso Crisp die ink
Watercolor paper
White Embossing Powder
Kuretake watercolors

I am pleased with the card and look forward to popping it in the mail to my sister.

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WWC237 – Michelle\’s Feminine "Anything Goes" Challenge

Hello and Welcome! This week we are all creating feminine cards at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge website.  Michelle is our hostess.
A handmade card using Echo Park\'s  Wedding Bliss patterned papers.
I have a friend getting married so I made this card for her wedding.  I just received SSS\’s Clustered Leaves Outline die and I thought it would be perfect for the occasion.  I die cut the leaves in a soft neutral from Echo Park\’s Wedding Bliss Paper stack and again in white for the accent leaves. I also die cut and stamped the sentiment from Concord and 9th Happy Day.  The background paper is from the same Wedding Bliss paper pack.  The background has lovely printed bridal phrases like \”They lived happily every after.\”  I assembled the card and added three pearls to finish.

This card was difficult to photograph since it was so monochromatic. I gave it my best shot, the neutrals are richer in person and the card looks more dimensional.  

Wishing you a lovely day!

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Watercolor Wedding Card

We are so happy to be attending the wedding of a friend this month.  Our friend is 52 and has never been married and he is engaged to a lady that is 51 and has never been married!

Water color Wedding Card on Brutus Monroe Aqua Pigment Paper with Kuretake watercolors.
I love to watercolor this beautiful stamp from Concord and 9th (Happy Day).  I used Brutus Monroe Aqua Pigment Paper, which is a lovely soft eggshell color.  I silver embossed then used my Kuretake watercolors.  I used a stitched die to trim the panel down and then adhered to a kraft A2 card.

I am entering this card in:

Sisterhood of Crafters Any Occasion Challenge and my card is for a wedding.

Tuesday Throwdown Anything Goes Challenge

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Handmade Wedding Card

My daughter is getting married in our backyard in September so I wanted to make a handmade card with seasonal color.  I LOVE The Concord and 9th Happy Day stamp set.

Handmade Wedding Card.
I silver embossed the cake and sentiment on watercolor paper and then watercolored with Daniel Smith watercolors.  I love the bright vibrant colors.  
It was cloudy while I was photographing so I thought I would try some outdoor shots.  Nontraditional for cards, but I like them.
My inspiration for the orange flower came from Just us Girls Challenge #451
I frequently enter the Addicted to Stamp Challenge as I like their prompts.  This week is \”Make Your Mark\”. 
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Watercolor Birthday Cake

I designed this card for the Inspired By All The Little Things Challenge #84.  I saw this challenge several days ago and I had so many ideas that I needed to ponder my card for a while.  I knew I wanted to make a birthday card and yesterday I decided to use my just purchased gold embossing powder for a watercolor card.  I designed it for my girly-girl sister\’s upcoming birthday.

Happy Day Concord and 9th Stamp set.

Here is the inspiration graphic:
Inspired By All The Little Things #84
For my card, I focused on:

  • The Cake Theme
  • The Pink, Turquoise/Aqua, Purple Color Scheme

Happy Day Stamps by Concord & 9th

This is my first time using this new to me stamp set – Happy Day from Concord & 9th.  I used Daniel Smith watercolors in Quinacrindone Pink, Quinacrindone Purple, Ultramarine Turquoise, and Green Gold.  The embossing powder is Ranger Princess Gold.

I am looking forward to giving this card to my sister.

I am very excited that my card was chosen \”Inspiring Stand Out\” in the Inspired by All The Little Things\” challenge!

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