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WWC238 – Tristan\’s "All About Occasions" Challenge

Hello and welcome!  This week it is all about occasions at Watercooler Wednesday and I chose to make a birthday card.  Tristan is our hostess this week.  Pop by the Watercooler Wednesday Challege website for more details and to link your creation.

WPlu9 Doodle buds stamps and coordinating dies.
I bought a new die, Sunny Studio Frilly Frame Stripe, so I wanted to incorporate it into my card design.  I started by making a background with my Kuretake watercolors and then added the overlay to my background. I stamped, Copic colored and die cut the floral images.  I wanted the sentiment to match so I inked a piece of cardstock with a coordinating Copic marker.  Learning lesson….Let the ink fully dry before attempting to die cut. The first sentiment stuck to the die and came out in 100 tiny pieces.

Supplies:
Sunny Studio Frilly Frames Stripes die
WPlus9 Doodle Buds stamps and dies
SSS Happy Birthday die
Kuretake Watercolors
Distress Watercolor Paper
Neenah cardstock

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen
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WWC233 – Karen\’s Feminine "Anything Goes" Challenge

 This week it is Watercooler Wednesday\’s Feminine Challenge and I am this week\’s hostess.  Thank you so much of stopping by!
off the edge die-cut card.
I\’ve created a bright fun floral birthday card using Doodle Buds by WPlus9.  I have been practicing some off-the-edge-diecutting and this is one of the cards I created. The other two are Playful Pups and Get Well.

I colored with Copic markers and added a birthday sentiment.

I am entering this card in:
Seize the Birthday \”Flower\” Challenge

The Flower Challenge – Use Your Favorite Flower


I would love to see your creation in our challenge.

Karen Brown
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Twofer Garden Cards



Hello and thank your stopping by!  The theme this month at The Twofer Challenge is \”Garden\”.  I doubled up on the garden theme by using  botanical stamps and dies and secondly, by dry-embossing using a stencil called Garden Leaves (Dylusions). Fun fact…this was the first stencil I ever purchased.
The sympathy card is more subdued with just one image combined with the dry embossed stitched accent panel.  When I made the card, the blue violet flower reminded me of a button or decorative snap. I am entering this card in Clean and Simple on Friday\’s \”Use a Stencil\” Challenge  I used the Dylusions Garden Leaves stencil to dry emboss an accent panel.
Sympathy Card using dry embossing with Dylusions Garden Leaves Stencil
The second card is a bright vibrant birthday card with multiple images and texture. I am entering this card in The Dies R Us \”Birthday\” Challenge  I used WPlus9 Doodle Bud dies and MFT A2 Stitched Rectangle die for the accent panel.  
Dry Embossing with stencil from Dylusions Garden Leaves





The photo above shows the dry embossing better.  I am entering this card in The Happy Little Stampers \”Anything Goes With Dies\” Challenge and Little Red Wagon \”Stitched\” Challenge.  I used MFT\’s stitched die to emphasize the accent panel.

Supplies:
  • WPlus9 Doodle Buds stamps and coordinating dies
  • Ranger Ink Dylusions Garden Leaves Stencil
  • MFT A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX set 2 die
  • Memento Ink
  • Neenah Cardstock
  • Signo Uniball white pen
  • Foam Tape Adhesive
  • Copic Markers
UPDATE:  I just discovered that I won the prize in the Dies R Us Challenge!
Winner\'s Badge

Karen

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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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Festive Spring Floral Card

Today is my birthday and I wanted to make a festive floral card bursting with color for spring.  
Perfectly Plaid Green background

This card definitely has a lot going on:

  • I started by stamping the Doodle Buds (by WPlus9) images, then colored with Copic Markers (V17, RV00, RV02, RV04, RV09, Y17, YG67, YG25) and finally fussy cut.
  • Next I used a 2 1/2\” punch to cut out a circle near the top of some Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid plaid paper.  I wanted to distress it a bit so I used some Hero Arts Moss Ink around the edges and circle.
  • I put some craft foam on the back of the Perfectly Plaid panel and adhered it to a lighter green card.  Next I used foam tape to add the fussy cut floral pieces.
  • The sentiment is heat embossed on black card stock.
  • I finished off by adding some Wink of Stella (which didn\’t photograph well) and some sequins (SSS All Hallows Eve).  
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
The Card Concept Pineapple Party.I used the fun festive colors of green, pink and yellow.  I am not sure if this card is Clean and Layered or Mixed Media (4 mediums:  Gina K Amalgam ink, distressing using Moss ink, heat embossing, Copic coloring)…or a combination of both. 
Allsorts Spring Flowers – I used fresh bright colors for my Spring Flowers Entry.  
Grab our logo
Alphabet Challenge – X is for eXtra Bling  I topped my card off with sequins and Wink of Stella.
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Lawn Fawnatics Challenge  The weather here is sunny with blooming flowers on a Perfectly Plaid lawn.

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

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Doodle Buds for Spring

I finally purchased a Gemini Junior die cut machine and I am having so much fun!  I am not sure why I waited so long!  Previously, I fussy cut everything.  Doodle Buds by WPlus9 is one of my all time favorite stamp sets so it was in my first “die” order.

Pink & Main Pattern Maker

I started by stamping, coloring and die cutting three blooms. I added some white accents with a gel pen.   I then used a new stamp for the ground, the stripes from Pink & Main’s pattern maker set.  I used Altenew’s Green Apple ink.  This is my first time using this stamp but I really like how it simulated grassy ground.  Next I stamped the stems and leaves for the three floral images and colored.  Then I cut the card using the largest stitched rectangle die (from My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle Stax set 2) and added the die cut blooms.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

The Flower Challenge Use Your Latest Stamps and Dies. I used plenty of “new” on this card. New Dies:  WPlus9 Doodle Buds, My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle Dies. New Stamps: Pink&Main Pattern Maker stamp set.

Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes With Dies Dies used: WPlus9 Doodle Buds
 and My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle Stax set 2.

Craft Stamper Take It Make It February Challenge  This is my first time to enter this challenge.  I am very pleased with this card and am excited to share it  in your challenge.

Pile It On February Pink Challenge Always fun to enter!

I really enjoyed making this happy little card and I am so pleased you stopped by to see it!

Karen

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WWC207 – Helen\’s Feminine "Anything Goes" Challenge

I wanted to try a girly card in slightly non-traditional colors, in this case, oranges and lime greens.  I came up with the idea of a confetti background forming a square with some pattern stamping for the focal point.  I used WPlus9 Doodle Buds, Sunny Studio Tropical Paradise and SSS Beautiful Ride floral stamps.  The sentiment is from Lawn Fawn Year 2 Birthday Turtle.

WPlus9 Doodle Buds

I colored the images in with Copics and then used the markers to make the confetti background.   I then embellished with tiny gem stones on four of the flowers.

I hope you will stop by Watercooler Wednesdays Challenge to see what the other artists have created.  This week is Feminine Anything Goes which is such a fun prompt.  We would love to see your creation!

I entered this card in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge \”Add Some Red\”.   I used Copic R20 and several shades of yellow-red.

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

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In June, I won the AAA 4th Birthday Challenge with my Yappy Birthday submission.  I won a 30 pound gift card to Visible Images!  AAA also asked me to be a guest designer for today\’s Challenge:  AAA Cards Over The Rainbow Challenge.  I was so excited that I created two different cards and liked this one the best, so I submitted it to the Challenge.

Rainbow Ink Blending

The Doodle Buds Stamp Set by WPlus9 is a favorite and I thought it would be fun to ink blend the Rainbow.  I stamped the images and colored/blended with my Copic markers.

WPlus9 Doodle Buds Floral Card.

I also gave this card to my card making friend, Chris.

I am entering this card in two Birthday Challenges:

Seize The Birthday Challenge

Always Happy Birthday Challenge

Update:  I was happy to learn I won \”Birthday Honours\” at Seize the Birthday!

Thanks for stopping by!

Karen