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WWC309 – Dawn\’s Challenge: Anything Masculine Goes

 

Ranger Letter It Masculine Get Well card.

Masculine Get Well Card

Hello and welcome!  This is my design team card for this week\’s Watercooler Wednesday \”Masculine\” Challenge and Dawn is our hostess.


I made a cheeky get well card using Simon Says Stamp Stacking Animals and this big bold sentiment from the Ranger Letter It Greetings stamp set.  I also added a bit of Nuvo Crystal Glaze to the two beaks. 

We would love to see your card in our gallery.

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen 
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WWC307 – Heidi\’s Challenge: Anything Feminine Goes

 

Hello and welcome.  This is my design team card for this week\’s Watercooler Wednesday Challenge and Heidi is our hostess.


I love succulents and cacti and thought a row of them would make a cheerful get well card.  I colored with my trusty Copic markers.

We would love to see your card in our gallery.  You can reach the challenge website here.

Supplies:  Fiskars \”Stuck on You\” and Papertrey sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen
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WWC280 – Kath\’s Challenge: Anything Goes with a Masculine Twist

Hello and welcome.   We are making \”masculine\” cards this week at The Watercooler Wednesday and this is my design team card.  I was in need of some masculine get well cards and came up with this idea.  
I started by stamp block inking, but I used a minimal amount of water to get this speckled look.  I made a similar background (same ink color but more water here).  I trimmed the panel down and then inked the edges with the same ink as the background to give the panel a bit more definition.  I added a sentiment and then stamped, Copic colored and die cut the plant and snail and attached with foam tape.  I like how the card turned out.
Supplies Used:
Altenew Garden Grow
Papertrey Get Well Soon Sentiemnt
acrylic block to stamp the background
Altenew Sand Dunes Crisp Die Ink for background and edges
Copic Markers
Neenah cardstock
Foam tape

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Thanks for stopping by!
Karen
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Altenew Academy – Irresistable Inking

Hello and welcome!  I\’ve been working my way through Altenew Academy\’s Irresistible Inking class and I wanted to share this card.  Sara Naumann is the instructor and she provided loads of inking details, tips and techniques to make cards more interesting.  I used three of these techniques on my card.  After watching all the videos, I was inspired to make a vintage look masculine card.

A vintage look masculine card featuring Altenew Garden Grow stamps.
My Process:
  1. I started by using the stamp block inking technique we learned in Class #3.  I took a square acrylic block, inked it with Altenew Sand Dunes ink, spritzed with water and then stamped on a Bristol cardstock panel.  Sand Dunes was a great ink to use because it looks vintage but it is light enough to color over.   I was going for a rustic, uneven masculine effect.  
  2. I popped out to have a latte and once the panel was dry, I stamped the planter on the inked square and then colored with Zig markers.
  3. I trimmed the panel down and then inked around the edges (lesson #4) of the square with the same Sand Dunes ink.  This is very subtle but the inking frames the vignette and gives a little more  definition to the card.  
  4. I also block stamped the Sand Dunes on a scrap of Bristol cardstock so the sentiment strip would coordinate with the square panel.  I  inked the edges of the sentiment strip and then heat embossed the sentiment.   
  5. I made a top folding A2 card out of Bristol cardstock and then used a small paint brush to make Sand Dunes splatters over the card base.
  6. I adhered the square panel and sentiment to the card base with foam tape.


Supplies:

Altenew Garden Grow stamp set
Altenew Sand Dunes ink (background, edges and paint splatters)
Square Acrylic Block
#2 paint brush
Small Spray Mister
Bristol cardstock
Zig Markers (Deep Red, Wine Red, Pale Rose, Oatmeal, Dark Oatmeal, Olive, Mid Green, May Green and blender)
Versamark Ink (planter and sentiment)
clear embossing powder.
Foam Tape

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With all the social distancing, I have been staying home a lot more than usual and these Altenew Academy classes have been the perfect activity for me to grow my card making skills.

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen
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WWC267 – Karen\’s Challenge: Anything Goes With a Masculine Twist

Hello and welcome.  This week we are making \”masculine\” cards at The Watercooler Wednesday Challenge and I am so pleased to be this week\’s hostess.  I needed a card for a friend having cancer surgery and I came up with this design.
 Baby Giraffe by Impression Obsession is one of my all time favorite stamps and I thought the sincere look on the giraffe\’s face could convey my well wishes.

I started by making an A2 top folding card using cold press watercolor paper.  I then heat embossed the giraffe in brown.  I mixed my own water color browns by combining purple with yellow and orange and then went to work painting.  I think the monochromatic colors work well for a man (or woman).   I am pleased with the clean CAS look.

I used a Visible Image sentiment stamp inside \”Life can be tough but darling so are you.\”

UPDATE:  I was so pleased to see that my card was chosen as the \”winner\” for the Addicted to CAS challenge.

Challenges:
As You Like It Challenge: Animals or People  I love to use animals in cards and giraffes are a favorite.  One of my favorite things to do is hand feed giraffes and I have done this at zoos all over the US.  

Always Fun Challenge – CAS  I am excited about this CAS theme!

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge – E is for…  Embossing.  I used brown embossing powder for my watercolor giraffe.

I am so pleased you stopped by!
Karen
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WWC247 – Marsha\’s "All About Occasions" Challenge

Hello and welcome! It is all about Occasions at The Watercooler Wednesday Challenge Website and Marsha is our hostess.

Several friends have been sick or have had surgery, so I was in need of some Get Well cards.  I thought this one turned out bright and cheery.

I put a light glaze of blue distress ink on watercolor paper for the background.  I then die cut the flowers and leaves from scraps of alcohol ink/Yupo panels. Since it is fall, I went with yellow-orange leaves.

Supplies:

  • Newton\’s Nook Flower Trio
  • Lawn Fawn Sentiment
  • Tumbled Glass Distress Ink
  • Assorted Alcohol Inks
  • Yupo paper
  • Watercolor Paper
  • Connect Glue
  • Foam Adhesive
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Karen
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WWC241 – Dawn\’s Feminine "Anything Goes" Challenge

Hello and welcome!  This week we are making \”feminine\” cards at the Watercooler Wednesday website and Dawn is our hostess.
Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid designer paper.
I was in need of some Get Well cards and I thought some daisy paper pieced inlays would be \”feminine\” and fun.  

Recipe:
  • I glued some Lawn Fawn \”Perfectly Plaid\” paper to cardstock and then die cut with Sugar Pea\’s Element Builder frame.  
  • I die cut the daisy from Newton\’s Nook Flower Trio from both the plaid paper/cardstock and then white card stock.  
  • I stamped the sentiment
  • I die cut the pink inner flower from a scrap of Yupo paper with alcohol ink. 
  • Next I inlaid the white daisy, added the pink layer and then added the center from the background.  
I really like how the card turned out.

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen
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Humorous Get Well Card

I needed to restock my Get Well cards and I think humor can be fun as long as the condition is not too serious.
This dog and the bird always make me smile and I thought it would be cute to have the bird, big eyes and all, hang upside down.  The background is hand inked.

Supplies:
Fetch (the dog) by Photoplay
SSS Stacking Animals
Papertrey Sentiment
Distress Ink (Tumbled Glass and Twisted Citron)
S XPress It Paper
Copic Markers

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Thanks for stopping by!
Karen


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WWC232 – Anything Goes Challenge

Hello and welcome!  There are five Wednesdays in July so that means it is Anything Goes at Watercooler Wednesday

Hello Bluebird Rainbow Script Sentiment
Sometimes you just know you need a stamp. It was that way when I saw Hero Arts\’ Venetian Neighborhood.  This card is so much fun to color that I made four different versions in one week. This card is colored with Zigs.  The building was colored with 064 Oatmeal and 061 light brown.  I think the result is very stucco like, which is what I was going for.  This is a get well card so I wanted bright rainbow colors for the windows and clothes.  

I love the sentiment:  Hello Bluebird Rainbow Script.

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen
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WWC231 – Tristan\’s "All About Occasions" Challenge

Hello and welcome!  This week it is all about occasion cards at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge Website and Tristan is our hostess. 
CAS card with off the edge die-cutting using Lawn Fawn\'s Get Well Soon stamp and die set.
I go through a lot of Get Well cards and it was time to add some new cards to my inventory.  Lawn Fawn\’s Get Well Soon stamp set has been a longtime favorite and I thought it would be cute as a CAS card with some off the edge die-cutting.    I started with an A2 panel, did the off the edge die-cutting, then stamped and colored the images in with Copic markers.  Next, I added Nuvo Crystal Glaze to the prescription bottle tops to make them shine.  

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Lawn Fawnatics \”Little Things\” Challenge
I love the small little images in the Get Well Soon set. It is one of my most used stamp and die sets because it makes the cutest cards.


Thanks for stopping by!
Karen
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