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WWC208 – Charlotte\’s "All About Occasions" Challenge

Here at Watercooler Wednesday, we are hosting our  All About Occasions Challenge..  Birthday, Anniversary, Graduation, there are so many themes you can use to enter.

I purchased Gina K\’s Wreath Builder Stencil a while back and thought it would make a pretty background behind some large blooms from the Create a Smile Botanical Love and In  Bloom stamp sets.  These are two of my “go-to” floral stamp sets.  This is a birthday card for one of my girlfriends.

Create a Smile In Bloom and Botanical Love stamp sets.

I stamped the background wreath off center and then trimmed the card base down to 4 x 5 1/4\”.  Next I stamped, Copic colored and fussy cut the two blooms and adhered with foam tape.  I popped it on a coordinating lavender A2 card and it was ready to send.

I am entering this card in The Create a Smile Friends Challenge.  I made this card for one of my girlfriends.  UPDATE:  This card was selected as a \”Featured Artist\”  at Create a Smile.  

Thanks for stopping by!

Karen

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Square Valentine with Octagonal Insert

I bought the Gina K Wreath Builder template a while back and thought it would be fun to use for a valentine.  Instead of rotating an 1/8th of a turn each time, I skipped and did quarter turns.  I started by stamping the cute birds from Photoplay Thinking of You. Then, in the areas in between the birds,  I used the template again and stamped hearts and butterflies from a stamp set I received for Christmas (Inkblot Shop This & That).  This card is for my mother-in-law and she loves birds and butterflies. 

Handmade card featuring butterflies and hearts from Inkblot Shop\'s This & That Stamp set.

After coloring with Copic markers, I was very happy with the panel, but I wondered how it would look with the four corners clipped.  I was a bit nervous but went ahead and loved the octagonal result.   I mounted on a square 4\” x 4\” hot pink card base.  I wanted a vintage feel like the small valentines we used to exchange as kids.

Copic colors used:  RV 4, RV 23, Y06, Y08, R35 and BG11.

I am entering my valentine in the following challenges:

Addicted to Stamps and More Holiday Challenge  This week I made two valentine\’s and Addicted so Stamps Holiday Challenge called to my designs. 

Time Out Loving Challenge This week I was ready to work on Valentine\’s so the \”loving\” theme was perfect for me.

The Card Concept Pink Party Challenge   I was inspired by the gorgeous hot pink, white and black color scheme and the butterflies on the table runner. 

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen