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WWC277 – Tristan\’s Challenge: All About Occasions

Hello and Welcome!  This week we are making occasion cards at Watercooler Wednesday and Kath is our hostess.  I\’ve chosen to make a birthday card for my daughter.  Kristen has the most adorable Corgi name Newton, and he was the inspiration for this card.
Lawn Fawn Quilted Backdrop background die

 A while back I saw this Corgi stamp and purchased it right away. I wanted to put together a little birthday scene so I thought a birthday cake on a bench would be cute.  I stamped, Copic colored, fussy cut and die cut the elements.  The background is a pretty cover die.   The sentiment is new to me, but I am really happy with it. I added some Tonic Nuvo glaze to the frosting and candles and I really like the shine it added.

I wanted to make the card extra special, so I put a second \”pop-up\” Corgi inside.

Supplies:
Stamps of Life: Corgis2Stamp stamp
WPlus9 \”New Home\” bench stamp and die
Jane\’s Doodles \”Party Time\” cake stamp
MFT \”Lucky Dog\” stamp and die (pop-up Corgi)
Lawn Fawn Quilted Backdrop die
Sentiment:  Jillibean Soup (heat embossed and die cut)
Tonic Nuvo Glaze
Black Gel Pen for accents
Neenah Paper
Copic Markers

Allsorts \”Pet Challenge\” This birthday card is for my daughter who has a Corgi named Newton.

Cut it Up \”Perfect Pet\” Challenge  Newton the Corgi is the friendliest pet you are sure to meet and he is die-cut twice (front and pop-up inside).
Happy Little Stampers Die Cutting Challenge Lots of die-cutting on this card:  background, sentiments, images and pop-up Corgi.

Try it on Tuesday – Create a Scene a fun little birthday scene.

UPDATE:I was so pleased to discover this card was selected as a \”top cut\”!


I am happy with the card and am looking forward to putting it in the mail to Kristen.  

I am so pleased that you stopped by!
Karen

 

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WWC252 – Marsha\’s Special 3- Week "Anything Goes" Challenge

Hello and welcome!  The Watercooler Wednesday Challenge is changing things up during the holidays and we have a three week \”Anything Goes\” challenge.  Marsha is our special hostess.
I ordered this adorable Simon Says Stamp  Li\’l Gnome die this year and went a little crazy.  I made 18 gnomes to put on tags and Christmas cards.  I really like this \”glitter\” gnome. 

I took a sheet of Ranger Ink Silver Sparkle Cardstock and added alcohol ink.  The panel was very pretty.  I then die cut the gnome.  The beard and nose are cut from leftover scraps from previous ink smooshing projects.  I love how the blond beard has orange streaks.

For the background I used a scrap of Lawn Fawn\’s Perfectly Plaid paper.  I also die cut a rectangle to act as a backdrop for the gnome. I felt like it looked like a plaid belt with a big white buckle.  

I heat embossed the sentiment (Stamps of Life Elves2Stamp) and attached all the elements to a kraft notecard.  

Little Red Wagon #528

Allsorts \”Inspired by a Song\” Challenge
My Inspiration was The Gnome Song The Gnome Song

I am so pleased that you stopped by!
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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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.  

I am entering this card in:

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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WWC218 – Marsha\’s "All About Occasions" Challenge

 
Thanks for stopping by! This week is Watercooler Wednesday\’s All About Occasions Challenge.  Marsha is our host.  Head over to the website for further details.

Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid purple paper
 I started with Lawn Fawn\’s Perfectly Plaid paper and used a 2 1/2\” circle punch near the top of the panel. Then I distressed the edges and around the circle with Seedless Grape Preserves dye ink. 
Next, I stamped Impression Obsession Baby Giraffe, colored with Copic markers and then fussy cut.  I arranged him peeping out of the circle window at a jaunty angle.  I added some flowers from Sunny Studio Tropical Paradise and embossed the birthday sentiment.  I wanted a  bit of dimension so attached the Perfectly Plaid layer to a lavender card base with craft foam and glue.  I added sequins, Wink of Stella on the blooms and horns, and Tonic Nuvo Glaze on the eyes.   I think the giraffe has a lot of personality and I love using this stamp.
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.  
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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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Handmade Get Well Card

Its time to replenish my stash of homemade get well cards.

I started by making a background with a stencil and Distress Ink and then stamped the Feel Better sentiment.  Next, I stamped and colored four images from Lawn Fawn\’s Get Well Soon set.  I fussy cut the images, topped the red lids with Nuvo Crystal Glaze for some shine and used foam squares to adhere them to the card base.

My color inspiration came from the current Color Throw Down #509 challenge, which uses vibrant red, orange and blue.

 Update:  I was pleased to see this card featured on the Color Throwdown site!

I think the result is a cheery little card.

Thanks for stopping by!

Karen