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WWC285 – Karen\’s Challenge: Anything Goes with a Masculine Twist

Hello and welcome!  I am so pleased to be hosting this week\’s \”Masculine Challenge\” at the Watercooler Wedenesday Challenge. My husband\’s birthday is coming up and this is the card I created for him. I was going for a playful summery card.  
My process:
  • I started out by inkblending over a stencil to create the background panel.
  • I then ink blended another small panel for the circle die-cut inserts.  I let both panels dry for a few hours.
  • I die cut the decorative wave border and then three circles from a piece of white card stock.
  • I then die cut three ink-blended circles from the small panel.
  • I stamped, Copic colored  and die cut the animals.
  • I adhered the white panel to the blue background using foam tape. I also used foam tape to add the colored circle inserts for an inlaid look.  I popped on the animals with foam squares and added the sentiment.
My husband loves animal die-cuts so I think he will really like the card. 

Supplies Used:
My Favorite Things Lucky Dog
Simon Says Stamp Stacking Animals
Sugar Pea Designs Element Builder (wave border)
Simon Says Stamp Grid Stencil
Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circle dies
Distress Ink
Bristol Card Stock for ink blending
XPress It Card Stock for the animals
Copic Markers

I am also playing along with:
Inspired By “Critters” Challenge My husband loves critters, dog etc. so that is the theme of my birthday card.

AAA Birthday “Tic Tac Toe” I went with bright (summery colors), embossing (sentiment) and masculine (for my husband).

UPDATE:  I was so pleased to see my card was selected \”Top 3\”  at The AAA Birthday Challenge. 

I am so pleased that you stopped by!
Karen
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Corgis are the Best

My daughter has the most adorable Corgi, so I wanted  her birthday card to feature her beloved \”Newton\”.  I recently purchased the MFT Lucky Dog  set so that I would have a Corgi stamp.  I thought a clean and simple card with just Newton colored (and emphasized) would be a fun look.

MFT Lucky Dog card

I am happy with the way the card turned out and am entering it in several challenges:

Casology \”Jumpy\”Challenge

Muse Challenge 271 (focusing on the dog, birthday and \”subjects in a row\” themes)

MFT Birthday Project Challenge

Thanks for stopping by!

Karen

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SSS Abby\’s Spring Showers with MFT Lucky Dog Card

I have two daughters and I wanted to send them each a personalized card.  My youngest has blond hair and lives with a 95 pound rescue dog named \”Tank\”.

MFT Lucky Dog

 My oldest has brown hair and lives with the most adorable Corgi named \”Newton\”.

I\’ve entered my card in: Addicted to Stamps Make Your Mark Challenge Link

  GRAB OUR BADGE!

I used SSS Abby\’s Spring Showers for each of the girls and MFT Lucky Dog for both pups.  I colored each card with Copic Markers.   I also \”made my mark\” and colored in  the sentiment for a brighter look.

Thanks for stopping by!

Karen

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Corgi Card for Terminally Ill Friend

I have been sending cards to a friend with cancer, but now that his prognosis is terminal, I have changed the type of handmade card I am creating.  Get well cards are no longer appropriate, but I still want my friend to know I am thinking about him.  My friend loves dogs (and dogs love him!) so I thought this cute Corgi would help brighten his day.  I used the MFT (My Favorite Things) Lucky Dog stamp set with the great sentiment \”Just Bepaws I  Care\”.

I am entering this card in the CAS on Friday Challenge #132 where the prompt this week is \”Cute\”.  Very few things are cuter that a Corgi.

MFT Lucky Dog

I Stamped the Corgi, colored him in with Copic Markers and then fussy cut the pup.  Next, I embossed the sentiment on black card stock.  I thought a clean and simple layout would work best so that the emphasis was on the dog and the sentiment.

MFT Lucky Dog Stamps + Corgi
Handmade Corgi Card

UPDATE:  Our cute Corgi Card was chosen as a \”Top 3\” for the CAS on Friday Challenge!

Thanks for stopping by,
Karen Brown