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WWC263 – Tristan\’s Challenge: Anything Goes With a Masculine Twist

Hello!  I am so pleased you stopped by.  Today we are making Masculine cards at The Watercooler Wednesday Challenge and Tristan is our hostess.
In my family, boys/men enjoy humorous animal cards so that was my starting point.  I stamped, Copic colored and die cut the animals and greenery.  Next I die cut the sentiment and then assembled the scene with foam tape.  I thought the monkey swinging from the sentiment was fun.

Supplies:
Photoplay We Bought a Zoo stamps and dies
Mama Elephant Wild Meadow stamps and dies
Copic Markers
Lawn Fawn Celebrate Sentiment
Neenah cardstock
Coordinations Color Core \”Whitewash\” cardstock for the background

Seize the Birthday \”A Touch of Green\” Challenge I used a soft green textured background and lovely green foliage to showcase these party animals. 


As You See It \”Preferences\” Challenge  My favorite type of card to send is Birthday cards.  I have a monthly calendar with friends and family\’s birthdays so I never miss a birthday.  

Inspirational: Designer\’s Choice \”Animal\” My card features a playful trio of animals.


Alphabet Challenge – Something for Youngsters  I think animals are always a popular option for the youngsters in our life.

UPDATE: 
 I was so pleased to see this card was selected \”top 3\” at The Alphabet Challenge!

My card was also The Top Pick at As You See It.

Thank you for visiting my blog.
Karen
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Monkey Coffee Break

Hello and thank you for stopping by!  I always love a good scene card and I came up with the idea of \”Monkey Coffee Break\”.  Of course my monkeys are mischievous and are fighting over the cup of coffee!
Simon Says Stamp SSS Sketchy Lines Background Stamp plus Alcohol Lift Ink.
I am so excited to be joining the The Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!

My card process:

  • My first step was creating this fun background.  I started by making an alcohol ink background with blues and greens.  After the panel was dry, I used Simon Says Stamp Sketchy Lines background stamp with Alcohol Lift Ink to create the striations in the background.  I really like the end result.
  • Next, I stamped the images, colored with Copic markers and die cut.  The monkeys are from Photo  Play \”We Bought a Zoo\”.
  • I wanted to frame the vignette so I used MFT\’s Stitched Rectangle dies.
  • I embossed the sentiment:  Simon\’s Says Stamp – Beautiful Ride.
  • I adhered the monkeys and frame with foam tape.
I think this is a fun card and I am so pleased to be submitting it to the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.

I am happy you stopped by!
Karen
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WWC229 – Helen\’s "All About Occasions" Challenge

Hello there and welcome. This week it\’s all about Occasions at The Watercooler Wednesday Challenge website and Helen is our hostess!
Handcrafted llama card using the Paprika stamp and die set by PhotoPlay.

This is the first time to use this stamp and die set – Paprika by Photo Play.  I bought the set at a card making conference I attended this year and it is full of cute images and sentiments.  I love how the llama looks so self important.

I stamped and colored the llama with Copic markers.   Next, I used a stitched die to trim the panel and then a circle die to cut out a
 spotlight.  I also heat embossed a stitched sentiment. I backed the white panel with craft foam and attached to the teal A2 card.  Last, I used foam tape to adhere the llama and sentiment strip.

I am entering this card in:

Clean and Simple on Sunday Color Challenge


Thanks for stopping by!
Karen 

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Humorous Monkey Birthday Card

Sometimes a funny card is the way to go.  These monkeys make me smile so I thought it would be fun to have them swinging together by their tails. They look like they are up to mischief.
Photo Play We Bought A Zoo stamp and die set.
I used PhotoPlay We bought a Zoo stamps and dies.  I colored in the monkeys with Copic markers and then die cut.  I also cut a frame to define the scene a bit better.  I used some pretty textured butter colored card stock for the background because I wanted to keep the focus on the monkeys.  
Thanks for stopping by!
Karen