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WWC303 – Karen\’s Challenge: Anything Feminine Goes

 

Hello and welcome!  I am so excited to be hosting our challenge this week at Watercooler Wednesday where our theme is \”feminine\”.  I created a monochromatic vintage look card using stamps from a collection of companies.

I started by playing around with my layout and when I was happy with the look I stamped and heat embossed the images in brown on tan card stock.  I then aged the panel using mocha die ink.

This is a very different card for me, but I like the look.

Supplies:
Altenew Pinstripe (sentiment)
Pink and Main Pattern Maker
Pink Fresh Studio Scootin By
My Monthly Hero April 2017 (dress and poodle) which unfortunately is sold out.

I hope to see your card in our gallery this week.

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen
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Doodle Buds for Spring

I finally purchased a Gemini Junior die cut machine and I am having so much fun!  I am not sure why I waited so long!  Previously, I fussy cut everything.  Doodle Buds by WPlus9 is one of my all time favorite stamp sets so it was in my first “die” order.

Pink & Main Pattern Maker

I started by stamping, coloring and die cutting three blooms. I added some white accents with a gel pen.   I then used a new stamp for the ground, the stripes from Pink & Main’s pattern maker set.  I used Altenew’s Green Apple ink.  This is my first time using this stamp but I really like how it simulated grassy ground.  Next I stamped the stems and leaves for the three floral images and colored.  Then I cut the card using the largest stitched rectangle die (from My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle Stax set 2) and added the die cut blooms.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

The Flower Challenge Use Your Latest Stamps and Dies. I used plenty of “new” on this card. New Dies:  WPlus9 Doodle Buds, My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle Dies. New Stamps: Pink&Main Pattern Maker stamp set.

Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes With Dies Dies used: WPlus9 Doodle Buds
 and My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle Stax set 2.

Craft Stamper Take It Make It February Challenge  This is my first time to enter this challenge.  I am very pleased with this card and am excited to share it  in your challenge.

Pile It On February Pink Challenge Always fun to enter!

I really enjoyed making this happy little card and I am so pleased you stopped by to see it!

Karen

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Warm and Cozy Thank You Note

Pink and Main Christmas Mugs was my favorite new (to me) holiday stamp set this year.  I stamped the mug, colored with Copic markers, embellished with gel pens (berries, candy and straw) and Wink of Stella on the whipped cream and done!  Clean, simple, easy and pleasing to the eye.
The shine doesn\’t show up in the photographs, but the card has a pretty sparkle in person.
I paired this with a bright red envelop, took a couple of quick pictures and am ready to enter some challenges.  
Clean and Simple Challenge #147  I love a good CAS card.
For your blog

Coffee Loving Cardmakers Fall/Winter Blog Hop I cant figure out why, but I was unable to copy their graphic without an error message.  Such a fun hop though!

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #459 Sprinkle and Sparkle – Love this bright festive prompt!

Stamping Sensations Winter Sparkle My winter sparkle comes from the Wink of Stella on the frothy whipped cream.
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Paper Players Its Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas Challenge – Love this bright Christmasy inspiration!

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

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Elegant Card That Could Be Easily Duplicated

I found some beautiful thick deep red A2 cards and thought they would be so pretty embossed.

I chose Pink and Main Christmas Mugs.  I loved the mugs last year when I saw them on Instagram and I ordered them for myself this fall.

Pink and Main Christmas Mugs homemade card.

This is a rich elegant looking card that would be easy to mass produce.  I put a liner inside to make writing more legible.

I am entering this card in:
Less is More \”Metallic\” Challenge

Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge and I went with the optional CAS twist!

Thanks for stopping by!

Karen