WWC310 – Marsha\’s Challenge: All About Occasions

 Yappy Birthday Card using Mama Elephant’s Playful Pups stamp set

Masculine Yappy Birthday Card

Hello and welcome!  We are making \”Occasions\” cards at Watercooler Wednesday and I made a fun puppy themed birthday card.  Marsha is our hostess.

Big changes at Watercooler Wednesday!  We are going to a bi-weekly format so this challenge will conclude on Monday, March 8th and winners will be announced on Tuesday, March 9th.  

I used one of my longtime favorite stamp sets:  Mama Elephant\’s Playful Pups.  I lightly penciled in two lines and then stamped my images within this band. I then erased the pencil and Copic colored my pups.   I like the clean happy look of this card.

We hope to see your card in our gallery.  You can access the challenge website HERE.

This is my last challenge on the design team for Watercooler Wednesday.  I’ve loved seeing all your beautiful creations over the last few years and I will be looking for your future projects on Instagram. 
Take care,

WWC272 – Helen\’s Challenge: Anything Goes with a Masculine Twist

Hello and welcome!  This week we are making masculine cards at The Watercooler Wednesday Challenge and Helen is our hostess.  My son-in-law has a May birthday so this card is for Josh.  Josh is a big dog lover and the dog in the middle is his sweet dog Asuna. 
Ink blended background using Catherine Pooler\'s Blue Suede Shoes.
I started by ink blending a blue background panel which I then put aside to dry.  On a white panel I die cut three windows for my pups and then fussy cut the curved edge.  Next, I stamped, Copic colored and die cut my pups.  Assembly was easy and I used foam tape to attach the white panel to the background and then popped the dogs on.

I saved the die cut circles and used them to make this Encouragement Card.

Mama Elephant Playful Pups stamps and dies
Catherine Pooler \”Its a Boy\” & \”Blue Suede Shoes\” ink
Picket Fence Studios Life Changing Brushes
SSS Stitched Circles
Neenah card stock
Copic markers
Black gel pen accents

I am playing along in:
The Paper Players CAS Men in Mind Challenge (#491)

The Paper Girls #200 \”All About the Boys\” Challenge

Paper Minutes Dog or Cat Challenge #641

I was very pleased to see this card designated \”A Cut Above\” by The Paper Players!

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WWC264 – Helen\’s Challenge: All About Occasions

  Hello and Welcome.  Today we are showcasing \”Occasion\” cards at The Watercooler Wednesday Challenge and Helen is our hostess.  I wanted to make a birthday card for my daughter. Megan\’s beloved \”Tank\” is her baby so I went with a dog themed card.  
I was at a card making convention and I saw a stamp that looked just like Tank so I put together a little birthday scene and  I colored the dog to look like Tank.  Since it is for my daughter, I wanted to make it special so I included a \”pop-up\” dog inside.

I Copic colored all the stamped images, added gel pen accents and used Nuvo Crystal glaze on the cake frosting and balloons.  I fussy cut most of the images but did die cut the pop up.  The tone on tone details didn\’t photograph well, but the background was made using an embossing folder.  

Stamps of Life:  Friends 4 Cookie stamp
Janes Doodles:  Party Time stamps (cake and gifts)
Mama Elephant:  Playful Pups (pop-up)
Sunny Studio Quilted Hearts Embossing Folder (background)
SSS Birthday Word Mix 1 sentiment

I am entering this card in:
Time Out\’s 6th Birthday Challenge  Happy Birthday Time Out!  I \”twisted\” and did both fussy cutting and die-cutting.  🙂

Allsorts \”Animal Kingdom\” Challenge

Always Fun \”Birthday Wishes\” Challenge

Shopping our Stash #216 \”Happy Birthday!\”

Simon Says Stamp\’s Wednesday \”Anything Goes\” Challenge

Day of the Month Card Club \”National Puppy Day\”  Happy First Birthday!   I entered that inaugural challenge last March.  🙂

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Off The Edge Die-Cutting

I had never tried off the edge die-cutting but I am very pleased with the end result.  
Sugar Pea Designs Element Builder die cutting.
I was in the mood to do a puppy card so I chose Mama Elephant\’s Playful Pups, one of my oldest and most used stamp sets.  I die cut a panel, did my partial die-cutting, then stamped and finally colored with Copic markers.  I liked the CAS look of the panel but wanted to break up some of the white so I used my new Sugar Pea Designs Element Builder to die cut the bottom edge.  I really like that subtle stitched wave.

I am entering this card in:
Make my Monday \”B\” Challenge – B is for lots of  Brown! I used 5 Shades of Copic Brown on these pups.
Addicted to Stamps \”Make Your Mark\” I made my mark with lots of brown.

UPDATE:  I am so pleased that this card was a \”Top Pick\” at the Inkspirational Challenge!

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Yappy Birthday

There\’s not much better than a card with puppies on it.  I needed some more birthday cards and since I usually send the ones with puppies first, I thought I better come up with a new design.  AAA cards is celebrating their 4th birthday so I an entering this card in their CAS Big Birthday Bash Challenge

Yappy Birthday

I drew two pencil lines so that I could keep my stamped images aligned in a band.  I used Mama Elephant\’s Playful Pups, which was one of the first stamp set I purchased, and is still a favorite.  I colored with Copic markers and like the simple color scheme.

Happy Birthday AAA CAS Card Challenge!

I am so excited to learn that my card won 1st place in the challenge!

AAA Cards Challenge Results

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