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WWC199 – Tristan\’s Feminine "Anything Goes" Challenge

I am very pleased to be a new member of The Watercooler Challenges Team!  Today, my card is featured on the challenge website.  Watercooler Challenges Website

I love this Catherine Scanlon \”Stacked\” stamp set.  I recently purchased it at a Card Convention and made a similar watercolor card on Bristol cardstock – Bristol Card– This time, I wanted to try it on Ranger Distress Cardstock.  I used Tombow Dual Tip Watercolor Markers and Princess Gold Embossing powder and I love how it turned out.
















I am entering this card in:

The Coffee Loving Cardmakers Fall/Winter Blog Hop (I tried to add the hop graphic to my post but received an error message that did not allow me to publish my post).

UPDATE:  This card won a $25 gift certificate to Jaded Blossoms. This was a Super Sponsor Prize from The Coffee Loving Cardmakers Fall/Winter Blog Hop Challenge.

Happy Little Stampers CAS Emboss Challenge  How about a cozy cup of tea for December?








Muse Card \”Anything Goes\” Challenge:  I am enjoying a break from Christmas themed cards. 

I hope to see your creation on the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge site.  Thanks for stopping by!


Karen  
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Create a Smile Fruit Salad Card

I was invited to be a guest designer for the next Create a Smile Challenge so I\’ve been  busy playing with their fun summery stamp set, Fruit Salad. Summer is my favorite season and I love bright bold colors which work perfectly with this stamp set.

Handmade card

I started by embossing 5 of the fruit stamps plus the sentiment on white card stock.  Next, I colored the images with Copic markers.  I love how bright and lively they turned out.  I wanted the sentiment to be vibrant and summery as well so I selected SSS Big Greetings so that I could color Happy Birthday.  Next I trimmed the card down and mounted on a black card so the embossing would really pop.

I am linking this card to the following challenges:
CAS on Friday Embossing Challenge
Dare2BArtsy Bright Colors

Update:  I was so excited to learn that I won the Dare2BArtzy Bold Colors Challenge (Winners Page)  They offer a beautiful prize of one stamp set and one ink pad.  I chose their whimsical Home Sweet Home Stamp set and Blue Sky Ink Pad.

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

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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!

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

AAA Cards Challenge Results

Thanks for stopping by,
Karen