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WWC295 – Karen\’s Challenge: All About Occasions

 Hello, hello…so glad you stopped by!  I am the hostess this week at Watercooler Wednesday and am excited to share this card.  I hope to see your card in our gallery.

I\’ve admired this stamp set for quite a while, finally ordered it in April and am just now using it for the first time.  The flowers and leaves are so fun to color!

Supplies Used:

  • Simons Says Stamp Even More Spring Flowers stamp and die bundle
  • Ranger Letter It sentiment
  • Altenew New Day Enamel Dots
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circle Die
  • Copic Markers
  • White Gel Pen Accents
  • Fog A2 card base.
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Thanks for stopping by!

Karen

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WWC213 – Karen\’s Masculine "Anything Goes" Challenge

What a day….it is my turn to host Watercooler Wednesday\’s Anything Goes Masculine Challenge!  I am very excited.  🙂

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I recently purchased a die cutting machine (Gemini Junior) and ordered this fun die cutting set from Spellbinders.  This card is for my new son-in-law.  He drives a pick-up truck, so I thought this would be perfect for him.

I started by die cutting a kraft card base (Sugar Pea Design Builder).  I used Nuvo Hot Cholcolate embossing powder for the sentiment (Ranger Letter It Birthday).  Next, I cut out all the truck pieces using Bohemia Blue Bird \”All Boy\” card stock (coordinating double sided paper).   I enjoyed the die cutting and paper selection.  I wanted dimension so I used foam tape for the truck body and then an additional layer of foam tape for the license plate and bumper.  I tucked in a few gifts die cut from scrap paper I had left over.  The ribbons on two of the packages are light green but they did not photograph well.

Spellbinders October 2018 Large Die Kit

Masculine card featuring a blue truck.

I am entering this card in:
Cardz 4 Guyz \”To Die for Challenge\”  I lost track of how many dies I used on this card, but I think my son-in-law will really like the card.
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 Happy Little Stampers \”Die\” Challenge  I\’ve never made a card with so many dies before, it was kind of like doing a fun puzzle.

The Male Room \”Do It Yourself Challenge\”  This card is for my son-in-law. He drives a pickup and for Christmas he asked for tools so he could do maintenance and repairs himself.  So we got him a variety of DIY tools.

Brown Sugar Transportation Challenge – A pick-up is my husband\’s primary mode of transportation.

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge  I think this little pick-up is as \”cute\” as can be!

Thanks for stopping by!  I truly hope to see your masculine creation on the Watercooler Website.

Karen

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WWC211 – Kath\’s Feminine "Anything Goes" Challenge

I always love our \”Feminine\” Challenge prompts!  Please be sure to pop over to The Watercooler Website to see what the other Artists have created this week.  

I have a fondness for pattern stamping, and when I received a new stamp set for Christmas, I thought this brightly colored layout would work well.  I used my new Inkblot Shop This & That stamp set along with images from SSS Hello Friends and Photoplay Thinking of You.  

I started by embossing the sentiment (Ranger Letter It Birthday)  on Bristol paper.  I then worked out from the sentiment and embossed the larger images first. Next I went in and filled in with the smaller details.  I colored/watercolored with Tombow Dual Tip markers and I like how bold the black embossing combined with the bright watercolor markers turned out.  I finished by adding a few black sequins to this otherwise one layer card. 

I really liked this layout and wanted to try it using different coloring techniques to see which I liked best.  

  1. Today\’s card is embossed and water colored with Tombow markers
  2. I did a Blog Post in January showing the same layout colored with Copic markers.
  3. Inktense colored pencils
  4. Kuretake Watercolors.
In the end, the Tombow markers and Copics were my favorite two.

If you look at both, leave me a comment and let me know whether you like the Copic or 
Tombow version best.

I am entering this card in:
Thanks for stopping by!

Karen


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Bright Colorful Pattern Stamping

I have a fondness for pattern stamping, and when I received a new stamp set for Christmas, I thought this brightly colored layout would work well.  I used my new Inkblot Shop This & That stamp set along with images from SSS Hello Friends and Photoplay Thinking of You.

I started by stamping the sentiment (Ranger Letter It Birthday) with Gina K Amalgam on XPress It paper.  I then worked out from the sentiment and stamped the larger images first. Next I went in and filled in with the smaller details.  I colored with Copic markers and added three black sequins.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Addicted to Stamps Anything Goes Challenge

The Twisted Challenge  This is my first time to enter a Twisted Challenge challenge.

  • Something Old:  my beloved Copic markers
  • Something New:  my new sentiment stamp set from Ranger.  I love the big flowing script!
  • Something Gifted:  I received the cute Ink Blot Shop stamp set for Christmas last month.
  • Something Blue:  Blue is my favorite color so I\’ve colored some flowers and blueberries blue.  
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge This is my first time to enter this interesting challenge.
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Daring Cardmakers Lots of Color Challenge  This is my first time to enter a Daring Cardmakers challenge, but I LOVE bold bright colors so I thought this prompt was perfect for me!.

Thanks for stopping by!

Karen