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WWC210 – Heidi\’s "All About Occasions" Challenge

Today, Heidi sponsors Watercooler Wednesday\’s All About Occasions Challenge.  My card is more about the season \”Spring\” although it is so versatile you could send this card for several different occasions.

I fell in love with this stamp set: Picket Fences Sweet Dear Friend.  A while back, I did a  similar CAS Card with TomBow markers and wanted to try a variation using Copic markers, a hand-inked border and some jewels.

I stamped the girls and sentiment in a row using Gina K Amalgam ink on XPress It paper and then colored with Copic markers in Springy colors.  I then framed the images with a scored border. Next, I wanted an inked accent border so used YG 25 to create a second band.  I adhered the XPress It top and inked accent border to a light green A4 card base.  I then added three Pretty Pink Posh Buttercream jewels and called the card done.

Handmade Card accented with Pretty Pink Posh Buttercream jewels.
Copic colors:  V04, V17, B02, B24, YG01, YG03, Y08, Y35, RV02.  E00 (skin). Y00, YR31 &E50 for hair.

Stop by and see what the other artists have created and be sure to submit your \”occasions\” creation.  Watercooler Wednesday Challenge Website.

I am entering this card in Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Wednesday Challenge

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen, 
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Fresh

Fresh…fresh year, fresh inspiration, fresh supplies.  When I saw Casology\’s prompt I was inspired.  In December, I saw this darling stamp set (Sweet Dear Friend by Picket Fences) and ordered it immediately.  The girls seemed very fresh and pure and I thought they would be fun to use in the new year.  Today was my first day to try them out, but I see many future cards as well.

In brainstorming, I came up with the clean and simple idea of a line of four girls plus the sentiment bordered by a scored band.  I embossed the girls on Bristol cardstock and then used my TomBow watercolor markers.  The images are sketchy and I wanted to use bright, fresh, vivid colors to bring them to life.  I kept the hair and face muted so that the focus was on the dresses.  
TomBow colors – Dresses:  933, 755, 173, 443.  Face: 990.  Hair:  990+055
Handmade card with a scored border and illustrated with Tombow markers.
I am entering this card in Casology Week 325 Fresh Challenge.  
UPDATE:  I was very excited that my card received Honorable Mention from CASology this week!
Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

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Happy Birthday "Cheers" Card

I have a friend whose birthday is in December and she has a party every year with the subtitle \”Midweek Merrymaking\”.  She loves to try new cocktails so I thought she would like this CAS card.  I am looking forward to giving it to her next month.  
V04, B00 & YG01

I stamped three beverages from \”Raise a Glass\” by Clearly Besotted, then colored with Copic markers.  I really like the color combination of V04, B00 and YG01.    I fussy cut the images,  added a bit of gloss using Nuvo Tonic Clear Glaze and put them away to dry.  I then took an A2 card and scored two lines above and below where I wanted to attach the cut-outs.  I thought this would frame my focal point.  Next, I heat embossed a sentiment and adhered all 4 pieces with 3D foam squares.  Last, I stamped Happy Birthday inside the card.

Closeup to show the glaze shine and scored border

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I should do this more often, but I took a picture of the supplies I used

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

CAS on Friday Challenge 145

 For your blog

Seize The Birthday #154 – I went all the way and used the CAS \”Topping\”.

Casual Friday #212 Challenge

UPDATE:  I was very excited to learn that my CAS card was selected as the Challenge Winner for Seize the Birthday!

…and as a CAS on Friday Favorite!

Thanks for stopping by,
Karen