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WWC252 – Marsha\’s Special 3- Week "Anything Goes" Challenge

Hello and welcome!  The Watercooler Wednesday Challenge is changing things up during the holidays and we have a three week \”Anything Goes\” challenge.  Marsha is our special hostess.
I ordered this adorable Simon Says Stamp  Li\’l Gnome die this year and went a little crazy.  I made 18 gnomes to put on tags and Christmas cards.  I really like this \”glitter\” gnome. 

I took a sheet of Ranger Ink Silver Sparkle Cardstock and added alcohol ink.  The panel was very pretty.  I then die cut the gnome.  The beard and nose are cut from leftover scraps from previous ink smooshing projects.  I love how the blond beard has orange streaks.

For the background I used a scrap of Lawn Fawn\’s Perfectly Plaid paper.  I also die cut a rectangle to act as a backdrop for the gnome. I felt like it looked like a plaid belt with a big white buckle.  

I heat embossed the sentiment (Stamps of Life Elves2Stamp) and attached all the elements to a kraft notecard.  

Little Red Wagon #528

Allsorts \”Inspired by a Song\” Challenge
My Inspiration was The Gnome Song The Gnome Song

I am so pleased that you stopped by!
Karen
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WWC214 – Marsha\’s "All About Occasions" Challenge

 Easter is getting closer so I thought is was time to make a card or two.  This week\’s Watercooler Wednesday Challenge is \”All About Occasions\” so this was the perfect time to get started.

Easter bunny card.

This was a cute little \”freebie\” stamp I received from Stamps of Life (Somebunny).  I  thought these small images would be very cute stamped and flipped in a pattern stamp background.    I stamped using a block and then colored with copics (RV00, RV23, YG00, YG01, B0000, B00, Y00, Y08 and W0 for the ears).  I added a few gel pen accents and Pretty Pink Posh jewels in coordinating colors.  I embossed the darling sentiment and adhered with some foam tape.

I am entering this card in Tuesday Throwdown\’s Pastel Color ChallengeSimon Says Stamp Wednesday \”Anything Goes\” ChallengeSisterhood of Crafters Spring Challenge

Update:  My card was selected as a Tuesday Throwdown \”Top Pick\”!  Many thanks to this fun challenge.

Thanks for stopping by,

Karen

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Handsome Mutt Handmade Card

My daughter adopted a rescue mutt.   Tank is a very handsome dog, but since he is not a purebred I had not been able to find a stamp that looks like him.  At a Craft Convention I found Friends4Cookie by Stamps of Life and bought the set immediately, because Cookie looks like Tank.  So, of course I wanted to make a card for my daughter.

Handmade Card featuring a mutt mixed breed rescue dog.
Adorable Mixed Breed Mutt

Since Tank is a reddish brown color, I thought a bright background would make the card more interesting.  I used distress ink mini cubes and a wide flat brush to paint a messy rainbow brushstroke background.

I stamped and colored Cookie/Tank, fussy cut the image and then went along the edge with a brown Copic so he wouldn\’t have a white edge.  I thought the sentiment was cute so I fussy cut and mounted it as well.

I am entering this card in Card Concepts Colorful Basics Challenge
I was drawn to the rainbow stripes in the inspiration photo.  I think my card fits best in the Clean and Layered category.

Thanks for stopping by!

Karen