cardmaking · papercrafting

Altenew | Linear Life Tropical Garden

I love the modern look of these loose sketchy outline flower stamps! They are very versatile and would work great on clean and simple projects but I also plan to use it on some mixed media cards.

I started again by ink blending my background. I used the three lightest colors in Altenew’s Glacier Cave Mini Cube Set. I masked off a frame with washi tape and then started in the bottom right with Arctic and then moved darker toward the top left corner. I stamped the flowers and leaves with black pigment ink. Once the outlines were dry, I stamped the flower centers with Caribbean Sky Crisp Dye Ink. I die cut the blooms, assembled with foam tape and then added Glacier Caves Enamel Dots to finish the project.

Altenew Linear Life Tropical Garden Stamp and Dies + Handmade Card
Altenew Carribean Sky Crisp Dye Ink + Ink Blended Background

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WWC308 – Tristan\’s Challenge: All About Occasions

 Hello and welcome!  We are making \”Occasion\” cards this week at Watercooler Wednesday and Tristan is our hostess.

I created a simple silhouette card using Altenew\’s just released Tall Foliage set.  I masked the edges of my slimline panel and then ink blended my background.  After the panel was completely dry I  black heat embossed this pretty sketchy flower.  This is a pretty card that was fairly quick to make.  

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WWC271 – Kath\’s Challenge: All About Occasions

Hello and welcome!  This week we are making occasion cards at Watercooler Wednesday and Kath is our hostess.  My mother-in-law has been in \”lock down\” at her senior living facility and we have been unable to visit her.  I made this card to try and brighten her day.  
I\’ve always loved cacti and thought this was a cheery little stamp set.  This is my first time to use it.  I also used a new sentiment that I think will be very versatile in the future.  I stamped and Copic colored this foursome.
Fiskars \”Stuck on Each Other\” stamps
Copic Markers
The Greetery Crimped Frame Die
Waffle Flower \”Here For You\” sentiment

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WWC236 – Heidi\’s "All About Occasions" Challenge

Hello and welcome!  This week is all about occasions at Watercooler Wednesday.  Holidays, Birthdays, Weddings, Anniversary, Sympathy, Thank You, Congratulations….your choice.  Heidi is our hostess.  
I white heat embossed a bunch of random botanical images and then ink blended over the embossing.  In person, the blending looks the same color but when I photographed the card, the light played off potions of the card.

I used three inks:  Distress Shaded Lilac, Dare2B Artzy Blue Sky and SSS Steel Blue.  I finished off the cards with a few sequins.

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WWC223 – Anything Goes Challenge

Hello there!  So glad you stopped by.  Today is Watercooler Wednesday\’s Special Absolutely Anything Goes Challenge. Dawn is our hostess this week.
Pretty Pink Posh Buttercream jewels.
I needed some Thinking of You cards so I looked through my stamps to find floral images I thought would blend together.  I used stamps from 6 stamp sets:

  • WPlus9 Doodle Buds
  • Photo Play Thinking of You
  • Create a Smile In Bloom
  • SSS Hello Friends
  • Ink Blot Shop This and That 
  • Hero Arts Year Round Sentiments
I stamped a random pattern on Xpress It paper with Memento ink.  I colored with Copic markers:
  • V01
  • YG25
  • YG17
  • Y21
  • Y17
I really like this color combination and will use it again.  I added some Pretty Pink Posh Buttercream jewels. 

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

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