Wednesday, February 19, 2020

WWC259 - Dawn's Challenge: Anything Goes With a Masculine Twist

Wednesday!  Wednesday!  Wednesday!  Oh, right, it's time for another challenge at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  This week Dawn is hosting our Anything Goes With a Masculine Twist.

This was such a fun card to make.  As you see, I cut an oval in the middle of my card front and added a sentiment strip across the opening.  For the center of the card I made a smaller card that measured  5-1/4" x 8"  and folded in half.  I stamped the image onto the front making sure the fold was to the right.  


Stamp Set: Nature's Beauty, Waterfront (Stampin' Up!); Simple Strips-Friendship (Taylored Expressions)
Ink: Frayed Leaf, Gray Denim, Silver Lake (Altenew); Soft Suede (Stampin' Up!)
Cardstock: Granny Apple Green, Whisper White (Stampin' Up!)
Dies: Stitched Oval Stacklets, Simple Strips Die (Taylored Expressions)
Other: Weathered Embossing Folder (Taylored Expressions)

When you open the center card, you have plenty of room to write a note or, if you prefer, stamp a sentiment.  I usually write an note to whomever will be receiving the card.

For all of our challenge details and to share your project, visit the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge by clicking the image below.  We’d love to have you join us.  You have until Monday, February 24th at 4:00 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time to link up your project.

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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

AECP - With A Twist

For this card I did some stamping and some heat embossing.  I loved this technique that was taught in my With A Twist class at the Altenew Academy.  I'm trying to get my Level 2 done but life has gotten in the way so many times over this past year.  Hopefully, things have calmed down enough I can devote time to my classes.

First, I stamped the images from the Wild Ferns stamp set onto light green cardstock using Highland Heather ink.  Then, I stamped the next layer in VersaMark and heart embossed with Gold Embossing Powder. I added the embossed layer to cardstock that matched the color ink, placed my sentiments over a background of Vellum and attached it to the card front.  For the finishing touch, I added a couple of rhinestones.

Stamp(s):  Wild Ferns (Altenew); Simple Strips-Friendship (Taylored Expressions)
Ink(s):  Jet Black (Altenew); Highland Heather (Stampin' Up!)
Cardstock:  Highland Heather, Soft Sea Foam, Vellum, Whisper White (Stampin' Up!)
Dies:  Simple Strips Die (Taylored Expressions)
Other:  Rhinestone Gems

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Monday, February 17, 2020

Birthday Flowers

It has been sometime since I've used the Everything Is Rosy stamp and die set.  I thought it would be perfect for this color combination.  I rather like the way it all came together.

First thing I did was all of the stamping and foliage.  Then, I cut them all out.  The background foliage is cut from cardstock as there is no stamp for them.  Before placing all of the various elements of the design, I stamped the sentiment in the upper right corner and made sure not to cover it up with any of the foliage.  The finishing touch was the gems in the center of each flower.

Stamp(s):  Everything Is Rosy (Stampin' Up!)
Ink(s):  Highland Heather, Gray Granite, Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party (Stampin' Up!)
Cardstock:  Gray Granite, Whisper White (Stampin' Up!)
Dies:  Everything Is Rosy Dies (Stampin' Up!)
Other:  Iridescent Gems

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Sunday, February 16, 2020

You've Been On My Mind

Today finds me enjoying the sunshine coming through my window.  I love that my desk sits under the window and I can look out at the wonderful mountains that surround the area in which I live.  Some of them still have snow on the peaks and it is always possible that more snow will come at this time of the year.  As long as it stays there, I'm happy.

Here's a simple but pretty card I designed for two of my favorite challenges, Color Throwdown and The Sisterhood of Crafters.  The colors and the theme were prefect for each other.

Stamp(s):  Simple Strips Friendship (Taylored Expressions)
Ink(s):  Jet Black (Altenew)
Cardstock:  Granny Apple Green, Melon Mambo, Smoky Slate, Whisper White
(Stampin' Up!)
Dies:  Simple Strips Die (Taylored Expressions); Teapot Die (Cheapo Dies)
Other:  From My Heart Faceted Gems (Stampin' Up!)

It's a simple card but I do love the simplicity of it.  It's one I'm adding to my stash of thinking of you cards.  I seem to send out more of those than other types of cards these days.  Birthday cards run a close second.

I'm entering my card into the following challenges.  For all the challenge details, click the image below.

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Friday, February 14, 2020

Hugs & Kisses

It was such fun making this card for the Taylored Expressions February challenge.  I added red foil to the left and right edges of the card base.  The stenciled heart layer was popped up with foam tape.  I think I'm going to make another using the foiling, heart and red theme.

Stamp(s):  Mini Strips - Valentine (Taylored Expressions)
Ink(s):  Cherry Pop (Taylored Expressions); Jet Black ( Altenew)
Cardstock:  Whisper White (Stampin' Up!)
Dies:  Mini Strips - Asymmetrical Die
Other:  Red Foil Paper

This is a card I made for the #TEMakerChallenge on Taylored Expressions Facebook page at

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