This week, Marsha brings us a new type of challenge - All About Occasions.
As the graphic says, there really are a lot of card-worthy occasions in our lives. And, in addition to the birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, engagements, christenings, births, sympathy, retirement, Easter, Valentines, Mother's and Father's days, we can also send cards just to say "Hi! I'm thinking of you."
I've created a card that can be used to say Hi! - or for many of the other card giving occasions throughout the year.
Some of you may recognize the Timeless Elegance DSP from a couple of years ago. It is full of wonderful black and white designs, like you can see behind my card. This roses pattern just begged to be coloured and back then, we pretty much only had the Stampin' Up markers to use, or we could sponge colour on with daubers.
Now, however, we have Stampin' Blends! I used Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive and Pumpin Pie. The weather here has been really foggy and kind of dreary for about a week, and it was really spirit-lifting to work with such vibrant colour.
All in all, this was a really simple card to make. After I finished the colouring, I matted the piece with Basic Black cardstock, and then mounted that onto Old Olive. A few wraps with Linen Thread and a floppy bow provide a rustic touch. And this card could be for a birthday, or "thinking of you", or congratulations or just because.
To see how the other Watercooler Artists have interpreted this new Occasions Challenge, visit Watercooler Wednesday.
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
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