Wednesday, April 25, 2018

WWC167 - Gail's All About Christmas Challenge
How is your Christmas card stash coming along? Here's another chance for you to add to it!
I love doing monochromatic cards and think they work well for any occasion - even Christmas. Back in December, I was doing "research" on Pinterest for ideas when I came across a card done by Debbie Henderson of Debbie's Designs. It was gorgeous and I had to CASE (copy and share everything) it.
Using the Santa's Sleigh stamp set, I stamped the trees randomly with Whisper White Craft Ink and Soft Suede on Crumb Cake cardstock. The snowflakes are also stamped with the Whisper White Craft Ink, but for the life of me, I can't remember what stamp set they are from. Anything similar would work. The sentiment, from Merry Little Labels, is also stamped with Soft Suede.

The sleigh, packages and wreath are cut with the co-ordinating Santa's Sleigh Thinlits using Very Vanilla, Garden Green and Cherry Cobbler cardstocks. I used a Gold Wink of Stella pen to add a little sparkle to the packages.

All that was left to do was sponge around the edges with Crumb Cake ink then I popped the panel up with dimensionals. The card base is also Crumb Cake and I sponged the edges with the Whisper White ink.

Visit Watercooler Wednesday and check out the awesome offerings from the rest of the team!

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

WWC#166 - Kath's Masculine Anything Goes Challenge
I'm getting back into the swing of things after a two-week break for the Challenge. After attending the Stampin' Up OnStage event, my creative juices have been recharged, and as luck would  have it, I was able to use some of the stamp sets I received at OnStage for this week's challenge!

Our host for this week's challenge is Kath.
While tidying up my craft table to make space to work, I came across a pile of backgrounds I had done a while ago while playing with some non-SU inks - Distress Oxides. So, I decided to use one of them. Here is how it turned out:
One of the sets from OnStage is Pick a Pennant. I also used the Distress Oxides to stamp the pennants. This was much easier to do with wonderful, awesome, new stamp positioner tool - the Stamparatus! I did need to re-ink and re-stamp the images a couple of times and the Stamparatus makes this a breeze.

The sentiment and the branch with the cute little frog on it are from another set from OnStage - Animal Outing. I stamped it on Whisper White cardstock and punched it out with the Everyday Label punch. I punched two more using the Everyday Label punch from Basic Black cardstock, cut them apart and layered under the Whisper White to frame it.

For the cardbase, I used a brand new InColour - Blueberry Bushel - and placed a sheet of another new InColour, Pineapple Punch, underneath it for taking the photo. Another benefit of attending OnStage is that we get to order from a limited selection of items before anyone else does.

If you need to add to your stash of masculine-themed cards, visit Watercooler Wednesday and be inspired by the talented Watercooler Artists. Link up your project - we love to see what you do!

WWC211 - Kath's Feminine Anything Goes Challenge It's a feminine theme this week from Kath. A perfect opportunity to play with my new butte...