Wednesday, January 9, 2019

WWC203 - Karen's All About Occasions Challenge
It's always great to have a supply of cards on hand, ready to grab when needed, for any of the occasions that come up throughout the year. This week, Karen hosts our All About Occasions Challenge to help you do just that.

Last week I showcased a multi-ccoloured background I did using Stampin' Up inks on my 3" x 5" gelli plate. Since I couldn't stop at just one, this week's card also features a background done on the gelli plate - and a brand new stamp set.
Using my brayer, I applied Merry Merlot and Mango Melody inks to the plate in stripes, then used Whisper White cardstock to pick up the ink.

That gorgeous horse is from a brand new stamp set, called Let it Ride, from the 2019 Occasions Catalogue. It is an outline stamp, but I made it into a silhouette by stamping with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and then colouring it all in with a black paint pen. The sentiment is also from that set.

To add interest, I stenciled a compass using Mango Melody ink and then stamped the sentiment over it. The trees are from the Let it Ride stamp set, and I used Shaded Spruce to stamp them, letting them spill over onto the Crumb Cake cardstock.

I made this into a birthday card, with this sentiment from Beautiful Day and Shaded Spruce:
Now, I just have to share something about this card. After I had it all put together, I happened to look at the back - and saw smudges of Shaded Spruce ink! How did that happen? No idea. Now what do I do?

Well, after a few minutes of thought, this is what I did:
I have to say, it's the first time I've decorated the back of a card. LOL

What occasion do you have coming up? Make a card and share it on Watercooler Wednesday.


  1. A fabulous card Gail, the Gelli plate background works so well with your new stamps. Great idea for hiding smudges on the back, I'll remember that.
    Avril xx
    P.s. this card fits our 'Something New' challenge at Try it on Tuesday, woulď love to see you there.

  2. I absolutely love the background you created, Gail! The colours are gorgeous. It's the perfect setting for this horse to run free! :)

    1. Thanks, Deb! There are a lot of colour combos to try.

  3. This is a beautiful card Gail. Well done! I love the colors in the background and it makes your horse PoP out. I love this stamp set and it is on my "Wish List". Remember ---- A good friend told me this a long time ago ----"There are not stamping mistakes - only stamping opportunities"

    1. Thanks, Heather! It is an awesome set - I'm sure you will love it. I like your theory about stamping opportunities.


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