Watercooler Wednesday Challenge – WWC35 – Anything Goes

WWC35 – Marsha’s Anything Goes

WWC35 - Marsha's Anything Goes Challenge

Nope…I’m not going to start singing…even though…Anything Goes is indeed one of my favorite show tunes.  Classic Cole Porter.  For those interested you can give a listen here and also see the delightful Mitzi Gaynor in the movie excerpt.  Or you can hear Cole Porter himself and see the lyrics here.

Okay…back to stamping.  LOL

Marsha decided to mix things up a bit and give us an anything goes challenge for this week.  That literally means…anything (well…of a stamping nature) works for your project this week.

Perfect for me since my desk was piled high with leftover bits from various other challenges and projects.  So…anything goes and here it is:

Watercooler Wednesday Presents -WWC35 - Marsha's Anything Goes - Jean Fitch

One of my favorite kinds of cards.  Those bits and pieces of what’s on the table that’s piled up from previous projects always fire up my imagination.  Truly an anything goes card!

I wish you could see the richness of the colors and sparkle that I see in this card in person.  Early Espresso with clear embossing always adds a touch of elegance as well as texture and depth of color. The only thing “new” I did for this card was run the Crumb Cake die cut background through the Woodgrain folder for a bit more texture.

The die cut leaf also reminded me of a tip I was given this summer.

Tip: When the stamps are photopolymer lay them face down on your stamping surface and then apply the block without touching the stamp.  If you apply the stamp by hand to the block, you run the risk of stretching the image a bit and as you can see, it’s difficult to then get an accurate and perfect die cut.  Sigh…I know better now but this was what was on the table that I decided to work with.

Assuming you were making this card from scratch……


Stamps:  Vintage Leaves, Circle of Spring (for you sentiment).

Ink:  Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Versamark.

Paper: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso,  Daffodil Delight, Very Vanilla Cardstock.  Gold Foil.

Punches:  1-3/8″Circle Punch, 7/8″ Scallop Circle, 1-1/4″ Scallop Circle

Other:  Big Shot, Leaflets Framelit dies, Seasonal Frame Thinlit dies (Holiday Catalog), Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Gold Cording Trim (Holiday Catalog),  Heat Tool, Clear Embossing Powder, Dimensionals, SNAIL


That’s it for this challenge.  To see the rest of the design teams Anything Goes contributions head on over to the Challenge blog website here.   That’s also where you can add your own creation with the linky doodad.  When you add your own design and there are more than three entries, one of you will be a challenge winner and have the option to place our new winner’s badge on your own site.  Of course…you’ll also win bragging rights!

We had 7 linky posts this last time so there is a winner for the last challenge.   Check out our winner here.  And check this post out so you can see the wonderful additions by all the challenge participants. Check the challenge site for rules on competing for future challenges.


I hope you’ll join us next Wednesday for yet another Watercooler Wednesday Challenge!

Hugs and Blessings to all my challenge friends and readers.

Jean Fitch in pink


4 Responses

  1. Would have loved to see more of your gold glue splatters. Grin.. Great job with your bits and pieces.

  2. What a beautiful card. The cut out under your gold leaf looks like a shadow to me, and gives a very definite 3D effect. Love it.

  3. Have fallen love with your card!,! Thank you for your tip! Cannot wait to make several of these….TFS!

  4. Simply beautiful fall card Jean. I love how you`ve patchworked (is that a word) all the extra bits and pieces together to create such a lovely scene. Great tip about the photopolymer stamps. I`ll be sharing that with my customers and following it myself.

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