Watercooler Wednesday Challenge – WWC103 – A Little Pop…A Little Wiggle

Posted: 16 Nov 2016 05:00 AM PST

WWC103 – Gail’s Masculine Anything Goes Challenge


Welcome to this weeks Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.

 Straightlaced this card isn’t.  LOL    I decided to take my masculine anything goes card to a little sexy, flirty place.  The usual guy colors for the basic layers and cardbase but with a pop of color and a little wiggle from the gal in the hat.   A bit of Mae West if you will.  And yes…it helps if you imagine her voice saying the Happy Birthday Gorgeous.  With a little bit of “come up and see me sometime” implied.  {grin}


A Little Pop and a Little Wiggle

(as always click the picture to see a larger image)



Yep…I’m still addicted to the notecards from Stampin’ Up.  Love that the matching envelope is included with the card and that you get a pack of 20 for $6.00 (US pricing).  Not sure I know 20 guys to send flirty birthday cards to but I’m pretty sure I can come up with other themes for the rest of them.

One other thing that makes notecards special…you can use standard first class postage to mail them.  I sure hope you got your Forever  stamps before the price went up last Sunday.   I had fun picking out packs of 20 in various designs last Saturday so I should be set for awhile.  Did you know there are 37 designs for my favorite forever stamps.   Turns out there are International First Class Forever stamps too.  Who knew?  Now that I do, my Canadian buddies will start seeing cards from yours truly.  In the past I could never figure out what the rate was and getting to a post office wasn’t possible.  Now…easy peasy.  Thanks Post Office!



Stamps: Beautiful You

Ink:  Crumb Cake,  Basic Black Archival or Momento Tuxedo Black , Stampin’ Up! Watercolor Pencils (Melon Mambo)*

* Sad note.  SU has run low on the new watercolor pencils and will be turning off the order number for a considerable time until they can get more stock made ( yes…they were that popular and that wonderful)…so…if you want in on the last shipment, get your order in before the 28th.

Paper: Basic Black, Very Vanilla Cardstock.  Crumb Cake Notecard/Envelope Pack.

Punches: none

Tools & Adhesives: 1/4″ Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon (Occasions Catalog), Aqua Painter or Blender Pens,  Stampin’ Trimmer, Paper Snips,  Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Bone Folder,  Fast Fuse and a Clear Acrylic block or two.



Basic Black Mat: 3″ x 5″

Very Vanilla Focal: 2-3/4″ x 5″

Vanilla Satin Ribbon: 14-15″

Beautiful You Notecard Directions:

1) On the Vanilla mat piece. Stamp the woman with a hat image from Beautiful You.  Apply the watercolor pencil to the dark lines and a lighter bit on the interior and then use the aquapainter or blender pen to wet and blend the watercolor pencil lines.  Alternatively you can apply the blender pen to the pencil tip and then color directly on the paper without applying pencil directly to the paper.   Stamp the sentiment in black below the woman image and then stamp the squiggle image over top in Crumb Cake. Adhere the piece to the Basic Black mat and adhere the joined piece to the front of the Crumb Cake cardbase. Apply the joined piece closer to the right hand side than to the spine.

2) Decorate/stamp the inside of card as you wish (envelope too).   Tie the ribbon along the spine of the card.


That’s it for this challenge.  To see the rest of the design teams contributions to Gail’s Masculine Anything Goes Challenge 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 or runner up and have the option to place our badges on your own site.  Of course…you’ll also win bragging rights!

Check here to see the winner of last weeks challenge.  And here to see all of last weeks other linky and Artist Team entries.  Check the challenge site for newly updated rules on competing for future challenges.

I hope you will add your own creations this week to the linky.  I love the inspiration I find in your shared creations.  With an Anything Goes set up this week the sky’s the limit.  As long as you have a guy theme.

Put a little creativity and color in your life this week.  I  love you all for stopping in to read and enjoy the challenge posts.

Jean Fitch in pink








3 Responses

  1. Well, I thought you had lost it, Jean. But no, it put a twist on your beautiful masculine card. This is FROM the eyes of a dude, not from a gal giving a dude a card.

    Thanks for making my head spin.

  2. Jean you had me for a minute there too! Now that I’ve conjured up Mae West I’m totally impressed with your take on this challenge. Very good! Love the masculine colours combined with that “pop” of colour.
    What fun!

  3. What a great card! Love how clean and simple it is!

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