Posted: 16 Nov 2016 05:00 AM PST
WWC100 – Anything Goes Celebration Theme Challenge
Welcome to the celebration on this weeks Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.
Whoo Hoo We’re Celebrating Our 100th Challenge this Week!! So of course….Anything Goes!
Something else we’re celebrating today. The start of Sale-a-Bration! Do you think Stampin’ Up counted the dates of our challenges when they set up the starting date for SAB so we could double up on the celebration? You never know. They do like surprises and they love to make their demos happy.
Paisley & Posies Thankfulness Card
(as always click the picture to see a larger image)
Thinking of you all as I stomp through 15″ of snow covering my drive area and property. The new boots are getting a workout that’s for sure. Well really I’m mostly staying inside today and trying to stay warm while praying we don’t lose power. I’m well and truly snowed in with drifts over 3 ‘ here and there. Very thankful I stocked up on groceries. Including hot apple cider!
So what does a gal do when she wants to express feelings of thankfulness, gratitude and blessing all in one card? She grabs the Paisleys & Posies suite of products of course. Introduced in this years Holiday Catalog (that sadly retired as of today), I fell in love with the entire product suite immediately. It pairs perfectly with the new copper products and the Paisley Suite’s ribbons, paper, stamps and dies. Sadly with the catalog now retired some of those products are no longer available but I’m happy to say that the stamp set, dies and the copper products are all still current. At least until June anyway. And here in the States, the Paisley & Posies dies and stamps purchased together will earn you a free Sale-a-Bration item. You can check it out here in the online store.
My design today is a general CASE (copy and share everything) with a twist, of a card created by Sherrie Gross that I found out in blogland. Since the set is a paisley one I really wanted to add an actually paisley element using the copper foil paper. If you look at the close up detail shot below you’ll see that I copper embossed one of the stamp images and then die cut with one of the open paisley dies. It’s a subtle detail that shows up better in person. I also softened up the look with color changes. I don’t know about you but I’ll seriously miss Mint Macaron when it goes away come June. Which reminds me…if you love that In Color as much as I do you may want to stock up on the ink and paper versions you love ASAP. Along about the end of January we start seeing reinkers, ink pads and papers disappear from the storefront. Besides…it’s Sale-a-Bration time starting today which means you earn a freebie stamp or paper or other SAB item with every $50 you spend so it’s the perfect time to stock up on staples as well as new items from the Occasions Catalog.
Tip: Did you know that you can heat emboss with Copper Embossing Powder on top of Copper Foil paper? Yep…you can! But do it’ carefully. And I would suggest applying the heat from the back of the copper foil paper.
Tip: Here’s a tip for the inside of the card. If you are making more than one it’s simpler to create a collage of the sentiments and the small decorative image on one larger block. Then you can ink and stamp all in one motion.
Stamps: Paisleys & Posies
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black or Archival Basic Black, Versamark Ink
Paper: Delightful Dijon, Mint Macaron, Rich Razzleberry, Very Vanilla Cardstock; Petals & Paisleys Specialty Designer Series Paper (ret.) and Copper Foil Paper
Tools & Adhesives: Big Shot, Paisley Framelits, Heat Tool, Copper Embossing Powder, 3/8″ Ribbon Trio Pack (ret.), Dimensionals, Tombow or Fine Tip Glue Pen, SNAIL or Fast Fuse.
For the directions, measurements & tips to recreate this project you can download the following PDF that I created to share with my class.
That’s it for this milestone challenge celebration. To see the rest of the design teams contributions to the Celebration 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! And this week you’ll also win a free tutorial from our generous guest designer Bronwyn Eastley.
I hope you will add your own creations this week to the linky. I love the inspiration I find in your shared creations. And I’m looking forward to your making our next 100 challenges truly great with your participation! Thank you for reading and hopefully enjoying our last 100 challenges.
Stay warm and stay safe wherever you are. If you have a furbaby to hug, today’s the perfect day to share a little warmth.
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