Watercooler Challenge – ‘Anything Goes’

Hello again, my stamping friend!

First, let me apologize for my absence; there is a reason!  Last week I woke up with vertigo, and to my dismay, it didn’t go away after one day; in fact, it lasted until the end of the week!  Now, I always used to equate ‘vertigo’ with ‘feeling dizzy’.  Boy, was I wrong!  Everyone feels dizzy or a bit lightheaded regularly; it’s a momentary thing; you sit or stand still for a moment, it passes, and life goes on.  Vertigo, on the other hand – well, if you’ve had it, you know what it’s like.  Suddenly, the world starts doing somersaults around you, continuously, and you can’t hang on!  Your heart pounds, pulse races, panic sets in – this is all your bodies reaction to the vertigo, which is normal.  The first time I had vertigo, which was just over a year ago – I had no idea what was going on- it felt like I was going to die!

Fortunately, this time I knew what it was, and that I just had to ‘hang on’ until it was over.

So now I’m back, and after a few failed attempts, (it was tough getting my creativity back!), I have a card to share with you, which I made for the Watercooler Challenge ‘Anything Goes’ – WWC35.  I figured it was a safe one to dip my toe back into the challenge pool!

Since I’ve been working on Christmas themes lately, I decided to stay with that, and this is my card:

WWC35 lovely as a tree

First I stamped the image from the Lovely as a Tree stamp set in our new Archival Black ink onto Whisper White cardstock.  I then inked up the same image with our Craft White ink, and stamped it again, on top but slightly to the right of the 1st stamped image.

I then took the Softly Falling Embossing Folder, and applied Perfect Plum, Pool Party and Night of Navy inks directly to the de-bossed side of the folder using Sponge Daubers.  I then placed the panel of Whisper White cardstock inside the folder, closed it & ran it through the Big Shot.

Using my Signo Gel Pen in White, I added snow to the branches of the trees, as well as in the grass at the bottom of the trees.  I then cut the panel into 3 pieces, and attached them to a panel of Night of Navy cardstock, then attached it to a card base of Real Red cardstock.

The sentiment is from the White Christmas stamp set, which I stamped in Real Red ink on Whisper White, and cut a banner tail at one end.  I attached it the bottom of the stamped panels, and added on of the the retired snowflake embellishments from last year’s holiday catalogue.

I hope you’ll go check out the Watercooler Challenge page – there’s a new challenge every Wednesday for you to join, and I must say – there’s a lot of fabulous cards from the design team and submissions for this challenge!  Inspiration galore! 🙂

I  hope you’ve enjoyed seeing my card; if you have time, please leave a comment – I always love to read what you have to say!

By the way – if you signed up for my 12 Weeks of Christmas exclusive for my subscribers, Week 1 was sent early yesterday morning!  If you don’t see it in your inbox, check your ‘spam’ folders.  If you don’t see it there, please either leave me a comment here with your email address & I will add you to the list plus email you a copy of Week 1’s tutorial, or you can email me directly at debsmart@shaw.ca  I know you’re going to like this first tutorial – it’s super cute 🙂

Thanks for spending some time with me today; I’ll be posting the new Weekly Deals shortly.

Until next time – happy stamping!

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  1. buffycooper says:

    Beautiful card, Deborah. I love the way you did the background with ink and the embossing folder. I can almost feel the snow on my face!

    • Deborah Smart says:

      Thank you for your lovely comment, Buffy! It’s just too bad that I missed the cut-off deadline for joining the challenge 🙁 That’ll teach me to pay better attention! LOL

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