Watercooler Wednesday Challenge #143 – Gail’s Feminine “Anything Goes” Challenge

Does anyone else think the weeks are passing really quickly?! It’s Wednesday again which means time for another Watercooler Wednesday challenge, and this week Gail is hosting our feminine themed challenge. I was originally thinking of making a birthday card, but decided to go with a thank you card instead.

I started out by stamping the base layer of the Birch Press Design Delicate Peony stamp using Altenew Frosty Pink ink. I used my MISTI for the stamping to make sure I would get a good impression, and stamped onto a panel of the same white card that I had used for my cardbase. I let the ink dry for a while before adding the next layer of the stamp. After carefully lining up the detail layer I stamped it with Altenew Coral Berry ink.

Next I took the thanks die, which is from Pink and Main, and positioned it on my panel ensuring that it would slightly overlap the flower that I had stamped. I ran it through my Big Shot to cut out the word, and made sure to keep all of the pieces that were cut out.

I found a snippet of pink paper that coordinated well with the pink ink I had used for my flower, and cut the thanks die from that multiple times. I then started layering the words together. Normally when I do this I would adhere each word to one another and then add the stacked sentiment to the card. This time though I decided to do it the other way.

I added some double-sided tape to the back of my panel behind where the word had been cut, so that the sticky showed through. I placed one of the pink die cuts into the gap, then added the negative spaces back in. I then used my glue pen to add adhesive along the word, and added the next pink word. I continued until I had all the pink pieces in place. Finally I adhered the first die cut word, the one that was cut from the card base, to the top.

I’m really pleased with this card. It’s soft, feminine and pretty, and beautifully clean and simple! I’ve really been enjoying the clean and simple style lately and I think I am getting better at getting my ideas across in this style.


Lady Joyful

Challenges included:

Less Is More – Stamp Layering

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends – Anything Goes

Pixie’s Snippets Playground – Snippets (edit – where it was chosen as a top pick!)

TGIF – Eclipse Technique

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge – Anything Feminine


Check out what the rest of the DT made:

Charlotte (that’s me!)








22 thoughts on “Watercooler Wednesday Challenge #143 – Gail’s Feminine “Anything Goes” Challenge

  1. This is gorgeous Charlotte. Loving all that clean white space with the pop of that gorgeous flower in the corner. Super pretty and a fabulous use of the Eclipse Technique. Thanks for playing along and supporting us this week at TGIF Challenges. Rochelle xo

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  2. Beautiful floral image and die Charlotte. I really like how the sentiment takes a bite out of the flower and I like the idea of stacking the letters with the pink paper. It gives it a more pronounced effect than an eclipse design. The total CAS look of the card is stunning. Thanks for sharing

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  3. This is CAS at its absolute best Charlotte! Your camouflage technique sentiment looks stunning with that beautiful flower and the way it is popped up on pink is fab. I absolutely love this card. Thanks so much for popping it in to us at Less is More xx

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  4. Love this technique and you made a brilliant card! I love that you used pink card for the additional layers – it just makes the word ‘pop’ that bit more 🙂

    Great to see you in the Playground!


    Di xx

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  5. Charlotte, this is a wonderful example of the very popular Eclipse Technique. I love the way you’ve kept it clean and simple. The two tones of pink added to the white creates such an elegant effect.

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