Watercooler Color Challenge

It’s time for another Watercooler Challenge!  This one is a color challenge from Susan Horr.  Here are the colors.

Susan Watercooler Color Challenge


Aren’t they gorgeous together?  Very springy!

Here’s the card I made.

Stampin' Up!, WCC21


I stamped the Love Is Kindness tulips on Pool Party, then used the “Out of the Box” technique to die cut them with a Circles framelit.  I layered it to a Sahara Sand Darling Doily die cut after coloring it with Stampin’ Write Markers.  (Tips:  Cover the sentiment with tape, then ink the stamp.  Be sure to remove the tape before stamping!  When you’re ready to stamp the sentiment, cover the image with tape – but be sure the image is completely dry before stamping so you don’t get ghost shadows!  I stamp it on my scratch paper several times before taping and inking until I know there’s no moisture on the part I don’t want shown.  For the doily:  use a layer of waxed paper between the card stock and the thinlit, and run it through your Big Shot.  Then remove the die with the cardstock still in it and run it through again – on top of 3-4 folded, new dryer sheets.  All the little pieces will be left on the dryer sheet when you carefully remove the die cut.  Cool, right?  You can do both steps at once, but it sometimes tears my card stock, so I do the extra step.)

For the base, I embossed the Calypso Coral layer with the Spring Flowers Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, tied some Sahara Sand Lace Trim around it, and layered it to a So Saffron card.

It needed the sentiment, so I tied that (yep – there’s the Bermuda Bay!  It’s the ink on the oval tag) to the lace trim with some linen thread.

So now – it’s your turn!  Create a project using the colors for the challenge, then post it to the Watercooler Challenge blog. Be sure to follow all the instructions in uploading your project, and you could win a super cute badge to add to your blog or web site.

Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy.  Have a wonderful day!

About buffycooper

Among other things, I am a musician who enjoys papercrafting (specifically with rubber stamps), a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, Christian, wife and mom to two great boys.
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5 Responses to Watercooler Color Challenge

  1. debsmart says:

    Gorgeous card, Buffy! I love that ‘out of the box’ die cutting technique – how do you do that?? You worked in all the colours beautifully 🙂


  2. Ter says:

    I love this color combination… going to try it out this week, I hope!


  3. jlfstudio says:

    Very fun card Miss Buffy. Lots of neat textures and elements. Thanks for sharing all the details. I’m excited that I have all these products so I can try a CASE. Funny…I bought the doily die when it was on sale in the weekly deals and have yet to use it. Time to pull it out. Now to go looking for an Out of the Box tutorial.
    Hugs, Blessings & Happy Easter!


  4. What a great card Buffy! I love the warmth and texture of it. Thanks for all the great tips on the dryer sheets and the out of the box technique. Forgot about that one.


  5. buffycooper says:

    Thanks, Penny!
    Deb – forgot to answer your question. For the “Out of the Box” technique, you stamp the image, then lay the die over it. Lightly trace around the inside of the die. You don’t have to do the whole thing, just where the image will “hang out.” Then use paper snips to trim around the hanging out part. When you die cut the rest, pull the cut out part to the top of the die (so it doesn’t get cut off). Hope that makes sense. There’s a tutorial here – http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/outoftheboxwithnestabilities/


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