Hello stamping friends!  I hope you’re having a good week so far; we’re almost at the 1/2 way point 🙂

Today I have a card to share with you that’s doing double duty; it’s for the Watercooler Challenge WCC18 – Sketch Challenge, and the Stampin’ Up! Only SUO117 – Cards for Teenagers challenge.

I know the challenge of making cards for teenagers – and boys, too!  My youngest just turned 17, and my eldest just turned 20 – now he’s out of his teens!  (I doubt that will make it less difficult to create a card for him, though!)

So, I decided to take the Watercooler Sketch, and use it for both challenges.  Pretty smart of me, right? LOL

Here’s the sketch from the Watercooler page:

WCC18 sketch

Now, keeping in mind that the SUO challenge is a card for teens….this is what I came up with:

SUO & watercooler card

I think this card would be suitable for either a boy, or a girl!  With the bright, cheery colours, I think even the boys would overlook the use of Melon Mambo ink!

I started with a card base of Tempting Turquoise card stock, and added a center panel of Sweet Taffy Designer Series Paper.  Just adding the DSP opened up a whole world of colour for this card!  Isn’t it gorgeous?!

Using the 2 1/2″ Circle Punch, I created a circle of Melon Mambo card stock, and then added a 2″ circle of Whisper White using the 2″ Circle Punch.  The stamp set I used is called Big Day Stamp Set – and you can only get if for FREE from the Sale-a-bration brochure!  I stamped the cake image onto the white using Memento Black ink, and coloured it with Blender  Pens and Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight inks.  I added a bit of shading to the ‘icing’ using my Crushed Curry marker.  The candle was stamped by inking the stamp using the Tempting Turquoise & Daffodil Delight markers.

I cut the 2 banner shapes from Melon Mambo and Daffodil Delight card stock, and stamped the sentiments in Versamark & Memento Black ink, and heat embossed them using Clear embossing powder & the heat tool.  The sentiments are from the Something to Say stamp set.

A scattering of sequins later (it’s a birthday party, right?!), and my card was done!

I hope you’ll check out the terrific projects put together by the design teams at the Watercooler Challenge, and the Stampin’ Up! Only Challenge pages – they really are inspiring!  I sure appreciate all the work they do to pull these designs together for us.

Thanks for visiting my blog, and if you have time to leave a comment, I’d sure appreciate it!  It always makes my day to have comments to read 🙂

Until next time – happy stamping!

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I've always liked to create things, but I'm not a great artist, or sculptor, or any type of 'traditional' artist - but I love to create! I love the satisfaction of a completed project. Whether a card, painting or other project - as long as it can create a smile, evoke a feeling, or some type of reaction in the recipient. I hope you will enjoy sharing my creations, and occasional ramblings; I'd enjoy having you create with me! :)

9 thoughts on “One Card – 2 Challenges!

  1. Great card, Deb. I love the way you combined both challenges. What a happy collection of colours! Between the rainbow of colours and those sparkly sequins, any teen would love the card. Thanks so much for joining us for the Watercooler Challenge.

  2. What a fun card!! Love the use of the festive colors and dsp (I think either son would be thrilled to receive this card!) 🙂 Thanks for playing along with us at SUO Challenges!

    1. Thanks for your kind comments, Julie! I’m an avid fan of your projects, so I really appreciate hearing from you! I plan on participating in more SUO challenges in the future 🙂

  3. Deborah, great challenge card. I love the grouping of the sequins, which is such a different approach!

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