Sunday, 23 August 2015

WCC31 -- Thanks!

This has to be a first!  I came to my blog this morning, expecting to see my Watercooler Challenge post and it wasn't there.  So I sat back and thought about it.  Yes, I had completed a post after midnight last night.  Oh!  Wait!  That was the post for the main Watercooler Challenge blog site, right?  So I guess I never got around to writing my very own post before the sleep-imps threw all that sleepytime-dust into my eyes.

This time the challenge is all about my own sketch.  That makes it a bit funny that I would neglect my own post, right?  It's a great sketch and I hope lots of people join in and post their own card to our great Watercooler Challenge site.

I love that sketch.  It was such fun putting my card together.  I used the new heavy-weight Whisper White as my base and then added a layer of the new In-Color, Delightful Dijon, and then, on top of that, a layer of the new Winter Wonderland Designer Vellum stack.  My tall strip is a piece of Whisper White embossed using the Elegant Dots embossing folder and then backed with Basic Black and also sponged lightly with Basic Black.  My sideways strip is a piece from the Basic Grey from the Neutrals Designer Series Paper stack.  Before mounting it on the card, I sponged it around the perimeter using Basic Black.  

My image is stamped on a piece of Whisper White using Versamark and heat embossed using Black embossing powder.  I love that image from the Serene Silhouettes set.  Then I used a mask to sponge the large circle of Delightful Dijon behind the trees.  The lighter yellow shade is purely Delightful Dijon, but just the remnants left in the sponge.  

I really wasn't sure about getting the Project Life Paper Clip thinlits.  On a whim I bought them and have loved using them ever since.  I've used them simply as an embellishment or, as in this case, have stamped a small sentiment right on the "clip".  This one was heat-embossed using White embossing powder.  The trick was finding a small enough "thanks" and I finally found it included in the Sprinkled of Life stamp set.

The ribbon?  It's Delightful Dijon and is one of the absolutely gorgeous rolls of ribbon included among the In-Colors Dotted Lace Trim.  It is so easy to tie, drapes beautifully and is a delight to use.  I'm not a "ribbon person" but this particular ribbon is my weakness.


  1. Why, oh, why did I have to look at this post? I was quite happy without the Project Life Paperclip Thinlits. But I love, love, love how you used the clip on this beautiful card, and now I must have those tools, too. Darn you, Heidi!!

    1. I know, Doris. I really resisted buying those thinlits and then, for some reason, caved. And now I'm really enjoying them. I've used them with silver foil, too, and they look as if they're real metal. But with the coloured cardstock, it's possible to stamp or emboss on them, which looks way cool. Enjoy them when you get them. :)

  2. This is such a great card and it's a wonderful sketch Heidi. I love all the layers and the combination of black and the new incolour Delightful Dijon. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thanks so much for your kind comments, Penny. I'm waiting to see yours posted to our challenge. You could do so much with this sketch.


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