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PENNY HANUSZAK, CONSULTANT, Independent Stamping Up Demonstrator, http://pennyhanuszak.stampinup.net


Monday, August 11, 2014

Create With Connie and Mary Challenge #CCMC315

It's scorching hot in Abbotsford today, hitting a high of around 32 in the valley. Supposedly it'll be even hotter tomorrow.  I'm not complaining about the heat though, I'm just staying in the shade and enjoying it!
I'm super happy the weather's this great for all the folks  visiting the Abbotsford International Airshow this weekend. This annual event is one of the biggest airshows in the country and attracts around 80,000 people.  One of the highlights of the 3-day show are the Canadian Snowbirds jets, and they've been flying over our house for the past few days. So, not only is it hotter than Hades outside but it's also been a very exciting and  "loud" weekend! 

While I was keeping cool inside I checked out the "Create With Connie and Mary" blogsite and decided to play along with their latest sketch challenge #CCMC315.

Here's My Card: 
All those strips in the sketch intimidated me a bit when I first looked at it.  I was planning on making a masculine birthday card, but I wasn't sure whether I should use card stock or dsp for the strips.  

In the end I decided to use the Moonlight Designer Paper Stack, and chose a design with bold chevron stripes in Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey and Sahara Sand.  Once that decision was made, the paper choice set the tone for the rest of the card. Whew what a relief!

Unfortunately there's too much light reflecting off this picture, but I think you'll be able to see how the sentiment from the Starburst Sayings stamp set is layered on Hello Honey and Sahara Sand card stock.  

I cut out the Sahara Sand layer with the Starburst Framelits and the sentiment and Hello Honey layer were cut out with the Circles Collection die cuts.  This sentiment piece was mounted to the card front with a double layer of dimensionals so it would rise above the card stock banners.
The Starburst Sayings stamp set comes in wood or clear mount and has six stamps.  It's available in English, Spanish and French versions.  It coordinates with the Starburst Framelit dies and can be purchased as a bundle. 

Starburst Framelit Dies contains 5 layering dies.  The largest die measures 4 x 11/16" in diameter.  This set coordinates with the Starburst Sayings Stamp set above, as well as Baby We've Grown pg 80 of the IB&C.

I can't believe what a bold and vivid stamped image you get with the Blackberry Bliss ink. When I stamped the sentiment it almost looked like I had stamped with white ink on Blackberry Bliss cardstock instead  of the other way around.  

I added a Hello Honey and a Blackberry Bliss banner beneath the sentiment.  The two banners were embossed with the Arrows Embossing Folder and I used the 1" square punch to make the pointed ends.  They were added to the card front with dimensionals.

For the inside of the card I simply stamped the "celebrate" image from the Starburst Sayings........ I think that says it all.  I used some scraps of DSP and card stock on the bottom of the liner.   
Stamp Set:  Starburst
Ink:  Blackberry Bliss, Hello  Honey
Card Stock:  Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey, Sahara Sand, Whisper White 
Designer Series Paper:  Moonlight DSP Paper Stack 
Accessories:  Trimmer, Big Shot, Starburst Framelits, Circles Collection Framelits, Arrows Embossing Folder, Dimensionals, adhesive

Well that's it for today folks.  Hope you've enjoyed this challenge card, and I hope you'll drop by the Create With Connie and Marie blog site to see all the other cards from the design team and other stampers, and perhaps play along too.  This challenge is open until Wednesday August 13th.  

Happy Stamping!
Penny Tokens


Deb said...

Such a fun and happy card!! Love your dsp strips and textured banners! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

Penny Hanuszak said...

Thanks Deb. Those stripes were challenging for me, so I'm glad the DSP worked. I appreciate your comment!

Mary Brown said...

I just love this color combo and that paper pack is my very favorite one in the catalog! GREAT card! Thanks for playing along with us this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

Nicole Tugrul said...

Fabulous card! I especially love the embossed banners, such a clever idea!! Thanks so much for joining the sketch challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

Margaret Raburn said...

What a wonderful celebratory card! The great DSP works so well for the vertical strips and makes a great color scheme! I love the textured banners and layering of the greeting also! Handsome! Thanks for joining us this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

Melissa Davies said...

Great card to celebrate any special occasion! Love all the texture and layers! Thanks for joining us in the Sketch Challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

Connie said...

Love the Moonlight DSP strips...goes perfectly with your Happy Day! Great masculine card with bright colors! Thanks for playing along with the sketch challenge this time on Create with Connie and Mary!