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


Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Paper Players Colour Challenge #208

This week I've played along with Colour Challenge #208 over at the Paper Players blog (PP208).  

This was such a hard challenge for me because I had a hard time with the colour mix, but I did eventually come up with a card.  

The challenge colours are Calypso Coral, Blushing Bride, Hello Honey and Basic Gray.  Alone, I like each of these colours, but together they just didn't work well for me, so it was a real stretch to get my mojo going. 

Another issue I had with this card was picking a sketch to work with.  I know, I know, there are so many great ones out there, what could be the holdup.  But holdup it was and sadly after I chose the wonderful sketch from the Paper Craft Crew PCCCS104, I wasn't able to finish my card in time to enter their challenge.  Even though I missed their linkup date, I did complete the card.

Here is My Card:
My card began with a standard A2 Basic Gray card base topped by a layer of Hello Honey card stock measuring 5 1/4" x 4".  I added a layer of Blushing Bride designer series paper from the All Abloom Designer Series Paper pack.  I stamped make splotches in Basic Gray and in Hello Honey ink with the spotted stamp from Gorgeous Grunch (retired). 

Instead of adding an actual banner such as the one in the sketch, I simply added a string of flowers. The three smallest flowers were made with the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack and punched from Basic Gray card stock. Basic Rhinestones are mounted in the centers.

The larger flowers were stamped with images from the Petite Petals stamp set in Basic Gray ink onto Hello Honey and Calypso Coral card stocks. These images were then punched out with the Petite Petals Punch. I used sponge daubers around the edges to add a little softness to the petals. I actually stamped two additional flowers and punched out their centers with the 1/4" circle punch and placed the Calypso Coral center on the Hello Honey flower and the reverse for the Calypso Coral flower. The flowers were adhered with large glue dots.

For the rest of the embellishments on the front of the card, I layered squares cut from Hello Honey, Basic Gray and Whisper White that were cut out using the Squares Collection framelit dies.

I wanted the bottom two layers to have a bit of texture so embossed the Hello Honey layer with the Fancy Fan embossing folder and the Basic Gray one with the Stripes embossing folder. The sentiment " You Can Never Have too Much Happy" is from the Yippee Skippee Stamp set, and is stamped in Calypso Coral.

The final two elements on the front of the card are the Calypso Coral flower perched on the edge of the squares. It has a basic rhinestone mounted in the center for some fun, and a Basic Gray circle that was punched out with a 1 1/4" circle punch and then distressed with a sponge dauber and Basic Gray ink and the spotted stamp from Gorgeous Grunge.

The "new" Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack gives you 3 great little punches for only $$22.95
I used a masking technique for the inside layer of the card.  I cut a piece of post it note paper to measure 3 1/4" x 4 1/2" and centered it over the Whisper White liner piece which measured 3 3/4" x 5".  If you're using Post-It-Note paper for your mask, make sure to leave on the sticky part.  It will help secure the mask to the liner during the stamping process.

Once the mask was in place, I stamped three different floral images from the Petite Petals stamp set in Basic Gray, Hello Honey and Calypso Coral inks around the rim of the card liner. 

Before removing the mask I inked up a sponge dauber with Basic Gray ink and worked the dauber around the edge of the Post-It-Note paper.  Always start this process working in small circles from the inside of the Post-It-Note towards the edge.  When you remove the Post-it-Note you will have a smooth edge frame around your floral images. 
Stamp Sets:  Petite Petals, Remembering Your Birthday, Gorgeous Grunge (R)
Card Stock:  Hello Honey, Basic Gray, Calypso Coral, Blushing Bride
Designer Series Paper: All AbloomDesigner Series Paper Stack pg 185 IB&C
Accessories:  Paper Trimmer, Petite Petal Punch, Itty Bitty Punch Pack Two, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals, Square Collection Framelit dies, 1/4" circle punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Sponge Dauber Fancy Fan and Stripes Embossing Folders,Big Shot Machine, Post-it-Note 4 x 6 pad.

Happy Stamping!
Penny Tokens


paper bag create said...

Love your card, especially the flowers' banner and the masking technique on the inside!! Totally rawks! Thanks for a FAB day! :)

Vicki Hodgman said...

Glad I wasn't the only one struggling with this colour combo Penny! I love what you came up with. The little flowers in place of a banner across the corner look terrific.

Penny Hanuszak said...

Thanks Sheri for your inspiration on this card, and for your understanding while I was "whining" about the colour combo. You're such a great stamp friend!

Penny Hanuszak said...

Vicki thanks for stopping by and for your comment. Appreciate it! Yes I had a major struggle with these colours. I should have worked from Whisper White and just added the colours with stamping, however in the end I was okay with my card.

Yapha said...

Super cute card, Penny. I love your banner of flowers. Great use of the colors. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players.

Nance Leedy said...

This is so cute Penny! I love your colorful paper flower chain and the masking on the inside. Great job with our colors this week--thanks so much for playing at the Paper Players!

LeAnne said...

WOW, the inside of this card is just as amazing as the outside! Very nicely done, great use of the colors, too! Thanks for sharing this with us at The Paper Players.

Joanne James said...

What a cute framed sentiment and a lover flower garland banner! A great use of this week's challenge colours. Thanks for joining us over at The Paper Players this week.

Jaydee said...

I love the way you used the colors and I really love the way you decorated the inside so beautifully. It really ties the front and inside together so harmoniously. So glad you joined the Paper Players this week