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


Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Tea Party Friendship Card

 I'm starting off September with a sketch challenge by the Paper Craft Crew PCCCS107 and a Colour Challenge by Create with Connie and Mary CCMC318.

Here's The Sketch:
 Here's the Colour Challenge:

Here's My Card:

Stamp Set: Tea Party, Friend To Friend (R)
Ink and Markers:  Basic Gray, Pool Party, Hello Honey
Card Stock:  Basic Gray, Pool Party, Hello Honey
DSP:  All Abloom
Accessories:  Oval Collection Framelit Dies, Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots and Delicate Designs Embossing Folders, Basic Rhinestones, 3/8" Basic Gray Taffeta Ribbon (R), Trimmer 

I have to apologize for this fuzzy picture of the inside of the card.   I'm embarrassed that it's not in focus, however I think you can tell enough through the blurriness that I coloured the flower vase with markers.  The sentiment is from a retired stamp set called Friend to Friend. 

I love using the Tea Party Stamp set and trying different colour combinations with the main image.  For this one I stamped the image twice - once in basic gray, and a second time in Hello Honey ink.  I then fussy cut around the central part of the image and glued it to the basic gray one.  I used Tom Bow glue so I had a little bit of lee way in making sure that the Hello Honey image centered perfectly.  
This versatile collection of five stamps comes in Wood or Clear Mount, and coordinates with the Oval Framelits, Large Oval Punch, Large Tag Punch.  Great value for the money!
Because the Oval Collection Framelits are not true nestabilities with a 1/4" or less between ovals, I wound up fussy cutting around both the stamped images.  This enabled me to layer them onto the Hello Honey oval.
I added three rhinestones in various sizes from medium to large in the left hand corner of the image to comply with the sketch.  There are also a couple of other rhinestones on the circular designs in each of the corners.........just can't get enough bling!  

Well that's it for today folks.  I hope you enjoyed this card and will stop at the challenge sites to check out all the great cards that've been posted.  I'm leaving you with one last look at my card.

03/09/14  Post Script: I just found out that I was one of the Top Three Picks for this card on Connie and Mary's Sketch Challenge CCMC318.  I hope you'll check out the fabulous cards made by the other two picks Julie and Laurie. 

This card also got me on the Artisan's Picks for the Paper Craft Crew challenge, which is awesome. I was honoured to be chosen along with Heidi Weaver and  Cynthia Richards who made awesome Halloween theme cards. Make sure you go and check out both sites.


Heidi Weaver said...

Hi Penny, love what you've done with this sketch as well as the colours you've used. I'm with you about having to fussy-cut around the ovals. Wish they were closer in size and could do the work for me. What a great idea to use that embossing edgelit between the upper and lower papers.

Mary Brown said...

What a perfect 'cup of tea'. These colors are really just perfect for a vintage feel! Love the image on the inside too! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

Deb said...

What a beautiful card using a fabulous layout! I love it! Great texture! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

Unknown said...

I love your attention to detail on your card - outside and inside. Absolutely lovely! Thanks for joining us this week at Create with Connie and Mary.

Jan said...

Such a pretty card Penny! I love your use of the lace folder for the scallops layer. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Craft Crew this week

Melissa Davies said...

Great card for a special friend! Thanks for joining us in the challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

Lisa Martz said...

What a beautiful card! Wonderful way to combine two challenges. Love the vintage vibe coming off this card...the colors are perfect for it! Thanks for playing the Create with Connie and Mary color challenge this week!

Connie Babbert said...

Perfect set to use for this color challenge! Love the embossed lace on your card. Thanks for playing along with the color challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

Penny Hanuszak said...

Thank you ladies so much for your wonderful comments on this card. It was such fun to play along with this sketch. Appreciated.

Margaret Raburn said...

What a sweet and lovely card for a friend! I love the beautiful details you've incorporated on your card and also how you carried it through to the inside! Thanks for joining us this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

paper bag create said...

GORGEOUS card!! Loved it when you showed it to me. Thank heavens I didnt drool all over it! Congrats on your win! Smiles. :)

Unknown said...

Absolutely beautiful card! I love the colors and the vintage feel of the card is perfect for a "cup of tea!" Thanks for playing along with the Paper Craft Crew and look for your card to be part of our Featured Artisan blog post.