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


Thursday, July 9, 2015

CMCC#79 - Colour Me... Striking!

What a great combination of colours for this week's Colour Me challenge. They are Bermuda Bay, Marina Mist and a neutral of your choice. I chose white to offset these beachy summer colours.  

Here's My Card:
I  really like the fern fronds in the Butterfly Basics stamp set and decided to combine them with the butterflies on my birthday card.  


1.  The Bermuda Bay card base measures 8 1/2 x 11 and is scored at 5 1/2.  I embossed it with the new Elegant Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (TIEF).
2.  The Whisper White mat measures 3 1/4" x 5 1/8".  The Marina Mist, Bermuda Bay and Whisper White strips on each side of the white mat measure 1/4" x 5 1/8" and were adhered with Tom Bow glue.
3.  I stamped the large lacy butterfly in Marina Mist on the bottom of the Whisper White mat.  I re-stamped this image on a post it note and used that as a mask before stamping the ferns.  The ferns were stamped in Bermuda Bay.  I only inked the stamp once and then after the first image was stamped I moved the stamp towards the left and re-stamped and then repeated this for the last image.  Note:  Don't raise the stamp in between stamping just turn a little on an angle and repeat.  You'll wind up with a nicer more evenly balanced image as the colour gradually fades out.
4.  I stamped the three small butterflies on the Whisper White card mat.  I re-stamped them on a scrap of Whisper White and cut them out with the Bitty Butterfly punch and adhered to the card base with dimensionals.  Two were stamped in Bermuda Bay and the third is in Marina Mist.  Small basic rhinestones were added for some bling to the centers of each of the butterflies. 
5.  The "Happy Birthday" sentiment from Butterfly Basics was stamped across the center on an angle in Marina Mist ink. 
6.  The whisper White card mat for the inside of the card measures 5 1/4" x 4". 7.  I stamped the greeting "Sending Good Thoughts Your Way" from the Perfect Pennants stamp set and the Butterfly in Marina Mist.  The ferns were stamped in Bermuda Bay ink.
Stamp Sets:  Butterfly Basics and Perfect Pennants
Ink:  Marina Mist and Bermuda Bay
Card Stock:  Whisper White, Bermuda Bay and Marina Mist
Accessories:  Elegant Dots TIEF, Big Shot, Bitty Butterfly punch, Basic Rhinestones, dimensionals and Tom Bow glue. 

Thanks as always for by.  

Happy Stamping!
Penny Tokens 


Antonia said...

The ferns on your card are so delicate. If I were a butterfly, I would choose you to land on your ferns! Thanks for joining us at Colour Me...!.
Hugs, Antonia

Penny Hanuszak said...

Antonia thank you for commenting on my card. That was very sweet of you. I love those ferns, they're one of my favourite stamps to use.

Lisa Kmiec said...

Very pretty! This is one of my favorite stamp sets right now.

Penny Hanuszak said...

Thanks Lisa for taking the time to comment. Yes, I have to agree it's one of my favourite sets too.

Georgiana said...

Beautiful colors! I wanted to stop by and say, "Thanks for stopping by today during the Summertime Hop!

Stay Creative,
• Carson's Creations •

Penny Hanuszak said...

Thanks Georgina for dropping by and leaving a comment. Yes, aren't they gorgeous colours together. Love them. I also enjoyed visiting the sites on your Summertime Hop. What fun projects you folks pulled together. Thanks again!

laurie said...

hi Penny! I changed the recipe..thanks for letting me know. You put the blueberries on top of the brown sugar and butter. This was delicious! it is not as pretty as pineapple upside down cake, but just as tasty!!! Off to go check out your cards!

Penny Hanuszak said...

Thanks for the clarification on the recipe Laurie. Will try it out this weekend, seeing as I've a box of fresh blueberries just waiting for something exciting to happen to them. Thanks for visiting my site.

Bhavana said...

Very beautiful and delicate looking card :) Thanks for sharing your card at Colour Me!!

Tara Bourgoin said...

So pretty - I love the soft stamping of the ferns and all the butterflies. Thanks for sharing with us at Colour Me...! this week :)

Penny Hanuszak said...

Thanks Tara for taking the time to drop me a comment. I really appreciate it! I really love that fern image, it's so beautiful and easy to work with.