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


Sunday, August 23, 2015

FMS#200 What a Celebration!

Today has been such a peaceful day.  We went for a walk around Mill Lake, did some shopping, came home, handled a few chores and then drum roll please.......... I had three glorious, undisturbed hours of stamping time, while my hubby watched golf. Yeah!  Got to love golf! What a great day!
To make the most of my creative time I looked for some sketch challenges that would be quick and easy to do, and I came across this one from Freshly Made Sketches which fit the bill.  The design has simple lines and you can do what you want with it, but the twist is to keep your project as clean-lined and fresh as possible.
This is a very special challenge for Freshly Made Sketches as it marks their 200th sketch challenge! That's quite a feat and they are really celebrating! To thank everyone who's participated in their past sketch challenges they've gathered together some of the best known companies from the crafting community as sponsors for this week's challenge. How wonderful is that? 
Here's My Card:

Originally I planned to use a White on White theme for my floral birthday card, but in looking at the design team and other samples, I realized that several other crafters had already gone that route, so I opted to use white and a solid colour.  I chose to work with Elegant Eggplant and Whisper White.  
I stamped the full image of the flower across the two pieces of Whisper White card stock and then re-stamped the floral image onto scrap card stock. I fussy cut out each of the flowers and coloured them with an Elegant Eggplant Marker and a Blender Pen.  To give the flower petals some dimension, I turned them over after they were coloured and rolled a stylus around the edges to give them some shape. The flowers were adhered with dimensionals and I placed a small Basic Rhinestone in the center of the main flower. 

I added three Basic Rhinestones to the bottom of the card in a random pattern.  I inked up the background stamp from the You've Got This stamp set with Perfect Plum ink and then stamped it off several times on scrap paper before stamping it across the two Whisper White layers.   

I kept the inside of the card pretty simple, re-stamping the floral image and the sentiment from the Basic Butterfly set.  I adhered  a 1/4" strip of Elegant Eggplant card stock along the right hand side of the card. 
Stamps:  Basic Butterfly and You've Got This
Inks & Markers:  Elegant Eggplant, Perfect Plum, Always Artichoke, Old Olive Assortment of Blendabilities.
Card Stock:  Whisper White and Elegant Eggplant 
Accessories: Detail Scissors, Stylus, Paper Trimmer, 
Blender Pen, Dimensionals, Basic Rhinestones and Tom Bow Glue

Thanks for dropping by today.  I hope you liked my clean and simple birthday card.  

Happy Stamping!
Penny Tokens 


Jen Brum said...

Beautiful card Penny! Love those rich flowers! They're so beautifully coloured! Great background as well! Thanks for joining us for our 200th sketch celebration at Freshly Made Sketches!

Linda Callahan said...

Your flowers are lovely......beautiful card! Thank you for helping us celebrate 200 at Freshly Made Sketches!

paper bag create said...

Love the detail on this card Penny and of course...anything purple is my fave!!! ;)

Heather Hopson said...

What a beautiful card Penny. I loved the flower design and your colors. What a great way using the stylus to make the flowers pop out! I will have to remember that technique. You have definitely made a clean and simple card awesome!

Penny Hanuszak said...

Thanks Heather for visiting and for your nice comments on my card. Yes, the stylus is a great way to add dimension to the flowers as it softens up the fibers and puffs out the flower images when used on the reverse side of the flower. You'll have to try it and let me know how it worked for you.