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


Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Congratulations Card ......#CCM371

I spent today with my stamping bestie, Sheri for a wonderful "Stamping on Tuesday" session.  We both love doing sketch and colour challenges, so when we get together we look at what's current and what tweaks our interest, before settling on a challenge.  Today we decided to work on the Create With Connie and Mary sketch challenge #CCMC371.  

For me there's nothing like stamping with a friend on a cloudy rainy day to let the sunshine in! And, what a blast we had! I love the collaboration and chit chat that goes on when you're trying out a challenge and of course the awesome food we always have.  Today's menu included Chicken Enchiladas that were to die for and Marbled Chocolate Cheese cake.  Yum!

Here is the Connie and Marie Sketch for this week:
 Here's My Card:

Stamp Sets:  Bright and Beautiful (SU Retired), I Am (SU Retired)
Card Stock:  Whisper White, Basic Black, Silver Glimmer Paper
Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  Small Star Punch (R)*, Basic Rhinestones, Thinlets Label Card dies, Small and Large Oval Punches,Trimmer, Lucky Stars Embossing Folder, Big Shot.   *(R) means it's retired.


1.  I cut the Whisper White card stock for the base to measure 4 1/4" x 11" and scored it at 5 1/2". 
2.  The Silver Glimmer Paper mat measures 3 7/8" x 5 1/8" and the Basic Black mat measures 3 5/8" x 4 7/8".
3.  I dry embossed the black mat with the Lucky Stars Embossing Folder and 8 stars were cut out with the now retired small star punch.  This mat was adhered to the Glimmer paper layer with Tom Bow Glue
4.  The sentiment "You Are" was stamped in Momento Tuxedo Black ink on a scrap of Whisper White card stock and then cut out with one of the small label dies from the Thinlet Label Card set(R).  
5.  Although the card already has a lot of shine from the glimmer paper I added Basic Rhinestones to each of the star centers and to the ends of the label tag to make the card front extra special

6.  I layered a 5 1/4 x 4" piece of Basic Black card stock with a piece of Whisper White card stock that measures 5 x 3 3/4".  
7.  I stamped a medium sized star from the Bright and Beautiful (R) stamp set in the center of the card with black ink. 
8.  I stamped the "A Star" sentiment from the "I Am...." stamp set onto Whisper White card stock and  punched it out with the small ovals punch.  The sentiment was mounted with dimensionals onto a piece of Silver Glimmer paper that was punched out with the large oval punch.  Note:  Dimensionals don't adhere well to glimmer paper so you need to use an adhesive that has a bit of extra bond if you want your paper to stay put. 

That's it for another fun sketch challenge.   I hope you've enjoyed it!  If you get an opportunity to try out  this challenge yourself go for it.  It closes on Thursday.  Be sure to drop by the Connie and Mary Blog to check out all the other entries into this challenge.  As always there are some great card entries and inspiration.

Happy Stamping!
Penny Tokens 


Bridgette J said...

What a fun and sparkly card with a sweet sentiment to boot! So glad that you had a stamping date with your friend, crafting buddies make stamping even more fun. :) Thanks for playing along this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

Chris Slogar said...

Stars are such a great theme for this sketch, and the glimmer paper is so eye-catching against the black background! Great card! Thank you for joining us at Create with Connie and Mary!

Penny Hanuszak said...

Hi Chris. Glad you liked my star theme for this sketch. It was a fun sketch to work with.

Penny Hanuszak said...

Thanks for your comment Brigette. Yummy food, good friends and a great sketch all contributed to a fun stamping day!

Jenny Engelke said...

Ooooh, I'm partial to all the sparkle going on here! The black and silver color combo is classic and classy! Really lovely! Thanks for playing with us at Create with Connie and Mary!

Penny Hanuszak said...

Jenny thanks for your comment on my card. Glad you like the black and silver combo. This card looks so much better in real life because of all the glittery bits, than it does in my photos. Trust me it sparkles and shines!

paper bag create said...

Your card is a STUNNER there Penny! Loved watching the card come together and it totally RAWKS..the black, silver and white combo are so elegant. Thanks for another GREAT Tuesday. :)

Joanne James said...

Love the sparkle here Penny! the stars look great against the embossed background and I love the way you carried your sentiment through to the inside of your card. Yesterday's crafting menu sounds delicious too!! Thanks for joining us over at Create With Connie and Mary this week!

Connie Babbert said...

Wow! Love the idea of using stars for the sketch...and you can NEVER go wrong with glimmer paper! Wonderful inspirational card! Thanks for playing along with the sketch challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

Penny Hanuszak said...

Connie and Joanne thanks for your great comments. This was a fun challenge!

Penny Hanuszak said...

Hey Sheri! Thanks for your comment and the wonderful lunch! You RAWK! I couldn't have made this card without your sage advice or at least adept listening powers!

Heidi Weaver said...

Great use of the sketch, Penny. Love the sparkle and embossing. Thanks for sharing.

Margaret Raburn said...

Wow, Penny, the stars are perfect for this sketch, and with the black, silver glimmer and white combo they look so very elegant and upscale!! I love that little "You Are" banner also! What a wonderful card! Thanks for joining us this week at Create with Connie and Mary!