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

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Monday, September 14, 2015

WWC33 -- Bev's Photo Inspiration Challenge

Time flies doesn't it? I can't believe it's time again for the Watercooler Wednesday challenge .  This time around it's an inspiration challenge. 

Take a look at this beautiful photo inspiration from Bev. The Watercooler Design team have created some beautiful cards, so make sure you check them out and leave them some comments, if you're inspired too.  There's definitely some good ideas going on here! 


Here's My Card: 
I'm busy making Christmas cards right now, so after thinking a bit about what I wanted to make, I  chose to design a non-traditional Christmas card using the purples, silver and hint of green from this picture. I was drawn by the picture above the bed and the bubbly light fixture when I first glanced at this picture, however there are many other subtle details for inspiration such as the silver metal head and foot boards on the bed, the pink flowers on the mannequin and the green accessories on the dresser. 

 
I chose Perfect Plum card stock for the card base, hoping to mimic the bedding first in my layout.  The card base measures 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" and was scored at 4 1/4.  Taking the dark hues from the vanity chair and shaggy carpet, I used a 5 1/2 by 3/3/4" piece of Blackberry Bliss card stock for the first mat. To mimmick the head and foot boards or rails on the bed I added 1/4" strips of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper to the edges of a 3 x 5 1/2" piece of Whisper White.

These three squares represent the wall picture.  The layers are Pear Pizzazz, Blackberry Bliss and Perfect Plum.  The mosaic tile was inked up with Wisteria Wonder and Black Berry Bliss inks.
I punched the flower center from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper with the Itty Bitty Accents flower punch and centered a medium sized Basic Rhinestone on it.  This was elevated with a dimensional to the center of the mosaic tile. The background on the Perfect Plum square was embossed with Decorative Dots TIEF.


When you open the card a delightful array of ornaments pop up to greet you. I love this little surprise and how the ornaments wobble and bobble about. 
The secret to adding these ornaments which are mounted on 1/4" by 3" strips of Window Sheet is to cut the card on the center crease line and then score at 1/4" on each side of the cut.  This forms a fold line that you can line up the pop up pieces along.  I varied the heights of each of the ornaments and cut off the excess window sheet before closing the two pieces of the card together with Tom Bow adhesive.  Make sure you use your bone folder to crease the fold both inside and outside, so that the ornaments lay properly when the card is closed and opened.
Here is a view of the underside of the ornaments.  I stamped and cut two of each ornament and mounted them back to back on the window sheets with mini glue dots so the underside of the pop up would look just as good as the original view.  The inside Whisper White panel has a sentiment from an old Stampin' Up set called Holiday Collection and measures 3 3/4" x 5 1/4".
Supplies:
Stamp Sets: Mosaic Madness (R), Ornament Keepsakes (R), Holiday Collection (R)
Ink: Blackberry Bliss, Perfect Plum, Wisteria Wonder Marker, Blackberry Bliss Marker
Card Stock: Whisper White, Blackberry Bliss, Perfect Plum, Pear Pizzazz, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper
Accessories: Modern Mosaic (R) and Decorative Dots TIEF*, Big Shot, Trimmer, Mosaic Punch (R), Itty Bitty Accents Punch, Basic Rhinestones, Tom Bow Adhesive, Window Sheet Scraps, Dimensionals
*Textured Impressions Embossing Folder 


I hope you enjoyed this card.  If you want more details on assembling this pop up drop me a line.  If I get enough response I'll do a tutorial. 

Happy Stamping!
Penny Tokens Stampin' Spot

20 comments:

Debra Keane said...

Beautiful Penny!

Penny Hanuszak said...

Thanks Debra, wonderful to hear from you again. Hope all's well. Glad you think this card is beautiful because it truly is a little dazzler, unfortunately my camera shots made the colours look less vibrant.

Bev said...

What a delightful card! So nice to see the mosaic stamps and shape featured. The incredible art inside the card takes my breathe away. Thank you for joining the challenge again this week!

Penny Hanuszak said...

Thanks Bev for commenting on my card. I really wanted to use some of my new stamps from the Occasions catalogue but I'm holding off for the blog hop next week. LOL! Thus the fall back to these retired gems. Yes, I love the inside of the card too! What fun.

Susan Horr said...

Oh Penny! Your card is amazing. I especially love the inside of it! Gorgeous!

Penny Hanuszak said...

Thanks so much Susan. Glad you liked the inside of the card too!

Jean Fitch from jlfstudio said...

Very cool card Miss Penny. Interesting the way the mosaic embossing picked up the white reflections from the lights along the top of the wall in the inspiration picture. The inside of your card is a wonderful surprise. Love that idea. I'll have to "borrow" it for some of my holiday cards. Thanks for playing along with the challenge. :D

Jackie said...

Beautiful card Penny. It reflects the challenge in so many says that your card is really wonderful. Thank you so much for playing along with our challenge!

buffycooper.com said...

So pretty, Penny! Thanks for the "inside instructions." And purple is one of my favorite colors for Christmas cards. Love it.

Marsha J Reed said...

Lovely card, Penny! Marsha DT @ WWC

Heidi Weaver said...

Oh my goodness, Penny, where to begin. What a fabulous card you've created. The inside rivals the outside and either one would make a perfect entry for the challenge. I love your inspired version of our inspiration photo. It is absolutely gorgeous. There isn't a thing I would change. This is going into my CASE file. Thanks so much for joining us this week for our Watercooler Wednesday challenge.

Penny Hanuszak said...

Wow Heidi thanks so much for your comments. Glad you're going to case it, this is a fun card to make.

Penny Hanuszak said...

Thanks Marsha and Buffy for your comments. Purple has always been a favourite Christmas colour for me too Buffy. The year Concord Crush was released, I thought I'd died and gone to Heaven, I used it so much. Sad day when it retired for me.

Penny Hanuszak said...

Thanks Jean for commenting. Glad you noticed that wave thing going on in the inspiration picture back wall. I saw that too, and although I can't say it totally was the reason for my using the Mosaic TIEF, it kind of felt right adding that design to the white space.

Betty Lee said...

Penny - great use of colour for your Christmas card. I love the "dangling" Christmas balls in the inside

paper bag create said...

Beautiful Christmas card and LOVING the 3D happening inside. Can't wait to oogle the card in person! :) Love the details. :)

Penny Hanuszak said...

Thanks for dropping by Sheri. Can't wait to show it to you in real time. See you tomorrow!

Penny Hanuszak said...

Thanks for dropping by Betty Lee and for your comments. I was happy with how the colour mix turned out and the inside of the card was so much fun to do.

Heather Hopson said...

Wow, Penny, you have done it again. You are truly inspirational and way to go winning this challenge. Love the inside too. What a surprise for the person opening this up. It is a WOW card for sure.

Penny Hanuszak said...

Thanks so much Heather. I didn't know I'd won. Will have to post my Rocked it badge. Yeah! So excited. Glad I inspired you and you liked the inside of my card!