Monday, May 23, 2016

Color Challenge - WWC68 Libby's Color Challenge

The end of the catalogue season is fast approaching and with it the last chance to get many of the wonderful Stampin' Up! products that will be retiring.  Along with all the stamp sets and accessories, the In-Colours from the 2014-2016 season will sadly be gone.  So, I think it's terrific that Libby Fen's challenge this week for the Wednesday Watercooler Challenge WWC68 focusses on those In-Colours.

Have you ever tried to use multiple colours in one challenge? For me this required some serious thinking, because for me although I really love the Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey and Lost Lagoon, I'm not so fussy about the Mellow Moss and Tangelo Twist. In the end I decided to do a mashup of the colours by adding them in small bits, rather than bold statements of colour.  Here's my entry in this challenge:

Here's My Card:

Stamp Sets:  Botanicals for You, Picture Perfect, and Number of Years
Ink:  Blackberry Bliss, Lost Lagoon, Mellow Moss and Tangelo Twist
Card Stock:  Hello Honey, Blackberry Bliss, Lost Lagoon, Mellow Moss and Whisper White
DSP: Moonlight Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Big Shot Machine, Layering Squares Framelits (new), Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots,Scissors

1. Cut a piece of Whisper White card stock 4 1/4 x 11" and scored at 5 1/2 for the card base.

2. Cut a 5 1/4" x 4" piece of Moonlight DSP.  Using the large scalloped square from the Layering Squares Framelits cut a square in the front of the card. It should measure 6/8" from the top, 1 1/2" from the bottom and 1/2" on each side of the DSP.  Run it through the Big Shot and then adhere DSP to the front of the Whisper White card base.  
3. Choose a square plain frame that will leave a 1/4" space between the scalloped edge and the square cut-out.  Center the frame on the Whisper White card stock and run through the Big Shot.  You're going to love these new Square Framelits, they're simply awesome and will be available on June 1st. 

4. Lightly mark with a pencil the edges of the square onto the inside of the card as a guide for stamping.

5.  Stamp the floral leaf arrangement from the Number of Years Stamp in Mellow Moss Ink on the inside of the card.  Stamp the flowers in Tangelo Twist and Lost Lagoon and then add basic rhinestones to the center of the Tangelo Twist flowers.

6. Center and stamp the sentiment "...because you're so nice" in Blackberry Bliss ink below the floral image.
7.  On a small scrap of Whisper White card stock stamp the banner from Number of Years stamp set in Blackberry Bliss.  Fussy cut the banner out.
Number of Years stamp set

8.  Stamp "Just a Note" from the Picture Perfect stamp set in Blackberry Bliss ink in the center of the banner and then attach the banner with dimensionals below the scalloped squareNote:  When I made my card I should have put a line on the inside to drop the sentiment down to so that it doesn't show through the square when the card is closed.  Oh well the next one. 
Picture Perfect

9.  Using the small floral punch from the Itty Bitty Accents punch pack punch out six flowers from Blackberry Bliss, Lost Lagoon and Hello Honey card stocks. Shape the flowers and add a basic rhinestone to the center of each and then attach around the banner with glue dots.    

And that's it folks, just a plain easy to make little card, that's sure to brighten a friend's day.  Hope you liked it.  

May 25, 2016 - Update:
I just heard from the Watercooler Wednesday Design Team leader that I "Rocked The Watercooler" with this card.  Thanks Libby and the rest of the team for this honour.  Congrats to Heather and Susie who were the honourable mentions this week, your cards were beautiful. 

Happy Stamping!
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Marsha Reed said...

Fantastic card, Penny! I love how you've incorporated the colors. With flowers, you can't go wrong. :) Thanks for joining us this week at Watercooler Wednesday Challenges.

libbystamps said...

love, Love, LOVE your card Penny! Great way to combine all the colors in one card using new products! I really like the idea of the window card too - just too clever! Thanks for joining my color challenge at Watercooler Wednesday this week!

Heidi Weaver said...

Well, Penny, whether you like the Mossy Meadow and Tangelo Twist as much as the rest or not, you certainly used them beautifully and created a gorgeous card. I love all the little pops of colour inside and around that window you've created using the layering squares. The inside of the card, peeking through, is as pretty as the outside. Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

Penny Hanuszak said...

Thanks Heidi. Yes Tangelo Twist is totally on my "not" list, so I had to force myself. I had so much difficulty getting this card posted as my camera fell and the first pictures were completely blurred out, so I had to redo it. That's what I get for leaving it until the end of the weekend! Lol!.

Penny Hanuszak said...

Libby thanks again for doing another great colour challenge - even if I found some of the colours challenging it pushed me out of my comfort zone. I love window cards so this was a fun card to do.

Penny Hanuszak said...

You're right Marsha, you can always say it with flowers! Thanks for stopping by.

paper bag create said...

Beautiful card Penny!! Love the framed open window. can't wait to drool all over it when I see it in person! Hugs. xoxo

Penny Hanuszak said...

Hey Sheri, I'm going to sooooo miss stamping with you tomorrow. Thanks for the nice compliment on my card. You can drool over it all you want in June. You're going to love playing with those square framelits too. I see some more shaker cards coming on once you get your hands on those dies. Hugs!

Deborah Smart said...

I just love how you included the colours, a bit of each, to keep them from overwhelming your beautiful design, Penny. The little banner in front, with the flowers is a beautiful touch. So glad that you've joined the Watercooler Wednesday challenge again this week. ~Deborah

Penny Hanuszak said...

Thanks for your comments Deborah. I love that banner too. It's just enough.

Heidi Weaver said...

Gorgeous card, Penny. That's why you're this week's winner for our challenge. Congratulations. :)

Penny Hanuszak said...

Heidi what great news! Thanks to you and the design team for choosing my card, from among all the great entries. I really appreciate it and will post my badge proudly!

Heather Hopson said...

Penny, your card is beautiful. You are amazing! Love the design and the colours. Congratulations on winning the Watercooler Challenge.

Penny Hanuszak said...

Oh thanks so much Heather. Appreciate the words of encouragement. You're the best!

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