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


Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Watercooler Wednesday Challenges - WWC69 Masculine CAS Challenge

It's time for another Watercooler Wednesday Challenge and this time the theme chosen by design team member Kath Ricks, is for a "Masculine" "CAS" challenge.  Yikes, masculine and CAS......... two words I  normally don't want to hear in the same sentence.

I love layers and colour in my cards so the term CAS which stands for uncluttered, with white or open space, and minimal layers and embellishments, pretty much terrifies me.  I think it's probably the "white open space" concept - because I always want to fill it up.

Well here goes:  

I began with an 8 1/2 x 5 1/2" piece of Cherry Cobbler card stock scored at 4 1/4".  A 5 3/8 x 4 1/8" layer of Night of Navy card stock was added next, followed by a 4 x 5 1/8" piece of Whisper White card stockI used the Simply Scored scoring board to add three lines of scoring vertically and horizontally in the upper left portion of the card.  The addition of these stripes helps with the cards visual balance.   

I think this is possibly the most white space I've ever left on a card, but to my surprise it actually worked out okay.  Without any additional visual distractions this little boat really looks like it could float and it really highlights the sentiment "world's best dad".   
The sail boat image is from a soon to be released photopolymer stamp set called Swirly Bird.  On its own, the image of the sail boat was too plain looking, so I hunted through my stamp collection and found a stamp that would provide a light and airy background behind the boat.  The stars and dots image from the Celebrate Today Photopolymer stamp set is actually a two-step stamp meant to be layered on a big balloon but I found it took on a magical quality when I stamped it in Soft Sky and Dapper Denim (new) inks on this card.  
This is the Celebrate Today Photopolymer Stamp Set.  I used the image above the word "baby" for the background stamp.

I mounted the two sails, hull and flag on a block and stamped the full image in Night of Navy ink on top of the background stamping. I stamped the image again on a scrap of Whisper White card stock and fussy cut out all the parts. Before adhering these additional boat parts with dimensionals, I placed them on my piercing pad and rolled a stylus on the backside of each image (except for the flag) until they began to roll. I guess I must have pressed too hard with the stylus on the back of the smaller sail because it looks like it has wrinkles on it, but that's okay by me. Don't sails have wrinkles?   To achieve the 3-D look I had to stack two dimensional pieces on top of each other and then adhere them to the board.

Here is the inside view of my card. The sentiment is from Guy Greetings and the navigation symbol is from the soon to retire Going Global stamp set. 

Supplies Used: 
Stamp Sets:  Swirly Bird (new), Guy Greetings and Going Global 
Card Stock: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Night of Navy
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Night of Navy, Dapper Denim, Soft Skye
Accessories:Trimmer, Tom Bow Glue, Stampin'Dimensionals, Simply Scored

May 31st, 2016 ..... Update!
Just wanted to let you know it was a good week around the watercooler for me. I just received a note from Heidi Weaver of the Watercooler Wednesday Design Team letting me know I "Rocked the Watercooler" with this WWC69 Masculine CAS card.  What terrific news!  I'm doing the happy dance now!  Thank you design team and congrats to the honourable mentions for your terrific cards. 

Happy Stamping!
Penny Tokens Stampin Spot!


Heidi Weaver said...

Wow, Penny! That has to be one of the best little boats I've seen with the Swirly Bird set. The dimensionals really make it look 3-D. Love the effect. I know what you mean about leaving a lot of white space. It takes some getting used to but once you begin the Clean and Simple, you realize that the technique really showcases the image because there isn't a lot of "clutter" on the card to take away from it. Your boat really proves that point. The colours you've used really work perfectly, too. Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

Jackie said...

Penny, such a sweet, well executed boat and card. Great CAS sample.

Deborah said...

Again, you've blown me away, Penny! I really like how you balanced your card with the score lines in the left corner. I had only ordered the dies that match this stamp set - now I'm going to have to go back, and order the stamps! Thanks for sharing such an awesome card with us for the Watercooler Wednesday challenge. ~Deborah

Penny Hanuszak said...

Thanks Heidi for dropping by and checking out my card this week and your wonderful comment. I'm glad you like my blustery little boat. I love the wind in the sails too. The Swirly Bird is one of those sets that has a lot to offer and I think it will be a big hit this year.

Penny Hanuszak said...

Thanks Deborah for visiting my site and your comments on my little boat. I'm really glad I put the score lines in, they really seemed to work with the nautical theme I had for my card. Something about lines..........

Penny Hanuszak said...

Thanks Jackie for checking out my card. I'm so glad you like the boat and my attempt at white space. Appreciated.

Marsha J Reed said...

Fantastic boat, Penny! I'm so glad that I got that stamp set. It has so much potential. This is definitely going into my CASE folder. :-)

Marsha J Reed said...

Fantastic boat, Penny! I love the way you've put wind in the sails. Thanks for joining us this week at Watercooler Wednesday Challenges.

Penny Hanuszak said...

Thanks Marsha for dropping by. So glad you like my little sail boat! Appreciated.

libbystamps said...

Penny. Penny. Penny. love. Love. LOVE your card this week! What a fabulous take on our masculine challenge this week! Clean and simple and WOW! Thanks for playing along with Watercooler Challenges this week!

Penny Hanuszak said...

Thanks so much Libby. I really appreciate your enthusiastic remark.

Oh You Made Me Ink said...

Great card! The boat really pops! I love your use of white space and the score lines! I'll be CASEing that next!!

Penny Hanuszak said...

Thanks so much (Oh You Made Me Ink). I'm glad you love the boat and want to CAS it. Can't wait to see what you do with the design! Happy Stamping!

Heidi Weaver said...

Congratulations, Penny, for being the winner of Kath's masculine CAS challenge this week. Well done!

Penny Hanuszak said...

Just saw this news Heidi, and I'm thrilled. Thank you to the Watercooler Artist Design Team for choosing my card and congratulations to the honourable mentions. What does this mean for me personally, well, not only did I Rock The Watercooler this week, but I did it with a card style I'm so uncomfortable doing....the CAS card. Thanks for the encouragement and support to get over my fear of "white space".

Heather Hopson said...

Wow, Penny, way to go! I am proud to be your sister, you are an inspiration!