Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Watercooler Wednesday - WWC80 Heidi's CAS Challenge

Our bathroom renovation started last week and we've been up to our eyeballs in water related issues, so it was kind of ironic that Heidi's theme for her Watercooler Wednesday Clean and Simple Challenge this week is "Water".  

Since Clean and Simple (CAS) cards always seem to be a challenge for me and because I don't have a lot of water themed stamp sets, I had to really put on my thinking cap to come up with an original and fresh card design.  I hope you like it as much as I do. So with an idea about a school of fish in mind, this is how I started out and then my card designed morphed into the one below:  
Here are my working "drafts" of my card.  I like the final version which is below.
Here's My Card: 

Nothing like a school of fish swimming by to make you think of water.  My card base is an 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 piece of Island Indigo card stock scored at 4 1/4".  I used a single layer of Whisper White card stock for my stamping layer and it measured 4 1/8 x 5 1/4".  Note:  This layer should have measured 4 x 5 1/4". but I was out by an 1/8th of an inch, my layer doesn't fit evenly on the card front. I couldn't do anything about the wrong measurement because I'd already applied my glue before I discovered this.  Oh well "go with the flow", if you get my "drift"! 
Stamp Sets: Seaside Shore #141625, Stylized Birthday #141828
Ink:  Island Indigo
Card Stock:  Island Indigo and Whisper White 
Accessories:  Tom Bow Glue, Wink of Stella.
I kept the inside of this card pretty plain by just stamping "Happy Birthday" from the Stylized Birthday stamp in Island Indigo ink on a piece of Whisper White card stock that measured 4 x 5 1/4" (got it right that time).
I really like the size and timeless classic script featured on this single wooden stamp, and I'm glad I've added it to my collection. It really produces a good solid image, which is so important. 

I wanted the images from the Seaside Shore stamp set to look like a school of fish swimming by and I think I accomplished this.    Before starting on the school of fish I stamped the sentiment "Hoping Your Day Goes Swimmingly" and then masked off both corners of the card so I had clear lines to stamp the design along.
Seaside Shore a 15 piece clear mount rubber stamp set
Now It's Time For You: 
Well what do you think?  Did you like this challenge?  Are you ready to Rock the Watercooler this week and link up your card?  I sure hope so! I also hope after looking at the other Watercooler Wednesday design team artist's cards that you've been doubly inspired and will consider playing along with us.   

Entering challenges is such an awesome way to enhance your card making talents and get great feedback on your creations. After all, it's all about sharing and it's fun and easy.  So what are you waiting for? 

To help you out here are some guidelines you need to follow to be eligible for this week's challenge:
  • For the CLEAN AND SIMPLE (CAS) challenge the card must feature either a single layer upon which you stamp or a base with one single layer that you've stamped on (card stock only no dsp).
  • Because it's a CAS challenge, no embellishments or die-cuts or anything except the simplicity of stamping for the "clean & simple" is allowed. 
  • No embossing folders allowed.
  • Heat embossing is allowed since heat embossing does show up better than simple stamping. (Yeah!)
  • Your card or project, and this is really important, may not be entered in more than four challenges including the Watercooler Wednesday challenge.
  • Keep it clean and simple!  And have fun! 

I'm also adding my "Water" themed challenge card to the "Just Us Girls" Challenge Blog as their theme this week is the word "Water".  Hope appropriate and coincidental is that?  Make sure you check out their challenge site too.  
Check out this challenge site too!
Happy Stamping!
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Ina G said...

What an amazing card you have created here. Love the school of fishes. Great take on our 'water' challenge at Just Us Girls. Thanks for joining us.

Penny Hanuszak said...

Ina thanks so much. It was great being able to link up these two challenges. There were so many great cards on your jugs site. loved it!

Sharyn Polesel said...

I love your school of fish swimming by....great idea! Thanks for playing along with us at Just Us Girls!

Chris Dring said...

Oooh! I love your CAS card! What a great school of fish you created swimming across your card! Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls!

Penny Hanuszak said...

Thanks so much for dropping by Sharyn. It was great being able to participate in your challenge and that our themes were virtually the same. The school of fish was fun to do. Can't get enough of the Seaside Shore stamp set, my favourite right now.

Penny Hanuszak said...

Glad you like that school of fish Chris, they are a lot of fun! It was a fun challenge too!

Deborah Smart said...

Thanks for 'schooling' us (teehee) on how you made your card, Penny! I love those fish & bubbles :)

Penny Hanuszak said...

Oh that's hilarious Deb, love your comment! I need to go back into my post and say that you add the bubbles after the fish are individually stamped, but most people probably get that. It was fun!

Colleen said...

Awesome car, Penny, love the school of fish, bubbles and all! Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls!

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