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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

WWC79- Watercooler Wednesday Challenge

What's with this weather?  Whew, we went from a hot breezy day yesterday to rain clouds and a "turn on the fireplace" type of morning!  Honestly it feels like fall out...............and that's not good as we're craving the lazy hazy days of summer.  

My "I still want summer" craving is the basis for my card in the Watercooler Wednesday WWC79 Kath's Sketch Challenge today. I'm thinking seaside shore weather not autumn leaves! I really enjoyed this wonderful sketch that Kath  chose for this weeks challenge.  I had fun with it and I know you're going to have fun with it too!  

Here's Kath's Sketch:

Here's My Card:
It was my friend Lynda's birthday on August 1st, so instead of the usual "girly girl" card I decided to make this fun shaker birthday card.  I started the card with a Calypso Coral base, followed by a 5 1/4 x 4" Mint Macaroon layer.  The third layer is a piece of 5 1/8 x 3 7/8" piece of Dapper Denim.  The fourth layer is a piece of  3 3/4 x 4 7/8" piece of By The Shore Designer Series Paper.  
#141640 By The Shore Designer Series DSP  - 12 double sided 12 x 12 sheets.

I cut  a 1 1/2 strip from the bottom of the dsp and then cut the remaining piece from the top down at 2 6/8" to get the two top pieces.  Easy peasy!

The shaker part of card started with a 3" circle of Very Vanilla card stock.  I stamped fish and shell images from the Seaside Shore stamp set in Mint Macaroon and Calypso Coral, added a sandy bottom with Crumb Cake and stamped the sentiment with Dapper Denim.  
I added the Dapper Denim circle frame and window sheet with Foam Adhesive Strips (love this stuff) and filled it with sequins and blue glitter from my stash.  What fun!   

TIPS:  If you remember to run your anti static Embossing Buddy around the edges of the window sheet on the inside before adding your shaker filling you will reduce static cling.  It really works well.  

Also, I used the old Circle Framelits to cut out the Very Vanilla circle, the Dapper Denim frame and window sheet. You need to run over the window sheet framelit a couple of times or add a shim so it cuts through the acetate. 
The classic "Happy Birthday" sentiment is the single wood mount "Stylized Birthday" stamp from the new annual catalogue.  Love it!  

Although it looks like I used lots of cut layers on the inside of this card I have simply added a 4 x 5 1/4" layer of Dapper Denim and a 3 3/4 x 5" layer of Very Vanilla card stock.  I had a 1" by 3 3/4 strip of DSP which fit nicely on the bottom of the card and a 1/2" strip of Dapper Denim to complete it.  

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets:  Seaside Shore 141625, Stylized Birthday 141828
Card Stock:  Calypso Coral, Dapper Denim, Mint Macaroon, Very Vanilla
Scrap of Window Sheet
Ink:  Dapper Denim, Calypso Coral, Mint Macaroon, Pool Party, Crumb Cake
Accessories:  Big Shot, Trimmer, Tom Bow Glue, Dimensionals, Foam Adhesive Strips, Embossing Buddy, Circle Framelits, Glitter, Sequins

Thank you for dropping by and checking out my card today.  I hope you'll check out the other Watercooler Wednesday design team artists and maybe leave a comment or two.  We always like hearing how we're doing and whether our cards are inspiring for you.  

Happy Stamping!
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Kath Ricks said...

I love your shaker card!

Penny Hanuszak said...

Kath I really enjoyed this sketch, it's such a great layout and could be used for any occasion. I'm so happy that you liked my shaker card!

Heather Hopson said...

Penny, I did not realize it was a shaker card. It is beautiful and your instructions as usual are so helpful. I bet your friend loved it. It is a WoW card. Well done!

Penny Hanuszak said...

Thanks Heather for checking out my card and the Watercooler Challenge this week. Yes, it's a shaker card and was so easy to assemble with the new Foam Adhesive Tape.

Deborah said...

I love a shaker card, and yours is fabulous, Penny! You always go the extra mile with your cards, adding the little details that make it extra special. I'm sure your friend loved receiving this for her birthday :)

Penny Hanuszak said...

I love shaker cards too Deb and this sketch design just lent itself so well to adding one. What fun! Thanks for dropping by.

Heidi Weaver said...

What a wonderful card, Penny. You've used the sketch beautifully, incorporating the fun DSP with the design. Love the colours and, of course, the shaker aspect of it. Those are such fun, especially when you include so many great details.

Penny Hanuszak said...

Thanks Heidi. Glad you like my card.