Wednesday, September 28, 2016

WWC87 - Masculine Challenge

I'm very excited about today's WWC87 Watercooler Wednesday challenge.  Why?  Because it touches an area that I think we don't do enough of, and that's create masculine cards.  

Kath our host this week has also defined the style for this challenge as "Masculine - Anything Goes" which makes it even better because it opens up a broad spectrum of possibilities! Yippee!!! 
Here's My Card:  

One of my guy friends John Clark, who recently passed away was really in to model trains.  Because it would have been his birthday on the 27th he's been on my mind a lot and so I decided to dedicate this masculine birthday card featuring the locomotive from the Traveller stamp set to him.  

The Traveler set is my "go to" for a lot of masculine cards, and I'm so happy that Stampin' Up! decided to carry it over into the Annual CatalogueI am CASEing a card by Pat Mayer featuring this set when it was first released back in 2014.
This set comes in Wood Mount #13450 or Clear Mount #134513, see pg 116 of the Annual Catalogue.
The method  used to layer the train on this card is called a "Telescope" Technique. To create the multiple layers I used the new Layering Squares Framelits.  Here's a link to a video by France Martin  where she demonstrates her "Telescope Out Card".  France aptly demonstrates how simple this card is to assemble, so I hope you'll try it out.

1.  Begin by cutting a 10" x 5" card base from Basic Black card stock and score it at 5" for a top or side fold. Mine is a top fold card.
2.  Cut a 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" piece of Whisper White for the first layer and adhere it to the card base with Tom Bow Glue.  
3.  Cut a 4 x 4" piece of Basic Black for the second layer and a 3 3/4" x 3 3/4" piece of Whisper White for the final layer.  Stamp the image you want to telescope in the center of the 3 3/4" square.
2.  Choose which framelits you are going to use and then layer three consecutive square framelits over your image and run them through the Big Shot.  I chose to use the Scallop Squares on the top left in the Framelit set. 
Layering Squares Framelits # 141708 pg. 193 of the AC.  There are 19 dies in this set.
3.  Adhere the 3 3/4" square of Whisper White to the Basic Black layer with Tom Bow adhesive. 

4.  I attached the largest frame section with dimensionals to the inside of the cut out square on the 3 3/4" Whisper White piece.

5.  The next square needs to stick out a little bit further so I used Foam Adhesive Strips which are 1/8" thicker than Dimensionals to attach it.

6.  To raise the third and final square even higher, I mounted three stacked dimensionals to the back of the center square.  Remember to remove the protective layer in between each Dimensional so they will stick to each other. 

7.  I stamped the birthday banner from the "Time of Year" hostess stamp set on a scrap of Whisper White card stock, in Momento Tuxedo Black ink. This image was cut out with the Bunch of Banners framelit dies. I adhered the banner with Dimensionals to the top left corner of the card. 

 8. I cut another 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" piece of Whisper White Card stock and adhered it with Tom Bow Glue to the inside of the card.  I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment from the "Stylized Birthday" stamp in Momento Tuxedo Black ink in the center of the card stock.  

Stamp sets:  Traveler, Stylized Birthday, Time of Year (Hostess)
Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black ink
Card Stock:  Whisper White and Basic Black
Accessories:  Big Shot, Layering Squares and Bunch of Banners Framelits, Trimmer, Tom Bow Glue, Dimensionals, Foam Adhesive Strips.    

Well that's it for this week's challenge.  I love this card.  It has such clean lines and kind of a Wow Factor going on.  If you like cards that come together quickly, have some Wow Factor and would work with a broad range of stamp sets then this is a technique to add to your "to do list"Let me know if you like this card and whether you've tried out my version of this technique. I'd love to hear your thoughts and share your experience.

Along with leaving me a comment (I love comments) I also hope you'll take a look at what the other members of the design team have created for this week's challenge.  There are some awesome cards available to view.  

And before I leave, "how about you"? Feeling up for this challenge?  Why not create a masculine card of your own and link it to our Watercooler Wednesday challenge WWC87.  We'd love to have you join usThe linky at our site is open until 11:00 MT Monday October, 3rd, 2016.  Until then,

Happy Stamping! 
Penny Tokens Stampin' Spot


Heidi Weaver said...

Penny, I love the way you've used the layering squares framelits to create that telescoping technique. What a great take on that train image! I love that you made it in your friend's memory.

Penny Hanuszak said...

Thanks Heidi! I loved using the new layered squares for this card. Made it super quick and easy!

Fiona said...

Great card Penny - youve given me the idea to use the train from the Christmas Magic set with a few alterations.

Penny Hanuszak said...

Thanks for commenting Fiona. Yes Christmas Magic actually would work beautifully with the telescoping technique. You might want to adjust your cutting sizes or go with rectangular dies to accommodate the length of the train. You might also want to stamp your full image on your card stock first, then re-stamp on another piece and build your layers on the original stamped image. Would give you a beautiful effect. Hugs, make sure you share what you make!

Heather Hopson said...

Your card is beautiful Penny! John would be proud to receive it. I am sure he is looking down at you and Thanking you for thinking of him. You have made it so easy in your instructions to make one as well.

Penny Hanuszak said...

Thanks Heather for your comment and thoughts of John. I'm so stunned he passed away, and still grieving for him. Glad the instructions were easy to follow. There are a couple of different ways to do telescope cards, and this is one simple version. Come again!

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