Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Watercooler Wednesday #112 - Anything Goes Challenge

It's time for our fifth challenge of the month at the Watercooler and that means there isn't a hostess, it's simply an "Anything Goes" challenge.  Hope you'll join in the fun of WWC112 - Anything Goes.

Here's My Card:
For my "Anything Goes" I've chosen to create a very romantic wedding card and gift bag for friends who are having a destination wedding.  I know this special bride and groom are going to be thrilled and I'm pretty sure you're going to love it too! 

Stamp Sets:  Floral Phrases #141767, Word Play (R), Something Lacy (R)
Ink: Basic Gray
Card Stock: Whisper White, Smokey Slate, Shimmery White, Acetate Window Sheet, A Little Foxy DSP Paper Stack (141637)
Accessories:  Big Shot Machine, Paper Trimmer, Stitched Circle Dies, So Succulent Dies, Stylish Stems Dies, Basic Pearls, White Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Tom Bow Glue, Sticky Strip, Glue Dots, Sparkling White Tulle

The Card Details:  
I saw a card by Lorraine Schrendeman on Stampin' Connection last month that inspired me to make this multi-layered side-opening card.  She called hers a Peek-A-Boo card and she'd CASed it from someone else's design.  Unfortunately I was not able to see nor link to the original card but thanks to Lorraine I had the dimensions.
Front of the card
The Acetate Panel
Back Panel of the card
1. Start by cutting two 6 1/2" by 4 1/4" pieces of Whisper White card stock and score both at 1" on the left short side. Use your bone folder to crease the score line. The folds will be on the outside and the 1" flap will face the interior of the card.

2. Cut a piece of DSP to measure 5 1/4" x 4" and cut out a circle with a 3" stitched circle die and the Big Shot Machine. Adhere the DSP to one of the above pieces and place the next size of circle die inside the first circle and cut through using the Big Shot.

3. Cut a piece of Acetate 5 1/2" x 4 1/4". Line up the Acetate piece between the two folds of the front and back of the card and adhere with tear tape.
This view shows the Acetate sheet between the front and rear panels.
4.  Adhere the DSP circle to the Acetate piece.  I attached glue dots along the back of the circle then fitted it through the original hole and pressed down so the glue dots adhered to the Acetate.   To hide the glue dots I double cut another circle from Whisper White card stock and attached this to the back side of the Acetate with glue dots.

This view of the back of the Acetate window shows the Whisper White circle which hides the glue dots used to adhere the DSP circle and flowers.

5.  Stamp the sentiment and design on the smaller stitched circle and adhere this to the back Whisper White panel.  I also adhered a 4 1/4" x 3/4" panel of DSP to both sides of the card seam.

Both sentiments are from the Floral Phrases Stamp Set and are perfect for this wedding card.

6.  Decorate the outside of the card, the Acetate panel and the back panel with flowers and leaves created by layering die cuts from the Succulent and Sweet Stems thinlet die sets. For the outside I die cut one large Succulent flower and two smaller ones.  I cut 3 large and 3 small decorative leaves using the Stylish Stems Framelit set.
Succulent Dies are perfect for creating floral images too.  I used the 3 large flower shaped dies and the 3 smaller ones for my flowers.

The Bag:
You can't see the handles on this bag but they're there.  The bride and groom is my wedding cake topper, dating back to 1969.  It's still in pretty good shape after all these years, although a bit yellowed with age.
1.  Cut an 8" x 4 1/4" piece of Smokey Slate card stock. I embossed this piece with the Something Lacy (R) back ground stamp and White Embossing Powder.  Adhere this panel to the front of the bag.

2.  Cut a 3" x 6" panel of the floral paper from the A Little Foxy DSP Paper pack and adhere this to the Smokey Slate panel.  I positioned it in the center and 1 1/2" from the top of the panel.  I had actually cut out a lacey edge with the Scalloped Edge Punch (R) and it's on the left hand side of the DSP panel, but as I layered the flowers it gradually faded into the background. If I was doing this particular layout again I would place the lace strip on the right hand side. 
The flowers on the bag were constructed with Shimmery White card stock simply because I ran out of Whisper White half way through this project.  What a difference in colour.  The Shimmery White has more of a creamy colouring while the Whisper White is such a pristine white.  Quite a contrast. 

3.  I assembled two large succulent flowers and three small ones as well as five large and four small leaves for the flowers.  I cut a 2" x 6" strip of White Sparkle Tulle into three strips and inserted each strip behind the larger flowers.  I just scrunched them up into a triangle and adhered them to the back of the flowers with glue dots.  The centers of the flowers are large and smaller Basic Pearls and there are some tiny seed pearls scattered along the DSP panel in groups of three.

4. I stamped the sentiment in Basic Gray on Shimmer White card stock and cut it out with the frame from the Stylish Stems Framelit Dies   This piece was attached with dimensionals.
I used the larger of the two frames to cut out my sentiment and sponged Basic Gray ink around the edges.  The two decorative small and large leaves were used to embellish the flowers.
The "happy I do day" sentiment is from the retired Word Play stamp set.  I absolutely adore this image.  I've added a small Basic Rhinestone to the top of the "o" which symbolizes the wedding ring.  
Well that's it for today's post.  I hope you've enjoyed it and will take inspiration from this project.  Let me know if this is something you'd like to make.  I love receiving your feedback through my comments.  I so enjoy hearing from you.

Don't forget to check out the other Design Team Artist's at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge Blog and if you feel inclined why not participate in this week's challenge WWC112 Anything Goes. The challenge is open until 5pm Mountain Time on Monday April 3rd.  We'd love to see your creations.   Who knows you might Rock the Watercooler with your winning entry!



Heather Hopson said...

Oh Penny, this is so beautiful! The couple will just love this! Your colors work perfectly and I love the acetate panel. How neat is that! There are so many elements to your card and again it is stunning! You are truly inspiring!

Deborah Smart said...

What an absolutely gorgeous card, Penny! I love the middle acetate layer, and the layers of flowers are stunning! I think I'll be 'caseing' your card for a summer wedding this year! Thanks for generously sharing, my friend!

Penny Hanuszak said...

Thanks Deb. I love this card style. Great for any occasion. For one of the weddings I did earlier this spring, I added an additional sheet of card stock behind the one with the sentiments because several of us had gotten together for a pre-wedding party and were doing a group gift thing. When you opened up the card it gave room for all the group to add their personal wedding wishes. It was a big hit at the bridal party. I added two small sentiments one on each page "for you" and "from all of us". It was perfect. So CASE away my friend and have fun.

Jackie said...

Penny, this is beautiful. SOOO elegant.

Penny Hanuszak said...

Thanks Jackie, I'm glad you thought it was beautiful and elegant. Appreciate the comment.

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