Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Watercooler Wednesday #122 - Libby's Feminine "Anything Goes" - Isn't It Lovely

Welcome to this week's WWC122 Watercooler Wednesday challengeLibby Fenn's our queen of Clean and Simple is our host this week and is challenging us to create a Feminine "Anything Goes" project.

The WWC122 challenge is open until 5:00pm Mountain Time on Monday June 12th, 2017.  We hope you'll enjoy this challenge and join us by sharing your creation.  Rules and instructions for the Linsky are on the Watercooler Wednesday Home page.

Here's My Card:
My card this week was inspired by my recent participation in a beautiful destination wedding in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. The wedding itself was fairy tale fantastic and the setting just couldn't have been any better.

Everywhere you looked you were assailed with all the magnificent vibrant colours of nature.  Reds, pinks, oranges, yellows, greens and blues all mashed together and bombarding the senses.  The Bougainville were the true inspiration for this card.

 Here's my card - "Isn't It Lovely":

Stamp Sets:  Floral Phrases #141767
Card Stock:  Whisper White, Sweet Sugarplum, Powder Pink*, Berry Burst*, and Fresh Fig*
Ink:  Fresh Fig 
Accessories:  Big Shot, Paper Trimmer, Hexagon Embossing Folder, Lovely Words Thinlet Dies #143733, Seasonal Layers Thinlets #143751, Hearts Thinlet Dies, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals, Tom Bow Glue.

These Adirondack or Muskoka chairs (as they're known in Ontario) from the Seasonal Layers Thinlets set captured my heart the moment I laid eyes on them in the new Annual Catalogue.  They smack of romance, relaxation and togetherness. 

How It's Made:
1.  Card Base:  Cut a 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" piece of Sweet Sugarplum card stock and score at 4 1/4".
2.  1st Layer:  4" x 5 1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock embossed with the Hexagon EF.
3.  2nd Layer: 3 3/4" x 4" piece of Sweet Sugarplum card stock.  Note:  I removed the center of this layer with a 3 1/2" die from the Hearts Thinlet collection.
4.  3rd Layer: 3 1/2 x 4" Berry Burst card stock with the "lovely" thinlet from the Lovely Words Thinlets Dies centered and cut out.  This was adhered to the 2nd layer with Tom Bow Adhesive, making sure the hearts were centered.  The combined layers were adhered to the 1st layer with Dimensionals.
5.  Finishing: Cut out the branch from Fresh Fig and the flowers from Powder Pink using the Seasonal Layers Thinlets and mount to the top of the card.  Add Basic Rhinestones to the flower centers. Cut out a Powder Pink and a Fresh Fig chair and attach below the heart with Tom Bow glue and Dimensionals.
 6.  Inside: Floral Phrases is such a wonderful stamp set and the sentiment "May Your Love Grow Stronger, Deeper and More Beautiful with Every Passing Year" seemed so appropriate for this card.  The inside panel of Whisper White measures 4" x 5 1/4".  The sentiment and floral image from the same set are stamped in Fresh Fig ink.  A 1/2" x 4" piece of Fresh Fig was adhered below the floral image leaving an 1/8" gap.
I hope you've enjoyed today's card.  This card is my own design and I'd love to hear your thoughts on it, comments always inspire me.  And, if you liked this design and want to re-create it please feel free to CASE it providing you acknowledge me by linking to this post.   Thanks again for joining me and the other Design Team members for this challenge.

Happy Stamping! 
Penny Tokens Stampin' Spot 


Heather Hopson said...

Penny - you have truly captured the colors of the bougainville flowers. They are one of my favorite flowers down south. They come in so many colors and bloom and bloom. The colors you chose are perfect for the flowers and those beautiful chairs! You have made a beautiful card for the couple on the beach. What a great shot and Thanks for sharing the pictures.

Penny Hanuszak said...

Thanks Heather for visiting and your comments on my card. Yes those flowers are wonderful and they're one of my favourites down South too! Happy Stamping!

Miss Emilie said...

Beautiful card! I am looking for ideas for an anniversary card, too. TFS!

Penny Hanuszak said...

Thanks Miss Emilie for commenting on this card. I'm glad you think it's beautiful. Anniversary cards sometimes are difficult, but this card format and stamps would work just as well for that. Have a great stamping day!

Heidi Weaver said...

Wow, Penny, what a lovely wedding! Your card's colours perfectly reflect the wedding and surroundings. I imagine you spent some time relaxing in similar chairs, sipping a tropical drink, barely thinking of the jealous group you left behind. (just kidding)

aussie aNNie said...

Hi Penny, wow, just love this card, it sure is gorgeous and the EF makes the background definitely look like 'romantic' clouds. Great design, may case this one.
The photos are gorgeous and although I am on the other side of the world to you, it makes one realize the beauty all around us and wish the world was a better and safer place. This makes it feel calm and beautiful. Thanks for sharing your gorgeous pics....xx

Anonymous said...

Such a beautiful card, Penny! And perfect for a destination wedding :) The pictures look lovely - I'm sure you're having a great time. Thanks for sharing your beautiful card

Fiona said...

Gorgeous card Penny - I love the addition of the heart behind too.

Penny Hanuszak said...

Thanks so much for your comment Fiona. Much appreciated. This was a fun card to make and I love the dies and stamp set.

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