Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge #143 - Gail's Feminine "Anything Goes"

Gail Allen is hosting our Watercooler Wednesday challenge this week and is challenging us to make a Feminine card.  It can be for any occasion or event and it can even be a 3-D, so long as it captures a feminine element.   The challenge is open until 5:00pm MST on Monday November 6th , so if you're interested why not join us and link up your creation.  

Here's My Card:
I haven't had much of an opportunity to use the new Powder Pink Incolour since it came out in June, so I thought this week's Feminine challenge would be the perfect time to try it out.   I also needed a few "Thank You" cards for female friends so the timing was perfect.

This was a super easy card to make, it just required stamping and paper trimming.  What could be easier.

Stamps:  Painted Harvest #144783
Ink:  Smokey Slate and Powder Pink
Card Stock:  Basic Gray and Powder Pink
Accessories: Paper Trimmer, Acrylic Blocks, and Tom Bow Glue

I am so pleased with this two-step Photopolymer stamp set because it stamps beautifully every time and is very versatile. The Powder Pink and Smokey Slate combo created a very dreamy, feminine looking floral image. I absolutely love it!

 I started with an 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" Basic Gray card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4".  I added a 4" x 5 1/4"  layer of Powder Pink, followed by a 3 3/4" x 5" layer of Whisper White.  I cut a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of Whisper White for the inside panel.  

I began stamping three of the large floral images in Powder Pink on the left hand side of the Whisper White Panel. The flowers do not overlap and I didn't require a mask.

Next I inked up the smaller floral image with Smokey Slate ink and stamped over top of the first three images.  To add just a bit more definition and colour to the flowers I re-inked then re-stamped the image shifting the placement just a tad clockwise.  Perfect! 

The center of the flower is stamped in Powder Pink and the small dotted image is in Smokey Slate.  The sentiments are stamped in Smokey Slate.  I stamped two flowers on the inside panel and added the sentiment. 
I stamped envelopes with the floral image too, but forgot to take a photo. My friends loved these cards.

Another Card:
I also want to share another Thank You card and envelope made with the same stamp set but in fall colours.  

These were stamped with Crushed Curry, Old Olive and Tangerine Tango inks and layered on matching card stock.  I used my rectangle stitched dies (non SU) to cut out the layers, which adds much more sophistication to the card. Using a sponge dauber and Crushed Curry ink, I also stenciled the back ground after the floral images were stamped using the diamond patterned stencil from the Pattern Party Decorative Masks set.  
I loved the colour combination and the addition of leaves and stenciling design in this card and making these cards almost became addictive.  Here are some more images of this card and envelope.


Love the way this stamped on the envelope and picked up  the fibers from the paper.  Beautiful!
Okay, that's it for today.  I hope you liked my thank you cards using the Painted Harvest Stamp set.  I'd love to hear your thoughts on these cards.  If you haven't seen the wonderful selection of cards from our Design team yet don't forget to check them out.  Click here to return to the Watercooler Wednesday Home page.  

Happy Stamping!
Penny Tokens Stampin' Spot 


libbystamps said...

Such a pretty card! This is one of my favorite stamp sets and it makes a beautiful card!

Celeste Goff said...

Such a pretty and feminine card! Love the gorgeous autumn colors!

Penny Hanuszak said...

Glenda thanks so much for taking the time to drop by and check out my card and leave such a nice comment. I really appreciate that.

Lady Joyful said...

Beautiful, Penny! I love the softness of the pink and grey together.

Penny Hanuszak said...

Thanks so much Charlotte. Yes the pictures just don't do the softness in this card justice. It was beautiful stamped in the pink and gray.

Mac Mable said...

Wow what stunning effects with your gorgeous stamping. Great colour combinations and such beautiful cards. Thank you for the inspiration x

Penny Hanuszak said...

Glad you liked the stamping effects Mac and my cards. Much appreciated!

Heidi Weaver said...

Wow, Penny, I love the various colour combinations you've used with the Painted Harvest set. I would never have thought of combining the Smoky Slate with the Powder Pink but oh, how well they work together! Very subtle. Very feminine. This is a lovely selection of Thank You cards which I'm sure will be very much appreciated by the recipients.

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