Wednesday, February 21, 2018

WWC158 - Helen's Masculine Anything Goes Challenge

Hi stampers. This week Helen Finley is hosting the Masculine "Anything Goes" challenge over at the Watercooler. This was a tough challenge for me this week. I've had a great deal of difficulty trying to focus, to come up with an idea and to get my mojo on. Does this happen to you?

Helen's Masculine "Anything Goes" Challenge will run until 5:00pm Mountain Time on Monday February 26th.

Would you like to join us? We certainly hope so, as we love having new and returning players and can't wait to see all the projects. If you've never participated in a card challenge before it's easy to play along. All you have to do is make a card or project with a masculine theme, take some photos and link up using the Linsky at the bottom of our challenge page. There are a few other rules  to follow and that's it. Who knows perhaps you'll by our next "Rock Star". 

Here's My Card:

I'm a big fan of Tri-fold Shutter style cards so I thought I would make one for this challenge.  I used an old tutorial designed by Marcy K of Canton Ohio for the Operation Write Home blogClick this link for Marcy's  fabulous step by step tutorial and a PDF Diagram showing all the cutting measurements for the various boxes.  
In this top view you can see how the card looks when all the score lines are in the right position.  It's tricky folding them the right way so the card closes, but if you pay attention to Marcy's tutorial you'll get it right in no time.
Here's what the card looks like when it's closed properly.  There are other versions of this card made with12 x 12 paper, but the beauty of this tutorial is that it uses 8 1/2 x 11 and the finished card is A2 size, so no adjustments need to be made for an envelope.  
The fellow I made this card for likes to fish on the open sea so it was appropriate to make him a card that featured water. I stamped the lighthouse scene with Stampin' Ups! High Tide stamp set.  This set has so many stamps to help you create a wonderful seaside scene.  I stamped the light house twice fussy cut out both and layered them together and then added them to the panel with Dimensionals.  The designer paper I chose made me think of water.  It's from the Picture Party Paper Stack and features a circular design in Bermuda Bay, Pool Party and White and my coordinating card stocks were the same.  
I also used the Picture Perfect Birthday Stamp set to decorate some of the panels.  The sentiments in this set are absolutely fabulous, not only for their wording but also for the font.  Love, love, love this whole set.  Here you can get a better look at the DSP from the party stack.  It's awesome.  I also added some Glitter Enamel Dots in blue on the end panel where you can write your birthday message.  
Stamp Set(s): High Tide and Picture Perfect Birthday (145519)
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Pool Party
Card Stock and DSP: Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, Whisper White and Picture Perfect Party stack 6x6 #145559)
Accessories: Big Shot, Paper Trimmer, Fine Detail Paper Snips, Glitter Enamel Dots (Blues), Acryllic Blocks, Misti Platform

Well that's it for this week.  Hope you liked my Tri Fold Masculine Birthday Card project.  I'd love to hear from you if you can take the time to leave a comment.  I read every one and it simple makes my day to hear from you.
If you haven't already checked out all the submissions from the other Watercooler Wednesday Design Team members stop by at this link.  You  won't be disappointed.  

Happy Stamping!
Penny Tokens Stampin' Spot 


Trina P. said...

I’m always excited to see what creative and inspiring projects you come make, and you didn’t disappoint. Beautiful tri-fold shutter card, Penny! Fresh bright colour and the lighthouse is a great image for masculine cards. I haven’t made one of these types of cards in ages. Fantastic job. xx

Penny Hanuszak said...

Trina thanks so much for your comment. I love the High Tide set and I think it lends such a masculine look to this card. Tri-folds are one of my favourite styles but it's been a while since I've made one too.

Helen said...

Shutter cards are so effective, Penny! I haven't made one for ages - you have reminded me, I must make another one! Your card this week is great. I love the colours and the great choice of images. The combination make for a wonderful male card!

Penny Hanuszak said...

Thanks so much Helen for commenting on this week's card. I'm glad that my Tri-fold shutter card reminded you of this style and that you're going to make one yourself. That makes me feel really good. I loved the colours too. After a long winter beachy monochromatic colours work well to stimulate the senses.

Heather Hopson said...

Oh Penny! This is stunning! Front to back, such detail. Beautiful card and I know it is going to WoW your friend. Very masculine.

Penny Hanuszak said...

Thanks so much Heather I really appreciate your wonderful comment. Yes he thought it was fun, so that was good.

Heidi Weaver said...

Penny, it's been far too long since I've used this special fold! And you've used it wonderfully well. Love the colours you've used and they way the cuts and folds highlight your sentiments and those images. That front strip is so narrow and yet you managed to create a full scene on it with that lighthouse and the grass in the foreground as well as those flying birds. Beautiful work!

Penny Hanuszak said...

Thanks Heidi, I appreciate your commenting on this card. I really like this card style, and think I'll be using it again soon. So many different ways you can dress it up or down.

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