Wednesday, March 7, 2018

WWC #160 - Heidi's Feminine "Anything Goes" Challenge

Hi everyone and welcome back.   It's time for another Watercooler Wednesday Challenge and this week it's being hosted by Heidi Weaver.  This challenge is a feminine one and I think from the look of all the awesome cards the Design Team has shared that you're going to love it.  Heidi is challenging you to create a card or any item with a "Feminine" theme and to post it on our challenge site by 5pm Mountain Time on Monday March 12th, 2017.  

Here's My Card:

Black and white attracts me like a magnet.  It's one of my favourite colour combinations whether it's used in card making, clothing or home decor.  For whatever reason, it just reaches out to me every time.  So, when I attended a stamp camp held by Cheryl Lefore a few weeks ago and she showed us how to make this very special black and white card, I was overjoyed.
The inside of the card is simple in detail.  It consists of a 5 1/4" x 4" piece of Basic Black card stock topped with a 5" x 3 3/4" piece of Whisper White card stock.  The small floral image is from the Petal Palette stamp set and stamped in Momento Tuxedo black ink in the bottom left corner.

Stamp Set:  Petal Palette
Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black Ink
Card Stock:  Basic Black and Whisper White
Specialty Papers:  Petal Passion Designer Paper 
Accessories:  Big Shot, Paper Trimmer, Layering Squares Framelits and Stitched Shapes, Petals and More Thinlet Dies, Butterfly Die  Petal Pair Embossing Folders, Stripe Embossing Folder, White Ribbon, Basic Rhinestones (2), Dimensionals.

The highlight of this card is the black and white layered frame covering of all things a lolly and a beautiful black butterfly.  Just to clarify in case you're not familiar with the term "lolly" (also know as rosettes or yoyos), a lolly is created by making a number of consecutive scores on a strip of paper, gluing the ends together and then pressing down to form a circular shape.  If you've never seen a lolly constructed, you can find  directions here. 

What's unusual about this "lolly" is that once it's created it's attached to the square frame and then the overlapping edges of the lolly are cut away and it's hidden behind the frame.  This looks hard to do, but it actually comes together very quickly.
1.  The card base is an 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" piece of Whisper White card stock scored at 4 1/4".  Because this card has some weight to it the thick card stock would better support it.

2.  The first layer is a piece of 5 3/8" x 3 7/8" piece of Basic Black card stock that is embossed with a Stripes Embossing Folder (EF). Note:  Do not attach this layer until the ribbon has been added.

3.  A 2" x 5 1/2" piece of Whisper White was embossed with the fabulous floral design EF from the Petal Pair Embossing Folder set in the Occasions Catalogue.  I absolutely fell in love with the floral detail in this one - there's lots of it.  This panel was adhered to the left side of the Basic Black layer leaving about a 1/4" gap from the side edge.  A piece of 1/4" white cotton ribbon was tied around the two panels before they were adhered to the card base.
You can see some of the fine detail on the White embossed strip in this photo.  Believe me it doesn't do it justice.  There are two 2 embossing folders included in the  pack that measure 6 1/2" x 2 1/4" from the Petal Pair EF, one has the floral design and the other is a stem and leaf design.

4.  The sentiment "Best Wishes" is also from the Petal Palette array of stamps and it was stamped in Momento Tuxedo black ink on a strip of Whisper White card stock and then die cut out with the label die in the Petals and More Thinlet Die set.  Two dimensionals were added to the back and it was adhered below the ribbon.  
I love the frame from the die's perfect.
5.  To create the frame a piece of Whisper White card stock was cut out with the 3" x 3" scalloped square frame and then it was topped with the 2 3/4" stitched square die.  The centers were removed with the 2 1/2" square die.  These two pieces were adhered together with Tom Bow glue.

6.  The lolly was created with a 12" x 1 1/2" strip of the Petal Passion DSP paper that was scored every 1/4" and then folded to create the lolly as in the link above.  The frame was placed over top of the lolly with the center whole towards the top left hand side of the frame.  Once the positioning was right the frame was glued to the lolly with Tom Bow glue and the overlapping edges of the lolly were carefully cut away.  

7.Two butterflies were die cut and adhered together then attached over the hole in the lolly, and rhinestones were added to the center of the butterfly.

8.  The square was attached to the center top of the card with Tear N' Tape to make it more secure.  

And that my friends was a relatively easy card to make.  It came together very quickly.  Thanks again to Cheryl Lefore for the directions.   This very feminine card could be used for any occasion or celebration.  I hope you enjoyed this card and will try out this design.  Let me know if you do and if my instructions were helpful.  I love having feedback.  

If you haven't already checked out the cards by the Design Team Artists take a moment to pop on over to the Watercooler Wednesday main page. For details on how Heidi and the other Watercooler Artists created their projects for WWC160, just click on the name underneath and you will be taken to that blog post.  You won't want to miss them.  Until next time..... 

Happy Stamping!
Penny Tokens Stampin Spot 


Heidi Weaver said...

Stunning! That's the first word that comes to mind as I look at your creation, Penny. I, too, love black and white. It fits virtually anywhere and can be used for almost any occasion. I love the way you've designed this card. The embossed background layers of black and white really call attention to the main image. And the main image deserves the attention. Love the scalloped white border combined with the plain edge of the black border. And that pleating inside the square with the die-cut butterfly---stunning. We're back to that word, but your card deserves it.

Created by Kath said...

I've been waiting for this to go live so I could see how you made it! I plan on giving it a try, thanks for sharing.

Trina P. said...

Black and white is timeless and such a versatile combination. Your card is beautiful with so much texture and dimensions. I haven’t done or seen rosettes in ages. I am always going down memory lane when I see your projects. Wonderful work. x

Penny Hanuszak said...

Wow Heidi thanks for the wonderful comment. This card was one of my favs I've made this year, and I'm planning on incorporating it into a Mother's Day class this spring.

Penny Hanuszak said...

Oh that's just too funny Kath. Glad this card has inspired you. It really is a stunner when you see it in real life, but so easy to make.

Penny Hanuszak said...

Thanks Trina for stopping by to leave me some luv. I like doing the lollys and manage to drag that technique out a few times a year, and I'm never disappointed.

Heather Hopson said...

Penny, you have done it again! I have to agree with Heidi, it is stunning. Black and white cards are always so beautiful. Lots of detail, but again, with your instructions, will be easy to make. Love it!

Anonymous said...

Penny, this card is gorgeous and unique - just like you! :) Thanks for sharing this fabulous new technique - I'm definitely going to try it out.

Penny Hanuszak said...

Thanks Deborah, that was so sweet. Yes, definitely try it out. Fun to do and you'll be amazed at how beautiful it is.

Penny Hanuszak said...

Thanks Heather for dropping by. Glad you like this technique and my black and white card. Yes, definitely try it out. Let me know if my instructions work well. I think the hardest part is just putting all those score lines on the paper strip. Honestly!

Anita in France said...

Striking, elegant and beautiful, Penny ... fabulous texture ... awesome dimension with that terrific framed rosette ... and just the loveliest, delicate butterfly! A stylish classic! Thanks so much for your visit and wonderful comment ... so appreciated! Anita :)

Penny Hanuszak said...

Thanks Anita and much appreciated. Lovely comment.

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