Wednesday, April 11, 2018

WWC #165 - Tenia's "All About Occasions" Challenge

Hi stampers! Last week was a blur getting ready for weekend house guests and celebrating my mom's 96th birthday.  What a busy time with absolutely no time for stamping, which I missed.  I've spent the time cooking up a storm, cleaning and entertaining.  All worthwhile though, as it was totally great seeing and being together with my family, especially after the tragedy in Hombolt Saskatchewan.  Hug those you love and celebrate when you can.   

This week's Watercooler Wednesday Challenge is being hosted by Tenia Nelson and it's "All About Occasions".  We hope you'll play along with us and post a card or project.  Like the scrolled list says it can be "Any" occasion such as a birthday, wedding, sympathy, retirement - the sky's the limit.

It's easy to link up to our challenge  and it's open until 5:00pm on Monday April 16th, 2018.  

Here's My Card: 
I needed a milestone birthday card last week for a girlfriend who's sensitive about her age.  I wanted to give her a laugh and not emphasize her actual age  so I chose this great stamp from Artistic Impressions called "29 Again".  I think it worked out perfectly.   

Stamp Sets:  29 Again Artistic Impressions (AI), Picture Perfect Birthday, Swirly Birds
Ink:  Emerald Envy, Momento Tuxedo Black, Skin Toned SU Blendability Markers
Stampin' Blends:  Crumb Cake, Light Pink, 
Card Stock:  Basic Black, Whisper White, Emerald Envy
Accessories:  Paper Trimmer,  Sequins, Aqua Painter, Tom Bow Glue

1.  The card base is an 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" piece of Basic Black card stock, scored at 4 1/4".

2.  The first layer is a 5 3/8" x 4 1/8" piece of Emerald Envy card stock.

3.  The third layer is a 5 1/4" x 4" piece of Whisper White that has been stamped with the small to large swirly circles from Swirly Birds stamp set.  I only stamped from the top left corner to the bottom right corner, leaving some white space on the upper right of this panel. 

4.  There are three layers to the image panels.  The first one is a piece of Basic Black that measures 2 1/4" x 4 1/4".  The next panel in Emerald Envy measures 2 1/8" x 4 1/8", and the Whisper White panel the image is stamped on measures 2" x 4".  

5.  I stamped the "29 Again" AI image with Momento Tuxedo Black ink.  The image is coloured with an Aqua Painter directly from the Emerald Envy ink pad.  I used the skin tone Stampin' Blendabilities that were out a few years ago for the facial features, legs and arms.   
This is such an incredibly fun image to colour.  I added some sequins for some pizzazz.  I probably should have done some more shading with the hair and added some Wink of Stella here and there on her balloon or the flowers on the dress, but oh well, next time.

6.  The inside panel measures 5 1/4" x 4" and is stamped with the sentiment and party blowers from a Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set.  Love this set! 
I love these stamps from the Picture Perfect Birthday Set .... what fun!
Well that's it for this challenge.  I hope you liked my 29 Again Birthday Card.  I know the recipient will get a kick out of it.  Let me know what you think.  I hope I inspired you to get out your ink pads and start colouring your images.  

If you haven't checked out the other members of the Watercooler Wednesday Design Team, be sure to do so.  They've done such a fabulous job on their cards this week.  Click here to return to the Watercooler Wednesday WWC#165 challenge.

I'm also entering this card at the following challenges:

Happy Stamping!
Penny Tokens Stampin' Spot 


Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

This is such a fun card! Love the design and the colors you used and those jazzy circles juxtaposed with the design in birthday girl's dress. LOVE the blowers on the inside. Sheer birthday fun! I'm so glad to be here with the DT as GD for this challenge.

Heather Hopson said...

Penny, what a fun card! Your friend will love it! You have done a wonderful job on the coloring of your lady. I love the Party streamers too! What a wonderful inside. It is perfect.

Heidi Weaver said...

Oh my goodness, Penny, I have a few images from that collection and each one is so much fun. I love the way they have such "personalities". The colour combination is striking and the stamped swirls from the Swirly Bird set make a great background. I'm sure your friend who is sensitive about her age will get a good chuckle out of the sentiment and will love the card.

Penny Hanuszak said...

Thanks Heather and Stephanie both for your wonderful comments. This was a fun card to make, and I anticipate making a lot more with this stamp. It was fun and my friend really got a laugh out of it.

Penny Hanuszak said...

Thanks Heidi for dropping by. I agree the AI stamps are so much fun to play with and they all have such great personalities.

TaeEun said...

I'd love that kind of sentiment on my birthday card :)! What a fun card ! Great blower images on the inside too!
Thank you so much for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Fun circle background - Thanks for joining in at STB

Penny Hanuszak said...

Hi Tae glad you like the sentiment on my card. Always fun to have something sassy in the sentiment. I love the blower images too......actually I think the most fun part of the card to create. Great stamp set!

Penny Hanuszak said...

Thanks Vicki for commenting. Appreciate it and glad you liked the circle background.

Helen said...

A wonderfully fun card, Penny! I just love AI stamps! They have such character and you have really made this one come alive! I know you will use this one over and over (especially that great sentiment!) LOL!! I will have to think about adding this one to my stash!!

Penny Hanuszak said...

Thanks Helen. Glad you like those AI stamps too. I have a few of them, and the more I use them the more I love them. Thank god for Misti's and other stamp platforms like the Stamperatus, because it really helps with the position and sentiments. Happy stamping!

PS: When I went to the AI site, I discovered that my stamp doesn't resemble the AI in a lot of ways. The sentiment is closer to the image and the balloon is on a crazy angle, whereas there stamp image shows the balloon straight in the air. Guess I got a fake one. Yikes!

Jennifer_GlitterInMyHair said...

So cute, what a fun image! Love how you did the sentiment inside. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments this time, good luck!

Penny Hanuszak said...

Thanks Jennifer, much appreciated. Yes, I love those party horns on the inside too!

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