Friday, November 1, 2013

As You See It Spring Time for a Change

 It's getting colder every day.  Fall is definitely turning into winter, and I'm not looking forward to snow, winter coats, gloves, boots and cleaning the windshield.  The good thing is that the older I get, the faster time flies, so I know winter won't last forever!  Before we know it spring will be banishing winter's discomforts and the days will be getting longer and warmer.  I think I needed to remind myself that winter won't last forever this past weekend.  I was designing a card for As You See It Challenges 009:

 And this is what came out:

  • Definitely spring-like, with both colour and subject matter!  Of course, the prescribed elements of the challenge generally led me in that direction with the flowers and the Daffodil Delight, but I was more than happy to comply!
  • The back panel, which has the same square dimensions as the card base, 5" x 5", is made from Pool Party Core'dinations card stock, which I embossed with the Pretty Print Embossing Folder and then sanded using the Stampin' Sanding Block to bring out the lighter colour in the core.  I really love that look!
  • The Daffodil Delight comes from a sheet of Designer Series Paper in the Epic Day collection.
  • I used a new die that I just purchased, the Bigz L Fun Flowers die and using Old Olive, Daffodil Delight and Pool Party, I was able to create two different flowers.  Both use Subtles Designer Buttons as their centers.  I did use the Pansy Punch for one set of petals as well, and Boho Blossoms punch for the center layers.
  • The Gorgeous Grunge water stains were done with Old Olive ink stamped off once or twice for a softer effect.  The DSP already has some distressing on it as well.  The sentiment is from Chalk Talk, inked up in StazOn Jet Black.
So enjoy what's left of the fall, endure winter or glory in it - whatever type of winter person you are - and look forward to spring again.

Stamps:  Chalk Talk (w130631; c130634); Gorgeous Grunge (w130514; c130517)
Paper: Pool Party Core'dinations cardstock as part of the Subtles collection (129954); Epic Day This and That DSP (130814); Old Olive (100702), Pool Party (122924) and Daffodil Delight (119683) card stock
Ink:  StazOn Jet Black (101406); Classic Stampin' Pad in Old Olive (126953) 
Accessories:  Subtles Designer Buttons (130030); Whisper White Baker's Twine (124262)
Tools:  Textured Impressions Embossing Folders - Pretty Print (132175) and Perfect Polka Dots (117335); Stampin' Sanding Block (129367); Bigz L Fun Flowers Die (121812); Pansy Punch (130698); Boho Blossoms Punch (119858)

Bigz L Fun Flowers Die

Epic Day This and That Designer Series Paper

Pansy Punch

Pretty Print Embossing Folder

Chalk Talk Stamp Set

Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder

Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set

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