Friday, July 24, 2015

An English Garden for As You See It Challenges

Friday is the second day of Stampin' Up! Inspire. Create. Share. 2015, aka Convention! Last night was our Awards Night and Roaring 20's After Party! What a blast. Check below for a photo recap! I now have my 2015 Holiday Catalogue and it was hard not to stay up all night going through it. We are able to order some of the new products as Convention attendees and I will get to share them with you.

But Friday is also a new As You See It Challenge and I wanted to share my design with you. It's based on this totally cute sketch by Amanda:

Adorable, right? I wanted to try something new for this sketch. Something I hadn't used much of up until now, and I hate to admit it, but I'm getting a little tired of butterflies! I need a wee break from them, as much as I love them. So I decided to use the English Garden DSP, because it's beautiful and I haven't used it much. I found the design with the Blushing Bride roses and thought it would work perfectly with the Tea Lace Paper Doily. Then I happened to glance at the back of it, and ...oh, my!...those adorable bees!!! I knew they would somehow bee an element on this card!

  • I love the colours on this English Garden Designer Series Paper! They are a little unusual, but here I focused on Blushing Bride, Mossy Meadow and Hello Honey, with some Soft Suede thrown in here and there. It's a very soft and appealing palette.
  • When cutting the banners I made one of Gold Foil. It blends nicely with the other colours but adds a touch of glamour to the card.
  • I'm just getting to know the Tags & Labels Framelit dies but I know we are going to be fast friends in the future. I love that you can layer your tags or labels with narrow borders, rather than the 1/4" borders left by most framelits.

You can see two sets of labels and two sets of tags.  They are separated into odd and even numbered dies so that it is possible to have a smaller size difference between successive dies and still be able to nest them in the package.
  • I used the sentiment and embellishment from the Tin of Cards Stamp Set, and stamped them in Hello Honey, and Soft Suede, respectively. Then I used the second largest label framelit to die cut it. I used the largest framelit to die cut a backing for it from Mossy Meadow cardstock.
  • Finally, I hand-snipped three of those cute little bees right from the DSP and used glue dots and Stampin' Dimensionals to add them to the card.
Here's a little photo recap of Day 1 of Convention. You'll have to wait until Monday for the rest! Enjoy!

Here's our team in all their 1920s finery! We took PF Chang's by storm!

 Some of the decor at our 20s after party!

A great Dixie land jazz band and some Charleston Dancers!

And a quick little teaser with the cover of the new Holiday Catalogue!

Click on the links below to take you to my On-Line Store, where you can read about, look at, and purchase if you wish, the products used to make this card today!

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