Friday, May 10, 2019

As You See It Challenges Turns 200!

Today is a super special celebration over at As You See It Challenges! Today we celebrate our 200th Challenge! As we explain on the challenge site, there were a few times we didn't think we'd get there. The worst was around Challenge #140 when our website was badly hacked and all our data was corrupted. We thought we'd be back up and running in a couple of weeks and 6 months later, we had to start afresh with a new platform and new data, and just a bit of our old artwork, which was all we had left that was uncorrupted. We started as a weekly challenge, but came back as a biweekly one, which has worked out well for all of us.

And now, for our 200th Challenge, we have a new hurdle. Our creator and designer, Amanda Turner is stepping down, and we are stepping up to design our own challenges now. But we seem to love a challenge. We are, after all, a challenge design team!

Our 200th Challenge is a theme challenge based on Two, as in Two Hundredth Challenge! Plus a little bit of celebration thrown in there!

For my card, I pulled out all the stops for a black and gold Glimmer Paper celebration card, complete with a 200 and 2 special balloons!!

  • Black and gold just scream celebration to me, especially when that includes foil and glimmer paper! Although there is no stamping involved in this card, I made good use of the **Broadway Bound Specialty Designer Series Paper, which will be retiring in only 3 weeks or while supplies last! This is great paper for all your super celebrations, with it's Gold Foil inlays and some complete gold foil.
  • On the Basic Black card base I glued a panel of Gold Glimmer Paper. I always use my hoarded ***Fast Fuse (which is no longer available) on Glimmer Paper front and back, as it seems to be the only adhesive that really sticks properly.
  • On top of that is a panel of some of the **Broadway Bound paper. This is one of the plain designs without the gold foil, but those white bubbles on the Gray Granite are so party like!
  • I added another layer of Basic Black to help the gold elements really pop. The numbers are fussy cut from one of the **Broadway Bound designs. 

  • The balloons are punched with the Balloon Bouquet punch, using the bigger balloon shape, one from Gold Glimmer paper and one from the gold foil piece from the **Broadway Bound DSP. The balloon strings are from some ***gold cord I've been using sparingly for a couple of years, not wanting to see the end of!)
  • I am super sad to see the **Celebrate You Dies retire and I'm pretty sure I don't want to sell them as I love the three words in that set. I added some **Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet (also retiring) (gasp - I stocked up!!) to the back of some gold foil before die-cutting this celebrate word, so that it will be easy to apply, like a sticker!
**These products will be retiring and no longer available in the 2019 - 2020 Annual Catalogue starting June 4, 2019.
***These products are no longer available from Stampin' Up!

Today is the LAST DAY to subscribe so that you can receive Shelli's Paper Pumpkin Kit, which is going to be awesome! Paper Pumpkin have been really hitting it out of the park lately! Shelli Gardner, founder of Stampin' Up! is so creative and anything she has a hand in is going to be gorgeous! Make sure you're subscribed by 9 pm at the latest tonight. 

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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.

Product List
Big Shot
Glue Dots
Gold Cording Trim
***Gold Cording Trim

**These products will be retiring and no longer available in the 2019 - 2020 Annual Catalogue starting June 4, 2019.
***These products are no longer available from Stampin' Up!

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