Friday, November 8, 2019

Shiny Stars for As You See It Challenges

Could it be Friday again, so soon? It is and it's time for a new As You See It Challenge, this time a sketch challenge, #213!

It's funny because I had a really hard time coming up with a name for this week's challenge. I was trying to avoid anything to do with circles because I wanted people to have the freedom to substitute other shapes as well, but nothing was coming to my brain. I thought of cells splitting, I thought of Alien, with the ETBE bursting out of the human's belly, but that was just way too gross, I thought of a bird's eye view of a Victorian woman walking in her skirts, I thought of a fried egg, but none of those gave me a snappy title. Finally, I gave up and decided to call a circle a circle and settled on "A Circular Argument" since that's what I had with myself over it!

I, myself, wanted to use the Stitched Stars dies with some foil and the Brightly Gleaming DSP! I'd been thinking about that for forever. Here's how it turned out:

  • The Stitched Stars Dies are just so amazing! You can do so much with them! You've got a whole set of nested stitched dies, you've got a variety of intricate die cut stars and inserts for the stars to make them ornate and you have that wonderful swirl of stars! What more could you want. I mounted some Copper Foil Sheet on some retired, but hoarded Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets, and die cut all the little fancy inserts for the large die cut star. That made them so much easier to adhere, just peel and stick. No adhesive mess on the foil!
  • I used the Blueberry Bushel Noble Peacock Foil Sheet for the background foil and for the sentiment circle, which is die cut, after embossing with the White Stampin' Emboss Powder, with the Stitched Shapes dies.
  • Embossing the sentiment on the foil turns out to have been the hardest step of the whole card. Even though I pretreated the foil with an Embossing Buddy, I still got excess white embossing powder around the sentiment that was unwanted and was hard to brush away.
  • The sentiment and the stitched stars on top are all popped up on Dimensionals.

Are you ready for a new Paper Trimmer, but not quite sure whether the new SU Paper Trimmer is for you, after your experience with the blade issues from the last trimmer? I did a review of the new trimmer recently for YouTube that I want to share with you, with the hope that it might help you out with your decision making:


Here are the details: 

You can order it already and the blade refills will be available in January. Let me know if you want to give it a try.


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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  1. Heather, this is beyond super! I love your interpretation of the sketch and the brightness of the blue against the copper.

  2. Thanks, Jan! I felt it was time to use some of the Noble Peacock Foil sheets I'd been hoarding!

  3. Your card is so stunning Heather - all that foil is just beautiful. I almost used the stars too, but when i saw your card I'm so glad I didn't - mine would have been a poor second for sure! One of my favourite cards of the holiday season!


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