Friday, September 17, 2021

Speed Stamping Whale Done for Funny As You See It Challenge

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Whale, whale, whale! This is the first time I've ever had to have a do-over for a speed stamping challenge! I may have come close to the limit, but I've never had it go so badly that I've had to start over. But there's a first time for everything and that's what happened to my Design Team Sample today for As You See It Challenge #259.

challenge #259

You see, we're were supposed to make a funny card in under 10 minutes. I looked over my stamp sets and went with my Whale Done stamp set because it has a couple of punny sentiments. I also thought I could use some of the Expressions in Ink Specialty Designer Series Paper as water and that would save time.

However, I didn't count on the paper not accepting the ink very well when I tried to stamp sea weed right onto it!! It looked dreadful and as I tried to come up with ways to remedy the situation, I ran completely out of time! And to make matters worse, I had also forgotten that the stamped whale is the opposite direction to the punch so I couldn't punch it out, I had to fussy cut it. None of those circumstances were possible to find out ahead of time, they blindsided me!

So, I did the only thing I could do - I reset the timer and started again! Here's the result:

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  • On a Just Jade card base I added a layer of Expressions in Ink Specialty DSP. On the DSP, I was able to stamp a couple of seahorses, but I wasn't able to stamp seaweed and I decided it looked better without anyway.
  • I stamped the whale in Shaded Spruce in and fussy cut the image.
  • I stamped the top sentiment in Shaded Spruce as well and die cut it and it's Brushed Metallic cardstock backing with the Thoughtful Label dies.
  • I found the bottom sentiment in my stash already stamped and die cut. It's mounted with dimensionals as is the whale.
  • I added some Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels to finish it off.
  • I completed the card in 9 minutes and 8 seconds second time around. The adrenalin is still pumping!!
christmas whimsy kit

There's a new kit just added to the Kits Collection on the Online Store. It's a brand new, never seen before Christmas Kit called Christmas Whimsy. Here's how the projects can look:

christmas whimsy kit 2

They are kinda cute if you like whimsical. You can order this from my Online Store. It would work for my September Craft 'n Connect Class HERE.


speed stamping whale done for funny aysi

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Monday, September 13, 2021

Gorgeous Leaves for Freshly Made Sketches

 

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I have to say, I've really been enjoying this mini-vacation I've been taking from blogging over the last couple of weeks. It's been just what the doctor ordered. I've been reading, painting, getting outside, processing some fruit and just enjoying myself. But I've also missed doing a little stamping so I thought I would get back into the swing of things with a fall themed card using the Gorgeous Leaves bundle and the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge sketch.



This is a great simplified sketch, leaving lots of room for interpretation so I went full fall mode with coloured leaves, grasses, wood grain and fall colours.

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  • On a Soft Suede base, I added a layer of Harvest Meadow Designer Series Paper. 
  • I took a smaller piece of Soft Suede cardstock and ran it through the Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine using the Timber 3D Embossing Folder. I then used the Blending Brushes to blend Soft Suede, Early Espresso and Smoky Slate ink over the embossed grain to make it more visible. It was mounted centered vertically on the far right edge of the DSP.
  • I die cut a smaller rectangle of Cork Specialty paper using the Stitched Rectangle Dies and mounted it on the embossed cardstock starting it centered vertically on the far right edge.
  • Using the Gorgeous Leaves stamp set, I inked up the leaves in one colour and using a dedicated sponge dauber, sponged on another colour straight from the ink pad to the stamp. I then remoistened the ink and stamped the image. 
  • The leaves were die cut using the Intricate Leaves dies, and arranged on the cork panel in a pleasing way. 
  • The grasses were die cut using the Sunflower Dies from Cajun Craze and Crushed Curry cardstock. They were added to the array on the cork board using glue dots and a Linen Thread Bow added.
  • The sentiment is embossed in gold and is part of the Many Messages stamp set and die. It's added using Stampin' Dimensionals.
  • The final touch is the Brushed Metal Adhesive Backed Dots.
oct paper pumpkin

It's time to subscribe in order to receive October's Paper Pumpkin kit which looks absolutely beautiful! I don't know about you, but this green, white and silver palette is just my cup of tea! Here's what you get:

what you get

I can hardly wait!! To subscribe, click HERE!

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If you live in Canada, and don't have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, I'd love to be yours. I can help you with ideas, get you catalogues and provide you with Stampin' Up products. You can leave a message in the comments or contact me using any of the methods listed in the right side bar at the top of the page. You can shop with me from anywhere in Canada by clicking on the SHOP NOW button in the top menu or clicking on any of products below from my Online Store.


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