Friday, March 5, 2021

Enjoy the Moment for As You See It Challenges

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 TGIF! How much does your life change on the weekend? Do you work from home or do you have to work on site? Does the weekend bring a change of scene and activity or is it the same old, same old? Being the owner of my own papercrafting business, I have to remind myself to stop work sometimes and enjoy the moment!

That's the name of the stamp set I used for the new Recipe Challenge at As You See It Challenges that starts this morning. Enjoy the moment seems like a strange name for a stamp set that features a bunch of dried seed pods, unless it means that life is fleeting so enjoy it while you can!! But the Recipe Challenge features a masculine theme and earth tones and this set seemed to fit the bill.

Here's the Challenge Banner, dreamed up by Team Member, LeAnne:

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And here's my Design Team Sample:

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  • On a card base of Soft Suede, I added a background of the new Natural Touch Specialty Paper that comes with the Butterfly Bouquet Suite. Even though is has some very minor wood grain texture, I wanted more and embossed it with the Pinewood Planks 3D Embossing Folder, satisfying the embossing folder element of the challenge. I also distressed and sponged the edges a bit. The colours are all appropriately masculine, but would work for any gender, I think.
  • The main image is from the Enjoy the Moment stamp set. I stamped it in Early Espresso Ink and coloured it in with Stampin' Blends Combos including: Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake, Soft Sea Foam, Bermuda Bay. I used the point of the marker tip to create the spatter drops on the Very Vanilla cardstock.
  • I die cut the image using the Stitched Rectangles dies (and satisfying the die cut element) and sponged the edges with Soft Suede ink.
  • I die cut the backing from Cajun Craze cardstock with the Stitched So Sweetly Dies and also sponged the edges.
  • The panels are adhered together and some Braided Linen Trim is tied around the panel to meet the twine requirement.
  • The sentiment is from the Enjoy the Moment stamp set. It's also die cut from the Stitched Rectangles dies and the edges also sponged.
  • The final touch are three retired black rhinestones in the bottom right corner.
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  1. Beautiful colouring on those seed pods Heather - love the embossed wood paper too! Lots of lovely textures that give those seed pods a lovely natural feel.

  2. Thanks, Joanne! Appreciate your comments!


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