Friday, June 25, 2021

Artistic Dies for As You See It Challenge #253

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Is it just me, or does the time between our As You See It Speed Challenges get shorter and shorter? It just seems to speed by! 🤦🤦 This week is Challenge #253 - Fast Foliage. Here is the challenge banner: 

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Speed Challenges are where you have 10 minutes only to make your card. You can design it in your head and gather materials, but the moment you begin to cut or stamp or die cut you have to start the timer and when 10 minutes are up, you are done, whether or not you feel finished. These used to really intimidate me. Now I know what kind of card to design so that I can finish in time, but in spite of that, stupid things keep happening to slow me down.

For instance, when I went to cut the card base for this card, there was something at the end of my paper trimmer that kept me from making a clean cut at the end, and it took me three tries to remove it! Ask me if that has ever happened before!

When I went to die cut the foliage, I wanted to remove the die cut to my die brush box to roll out all the bits, but the Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine had done such a good job that all the little bits came out on my cutting plate before I could get it over there. So I had to clean all those pesky pieces off my eroded cutting plate (I have a new one coming shortly) before I could do my second die cut! I could only happen to me all at the same time! Even with those silly set backs, though, I was finished in 7 minutes and 26 seconds giving me 2 1/2 minutes to spare.

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  • I started with a Granny Apple Green card base and added a piece of Expressions in Ink Specialty Designer Series Paper. This series should be available again next week. Let me know if you want some.
  • I die cut the foliage die from the Artistic Dies in Just Jade and Gold Foil Sheets and added them to the card front with glue dots.
  • I used a printed sentiment from the last Paper Pumpkin kit - Expressions in Colour - which coordinates with the Expressions in Ink Suite, and adhered it using a vellum tape runner.
  • I added some self-adhesive iridescent sequins from the same Paper Pumpkin kit and I was done! Stop the clock!!
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You have until July 10 to subscribe to the next Paper Pumpkin kit which has an outdoorsy camping theme! Perfect for the kind of holiday many Canadians have embraced during COVID, and will hopefully enjoy with their families for many years ahead!

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