Friday, October 1, 2021

Merriest Moments for As You See It Challenges


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It's time for a new As You See It Challenge and this week it is a sketch challenge, with the sketch developed by Design Team member, Jane.

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As soon as I looked at it, I thought it would be perfect for the Merriest Moments bundle with the Merriest Frames Hybrid Embossing Folder. And I just love the Tidings of Christmas 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper, so I decided to use that and the palette that goes with it.

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  • You can see the 3 different designs of the Tidings of Christmas DSP I used in the background, 2 of them creating the perpendicular element. The palette for this paper includes Evening Evergreen, Soft Succulent, Cherry Cobbler and Sahara Sand. I also added a bit of Gold Foil in.
  • I used the Merriest Frames Hybrid Embossing Folder, which includes the embossing folder plus a die that matches the large frame and surrounding greenery. I had some difficulty getting a good detailed cut when using the die inside the embossing folder. It can be done but you might find that some of the smaller bits don't separate all that well. I embossed mine first and then die cut so that the die fit around the embossed part really well and made an accurate cut and I didn't even lose the embossing. It could be done the opposite way: die cut first and then emboss.
  • I die cut the center of the frame out with the stitched panel too. I used this to add all the greenery and the sentiment, then I replaced it in the middle using dimensionals for some vertical variety.
  • The greenery is stamped using images from the Merriest Moments stamp set which coordinates with the dies. I also added a sprig of the Christmas Pinecones Die that I cut from Gold Foil Sheets. 
  • The sentiment is from the Merriest Moments stamp set and is stamped on the back of a left over sentiment label from a Kits Collection kit.
  • I finished off with a bow from the Simply Elegant Gold Trim.
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  1. Just beautiful! I think I might need this set now. Thanks for sharing your inspiration. :)

  2. You're so welcome! Thanks for your comment!


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