Friday, October 29, 2021

Stitched Stars Dies for As You See It Challenge #262

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 This time around the challenge at As You See It Challenges is a Fill In The Blank Challenge created by my Design Team member Joanne! If you've never done one of those before, the idea is to fill in the blank of the statement in the Challenge Banner with words of your choosing and then create a card based on those words.

Here's the Challenge Banner:

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Now, I would complete the sentence as follows: The one thing that sums up Christmas for me is a SENSE OF WONDER. When I was a child, that wonder was in the magic of Christmas morning, with Santa's visit and the presents and the idea that magic was real. As an adult, the wonder was in the fact that the Son of God became a child on Earth for me. We often go for drives on Christmas Eve and the roads are usually quiet. Often you can see the stars. And the wonder of the night is driven home to me again each time.

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  • I wanted to use the Stitched Stars dies for this one, especially the star swirl to exemplify the feeling of wonder I get on Christmas Eve, but I needed a good sentiment to go along with it. I found it in the For Unto Us stamp set.
  • I stamped the sentiment on the backside of a strip of the Peaceful Place Specialty DSP that I used for the main layer of my card. I tried embossing it with Silver Stampin' Emboss powder but it didn't show up enough, so I used Memento ink.
  • I used the edge of one of the Tasteful Labels dies to add some stitching to one end of the sentiment strip and I added some of the silver Metallic Mesh Ribbon behind it.
  • The Stitched Stars die cuts were cut from Silver Foil from the Silver Foil Specialty Pack in the Jul/Dec Mini Catalogue. I added some Adhesive sheet to the back of the foil before die cutting so the shapes could be added easily to the DSP by just peeling off the backing and sticking them down with the adhesive.
  • The final embellishment was some Rhinestones.
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Starting on Tuesday, Nov. 2, you will be able to order this absolutely gorgeous Eden's Garden Collection. The stamp set and dies are an early release from our upcoming  2022 Jan/Jun Mini Catalogue but the beautiful Ever Eden Specialty Designer Series Paper, the Ever Eden Cotton Paper and the Garden Gems are exclusive items, available only until Jan. 3 or while supplies last. I will be showing you some samples on my blog or you can check out my Pinterest Board here. Let me know if you want to order any of the products or go to my Online Store.

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I hope you'll play along with us at As You See It Challenges and let us know what sums up Christmas for you in the shape of a card!

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Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Campology Masculine Card for New at SU October Blog Hop

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Welcome to our October NEW AT SU! Blog hop! We are a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from around the world who are Hoppin’ with creative paper crafting ideas to share with you. Today we are featuring the masculine designs for cards using current products from the 2021/22 Stampin' Up! Catalogues. I decided to use the Campology stamp set as I was making a birthday card for my son-in-law, who loves the outdoors!

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I love the texture in this card and the focal point of the lantern light in the snowy forest. My son-in-law and daughter live in what we consider the north of BC (even though it's really the center) and they get long, cold, snowy winters, but David loves to get outdoors even when it's cold! I used the Evergreen Forest 3D Embossing Folder for the background texture sponging on some White Craft Ink for the snow and I love the effect I got from that.

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  • The card base and the first layer, which is embossed, are Evening Evergreen cardstock. After embossing the layer with the Evergreen Forest 3D Embossing Folder, I sponged on some White Craft ink to show up the texture. I also added some splatters of White Craft Ink refill mixed with water spattered with a toothbrush to the sky area.
  • A strip of Soft Suede cardstock, embossed with the Timber 3D Embossing Folder was added horizontally. It was sponged with Soft Suede ink to enhance the wood grain texture.
  • I stamped the lantern image from Campology on a piece of Basic White cardstock using Memento black ink and used blending brushes to add Mango Melody ink to the center and Soft Succulent ink blending to Evening Evergreen to the outside edges.
  • I die cut this piece with one of the Stitched Rectangle Dies then cut away the bottom, trimming around the base of the lantern. I trimmed a small 1/16" slit up beside the lantern on each side so I could slide a little bit of the background behind the woodgrain strip so it looks more finished.
  • The sentiment is from Many Messages, heat embossed in Gold on Very Vanilla and die cut with the Messages die. I added a leaf image from the Gorgeous Leaves bundle and some evergreen sprigs die cut from Evening Evergreen with the Christmas Pinecone die. 
  • A couple of loops of linen thread, tied in a knot finishes the masculine look.

Here's the finished card again:

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I hope you enjoyed my masculine project with the Campology stamp set.  Now please hop on over to Brenda Copper, to see how she turns the Harvest Meadow Suite into a masculine project.

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