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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  1. Love these silvery stars for that glorious night of wonder so many years ago.

  2. Thanks, Liz! I've always been reminded of that when I use them as well!


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