Friday, August 26, 2022

Babies are a Season of Chic for As You See It Challenge #282

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 How do you make a Baby themed card for the latest As You See It Theme Challenge when you don't have any Baby themed stamp sets? This was my dilemma this week thanks to team member Jan, who created this challenge. I had to get creative, so I went to my favourite stamp set, Season of Chic, and also one that I haven't tried yet, Amazing Silhouettes, and I come up with an artsy kind of baby themed card. Here's the challenge banner:

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And here's a closer look at my design:

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  • The thing that made me choose the Texture Chic suite in the first place was the Petal Pink paper with the gold foil polka dots, then I found out that I only had one small strip of it left!😞 So I chose a multicoloured one with flowers as the theme, to add it to.
  • I was given the Amazing Silhouettes stamp set at one of Stampin' Up!'s online events but I hadn't used it yet. I thought it would work well as a focal point if I used the butterfly silhouette on Basic White using Soft Succulent ink. I die cut it with one of the stitched circles from the Stylish Shapes Dies and also die cut a backing from the Distressed Gold Specialty Paper one size larger. I mounted the butterfly off center purposely so that I could use part of it to partially back the sentiment.
  • The sentiment is from the Charming Sentiments stamp set (as is the inside sentiment). I stamped it in Gray Granite and die cut it with one of the Stylish Shapes squares, turning it so it was in a diamond shape.
  • After that, I stamped two of the two-step flowers: one in Petal Pink and Gray Granite and one in Pool Party and Soft Succulent.
  • I die cut several accents in the Distressed Gold Specialty Paper using the Chic Dies, including outlines for the flowers, smaller flower outlines, and leaf outlines. I also cut one of the grid texture elements that is so unique to this die set.
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I assembled all the pieces as you see here and added a bow made from Pool Party 3/8" Sheer Ribbon. Hopefully, butterflies, flowers and a few visible polka dots are enough for a baby theme! Oh, and here is the inside sentiment:

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Necessity is the mother of invention!! Is it time to think of Halloween yet? Apparently, yes!

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I always find that my September Paper Pumpkin kit provides some great treat holders for the trick or treaters that come to my door. Mind you, I don't get a lot of them, so if you do, you could save them for a special few or for a party. This September's kit looks to be the same, so if you want it you'll need to sign up before September 10 HERE.

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Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Harvest Delights on the Easel



Welcome to our August 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 fun fold cards with a fall theme with products from either the Annual Catalogue or the 2022 Jul/Dec Mini Catalogue! I wanted to show you a fairly easy Easel fold card which is great for display, and I'm using the Rustic Harvest Suite with its Hello Harvest Bundle to create it.

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The Rustic Harvest Designer Series Paper is a rich looking collection of fall designs featuring pumpkins, leaves, chrysanthemums and acorns. It uses Merry Merlot, Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, Mossy Meadow, Early Espresso, and surprisingly, Basic Black. I've used Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, Mossy Meadow, Basic Black and then added in some Copper and Gold metallics for my design.

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  • The standard card base is Cajun Craze cardstock. Over that is a layer of Rustic Harvest Designer Series Paper, in the Mossy Meadow colour. To make an easel card, cut a piece of cardstock in half at 4 1/4" on the short side to get a piece 4 1/4" x 11". On the long side, score at 2 3/4" and 5 1/2".
  • On a piece of Basic White cardstock I stamped the pumpkin image, the flower bouquet image and four leaf images, as well as the single small flower image in Versamark ink and covered them with Copper embossing powder. I then heat set them using the Heat Tool. Using the Cajun Craze Stampin' Blends combo I coloured in the pumpkin and using the Cajun Craze and Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends, as well as the Mossy Meadows Stampin' Blends Combo for the foliage and the pumpkin stem, and a little So Saffron Light on some of the puffy flowers I coloured in the bouquet and pumpkin stem.
  • I die cut all the pieces with the Rustic Pumpkin Dies, then die cut and embossed two more pumpkins using the Brushed Metallic Cardstock in copper and gold. I die cut the stems and vines from Mossy Meadows cardstock.

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  • I assembled all the pieces as you see here. The bouquet, one of the leaves and two vine pieces are mounted on the inside of the card, on Dimensionals to create the "door stop" that keeps the easel open for display. There is a sentiment from the stamp set inside the card, stamped in Mossy Meadow ink.
  • The outer sentiment, also from the stamp set, is embossed in copper, on the banner that was die cut from Basic White using a die from Rustic Pumpkin Dies, with an identical backing die cut from Gold Brushed Metallic cardstock. I mounted it right on the 2 3/4" fold on the top flap of the card so it would pop up when the easel was folded.

I hope you enjoyed this autumn themed card made with the Rustic Harvest Suite! I know you would enjoy creating with this great suite of products! 

Please take a moment to comment at the bottom of this post and let me know how you liked my project or ask me a question about the technique used. Don’t forget to scroll back up and keep hoppin’ with us! – Thank you!
Keep Creating!
Heather Cooper

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