Friday, September 9, 2022

Presto Pumpkins for As You See It Speed Challenge #283

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 It's another As You See It Challenge and this time it's one that I used to loathe, but now I'm getting pretty proficient at it, so I don't dislike it as much! It's a speed challenge and the theme of the challenge is pumpkins & gourds, hence my title, Presto Pumpkins (the only alliteration I could come up with!) I accomplished this one in 8 min 11 sec so I had time to spare. Mind you, it was a fairly simple concept without anything too fancy, but due to the busy nature of the background, I didn't feel anything too fancy would be appropriate.

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Because gourds are included in the theme, I was keen to use the Rustic Harvest Designer Series Paper from the Jul/Dec Mini Catalogue because there is one design that has gourds as well as pumpkins on it. Then I thought I'd mirror the DSP by stamping a couple of pumpkins from the Hello Harvest stamp set in black Memento ink on both Pumpkin Pie and Cajun Craze cardstock then die cut them with the Rustic Harvest Dies. 

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The ribbon is a retired one, Crushed Curry Seam Binding ribbon, but it was perfect for this project. The sentiment is stamped on Basic White with Memento Ink and die cut with the banner die from the Rustic Harvest dies. I also die cut a matching Cajun Braze backing for the sentiment. Everything was mounted on the Crushed Curry card front. Finally I added some leftover Amber Gems from the Leaf Label/Amber Gem Combo Pack. And I stopped the clock at 8 minutes and 11 seconds. Not too shabby!

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  1. Fab card Heather - it really picks up the feel of the photo! I'm getting better at speed challenges as well, although still not my comfort zone!

  2. Your pumpkins aurely are front and centre, Heather! I like the bold colours against the dark background and that banner sentiment is great.

  3. This challenge definitely made me wish I'd bought a pack of that paper Heather - it's perfect! I love the simple ribbon addition and pair of bold, stamped gourds at the front - a speed stamping masterpiece!

  4. I was in love with this card from the moment I saw it. Those pumpkins with that paper is the bomb!


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