Friday, June 30, 2023

Beauty of the Deep for As You See It Challenge #302

beauty of the deep for aysi #302 1Well, what a week I've had. I went camping, which was a lot of fun, but while camping, I managed to spill water on my computer, which was pretty hard to do, considering it was in a case, and the water was in a water tight container with only a 1/4" straw for it to exit from. Nevertheless, I managed somehow to fry the motherboard and all my apps and data with it. I'm working on a new laptop now which I will be refunded for, should they, by some miracle, manage to restore my old one. Needless to say, I've spent the week trying to find all my useful old apps and download them again.

But I did manage to create a new card for As You See It Challenge #302, a sketch challenge entitled Build with the Basics! Here's the Challenge Banner:

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A circle in the center and a rectangle or stripe down the middle: that's the basics, right? This was designed by Team Member Jan, who is really good at coming up with sketches that allow the maximum freedom and creativity.

I just got the Beauty of the Deep bundle and I was dying to use it, but I thought that a horizontal version of the sketch would suit the set better, and I also thought that a blended ink stripe in the middle would work well as the stripe with some images from the Season of Chic stamp set to add to it. Take a closer look at the design:

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  • I started with a card base of Basic White Thick cardstock and added a layer of Basic White regular cardstock measuring 5 3/8" x 4 1/8", embossed with the retired Seashells 3D embossing folder. I also added some Tahitian Tide 1/8" Metallic Woven Ribbon across the middle before adhering it to the card base using Stampin' Seal.
  • On a 3 3/8" x 5" piece of Basic White cardstock, I blended three colours of ink between two pieces of ripped cardstock anchored in place. The ink I used with the Blending Brushes was Coastal Cabana, Tahitian Tide and Lost Lagoon.
  • Once the ink was blended into the horizontal stripe, I stamped the dotted image and the seashell from the Season of Chic stamp set using Wild Wheat ink with second generation stamping. I'm really warming up to that colour, and it was the perfect one to use with these blues.
  • This layer was added to the card front using dimensionals.
  • I die cut the largest circle from the Stylish Shapes dies and stamped it with images from the Beauty of the Deep stamp set. The colours I used were Pretty Peacock, Gray Granite, Crumb Cake, Calypso Coral, Lemon Lime Twist,  and then I blended some Lost Lagoon over it all.
  • I die cut fish and coral, an urchin and an anchor and adhered them to the circle then adhered it to the card front using dimensionals.
  • The sentiment is from Season of Chic and I stamped it in Lost Lagoon ink over some of the ink blending "overspray" so to speak, then fussy cut it. 
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Wednesday, June 21, 2023

Reach for the Stars for New at SU June Blog Hop

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Welcome to our June NEW AT SU! Blog Hop! We love to share creative card ideas from Stampin' Up! with you. Today we have projects featuring kids cards using new 2023 - 2024 Annual Catalogue products. June is a big birthday month in our family, with 3 grandchildren having birthdays in June! One of them is a fan of space flight so I was lucky enough to be able to use the Reach for the Stars bundle to create a birthday card for them.

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For this card, I used a variety of products from the Star Gazing Suite, including the stamped images and a sentiment from the Reach for the Stars stamp set, the Star Gazing 12" x 12" Designer Series Paper, which formed a background layer as well as provided die cut images, and the Reach for the Stars dies for die cutting not only the stamped images, but also the planets on the DSP.

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  • I started with Blackberry Bliss as my base and added a panel of the Star Gazing Designer Series Paper in a purple/red shade.
  • I stamped the rocket and the space guy in Memento Ink on Basic White cardstock then die cut them using the Reach for the Stars Dies.
  • Using the DSP pattern with all the red/orange/purple planets, I die cut a ringed planet and a smaller round one. To die cut the ringed planet, you first have to die cut the planet with the round die, then, cut the rest of the ring with the ring die. That part gets glued on after the planet itself is glued down.
  • The space ship and astronaut were mounted on Dimensionals. I used black. Parts that overhung the edge of the DSP were trimmed off.
  • I stamped the sentiments in Blackberry Bliss on Basic White, then used the Banners Pick-a-Punch to create the banner you see.
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I hope you enjoyed this project made with Reach for the Stars bundle available in the new Annual Catalogue, and the Stargazing DSP! It's a great design for kids!
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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