Friday, June 2, 2023

Exploring in Colour with Gone Fishing for As You See It Challenge #300!!

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I can't believe this is As You See It's 300th Challenge! The time has flown by, but isn't that the way when you're having fun! We're celebrating our 300th challenge with a theme - Adventure, and prizes - 6 stamp sets in all, one for each Design Team Member to choose a winner. You've got to try this one out! Here's the Challenge Banner:

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We're looking for projects that celebrate the spirit of adventure, including travel, exploration, extreme sports, and daring! Here's what I came up with, an alternative Paper Pumpkin project with a slimline profile for the background and images from the Going Fishing bundle.

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  • Using one of the card bases from the May Paper Pumpkin kit, Exploring in Colour, I opened it up and trimmed the top, bottom and sided to fit a slimline profile.
  • I used some of the wave edges from the Gone Fishing Dies to extend and blend the lake edge. They also add some texture to the waves.
  • I used a tag and a die cut compass from the set, and one of the sentiments to create the Cheers to Another Adventure sentiment, which is perfect for this theme. From the stamp set that goes along with the Paper Pumpkin set, I also stamped the enamel camping mug and fussy cut it out to add to the sentiment tag.
  • From the Gone Fishing stamp set, I stamped two fish using two step stamping, and die cut them. 
  • I did the same with the lure, two step stamping and die cutting. I added some linen thread through the top of the lure and tucked the ends under the piece of Let's Go Fishing Designer Series Paper behind the Paper Pumpkin card base, glued to the  3 1/2" x 8 1/2" Mossy Meadow card base the whole thing is built on, though you can't see it in the photos.
  • I used some Brushed Metallic Dots to highlight some aspects of the card.

dsp sale

Starting on Thursday, June 1st and extending right until the end of June you can save 15% on selected Designer Series Paper from the 2023/2024 Annual Catalogue!! This paper has some amazing designs that is perfect for card making, scrapbooking, gift wrapping, home decor and many other uses! Stock up in the month of June and save. 

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Scan this QR Code to see the flier with more information on the paper that is on sale.

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  1. Fab card, Heather! Love the way you extended the dsp with the die cut waves - great idea. This card definitely looks like a great setting for an adventure xx

  2. Thanks, Deborah! It was too much of a coincidence that the latest Paper Pumpkin was all about adventure!!

  3. This is so awesome, Heather - this was a great PP! Perfect with the fishing suite, too - love your design!

  4. Great card, Heather. It conjures up great fishing trips and would have been a great card for my brother. I like the slimline look too.

  5. I so wish we had Paper Pumpkin as a regular thing here in the UK Heather - this card is awesome! I love how you stepped up that base with your added fish/compass details and the slimline design really suits the panoroma view. Fabulous!


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