Friday, September 8, 2023

Crafting With You for As You See It Challenge #307

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It's speed stamping time again over at As You See It Challenges and this time the theme is Hobbies, courtesy of yours truly! As a reminder, a Speed Stamping Challenge is where you have only 10 minutes to make a card, using the theme given!

Here is the Challenge Banner:

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The obvious hobby to make the card about would be stamping, but I thought I would choose a different one. I have a side hobby that I love, but never get enough time for, and that's watercolour painting. Luckily, the Crafting With You bundle covers that hobby as well. Check it out:

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  • I thought that the new Brushed Gold cards and envelopes from the upcoming Sept/Dec Mini Catalogue would be a great card base for this because the brushed gold looks just like painted brush strokes.
  • On a piece of Basic White cardstock I stamped the easel in Crumb Cake ink, then I took the flower image and coloured it in using Stampin' Write markers in Moody Mauve, Misty Moonlight and Parakeet Party, and stamped on the canvas. I used a Blender Pen to move the ink a bit to give it more of a water colour effect.
  • I die cut the easel and mounted it on the card front using dimensionals.
  • I stamped the sentiment and the brushes in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. The brushes have a coordinating die in the Crafting with You dies, and I used the largest Stylish Shapes flag die for the sentiment.
  • I added some Elegant Trim in gold around the end of the sentiment and mounted it using dimensionals after adhering the paintbrushes to the back on the right.
  • At this point I had 13 seconds left. I could leave it or add some bling in the form of the new Blooming Pearls from the Sept/Dec Mini. I decided to go for it and placed the last gold pearl just as the timer dinged. 
So it took me the whole 10 minutes to complete my card, but I could have left the embellishments off and it would have been plainer but faster.

Yes, the new Sept/Dec Mini Catalogue is now open for customer ordering and I'm sure you'll agree it's one of the best catalogues we've had for a long time! You're going to find it hard to choose just one thing, or even two or three. To see what's available click on the link below the cover photo for the digital PDF. And leave me a message if you'd like a hard copy!

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If you live in Canada, and don't have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, I'd love to be yours. I can help you with ideas, get you catalogues and provide you with Stampin' Up products. You can leave a message in the comments or contact me using any of the methods listed in the right side bar at the top of the page. You can shop with me from anywhere in Canada by clicking on the SHOP NOW button in the top menu or clicking on any of products below from my Online Store.

Product List
Blender Pens
*Brushed Gold Cards & Envelopes, *Blooming Pearls
*Sold in the 2023 Sept/Dec Mini Catalogue Now available


  1. I'm so excited to see this card, Heather - I haven't used the easel in the set yet, and it looks fabulous! I JUST noticed these cards and envelopes in the catty, too - it's like you read my mind, lol. Beautiful!

  2. How lovely that you could combine two hobbies into the one card! I think this is a fabulous use of the gold note cards. They look like one of those products that just make everything look better.

  3. I just love this Heather - the brushed gold card base elevates your easel into a very elegant card. A pretty painting too - great work for a speed challenge!

  4. Beautiful Heather! That brushed gold is gorgeous and I never even noticed them before. Now they are on the list! What a great way to show off hobbies!


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