Friday, December 1, 2023

Stargazing Suite for As You See It Challenge #313

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Welcome to the last As You See It Challenge of 2023! This is a speed stamping challenge, created by fellow Design Team member, Deborah. A speed challenge means you have to design and create your card in 10 minutes or less. You can plan it all out and gather your materials, but the minute you start cutting or stamping, you must start your timer. It's a fun challenge that really gets the adrenaline pumping! The theme for this speed challenge is Stars! Perfect for the season, but there's lots you can do with it!

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The first thing I thought about was the O Holy Night Suite from the Sept/Dec Mini Catalogue, but since I figured that everyone else would also be thinking of that, I decided to go back to the Annual Catalogue to the Stargazing Suite and leave the holiday themes to the others.

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  • On a card base of Night of Navy cardstock I added two pieces of the Stargazing DSP, one in Berry Burst, measuring 4" x 5 1/4", and one in Blueberry Bushel, moved to the right end, measuring 4" x 3 7/8". This  created a Berry Burst column on the left side.
  • Then I centered a Blueberry Bushel "Galaxy" design piece of DSP, measuring  4 3/4" x 3 1/4" on the card front and adhered it down.
  • I embossed the sentiment from the Reach for the Stars stamp set in White embossing powder on Brushed Gold Metallic cardstock and die cut it using the second smallest Deckled Circle die.
  • I folded the Night of Navy & Gold 1/2" Glittered Ribbon over itself and adhered it to the card front in the bottom left corner, then added the sentiment using Dimensionals over top.
  • The last step was adding some Adhesive Backed Star Trinkets.
I completed my card in 8 minutes and 48 minutes by the timer:


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  1. So pretty, Heather - that is some of my favorite DSP this year - how cool it is with teh Star Trinkets! Brilliant!

    1. Thanks, Heather! I love it when different suites coordinate!

  2. Loving the two colours together Heather and the whole starry theme! Hope I'll have time to join in - love a good speed challenge! Vicky x

    1. Thanks, Vicky! I hope you have time, too! I love your creations!

  3. Great choice, Heather. I was on my way to this dsp when I encountered the papers I did use, so great minds! I really like the way you've created that two-coloured frame for the starry universe. The swoosh of ribbon is like a comet tail. What a delight in under ten minutes!

    1. I saw your astronaut for FMS! I loved it! Thanks, Jan!

  4. I jumped to my starry papers, totally forgetting I had this paper and the one Jan used too (clearly too much DSP, but that's a whole other story!) I just love this Heather - the starry, space scene looks great with the star embellishments too!

  5. Heather - I feel like I am sitting around a campfire starring up at the sky with that beautiful paper! I need to picture a campfire cause it is December! That ribbon is gorgeous with your gold "medallion". This is a prize winning card! Merry Christmas!


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