Friday, April 26, 2024

Delicate Forest for As You See It Challenge #322

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 This week's As You See It Challenge is titled Mission Impossible, and it's about using your least used colour to make a card. Actually, it's a Fill-In-The-Blank Challenge, where you have to finish the sentence by filling in the blank, then use the words with which you filled in the blank to inspire your card. Here's the challenge banner to look at:

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As you see, the sentence you have to complete by filling in the blank is: The colour I use the least in my crafting is: ___________. I would fill in that blank with the colour Blackberry Bliss! It's not that Blackberry Bliss is an ugly colour! Quite the contrary, it is rich and beautiful. The reason I shy away from using it can be encapsulated in this one photo:

purple fingers

Yes, it is an intense colour that gets all over everything, including my fingers, after which I tend to transfer it to other parts of my card where it is not wanted! All unknowingly! So I tend to avoid it!

Nevertheless, I accepted the mission, (I had no choice!!) and decided to go with the Delicate Forest stamp set. Here's how it turned out:

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  • I took a 5 1/4" x 4" piece of Basic White cardstock in the landscape orientation, at inked up the large tree image from the Delicate Forest stamp set, then stamped it 3 times without reinking, with the darkest image being in the middle.
  • This layer was adhered to a Blackberry Bliss card base of 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored and folded at 4 1/4".
  • Then I cut a 1 1/4" x 5 1/4" piece of Petunia Pop, one of the new In Colours in the up coming 2024/25 Annual Catalogue. On it I stamped images of the flowering grasses from the Delicate Forest stamp set in varying degrees of intensity, by stamping either fully inked or stamped off.
  • I used a Blending Brush to add some Blackberry Bliss ink around the edges of the Petunia Pop cardstock to help blend in the images. This strip of cardstock was adhered over the Basic White Layer, even with the outside edges of the card base.
  • The sentiment, also from Delicate Forest, was stamped in Blackberry Bliss on Basic White and die cut with a new label die from the new Unbounding Love Dies, which will be available with the launch May 1st of the new 2024/25 Annual Catalogue. I simply used Seal to attach it to the right side of the strip.

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*Petunia Pop 81/2" x 11" Cardstock; *Unbounded Love Dies

*Products will be available when the 2024/25 Annual Catalogue launches May 1st.

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

CASEing Lynda Jacobson Day for New at SU

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Welcome to our April NEW AT SU! Blog Hop! We love to share creative ideas from Stampin' Up! with you. I've really been looking forward to today's Blog Hop, because we're doing something completely different: we're CASEing a team member that we have been assigned, and I have been assigned Lynda Jacobson Day, from My Flutterby Moments. If you follow that link, you will not only find Lynda's awesome blog, but you should land right on the page with the cards I want to CASE. I love these cards because of the bright, appealing colours, and the attractive layout. The chemistry lab equipment is fun because you can add different coloured liquid to each, again in bright, appealing colours and you see it because the equipment is all see-through glass!

lynda's yellow lab card

lynda's orange lab card

I decided to use the Brewed for You stamp set for my CASE because it, too, has glass vessels that I can colour liquids of different colours in, and you can see the colours. It also has some cute 'punny' sentiments that would fit on a card front like these. Then I got busy. I decided to use Daffodil Delight for one card base, and Coastal Cabana for the other, both Brights. The Coastal Cabana gives a change from Pumpkin Pie and creates a nice counterpoint to the yellow! Here they are:

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  • I started with a bases of Daffodil Delight and Coastal Cabana cardstock measuring 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", and scored at 4 1/4". I stamped a smaller 5 1/4" x 4" piece of the same colour for each with the bubbly foam stamp in the same colour inks all around the outside of this card layer.
  • I adhered these layers to their respective home bases. 
  • I stamped the three different beverage containers twice on Basic White card stock using Memento Jet Black ink, then coloured each one in using Stampin' Blends Combo Packs in Daffodil Delight, Lemon Lolly, Granny Apple Green, Lemon Lime Twist, Melon Mambo, and Flirty Flamingo. I also stamped the two sentiments on left over pieces of Basic White, with Melon Mambo and Coastal Cabana ink.

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  • The pieces were all die cut with the coordinating dies, and the sentiment cut with either the Deckled Circles dies or the Tailor Made Tags dies". The pieces were mounted on layers of Basic White, 4" x 3", using dimensionals. The tag had some blue Baker's Twine added and trimmed off after tying a bow. The other sentiment was mounted on a piece of Brights Colours Melon Mambo DSP and added with a mix of dimensionals and Stampin Seal.
  • Another piece of Brights DSP (One in Granny Apple Green and one in Lemon-Lime Twist), cut at 4 1/4" x 4" were added to the back of the the white layers and then added to the card front, centered with dimensionals.
  • I stamped the bubbles in some of the drinks and above them as shown. I added a bow in yellow Baker's Twine to the top of the round sentiment. Finally, I Add some Glossy Dots in blue and yellow!

I hope you enjoyed this project made with the Brewed for You Bundle, and honouring Team Member, Lynda Jacobson Day. I hope I've done her talent justice.
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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Friday, April 12, 2024

Irresistible Blooms for As You See It Challenge #321 - Monochromatic Cherry Blossom

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It's my favourite challenge time at As You See It Challenges. This week we are doing a colour challenge, and not only is it my favourite kind of challenge, but I was the one who came up with it. So if you don't like it, I'm the one you curse! But the photo on the challenge banner was so pretty, I knew right away that it would be the photo for the challenge. 

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Those delicate cherry blossoms dictated a fragile monochromatic pink palette with a little touch of yellow! I immediately thought of the Irresistible Blooms bundle from the Online Exclusives. I went right away to check that you could still order them and, though they are in low inventory, they can still be ordered! The flower stamps just reminded me of these blossoms as large as they are. Here's the result:

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  • I started with a card base of Bubble Gum cardstock cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and scored at 4 1/4".
  • I added a piece of the Hello, Irresistible 6x6 DSP to the card front. It was cut at 5 1/4" x 4".
  • I die cut some Basic White cardstock using the second largest Deckled Rectangle dies and embossed it using one of the Basic Embossing Folders. Before embossing it, I stamped two areas with the splatter stamp from the Irresistible Blooms stamp set, in Calypso Coral.
  • I cut out a backing of Flirty Flamingo cardstock measuring 3 1/2" x 4 3/4".
  • For the flowers, I embossed two of the large blossoms and two of the small blossoms from the stamp set in white embossing powder and then coloured them in using Stampin' Blends in Flirty Flamingo, Bubble Bath and Daffodil Delight. I die cut each one and used the bone folder to fold some dimension into the petals.
  • I die cut one of the horizontal embellishments in white as well, cut it in half, and trimmed off pieces to make it look like sprigs to put behind the blossoms.
  • To assemble, I used glue dots to attach the sprigs, and glue dots and dimensionals to attach the blossoms to the card front.
  • I tied a bow using the Bubble Bath from the 3/8" Sheer Ribbon Combo pack and added it among the blossoms using a glue dot.
  • Using the smallest Deckled Rectangle die, I cut two, one from Flirty Flamingo and one from Calypso Coral. I embossed the sentiment on both using White Embossing Powder. I wanted to see which one looked best in front. I settled on Flirty Flamingo and put the Calypso Coral behind as a matte. They were mounted on dimensionals.
  • Finally, I added some pink rhinestones I had in my stash.
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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.

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