Here’s this week’s As You See It Challenge card! I hope you’ll hop on over to the challenge blog at www.AsYouSeeItChallenge.com and check out what the rest of the design team has to share, as well as join in on the challenge yourself! Lighthearted Leaves is my stamp obsession for fall and when I saw this color combo from fellow demonstrator, Teneale, I had to try it out! It may be my new favorite color combo!
The leaf is definitely the star of the card. I kept the rest very simple to let it shine! That’s really where all the time is on this card. It is stamped in VersaMark and white heat embossed onto Shimmery White cardstock. I LOVE how this paper takes watercoloring and also the shimmery shine that shows through as well.
Let’s talk dimension! I’ve become obsessed with the tip from Jennifer McGuire to use Fun Foam (yes, like the kind kids love!) behind large layers. She did a comparison with regular foam adhesive and with the Fun Foam where she actually mailed them to herself. The results were pretty interesting; regular foam adhesive really smashed in the mail, leaving any areas without foam adhesive sunken in while the fun foam card looked perfect. I ordered Fun Foam that day! So it is behind the main panel. I still LOVE Stampin’ Dimensionals for the smaller pieces on cards, like my leaf here.
The silver sequins were glued on with the new Fine-Tip Glue Pen in the Holiday Catalog. The sentiment was stamped with Lost Lagoon ink onto the Lost Lagoon cardstock. This tone-on-tone effect is striking and provides a bit deeper color than the VersaMark watermark look.
I’m going to try making my blog posts a bit shorter by not doing the full How To list. I’ve also added in a great feature that shows the products on my card – simply click on an item to see it in my Online Store. However, I am always thrilled when I find a card I love and the measurements to make it are given so I’ll continue that. As always, if you have any questions about the project, feel free to leave a comment and I’ll reply with the answer!
Whisper White Thick Cardstock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
Lost Lagoon Cardstock: 5 1/4″ x 4″
Season of Cheer DSP (Old Olive Pattern): 1 3/4″ x 4″
Silver Glimmer Paper: 1/8″ x 4″
Hi there!!! Are you enjoying my Friday posts for the As You See It Design Team? I’m sure enjoying making these projects with the awesome inspiration from the challenge blog. I combined this week’s color challenge with a few other ones so I’ll list those below. 🙂
Super simple card for you today! I LOVE the sketch from over at Retro Sketches and I thought a simple layout would be best for this bright and funky color combination of Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, and Gumball Green. I only used ONE stamp set on this project! (Ok, that’s like, a miracle for me!) I’ve been loving the fun and surprise of getting a new Best of set each month featuring a theme and best selling stamps fitting that theme from the 25 years SU! has been in business!!! The set I used here was the Best of Autumn! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! *Side Note: The Best of Christmas released on October 1st and is going to have to be mine!!! It’s so awesome!
As far as details, I have just a couple here. The greeting was stamped in VersaMark and heat embossed with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder onto the Gumball Green cardstock. I added a couple of pearls to mimic the dots in the sketch. Then I used a temporary adhesive to layer the Gumball Green cardstock piece onto my leaf stamped Whisper White panel and used straight piercing template from the Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack (along with a Paper Piercer and Stampin’ Pierce Mat) to pierce holes that would outline the Gumball Green piece. It’s easier to see in person. Then I popped the Gumball Green piece up on Stampin’ Dimensionals and onto the Whisper White piece. This whole panel then was glued to a Pumpkin Pie card base. I tied some Whisper White Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon around the top to finish it off! (I did a bow instead of a knot this time to add a little more weight on the left side of the card to balance it a bit more.)
This card was entered into challenges at: Retro Sketches, Tuesday Throwdown, Dream Valley Challenges, Moving Along with the Times, Creative Craft Challenges 2, Pile It On Challenge, and Loves Rubber Stamps.
Stampin’ Trimmer (126889)
Simply Scored Scoring Tool (122334)
Bone Folder (102300)
Craft Scissors (108360)
Paper Piercing Tool (126189)
Stampin’ Pierce Mat (126199)
Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack (126187)
White Stampin’ Emboss Powder (109132)
Heat Tool (129053)
Grid Paper (102787)
Stampin’ Scrub (126200)
Stampin’ Mist (102394)
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