Friday 12 January 2018

As You See It 167 - Design Team Card

Welcome to our first 2018 challenge! We enjoyed seeing all the different ways people included some 'sparkle' into our last challenge and selecting our Top Pick and Featured Artist was tough.

Amanda has given us an interesting sketch this time around.

It seemed to me that this sketch was calling for the sentiment to be centre stage, so I used a new set, Happy Wishes. This set is one of the new Level 2 Sale-a-bration rewards, so is free with any qualifying order of $220. This is the first time I've played with it and the first choice was which of the many different combinations of words to use. In the end, 'Best Wishes' gave the most open-ended option.

First, I stamped 'best' in Lemon-Lime Twist, then daubed on some Emerald Envy on the top portion, then uses a Berry Burst marker to highlight the flowers and finally - stamped it! I coloured some of the white dots on the letters in Berry Burst to carry to colour through and added in 'wishes'.

This lovely, fresh colour combination comes from this week's challenge at Fab Friday and I will enter this card there. If you're liking these colours, there's still time to join in there too (before 18 January).

At As You See It, we like to see what you do with the challenge. You can join in with us up to 11.55 p.m. on Wednesday 24 January PST. Link up and show us how you see it!

If you live anywhere in New Zealand and don't have a Stampin' Up demonstrator, I'd love to help you with ideas and Stampin' Up products. Sale-a-bration is on and there's a new Special Occasion Catalogue out. Please message me through my Facebook page, linked in the sidebar of this blog or leave a comment below. 

If you live in New Zealand and you would like to join my Stampin' Up team, message me for a chat. And, of course, you can shop with me from anywhere in New Zealand.

Ingredients - all products Stampin' Up
Card: Emerald Envy, Whisper White, Fresh Floral DSP
Stamps: Happy Wishes
Inks: Emerald Envy, Lemon-Lime Twist, Berry Burst
Other: Stitched shape framelits, Lots of Labels framelits, dimensionals, Berry Burst marker, Emerald Envy enamel dots (retired), Petal Burst embossing folder.


  1. Jan this card is lovely - so fresh and vibrant! I love the sketch this week; the DT have all done such awesome jobs with it though, I think I'm going to really have to get my thinking cap on to come up with a worthy entry for sure!

  2. Jan, this is gorgeous! Thanks so much for your step by step of how you achieved your glorious coloring! It's truly lovely! Thanks so much for playing at Fab Friday!

  3. So pretty! Love the way that you did the sentiment, I need to give it a try too! Thanks for joining us at Fab Friday, hope to see you again soon!

  4. This is so cool!! The way you did that sentiment is so striking!! I have never seen it done that way!!

  5. This is so pretty - you've definitely got the most out of that 'best' sentiment. Even with your explanation, I'm not sure I could achieve the same result!

  6. Love the way you used all 3 colors on the "best"! It really highlights all the details in one stamp! Thanks for sharing at Fab Friday!

  7. Gorgeous, Jan! Perfect use of these colors with a clean card. <3