Welcome to the new challenge at As You See It! This week, we have what I always think of as a recipe challenge. A bit like that cooking show, Chopped where contestants get a box of ingredients and you have to put them all together into something delicious.
So, the challenge is to create a card that uses stars, a die cut, ribbon, red and Christmas. And it's only July!
I'm so pleased that Dashing Deer has carried over into the new catalogue. This set was my favourite from last Christmas. I just love that stamped and die-cut stag - I can't get enough of him!
The only tricky thing is that if you want to pop him up off the page, it can be hard to get the dimensionals under the antlers. I get around that by die-cutting the stag out of thick white cardstock a couple of times and layering them together. It also gives the delicate antlers more strength - less likely to get ripped.
I've used a couple of retired items from my Christmas stash. The Lucky Stars embossing folder is a keeper and is great for Christmas cards like this. I also found a couple of the gold stars and some narrow gold ribbon that added a final touch to the deer's ribbon and the greeting. The DSP is from the scrap basket.
How do you see this challenge? We'd love to have you show us and you have the next fortnight to share in with us. You can see what the rest of the design team have done here.
If you live in New Zealand and don't have a demonstrator, I'd love to be yours. I can help you with ideas and provide you with Stampin' Up products. Message me by visiting my Facebook page - there's a link in the sidebar of this blog. Or you can leave a comment below. You can shop with me from anywhere in New Zealand by clicking on the SHOP NOW button in the sidebar or clicking on any of products below will take you to my on-line store.
Product ListNote: The embossing folder, DSP, gold stars and ribbon are retired items.