Friday 26 August 2022

Butterfly Brilliance et al for AYSI 282

Welcome to the latest challenge at As You See It and after recipe week, it's always theme week. I hope you like this theme because I chose it way back in January when I was in the first flush of being a first-time Grandma!

I've been thinking a lot lately about how to best build your stamp collection when you first start out. I always advise people to look for something 'versatile'. This is something you often hear but what does it actually mean? I think it means looking for images that could easily be used for different occasions by changing up the colours and/or the sentiment. For that reason, I often suggest that a good first or second set is something floral, foliage or butterflies and a set with a variety occasions in the sentiment.

So, although I have a couple of excellent baby specific sets, I set out to make something without using them to illustrate the point. 😀

I used the Butterfly Brilliance set and coordinating Brilliant Wings dies. Instead of a sentiment set, I used something similar. I used the new Alphabest bundle, which lets you create your own wording. The 'hello' is from a set in my stash, Forever Fern.

Since I was making baby cards, I stuck with pastel colours, one each of So Saffron, Pool Party and Blushing Bride.  You could choose whatever colour you like with this layout.

You can see how I made these cards in this video.

You can see what the rest of the team did with these ingredients and link up your own entry at the As You See It Challenge page. We'd love to see what you do with this theme!

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  1. You are so clever! I live in awe of your brilliance! I was wondering about that DSP until it finally hit me! Duh! She made it herself!! Beautiful cards! Love the different coloured hexagons on the front!

  2. These are brilliant, Jan! Love the look of that alphabet - I might have to give in on that one, lol. Such great design for these cards!

  3. Love the colour's and design, you never cease to amaze me with your beautiful work

  4. Beautifully done Jan! My favorite thing is the alphabet - that is a stamp set that I have been so so on and I think you just pushed me to the need to buy!