Friday 13 January 2023

Beautifully Happy for AYSI 290

Welcome to a new year of challenges at As You See It. We're starting off the year with a sketch designed by team member, Jane. I love a sketch that gives parameters but is open enough that you can add your own twists - as this one does.

For the left hand panel, I used some of the Sale-a-Bration paper pack, Dainty Flowers. For the narrow vertical, I used one of the dies from Blossoming Happiness to give a kind of film strip edge.

For the main panel, I broke out another gorgeous Sale-a-Bration set, Beautifully Happy. This set is fantastic, offering outline stamps for colouring, fill in stamps to give a loose watecolour effect and a range of useful sentiments. It's a level 2 reward, meaning it's free with an order of $220 or more.  Sale-a-Bration is the best time to buy because for the money you're already spending, you can choose free items form the SAB brochure. Some of my customers save their big buying for this time of the year so they can get much more for their money. If you live in New Zealand and would like to shop with me, you can find the catalogues and my store here.

I stamped the floral spray once onto the card base, and again on a scrap of card. Then I coloured both using Stampin' Blends. That way, I could cut out some of the flowers and leaves and layer them up for a 3D effect.

As gorgeous as the spray is, my favourite stamps are the splatter (who doesn't love a splatter stamp?) and the tiny bee.

The sentiment is from the set, although I've masked out the 'FOR' that was at the start. It's popped up on dimensionals and I've added in some of the 2021-2023 In Colour Opal Rounds in Fresh Freesia to finish things off.

Don't forget to visit the As You See It page to see what the rest of the team have done with this sketch and to share your own take on the sketch. We'd love to see how YOU see it. 

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  1. This is a beautiful card, Jan. I'm so glad I visited your blog to comment or else I might not have caught the 3D effect of the blooms! I love the colours you've used as well! Happy New Year, and it's great to be back!

  2. Love this Jan - those colours are just gorgeous! Great idea to use the die for the narrow border as well xx

  3. I love this card Jan and it is making me want to ink up this set! There are two things that really make this card for me: the border detail (I had a total 'now why didn't I think of that?!' moment when I saw your card!) and the teeny tiny bee, which I missed in this set completely yet is the perfect finishing touch!

  4. A winner Jan! This is a beauty and I love the 3-D effect - an idea I will steal. It's the little extras that make this card sing - and I mean that splatter and the little bee! Excellent!!