Shining Brightly Star Trio AYSI 313

by Joanne James1. December 2023 12:00

Today I'm sharing my design team card for our new challenge over at As you See It where it's time for a speed stamping challenge chosen by Deborah:


The Shining Brightly specialty designer series paper is the only current 'starry' product that I have in my stash, so that was my starting point for today's card. As I rummaged through my stamp sets and other supplies to find things that would co-ordinate, I came across some wooden stars from last year's Christmas Memories & More packs that I had previously coloured gold for another project but not used. The stars were the same design as those on the paper and so my design was born! I remembered the sketch from Sketch Saturday and grabbed a Night of Navy card base and offcut, a circle die, some gold twine, gold foil, Versamark and gold embossing powder and the 'Joy of Noel' stamp set and set my timer for just under 10 minutes. This is my finished card: 


 Here's the low-down on today's card:

I added my DSP to my cardfront, then diecut three circles from the Navy panel, tied it with gold trim and added it to my card with dimensionals and added a wooden star to the centre of each aperture. I then heat-embossed my sentiment and fussy cut it, then added some gold foil behind it and fussy cut that too before adding to my card:


So how long did my card take? I used the full 10 minutes, although most of that time was spent heat embossing and fussy cutting my sentiment and foil shadow. I set my timer for just under 10 minutes so that it would give me a warning time to stop fussy cutting and allow me the last bit to add dimensionals and stick it to my card. I could have added it as a straight label which would have taken much less time, but I really wanted to fussy cut it to make it narrower. So what do you think? What starry creation will you create in 10 minutes or less?

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Here's a summary of our challenge rules:

  • Create any card, scrapbooking page, 3D project or packaging project that fits the challenge.
  • Please include the challenge graphic and link back to the challenge in your blog post. Turn off word verification so we can leave you lots of lovely comments. Make sure you link the post not the whole blog to the Linky. Use #AYSIXXX when uploading to a public gallery.
  • If you’re unsure about ‘the rules’, check the details under the Challenge Guidelines tab on the As You See It Challenge homepage.
  • In a speed stamping challenge, please time yourself and say in your post how long your card took to complete. 
We look forward to seeing your creations in the AYSI gallery.

Enjoy your day and I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (6) -

Heather Heroldt
Heather HeroldtUnited States
12/1/2023 7:59:34 PM #

Gorgeous, Joanne - I let this DSP pass me by and focused on the other one - you're making me regret that, lol.  Love this pretty design!

VickyUnited Kingdom
12/1/2023 8:34:37 PM #

This is lovely Joanne - loving that trio of die cut circle apertures to show off the stars. Hoping I can join in the challenge as I have some starry paper too which could make some great fast cards with a Night Divine sentiment! Thanks for the inspiration Smile Vicky x

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
12/1/2023 11:38:15 PM #

Good planning and using up leftover -good strategies for a speed challenge. This gold and navy is classic and I'm impressed you even found time to fussy cut a shadow for the sentiment! You're a speed genius!

Diane Hover
Diane HoverUnited States
12/1/2023 11:55:01 PM #

Beautiful take on our sketch, thanks for joining our fun at Sketch Saturday!!
Diane SS DT

Heather Cooper
Heather CooperCanada
12/7/2023 8:22:57 PM #

Who would have thought that a piece of cardstock with 3 circles cut in it could turn a card into something of such elegance! and in less than 10 minutes, too! You're a genius!

Jane Knudsen
Jane KnudsenUnited States
12/19/2023 2:20:00 AM #

I have to ditto Heather Cooper!  That paper is gorgeous and paired with the diecuts and the trim - brilliant!  Elegant perfection!  Merry Christmas!

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