Twas such a dull day outdoors with more snow this morning so was quite content to stay indoors and fit a bit of creativeness in. This simple sketch from CAS Colours & Sketches #312 grabbed me today:
Now I can be a little stick in the mud when it comes to sketches, too timid to push the limits in interpretation of a sketch so today I forced myself to be liberal. I took a discretion to use a beautiful star shape for the focal point - I mean whats an extra angle on a rectangle and then squished around a bit? I had fun!
I used a backdrop of kraft cardstock and added a layer of DP from DCWV atop. I trimmed a bit of gold sparkly ribbon and fringed the bottom a bit. I stamped this gorgeous star from Close to my Heart "Shining Star" using versamark embossing ink and then Ranger "Queens's Gold" embossing powder. I layered it on top of white cardstock and trimmed an edge. I stamped the "you're a star" from the same stamp set. I twined some very fine gold thread around the star, added foam tape and tacked it onto my card. My final touch are the three April Crystals from Studio Katina.
I was pleased my card came together in the end - sometimes mid-card I get doubtful. How about you, do you have a time your confidence falters while building cards?