Tuesday, March 12, 2019

You're a STAR!

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?  


  1. Absolutely beautiful card! You couldn't have stretched the boundaries better. Can you tell I love this card.....

  2. Wow, a lot of work and love went into making your card. Nice touch to matt the star on white cardstock. I have lots of moments of self-doubt mid card so you are not alone. Thank you for joining us for this week's CC&S challenge.

  3. Beautiful design, love the gold embossing! Thanks for joining us at CC&S!

  4. Lovely take on the sketch, thanks for joining us at CC&S.


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