It’s time for a new challenge at Cardz 4 Galz – “Something Beginning with S” and Caz, our fearless leader, is our host. The So Many Stars bundle is new in the Holiday Catalog. Because of all of the great stamps and detailed dies, I just couldn’t resist! I was looking for some inspiration and found this sample from Stampin’ Up. It was a great jumping off point for me. Can you see the similarities?
My Secrets to Making This Project
- This A6 card started with choosing colors. I wasn’t sure where this card was going when I started it (I rarely do!) but knew that I wanted the star to have color peeking through the wonderful acetate. Through some testing of different colors, I decided that color should be Crushed Curry. Both the Crushed Curry and Acetate were cut with the stitched star die and adhered together. Secret: there is a clear film on the acetate that can be removed! The easiest way to do that is to take a piece of Scotch tape and apply one end of it to the corner of the acetate. It will pick up the film and can be pulled away very easily!
- Then, I wanted the background color to be blue, so I sponged Pacific Point ink onto Whisper White cardstock, leaving it lighter in the middle to highlight the focal point.
- I took the stamps of large and small stars and stamped them with the Delicata Silvery Shimmer Ink over the Pacific Point ink. They add a great touch of sparkle without taking away from the focal star.
- The large star swirl die was cut, using Bermuda Bay cardstock. I snipped it in the middle so it could spread from behind the large star to diagonal corners. Secret: Use the stars that are cut out with this die! Not only does it add some more detail, but it also makes a great place to add glue dots! I layered a small Crushed Curry star over one as well as used another on the sentiment. Have fun with them!
- “Season’s Greetings” was stamped with Pacific Point ink onto Crushed Curry cardstock, then cropped out with a Stitched Rectangle die. Secret: To get a tighter cut with the die, I cut it with the die that fit the length of the sentiment, then had to cut it again for the width of the sentiment. After the first cut, I placed the die over the sentiment, gently feeling when the stitches fell into the already cut stiches on the sentiment. Then, I placed washi tape over both to keep it in place before cutting. Perfect!
- Before adhering everything down, I placed Gold Metallic Thread under the focal star, which was popped up with dimensionals.
Product Spotlight: So Many Stars Bundle
Here is a video to make the Stampin’ Up! card that was my inspiration!
I am submitting this card to the following challenges:
- Christmas at Sweet Stampin’ Challenge: Anything Goes with Option: Stars
- The House that Stamps Built Challenge: Anything Goes
- Watercooler Wednesday Challenge: All about Occasions
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