Friday, December 01, 2006

It's Friday, so Sing!

Yes it's that time of the week again, the latest Daring Cardmakers challenge is out and Kel wants us all to make music.

The Dare this week is to make a card featuring a song title or lyrics. Sounds simple doesn't it? Well it wasn't as easy as I thought it was going to be and I spent hours and hours at the weekend looking at website listing of songs, lyrics etc before finally the glimmer of an idea came to me.


Even then it seemed to take a while to come right and changed quite a bit (lots of card in the bin....) as I worked on it, but eventually I came up with this card using the song "When you wish upon a star" from the film Pinnochio, the lyrics were written by Ned Washington.

The blue and white card is from the Galaxy range from pda, it's a lovely card speckled with flecks of silver or gold. The words of the song were printed on the computer then I stamped and embossed a few stars around them. The first version of the card had stars all over the place but just looked messy! The layers of card are fixed with nailhead stars - they were originally brass, but I painted them with a silver Krylon pen.

I made the star embellishment myself using wire and silver and clear beads - it was quite easy really, after the star shape was formed I used the ends of the wire to twist around helping ot keep the shape and fill in the middle. The tails of the star are the rest of the wire beaded, then threaded through to the back of the blue card twisted and stuck down firmly. I added a couple of stitches through the card and around the points of the star - I always sew wire embellishments on rather than use glue as I feel it's a bit more secure.

So that's my effort, please go to the Daring Cardmakers blog to see all the other fantastic, clever and ingenious cards that have been produced this week, they're all fab and should inspire lots of you to come up with ideas of your onw - I can't wait to see the messages come pouring in saying "I've done my card, it's on my blog"

10 comments:

Paula said...

Love the card. That beaded star is fabby. I just can't "DO" beads!!!!
I'll leave beading to your department & I stick with the star-tling puns!!!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card. I love how you made that star embellishment, that is really pretty.

Anonymous said...

This is such a gorgeous card Kathy.I love the beaded star xx

Janine said...

I love what you did with this card Kathy!! But you already know that....hope your having a good weekend away!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful kathy, you're the Krylon queen this week! Rhi x

BondGirl said...

that beaded star is gorgeous, the reciptent could put it on a chain as a pendent after a while too.

Hope the weather improves soon xx

Anonymous said...

That beaded star is tooo cute Kathy, you are so clever, Your card is lovely, well done.

Anonymous said...

What a gorgeous card Kathy!

Anonymous said...

Kathy love this one.. what a clever thing you are, that star is gorgeous... Brilliant

Maisymary's Findings said...

aqrclWowza ! making the star embellishment yourself ! You are a star yourself ! lol love this card !