Friday, November 23, 2012

Twinkle Twinkle

Lythan's in the Hostess seat this week on the Daring Cardmakers 
and has chosen
Twinkle Twinkle
 as her title - meaning Stars is the theme
 Obviously a great subject for Christmas cards,but easily adapted for lots of other occasions.  Every week our design team create a whole galaxy (hahaha) of beautiful cards, and this week is not exception - visit our blog HERE to see this week's starry selection
When ideas fail for "boy" birthday cards it's usually to stars that I turn to fill up the scary white space!

I did make a Christmas card  - got to keep filling up that box!    I didn't use Christmas papers though
It was a bit of a rush job - borrowing an idea I saw on the Clear And Simple phone App, actually.  I don't think I was in a very creative frame of mind yesterday afternoon - it was the first time I'd even sat at mu desk all week and I'm not sue I was properly awake tbh!

Anyway, here's my card
There are several layers to this, but I don't think it's really come off - maybe I'll have another go and see if I can get a better effect with a bit of tweaking!

Materials and Tools
14x14 smooth white card, plus extra for the upper layer
Papers:MME Lime Twist 6x6 (papers from 2 of the pads are used)
Glitter card (Best Creations)' Turquoise and Red
Narrow red ric-rac braid, Red and White gingham ribbon
Decal sticker sentiment
Dies: Marianne Star (from bauble and star set)
Punch: EK Success tiny stars - circle of 6 stars

I cut the star first in plain papers from the MME pads, but I wanted a glittered backing piece to show through all the holes, but unfortunately these dies don't have a plain shape to do that with easily Anyhooo.....this Glitter card from Best Creations (I get it from Craftz Boutique) is fantastic as there are lots of colours and although it's really, really glittery there is none of that glitter shedding you get with most glitter cards.  However, cutting intricate dies is very tricky and not always particularly successful - the card has a sort of plasticised covering and backing and some dies just don't cut through.   But in this case I was happy that the die didn't cut all the way though - before removing it from the die I glued a star cut from scrap paper to the back, thus retaining all the little pieces in place and giving me a matching star without the filigree pattern. ta-dah!

That's it for today, thank you for coming to visit my sick room, I hope you didn't catch anything while you were here! hehe

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Lythan said...

there are certainly a lot of stars on this one Kathy. And lovely it is too :) Hope you are feeling much better soon

Kate M said...

I think that this is really pretty!!

Eleanor Bell said...

I love it Kathy xx

lindyloo said...

awww this is a lovely so pretty x

Zoe said...

Lovely card xx

Linda said...

I am loving the stars they are really beautiful. A gorgeous card.

Linda xxx

Kaz said...

This is gorgeous Kathy, I love how you've come up with so many designs. HOpe you feel better very soon xxx

Sharon (glitterangel) said...

Gorgeous card Kathy, I love those stars, and I bet they look amazing irl. xx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really gorgeous love those stars and the ribbons look beautiful

Hazel said...

Super stars (and you are too with your super crafting) x