Friday, May 30, 2014

Seeing Stars!

Zuzana is the hostess for the Daring Cardmakers Challenge this week:

  'Wish Upon A Star' 
Do you like watching the stars in summer? I believe everyone does! My favourite are meteor showers. You don't need any special equipment. Spread a blanket on the ground and look up into the dark night sky.

  Now, I would like to see stars on your cards. Create a project with a universe or astronomy theme, fairy-tales, sports, birthday stars, music rock stars, stars on the flag ... whatever you fancy!  
  There are some fabulous and inspiring designs from our Design Team - visit the BLOG to see them. 

Even though I quite often choose stars for those tricky male cards for some reason this time I found it quite hard to see beyond Christmas themes.  So I turned to my trusty Funky Hand stash and in particular the Papercraft Factory CDs - oh how fab these CDs are with so many paper choices, images and even templates for making all manner of things - all resizeable in the built-in workspace. 
The papers I've used are from the "Happy, Happy Birthday" CD and I've mixed the "Just for Men" and "Birthday Boy" colour sets to make this card
Papers all from "Happy, Happy Birthday" CD by Funky Hand printed on white Bazzill
large and small bunting is handcut
Large star punch, stars folded for dimension*
Inks, Bakers Twine
* to make the 3D stars, use a punched or die cut star then fold (wrong sides and crease on all the lines shown - try to avoid creasing too hard at the centre point (you might end up with a hole, or a "scuffed" patch if you do)
Open out and now form just the bits of the lines marked red into valley folds

Now just squeeze in on the folds on the pointed sections until you get the shape you like.  

I used Collal 3D glue to fix my stars to the card

That's it for this time, thanks for visiting - please leave a comment


Susan Kennedy said...

This is so beautiful!! LOVE the papers you've used and the colors are perfect! Love the inking on the edges.. Those stars are amazing!!!! LOVE THEM!!!!

- Susan
{Scrap A Thousand Words}
Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges (Current DT Call)

Anice said...

This is wonderful Kathy. I love the stars. Thanks for the tutorial, I'll be having a go at them. They are perfect for on male you have proved. :)
Anice xx

Kath said...

I like the FH papers too. Lovely card Kathy.

Angelnorth said...

Great masculine design, love the shaped stars!

Lythan said...

this is a great mans card. Love those 3D stars :)

Miri said...

Your card is great, Kathy! I love the colours and the awesome bunting

Svenja said...

The 3D stars really do look great. Thanks for the tutorial on how to make them!

Anonymous said...

Fab card Kathy and love the 3d stars!

Zuzana Obert said...

Beautiful card with beautiful stars! I will definitely try your 3D effect. Thank you for sharing in your mini tutorial.

Zuz. xx(hug)xx