Friday, June 11, 2021

For a Superstar




How are you?  Feeling tickety-boo I hope!

We had our second Covid vaccines at the end of last week, so that's good. I hope that wherever you are, you're also managing to get vaccinated and help with getting rid of this horrible disease.  In the way of these things, it took just a couple of months to start spreading across the world, but will take years to conquer.

I've not had much crafting mojo lately and  I think I need to give myself a big kick up the pants and get back into it! I do actually have projects on my to-do list and there are deadlines for them so I do need to find that mojo soon.

This week it was my turn to set the challenge for The Daring Cardmakers and after a lot of thought and rejected ideas I settled on something which turns out to hold a very lucrative vein of inspiration - I must remember this one!

Up the Flag Pole!

I find the flags of different nations so interesting - there are some wonderful designs to be found when you start looking, some simple and elegant, and some really wild and wacky ones!
So this week I'd like you to your inspiration from the flag of a country other than your own - there are plenty to choose from! or the colours...
This web-link has a huge number of flags from all sorts of interesting places which will give you loads of ideas:

Click here to see what my fabulous Teamies have made this week

It was really hard to choose which flag to go for, but in the end I decided to go with the flag of Cuba, somewhere I visited a few years ago and found wonderfully inspiring on many levels. 

I adore that shade of blue, so decided to use the broad striped background from the flag design, but use more of the blue for the triangle, then supersize the star and make it gold for my 'well done' card


I used a top fold square card, and masked off 2.5cm stripes with washi tape before inking the blue areas. I then chopped off the excess card from the bottom.  My maths is rubbish so I wanted to make those stripes nice and easy!

The blue triangle was cut from some matching pearlescent card, and then the  star made from 2 die cuts using embossed and glitter card.

Next I made the sentiment on the pc, I made a few versions as I didn't know which I'd like best once they were printed.  I'm not very decisive! 

Aster a tussle with the printer (why are they so contrary?) I managed to finish the card a day after I started it.  Which is ridiculous for such a simple design,  So to show who was boss I added an extra star punched from red glitter card.

Thank you so much for visiting today, I hope you'll leave a comment, I really appreciate it when you do!

Happy Crafting, and please take care of yourself.


Jackie T said...

Hi Kathy this is a wonderful card. I love it. Take care. Hugs Jackie

KarinsArtScrap said...

fab card Kathy
Gr Karin

Angelnorth said...

Great bit of flag inspiration Kathy, love the supersizing of the star element and the bold, clean lines!