Thursday, 23 May 2013

Starry Card

I must be in the mood for stars lately, because this card, like my last one, also uses stars.  This time I'm using the colors from Dynamic Duos and the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches.  This also meets the criteria for this week's CAS Masculine challenge at The Paper Players.

I'd forgotten what a lovely color Pacific Point is - especially when paired with black.  And this sketch is a keeper!

This was one of those rare instances where I knew who I was making this card for and I knew I would be mailing it, so I tried to keep it flattish.  

I used the retired Seeing Stars set again and I also dug out some old rub-ons called Anchored.  Anybody remember rub-ons LOL?  I stamped the two large stars using a large and smaller outline stamp.  The small star is a rub-on which I then punched out with the retired small star punch.  The black panel has been embossed with a circle EF (hard to see in the photo).  Before I put the card together, I thought it would be fun to punch out part-star shapes from the black panel, so that the stamped and cut stars would be nicely framed.  I like the effect.

The sentiment is also a rub-on from Anchored.

Thanks for looking.

Products used (all Stampin' Up! unless otherwise stated):

Stamps:  Seeing Stars
Cardstock:  Whisper White; Pacific Point; Basic Black
Ink:  Basic Black
Accessories:  Anchored Rub-Ons; small and large star punches; circle EF (Craft Creations)

Edited to Add:  This card was chosen at Dynamic Duos for a Dynamic Darling award and also at Freshly Made Sketches as a Perfect Princess card.



Marie said...

FAB card, Karren. Love how you we able to combine the three challenges.

Janet Zeppa said...

Karren your card is lovely! You just can't go wrong with stars.....right? Thanks for playing along with us at Dynamic Duos!

Tracey McNeely said...

Karren love your stars and great way to combine challenges. Thank you so much for joining us this week at Dynamic Duos!

Amy O said...

What a great card! I love the way you cut out the stars on the black panel, and I love the CAS look. Thanks for joining us at the Paper Players this week!

LeAnne said...

I love the effect you created with the stars, and that sentiment matches perfectly! Thanks for playing with the Players this week!

Allisa said...

Love the negative cut out with the stars. Thanks for playing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Justin said...

So simple yet fun! Thanks for joining us at the Paper Players this week!

Alison Barclay said...

Cool & fun card!! Those stars just rock!! :)
Thanks for joining us this week at Dynamic Duos :)

Cindy Hall said...

This is such a wonderful masculine card, and so clean and fresh. I love the stars and the way you combined the challenges so perfectly! Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Jen said...

I remember rub-ons! Especially since I've got a ton of them! How nice that you found a use for them on this awesome CAS card! I've always been a big fan of stars and they always make cards special! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Narelle Farrugia said...

I sigh every time I see how a clean card should look - this is yet another gorgeous clean card! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!
ps. had a ball at convention - you need to make it to Melb next year!