Thursday, 5 July 2018

Starry Friend

Welcome to my little corner of blogland!  I'm here today with a sketch from the delightful Cecile Ribon for the latest Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

I had just received the Star Turnabout stamp and die so had to put it through its paces.  Unfortunately, I completely forgot to use the die - doh!

I set up the stamp and turntable in my Misti and then proceeded to stamp onto both a Gravel Gray panel and a white panel.  I stamped and embossed with various embossing powders - on the white panel I used Rose Gold, Antique Gold, Black Sparkle and Liquid Platinum.  On the gray panel I substituted white for the Black Sparkle, because I didn't think it would show up.  I wish I'd kept to the black sparkle but so be it.

Once I'd finished embossing, I used one of my Creative Corners to mark off the angled sides and cut the gray panel down.  I adhered it to the white panel and added some black cardstock strips.  The sentiment was die-cut from black three times and rose gold foil card once and stacked together.  The rose gold die-cut was offset slightly for added interest.  Finally I went over the word with clear sparkle pen.   Here's another angle so you can see the sparkle.

Thanks for visiting!  The DT have some gorgeous cards and we have a new guest designer joining us for July so be sure to head on over and check out their cards.

Products used:

Stamps:  Star Turnabout (Concord & 9th)
Ink:  Versamark
Cardstock:  White, Gravel Gray (MFT), Black, Rose Gold Foil
Dies:  Friends (MFT)
Accessories:  White EP (Hero Arts), Rose Gold, Antique Gold EP (SSS), Liquid Platinim, Black Sparkle EP (Ranger), Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen



Jeanne H said...

Karren - this is a spectacular card. Love it!

Linda Callahan said...

A star spangled beauty!

Barb Ghig said...

WOW! You did an amazing job with your new Turnabout stamp, Karren! I love your multi-colored embossing and how you created a shadow with foil cardstock! A really fabulous 'Friend' card!

Jen Camara Mitchell said...

This card is so sophisticated and elegant. The colors are fabulous. And don't you love those turnabout stamps...what a great invention!

Jen Brum said...

This is such a gorgeous card Karren! I love those embossed stars and that fantastic sentiment! Love the metallic look! It's beautiful!

Kim S said...

What a fun mix of stars - I love that they cross over the colors between gray and white!

Narelle Farrugia said...

How on earth did you emboss that many stars without leaving residue everywhere? Your card is totally amazing Karren!

Elisa Alcántar said...

gorgeous and bright card

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Cécile RIBON said...

What an awesome take on the sketch, Karren! You did an amazing stamping job! Love all those embossed little stars and your stacked sentiment.

Jen Timko said...

This is the perfect use of the Turnabout!!!! Love the metallics!!