Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Hey, Super Star

I was so busy for a while with end of school stuff and Etsy orders that I didn't get much of a chance to just play.  Now that things have calmed down a bit I'm back to dinkin' around with stamps and ink.

This card is for a couple of challenges:  Top Tip Tuesday's Masculine theme and CASual Friday's Text theme. 

When I think of guy cards I automatically reach for kraft and think stars.  I know...not very original but it's just the way my brain works.  This probably looks more complicated than it is; it came together very quickly. 

•  I cut the stars from a book page that had been colored with Distress Inks.  A couple of scores later I had 3D stars and added a dot of Stickles in the center of each.
• I stamped the star border and sentiment directly on the kraft base and colored a couple of letters with watercolor pencils.
• A strip of washi tape and another block of book text complete the right side and the strip of wood grain on the bottom was left over from another project.
• The red strip tied with hemp string slips over the card to keep it closed  (it's a lopsided gate-fold card).

TOP TIP:  Use watercolor pencils to add color on a kraft base.  The color will really stand out.

Thanks for stopping by today!


  1. Love this design and those stars are fab! Looks great with that text panel down the side :) Thanks for playing this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

  2. Brilliant guys card!! love the dimension in those texty stars and I always think Kraft is great for masculine cards too :0)
    So glad you shared your creativity with us this week at CASual Fridays :0)
    Jenny x

  3. Great card LOVE the stars and fab Tip, Thanks for playing along at Top Tip Tuesday this time for our 1 for the Men challenge, hugs Samantha :0)


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