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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!

3 comments:

  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!

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  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

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  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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