I’m back with another card with stars. My intention for this card was for Christmas, but after completing it, I think it could be used for a birthday or congratulations as well. Again, no time for detailed instructions, but I will give you a list of materials used. Since so much went into the background, I didn’t want to cover up too much of it. So I chose to use an open star and a die cut word.
- 110# Neenah Crest Solar White Cardstock for the card base – 5.5 x 8.5 inches, folded in half making a 4.25 x 5.5 inch A2 size card
- watercolor paper
- Kuretake Pearl Colors Watercolor Set
- 8″ round watercolor brush
- cup of water
- heat gun – Dry watercolor paper between applications.
At first I spritzed water on the watercolors and laid a rag on top to pick up the sprinkles. But because these are pearlized colors, the lift left the paper looking too washed out, and I wanted vivid colors. Later I re-applied the watercolors.
- Tim Holtz Black Soot Paint
- wide, flat watercolor brush
- heat gun
After the black paint was dry, I swiped the pearlized white watercolor over the black brush strokes. Then I reapplied the pastel pearl watercolors and dried the paper.
- Simon Says Stamp Falling Stars Stencil
- Ranger Texture Paste with Nuvo Silver Moondust Glitter Drops mixed in (In hindsight, I wish I had used Nuvo White Blizzard Glitter Drops mixed in instead).
Let this air dry.
- Simon Says Stamp Holiday Borders (strip of stars)
- VersaFine Tuxedo Black Ink Pad
Stamp three short strips from the edge.
- My Favorite Things Polka Dot Background
- Hero Arts White Pigment Ink
Stamp mostly on the black strips. Dry
Trim watercolor paper down to 3.75 X 5.0 inches.
- Beadalon Silver Polyester Thread for bows
- Zots Clear Adhesive Dots, Small
- Provocraft Cuttlebug Die Cut and Emboss Machine
- Simon Says Stamp Sketched Star Die
- Simon Says Stamp Large Holiday Dies, Stars
- Tim Holtz Holiday Words Die Set
- DCWV The Cardstock Stack 6 x 6 inch Paper Pad, Glitzy Glitter – Cut one each.
- 110# Neenah Crest Solar White Cardstock – Cut 2.
- Ranger Multi Medium Matt Glue
I glued the first white stars to the card front. Then stacked the stars, gluing them together with the pink glitter stars on top.
- Nuvo White Blizzard Glitter Drops – They are difficult to see on the photo, but I put droplets in a few places in sets of 1 or 3.
- Nuvo Crystal Drops Gloss, Ebony Black, around the edge of the watercolor paper as well as the top and bottom of the strip.
- Ranger Star Dust Stickles – This was radiated from the large star.
The Nuvo and Stickles were left to dry on their own.
I hope you like this card. I love the colors. It’s interesting to see the contrast between the faded-looking pearled background and the glitzy sparkle of the embellishments. Thanks for stopping by. I’ll catch you next time.
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge It’s Written in the Stars http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/
Word Art Wednesday Challenge #300-#301 Anything Goes http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com/