Hi All! I hope that you had a good weekend. So here, slightly later than promised, is the star card I was “teasing” you with on Thursday:
Such an easy card to make, but so effective! Here’s another version, you might notice that the stripes on the star are slightly different:
How did I work out the best balance of colours for the rainbow? Using my trusty Colour Coach! Love it:
This little tool has swatch cards for all of the main colour family colours contained within it, and you can buy add-ons for the two sets of in colours to get the complete colour set for Stampin’ Up! Once I had chosen my colours, I pulled the markers out of my Many Marvellous Markers set and got to work colouring onto the stamp from Bright and Beautiful (from the Autumn/ Winter seasonal catalogue). It is always best to colour the lightest inks first, to minimise contamination between your marker tips. I had cut the star (using the coordinating Star framelits) from the top piece of Whisper White cardstock, then laid that over the top of the second piece and stamped through the cut-out (after breathing on the stamp to re-awaken the ink) to ensure it lined up correctly.
The base (stamped) piece was mounted onto a base card of Real Red using snail, but you could also use the new Fast Fuse adhesive. The top piece was then stamped with “Birthday Star” using a “birthday” stamp from one set (which I will have to let you know later!), and the Blockhead alphabet for the star. This was stamped in Island Indigo, and then the panel was mounted over the base star using Stampin Dimensionals. I added an insert for the card to be signed, as Real Red is quite a dark colour to write onto. I used plain white paper for the insert.
The card was well received by the person I gave it to – he was very impressed, which is always nice! I will be back tomorrow with… shhhh… Christmas! Hurrah! 🙂