Sunday 30 November 2014

Stars to celebrate too ...

A quick post with a second card.  This time layers, textures, inks as well as die cuts! Still clean and simple with lots of white space but not one layer - the idea and layout is the same as the earlier card I posted here.

This time I started with a piece of water colour card which I blended with distress inks and then spritzed with water.  Once dry I stamped over the top, with the same inks, using the Gorgeous Grunge set to create some texture.  I then used a star mask and some clear texture paste to add some shine but like clear embossing it is difficult to see in photographs. I used the stars mask and some texture paste coloured with distress inks to add a layer of stars in the background.

This is the card:
Too late to photograph in the sunshine!

I should have taken this photograph before die cutting the stars!
You can see the detail created by the stamps.
I'm entering this in the "Less is More" challenge.

I used:

Golden Gel Light Molding Paste
Cosmic Shimmer Texture Paste, Clear
Distress Inks - Peacock Feathers, Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean
Stampin Up - Not Quite Navy INk
Stampin Up - Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set,  Stars decorative mask
Clearly Besotted - Many Messages Stamp Set
Sizzix Framelits - Star dies



  1. Gorgeous card Elaine,loving all the stars:)

    Big hugs
    Donna xxx

  2. Very stylish Elaine, I love the paper you created for your stars
    Thanks so much for joining our 200th Challenge at Less is More
    LIM Designer

  3. Fantastic technique to those stars Elaine and thanks for explaining it. Makes a super striking celebration card.
    Thanks so much for joining our special 200th challenge this week and for your continued support.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

  4. Another great card here Elaine, I love your fabulous coloured stars ;) Viv xx
    Guest LIM Designer

  5. This looks awesome :) I love how u worked on the BG for the stars :)

  6. Oh, Elaine, I love how you are creating die cuts in these last few posts from your brilliant distressed background papers!! They are lushilicious!! (By the way, the new Virginia's View Challenge is "distressed!") Hugs, Darnell

  7. I really like this version too Elaine!
    Thanks so much once more
    "Less is More"


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