Sunday, 12 June 2016
Christmas Card Club - Star of Wonder
Another fortnight so it must be time for another Christmas Card Club challenge and this time it is my challenge. I aimed for something a bit different but then wish I hadn't as I've really struggled with Star of Wonder. What was I thinking!!!!! Martin suggested a pick of George Clooney as an alternative although I think secretly he was meaning himself as he is in jest referred to as George Clueknee on occasion.
However I've persevered and have come up with this card using the fab 'star' from the Kinda Eclectic stamp set. The stars, stipples and sentiments are from Holly Jolly Greetings and Crazy About You sets.
I started the card by embossing the big star with clear embossing powder and then used a sponge to add layers of ink onto a piece of Stampin Up whisper white card. I started with the palest colour soft sky and then moved through the shades of pool party, marina mist, dapper denim and ending with night of navy. I also used the night of navy marker to gently put colour on the very edge of the card. Using my embossing buddy I finally added some stars and stipples in versa mark and then embossed with silver. The design is then matted onto night of navy card and then on a pool party base.
What do you think of the ruched new ribbon in dapper denim and the cute enamel stars?
Having realised I was struggling I added a let out for the challenge of anything goes so you might see some different themes from the ladies, but they are so organised they probably had theirs done weeks ago and maybe more stars. Do take a look around as we all have very different styles and I'm sure you'll find some inspiration.
Have a great Sunday, and don't forget if you are in Hampshire come and see us at the Sincerely Yours craft show at the Mountbatten centre 10am to 3.30pm.