Christmas Blessings Star

I love how this card turned out.  I used the single stamp Christmas Star.  It is much bigger than I thought it was going to be.  It’s nearly as big as my hand.  The single stamp flyer shows it much smaller.

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I originally created this as a WOW Holiday swap for a swap group that I’m in called the GoDiva’s.  There are lots of really WOW card ideas in this group and I always wonder is mine WOW enough to be included.  I mailed off my swaps and received a bag in return of a whole bunch of new ideas.  I also decided to use this as my swap card at my PAWS team meeting earlier this month.

Here is how I made it:

  • The card base is Soft Suede card stock.
  • Then there is a Very Vanilla layer – first I stamped “Christmas Blessings” using Soft Suede ink (and yes I did use a Stamp-a-ma-jig for these to make sure they were really straight).  Then I used the polka dot stencil from the Build A Banner Kit, Gold Ink and a sponge dauber – I added gold polka dots in the background – somewhat random and varying the intensity of the gold.  I also stamped the small splatter dots from Gorgeous Grunge in Crumb Cake ink and sponged the edges.
  • I stamped the Christmas Star on Very Vanilla card stock using Soft Suede ink.  Cut the star out and then scored it on all the lines so that I could fold the star and make it 3-D.
  • Using half of a tea lace doily it was ruffled up and glued to the back of half the star.  I added the star to the front of the card – stack up dimensionals under the center so it doesn’t flatten out.
  • I added a Jumbo Rhinestone to the center of the star.
  • To finish the card I used the Naturals Cotton ribbon – cut the length that you want, then cut it in half through the whole length and then in half again – so you are using 1/4 of the width of the ribbon – I wanted the fraying to give it a natural look.

Thanks for stopping by today.

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One thought on “Christmas Blessings Star

  1. Gorgeous. I keep telling myself that I don’t need any more Christmas stamps, especially limited edition, but then … Thanks so much for sharing.

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