Wednesday, 29 June 2016


Over at Sweet Stampin' they want to see stars, so I figured I'd have a go as I haven't managed to make a card for a challenge for a while, been too busy playing! Now, as they are a stamping challenge, let's start with that. I stamped the Heartfelt Creations, Open Vintage Floret in versamark on white vellum and then heat embossed them with white embossing powder, I then fussy cut them (don't tell Hubby that I've now ordered the dies) and spritzed them with water before shaping them and layering them up. Once dry I sprayed cosmic shimmer purple chalk mist on the back to add a little colour to them. I finished them with a little dazzler from eBay in the middle.
Wondering what stars I could use, I saw my Simon Says Stamp falling stars stencil and considered creating something to enter into the latest Less is more challenge, however as with all the best laid plans, it didn't work out like that!
I used the middle two shades of Altenew purple ink through the stencil applied with an ink duster as I didn't want to create a 'flat' colour background. I then die cut a square area that I liked and also die cut squares of purple, green and matt silver to layer it up with. I had found some Sue Wilson ivy die cuts lurking in my stash box and so chose the green to match the ivy. I die cut the Sweet Dixie Believe die (that I used on my canvas a couple of weeks ago) out of purple and also out of the matt silver miri card. I was thinking of using the purple as a drop shadow behind the silver, but the silver card creased a little in the die and so I reversed them. I did stick with my original plan of adding a tiny dazzler as the dot above the i though.
Apologies for the rubbish photos, the light is dreadful at the moment, the last one shows the true colours.


  1. Hi Cara, your card is beautiful, I love how you've made your blooms and that ivy die is fabulous, brilliantly designed too, Kate x

  2. The colours are beautiful, as are those die cut flowers. The delicate background goes so well with the bold sentiment, thank you for sharing x

  3. That is a beautiful card Cara, your flowers are simply gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with Sweet Stampin' xx

  4. ooo-er Cara!!! this is lovely, great die-cuts and flowers to showcase the stars theme!
    Thanks so much for the inspiration.
    Shaz in Oz.x

    {Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

  5. The layered die looks fantastic, it had me staring at it for a while, I though I wasn't seeing it right ;)

  6. So beautiful. I think you really need to frame it!

    Susan xx

  7. What a gorgeous card. Love the stamped stars in the background, so soft and pretty. A perfect entry for our 'Stars' challenge at Sweet Stampin'. Thanks for joining in the fun with us this week. We look forward to you playing along with us again. Hugs, Wends x Sweet Stampin' DT

  8. What a pretty card, love your colour theme and the flowers are gorgeous!
    Just tell hubby you won the dies in a challenge (that's one of my top tricks hahahaha)

  9. Well done on your spotlight on Sweet Stamping last week :) x


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