Monday, 10 November 2014

Glowing Christmas star using Kinda Eclectic from Stampin' Up

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But I digress! I'm here to show you the one layer Christmas card I made at the weekend when I saw the Starry Night challenge at Less is More. I'd been stamping with Stampin' Up's Kinda Eclectic stamp set when I had the idea of using that sunburst image as the glow of the Christmas star, so this was my chance to test it out! Come and see:

I masked off the bottom of the card front with a sticky note and stamped the 'glow' in So Saffron ink. A punched star, a trimmed strip of washi and a row of piercing and the card was done! I couldn't find a suitable sentiment in my collection so I used my computer to print this one.

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I dragged all my menfolk out to the shops yesterday afternoon - I hope you're impressed! They all needed one or two items of clothing and we had presents to get for some upcoming birthdays. On the way home in the car, the conversation turned to Christmas shopping with the boys saying how tricky it could be. I explained that successful gift shopping entailed listening out for clues."For example," I said."I've dropped at least ten hints about things I like while we've been shopping today!" There was an astonished silence.

See you tomorrow when I'll have TWO cards to show you!


  1. Morning Vicky I love this Christmas card it's simple but striking and the sentiment is perfect. When you create a computer sentiment do you print direct to your card or do you print onto paper and attach It?
    I've posted some notelets on my blog made using my new ink pads and card, they are brilliant I live them all
    Jackie x

    1. I don't do this very often to be honest Jackie as it's a bit of a faff! When I do, it has to be because I want a specific sentiment and I usually print it direct to my card.

      Just popping over to have a look at your notelets now! x

  2. Ha ha ha ha ha . . . I am chuckling at the "astonished silence" by the menfolk! That is so typical!

    Loving what you've done with the Kinda Eclectic set. xxx

  3. Love your starburst Vicky !

  4. What a simply stunning CAS card Vicky! Hazel xx

  5. I think your Christmas card is absolutely lovely! I did enjoy reading about your shopping trip. I know just what you mean about dropping hints! Sometimes, you just have to be direct! :)

  6. Hello Vicky

    Your card is just beautiful. The glow of the So Saffrn sun looks wonderful and I love the gold star centre.


  7. Gorgeous card Vicky! Another great idea for one of my wishlisted stamp sets :) xxx

  8. haha Vicky, I was just thinking, where is that sentiment from.... from your computer! Beautiful card! Xx Erna

  9. Very lovely card! And your "shopping with your boys" story made me giggle....!

  10. This is one gorgeous one layer design, Vicky! Fabulous texture and color!

  11. Caught my eye! Love this stamp set and the simplicity of your card.

  12. Lovely card. Great idea for the stamp set. Tracey X

  13. Super fun and clever Vicky
    Love how the star is at the base of the card.
    Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

  14. Great composition Vicky... I assume that the washi is an embellishment!!
    I love how the rays form the starshine!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  15. Vicky this is such a clever use of your stamps, very stylish card
    Thanks so much for your LIM entry
    Less is More Designer

  16. Very classy Vicky... perfect positioning of all those elements. I can just picture the conversation in the you could hear a pin drop in that silence!!! :0)

  17. Fab card Vicky, so clever too. Don't you love men and presents...leave a list I say and be done with it least you get what you want that way ;) Viv xx

  18. Love the fabulous simplicity of this card Vicky! Beautiful.


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