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Tuesday, 10 March 2020

Birthday star!

Hello crafting friends!

You may have noticed that when I'm not using florals for birthday cards I often bring out the stars. I love the celebratary feel they give.


I started this card with an inked banner that I masked off with sticky notes and blended out to a fade using distress ink. I first saw this on a card made by the talented Jan Clothier and had to borrow the idea - thanks Jan!


I've stamped a bold birthday greeting in Stampin' Up Bermuda Bay ink and I love the look! The sentiment is from MFT's All Occasion Sentiments and I masked off the dot over the 'i' before inking up so that I could replace it with a stamped star - I chose a tiny one from Holiday Home, a long-ago retired SU set.


To continue the star theme, I punched out a couple of different sized stars, popping one up on a dimensional and glueing the other. The card panel was cut out with a stitched rectangle die from Heffy Doodles for a neat finish.

CHALLENGES
I'm linking this card up at Seize The Birthday, where they want the sentiment to be the focus of a birthday card; also Less is More, where they want to see a contrast between Large and Small on a CAS card; and The Paper Players where I was inspired by this fresh colour scheme :)



AND IN OTHER NEWS
Do you remember that I left my hat on the train the other day? Well I replaced it with one that was just as comfy - that's nice isn't it? Except that I left it behind at the birthday celebrations on Sunday!!!  I'm making do with an annoying one that doesn't fit properly and is the wrong colour. But hey, one look at the news tells me that I am a very lucky lady and that a hat is not a big deal at all. My heart really goes out to all the people in the world struggling with illness.

Hugs,

22 comments:

  1. Wow - this is so cool! I am quite envious of your awesome blending and fading skills! Love the simple impact of this card. Thanks for sharing it with us at The Players this week. PS....maybe some Liquid Glue or SNAIL for your next hat?!? ;)

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    1. Thank you! And LOL, I think that red-backed tape or some superglue might be more the thing!

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  2. Seriously fab inky birthday card suitable for either (any) gender! LOL!

    Hope you find another nice comfy hat soon.

    Much xxx

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  3. Your CAS/LIM cards are really super and this is another one, love the colour combo and it doesn't need anything else, speaks for its self.
    Kath x

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    1. Thanks Kath! I loved this nice fresh colour combo too :)
      x

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  4. Such a perfect CAS design! Love the ombré-inked panel for the big bold sentiment. Great choice to use a trio of stars, too. Thanks for linking up with us at Seize the Birthday!

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    1. Thank you Lindsey! I've been wanting to join in all month and just about got in with a couple of minutes to spare!!

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  5. Oh my goodness...you definitely have had hat problems!! But no problems creating wonderfully CAS cards! I LOVE this technique and with the colors we have this week, it looks amazing! Thanks for playing with the Players this week!

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    1. Always love playing with the Players!
      I'm not a huge fan of wear hats but, with it being so wet and windy in the uk this winter, I've had to wear one so that I can see! Spring is definitely on its way though :)

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  6. Fabulous birthday card and such a super CAS design xx

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  7. Wonderful take on our challenge with this beautiful CAS card ! Love your beautiful blended stripe. Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along at Less is More.

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    1. Thanks Izzy. I saw Jan Clothier had done this and it was so effective!

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  8. This is a great minimal design Vicky! I might have to CASE you for one of my grandson's birthday cards. The stars really make it festive. It's always a pleasure to see you in the Player's gallery!

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    1. Bless you Stef, thanks! I thought it would be a good masculine card too, perhaps in different colours?

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  9. Gorgeous clean design! The colors really pop and I love the trio of stars. Thanks so much for joining us this week over at The Paper Players!

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    1. Loved those colours Anne Marie. Always fun playing with the Players!

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  10. Wonderfully clean and simple - the perfect birthday card - Jacqueline xx

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Do leave me a comment - it always makes my day! Vicky x


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