|Hello sweet friends, TGIF!! Any fun plans for the weekend? How about a challenge? This card was created for Lily Pad's / Simon Says Stamp's challenge STARS! Visit the Lily Pad blog for all of the details and inspiration from the DT. Simon Says Stamp has a $25.00 gift certificate for one winner.|
|These are the distress markers I used and distress inks. I love how the inks and "markers" combined when I sprayed my coloring and inking with water. (I stamped & embossed in clear first)|
I used this paper but, this thick watercolor I'll be using next time.
|After die cutting the star I stamped it with this "Chevron Backdrops" by Lawn Fawn with brown distress ink and distressed it too. I placed the star so it falls under the cut out of the star on the front of my card when I mount it using pop dots.|
|I mounted my front panel to some white paper. The top left star was cut again so in this photo there is a "window" to show the star on kraft paper as seen in the above photo.|
|You can see the window in this photo. The top right star is popped up with pop dots. I love these "pop dots" because they are super sticky and have lots of dimension.|
|The die cut is Labels 16 and the sentiment is from SRM and you can find it here. After I die cut my sentiment I cut a portion off so it could tuck right under my card panel. If you have questions you can find my email on the right side of my blog so that I can answer you personally.|
I have a few questions that were left in the comment area on my blog that I would like to answer.
"What size envelope does the card fit into??" The card fits perfectly in a 5x5 square envelope the way I have the banner positioned on this card. (If I rotated the banner it would fit into a standard envelope. The banner length is 5 inches.)
This is the card that the question refers to.
"You said to add 3 coats - where is that to go? over all of the card or what? Thanks." The center of the flowers on each card has Glossy Accents in the center (the brownish part) I added some glossy accents, let it dry and reapplied the same way 2 more times. I hope I explained this better :) I like taking the time to add extra coats of glossy accents to build up the centers of the flowers but, it's not necessary.
On my last post this card. I linked the wrong die cut. It's Labels 16 and you can see it here. Thanks for pointing that out Ruby and bringing it to my attention.