Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Purple Christmas - Stampin' Up! So Many Stars

  I've put together a few of my favorite things for today's card.  Stars and purple.  I've long had thing for stars and purple is a favorite color.  I even have a whole Christmas tree decorated in only star ornaments.  Stars and Christmas are always a safe bet in my book.  Add in purple and it's a home run!

    I loosely used the current sketch at CAS(E) This Sketch challenge and probably have more stars than absolutely necessary but I had fun with it!  And I had to set the sentiment over to the side so as not to cover up most of the largest star (and my coloring!).

  The card base is Smoky Slate with a line of stars stamp diagonally in Smoky Slate ink.  I used Purple Posy and Highland Heather as my purples and cut a few stars in those colors, did a bit of silver embossing as well as cut a few stars with the new Mercury Glass Designer Acetate.

  The large center star is colored with Purple Posy Stampin' Blends and I added a small rhinestone to the center before popping it up with dimensionals.

  The sentiment is stamped in black with a light layer of Highland Heather stamped off mini stars in the background and cut out with the Stitched Shapes dies.

  I found some little star sequins left from a long retired kit and added a few to the card as well.

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: So Many Stars

Ink: Smoky Slate, Highland Heather, black

Blends: Purple Posy light and dark

Paper: Smoky Slate, Whisper White, Highland Heather, Purple Posy, Mercury Glass Acetate

Accessories: Stitched Stars dies, silver embossing powder, Stitched Shapes dies, dimensionals, star sequins (retired)

1 comment:

  1. I love that your card matches your blog template colors, Amanda! It's a stellar design! I wish you had posted a photo of your Christmas tree; I'll bet it is stunning!! Hugs, Darnell GD CTS


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