Tuesday, 26 July 2016

You're a Star!

My card today is a CAS design which I think could be used for male or female cards.  I think I will make another one with 'thank you' instead of the birthday sentiment - I think that would work really well.

The star is made of Kraft card which I first ribbled (if that's the correct work) through a ribble gadget I have had for years.  I then punched it out using a Fiskars 'thick' punch.  It punched through the Kraft card like butter - a truly awesome piece of kit!  The tail of the star is some twine taped to the reverse of the star then I adhered the star to the cream panel with double sided foam tape.  The button and the little die cut stars (Mama Elephant die) were added with Cosmic Shimmer PVA, the sentiments stamped with vintage sepia Versafine ink then the panel glued to a Kraft card base.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Pixie's Snippets Playground - use snippets - mine are snippets of Kraft card for the large star and the little stars too.
Less is More - Clean and Simple and use something tactile - the ribbled star is tactile.
Craft Barn - Clean and Simple
Bizzy Becs - Anything goes

Thank you so very much for visiting me.  As usual, I am apologising for my infrequent visits to your blogs and the lack of posts here too!  I really appreciate you sticking with me!
Take care.  Christine xxx


Di said...

Hi Christ, this is fabulous! I so love Kraft card and the design is great - perfect for a Birthday card!

It's great to see you in the Playground - hope you're all recovered from last Tuesday, hard to believe it was over a week ago since we were all with Darnell!


Di xx

chrissie said...

Beautiful card and so well made

Love Chrissie xx

Patti said...

This is just sweet! I loved the ribbed star!! brilliant idea ; )


Esther said...

Congrats on your first Less is More entry! I love the creative ways you've added texture to make a card that's filled with visual and tactile interest. Thanks so much for sharing! Esther (Less is More) x

Redanne said...

This is a real beauty Chris, I love the large ribbled star and the little ones scattered about, and the tail on the star is very clever. You are so right too, this could be used for lots of different occasions... love it! Hugs, Anne xx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Kraft and white and corrugation! What's not to love. This card has great flow!

Susan said...

Your ribbed paper is just perfect for this challenge! Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

Mrs A. said...

Great card and I think as you say it would look good as a Thankyou card too. I have been after one of those make your own corrugated crimper thingies for yonks! Hugs Mrs A.

Chrissie said...

Hi Chris,
It was SO good to meet you and I couldn't be more thrilled to see this terrific card at 'Less is More' ! The way you have achieved the texture is fab and your design is super clean and simple!
I really hope that you'll soon be a regular LIMette!
Everyone will love seeing your fab creations!
Thanks so much

"Less is More"

Sue - said...

A really great card Chris. I do like Kraft and white and your ribbled star is a clever touch. It was good to meet you the other week.

Jackie said...

A fab card, Chris, and yes, you are right, it would be suitable for a man or woman. I love that you have a ribble gadget and have used it. They seemed to be all the rage a few years back and then disappeared. I bet loads of people have one stashed away and never use it!
Thanks for visiting and for you lovely comments. Don't ever feel pressured, though. Blogging should be fun and not a chore! Jx

Neets B said...

Great texture from your star and also from the twine. Loving the coffee/cream palette too.
Thanks for sharing with us.
Anita x
Less is More

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Gorgeous colour combo and texture here making a superb CAS card and perfect for our tactile challenge. Thanks for sharing and playing along at Less is More this week.

Anita in France said...

Fun and fabulous, Chris ... there's a lovely rustic, texture-y feel amid all those celebratory stars ... brilliant! Hugs, Anita :)