Sunday, February 19, 2017

You Are My Star - Masculine

Participating in a challenge where patterned paper may not be used, steered me in a direction of using a cover-up die for this card design. The die has two primary shapes - tumbled blocks and six-pointed stars - much like a quilt.
The cover-up die, cut on gray cardstock adhered to a soft blue-green cardstock, provided the background. From a panel of white cardstock, the stitched cloud edge was die cut. From silver foil, a small section of the die was used to cut the pieces required to inlay the star onto the background.
Also from silver foil, the "You" was die cut and small stars were punched. The word was adhered to a fussy cut scrap of cardstock and adhered to the cloud along with three small stars. The stamped words were added. The cloud piece was backed with foam and adhered to the front panel. Everything was adhered to a white card base. The inside of the card was decorated with additional silver foil punched stars randomly adhered.
This card is being submitted to:
1. Cardz 4 Guys Challenge #157
    (theme: no patterned paper)

2. Crafty Creations Challenge #335
    (theme: Anything Goes)

Techniques: Stamping, die cutting, fussy cutting, punch cutting, die cut inlay
Size: A2

Stampin' Up! Materials
Ink: Basic Gray
Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Gray, Pool Party, silver foil
Punch: Star from triple pack
Other: Dimensionals foam

Other Materials
Stamp: CAS-ual Friday "All About You"
Dies: MFT "Star Grid", CAS-ual Friday "Two Yous", Mama Elephant "Landscape Trio" (cloud edge)


  1. Very clever use of dies, at first I was sure it was patterned paper ! Great Card for a guy

    Thanks for joining us at Cardz4guyz this week

  2. Love that cover plate die, looks fab.
    A great masculine card, thanks for sharing at C4G. :)

  3. Love the geometric shapes and the touch of foil was so perfect!! Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Crafty Creations Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

  4. Great background die-cut and love how you pieced in the foil to form the star, love everything about this card...and another great masculine card. To have so many men in your