Friday, June 5, 2009

My Time Sketch #33.....{Sweet} Star

Happy Saturday My Time challengers! It's time for a SKETCH challenge from the fabulous Lauren Meader and her My Time To Create Design Team! I just love saturdays :) Today I am bringing you a sweet little star card for a very precious little person. I used the very cute and ever versatile Star Prints and Fancy Flourish sets from Papertrey Ink and Lauren's sketch below to inspire the elements on this card.

the sketch:

my project:

I followed the orientation of the sketch as it is presented and broke up the "neatness" of it all by replacing the horizontal band of the darkest turquoise in the sketch with the swirly flourish from this wonderful set. I stamped the largest of the flourishes with So Saffron from SU! on cream cardstock. I then hand glittered the design with yellow stickles. After it dried, I detail cut *carefully* around the swirls and swoops, using about half of the overall design. I thought the swirls were a wonderful compliment to the star.

The yellow stickles were also a near perfect match with the yellow glitter on the patterned paper so this was a great way to bring products from different manufacturers together. Click the photo to get a closer look at the glitter and also, the pop of white embossing powder on the star.

Since this card is to go right out in the mail and I had two tiny strips of patterned paper left by my cutter, I decided to apply them to the outside of the envelope immediately so I could give them a good home. These little pieces are so tempting to *keep* and I have and do refile them into my scraps storage file system....but it is so much more useful and gratifying to use them up! Notice I never suggested tossing them! I just can't do it!!! SO I am glad I have rescued them from re-file process and saved myself the trouble of tiny clutter. :)

So, now it's YOUR turn. I can't wait to see what you make with the sketch today. For a ton more inspiration, please visit the design team to see what they have been up to.


When you have finished your creation, please add it to the Mr Linky on Lauren's post for today so we can all see what you made with your time! Thanks so much for stopping by and have a goodie, friends!


Cardstock: Papertrey Ink and Staples

Paper: DCWV Nursery baby girl (stripes) and unknown (bitty hearts)

Stamps: Papertrey Ink

Embossing: Cuttelbug swiss dots

Ink: Stampin Up!

Punch : Fiskars squeeze punch (fits the whoel PTI star set perfectly)

Other: tiny brads. corner rounder, foam pop dots, Stickles, makeup sponge for inking


Kelley Eubanks said...

I can't throw scraps away either! I love this card! I love the colors! Such a sweet little person card!

Elise said...

Ohhhhh, Dane! You ON Friday night (or early Saturday morning) live! What a good time! GREAT, juicy, sparkly wonder! SUCH a delightful and fun card! WOWEE, girl!

Stampin' Pam said...

Dana this is just delightful. Love the flourish and the decorated envie. I always do something to my envies and never toss scraps either. Great job.

Lisa (lakind) said...

Wow! You must have the patients of an angel, Dawn! That flourish is fab and so is your card! I'm like you, too, and I can't throw away any scraps! It's kind of overhwhelming, but I keep them...and they do come in handy!

Rosemary said...

Beautiful card and so sweet, too! May have to give that sketch a try!

Kristin Bueter said...


LOVE your soft, pretty colors and how you substituted that gorgeous flourish for the band from the sketch! What a great idea, and it turned out beautifully!

tg said...

Super cute Dana...I love the colors and the little flourish. Also liking the envelope love.

Karen said...

Great way to rock the sketch, Dana!! LOVE your glittered flourish! And I can't believe you cut it out so perfectly!! Fun colors, textures, and a perfectly sweet card. :>

Odette said...

Dana, i love the sweet and delicate colors you used for this challenge! LOVE your glittered flourish, too!

Tracey Cuccia said...

Lovely!! Love the fresh fun colors, and what patience to cut out that flourish -- wow girl! Also - fabby idea to glue those scraps to the envie...sweet!

Maria Levine said...

Beautiful job!! I love the colors!