Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Color Cue {7}, City Crafter Challenge and Cards Challenge....{wish upon a star}


Star light, star bright, the first star I see tonight.....
Hello friends!  Back with another three-fer (didn't I just say on the last post I don't try and combine challenges? Hmmmm I guess I DO combine challenges from time to time).  This week both the Cards blog and the City Crafter Challenge had a star challenge going.   Dawn at Wplus9 has a fab Color Cue going  and I needed a baby card....so perfect storm again! 


Now I love the idea of a shaped card, but many times, the shape makes it difficult for a piece to actually function as a card!  Take stars for instance.  They have 2 teeny tiny points to balance on and, if you want overhanging blingy swirls from Want 2 Scrap...well what is a crafter to do?  Hambly Clearly Heavy is your answer.  I began by cutting and folding a standard 4.25" x 5.5" card out of clearly heavy.  I then applied my star and my bling swirls.  After I knew I had the layout I wanted, I trimmed away at the clearly heavy cutting a close silhouette to the swirls and star sides, leaving the straight edge on the bottom of the card.

And then, it's all in the details...I used a stamp from Funky Flowers from Wplus9 to create a stamped pattern on my yellow cadstock star base.  I love the individual pieces of this set for creating custom patterns.  A simple safety pin adorned with seed beads in the challenge colors adds to the baby theme and scrunched seam binding gives the card an "all wrapped up" feeling.  Red thread border stitching was fun to do with my sewing machine.  I love how it pops against the yellow cardstock!

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Don't forget, if you like Bloomers from Webster's Pages, check out this post to enter to win some!  :)

Supplies:
Stamps: Wplus9, Papertrey Ink
Paper: Papertrey Ink, Hambly Studios (clearly heavy)
Ink: Stampin Up! and Papertrey Ink
Cutting tools:  Cricut and SCAL, CM and SU! punches
Bling: Want 2 Scrap
Craft Supply: Sewing machine, button, embroidery floss, seam binding, seed beads and safety pin

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17 comments:

Laurel said...

Beautiful!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Very pretty, I love the used of clear cardstock here, the beaded pin is very sweet! Thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

Elise said...

Star LIGHT, star bright, most beautiful star I've seen - maybe, EVAH!!! *Gasp!* This is exquisite in EVERY way! Way to make such gorgeous "points" with ALL of these wonderful challenges and this MOST brilliant piece of card ART! ~ this is, absolutely breath taking!

Ros said...

Beautiful card ... love that bling!! Thanks for joining us at CCCB and congrats on your PDCC win

june lanum said...

Dana, this card is gorgeous.....thanks for joining us at the CCCB^ ^
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Karen said...

Oh you smarty! Using the Hambly is so smart for a shaped card, I'm mighty impressed, I must say!! And your beaded safety pin is sending me flashing back in time to childhood girlfriend fun, talk about a fantastic way to blend retro & a wonderfully modern card seamlessly! :>

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So pretty Dana! Love that lil' beaded pin & the red stitching on the star!

Linda Robinson said...

Dana, What a georgeous star.. I love it.. Thanks for playing with us this week.. Hugs, Linda

Jenny said...

Sooo pretty!!

Monique said...

What a cute card.. Love the pin!!

Dawn said...

OK...you always come up with the BEST uses of Funky Flowers! I adore this card. So fun, fresh, and vibrant. Perfect storm?? Oh yes. ;o)

Cheryl Nelson said...

So fabulous!! LOVE all the details!
Thanks for joining us at CCCB!

Rosemary said...

WOW, Dana!! What a fantastic card!! And so clever, too!!

Michellem said...

SO smart of you to layer your star on clear cardstock!! LOVELY card!

Jinny Newlin said...

This is fantastic! Love what you've done with the Color Cue!

Kerrianne said...

Dana this star is dreamy!! Just love it!! Great job girl!!

Anthonette said...

Such a gorgeous card!