Saturday, September 25, 2010

Star Cards - Christmas card challenge

I am finally getting to Christmas cards!!
I created these for Sylvia's Christmas card challenge - stars! To make the decorative paper for the stars I started with glossy paper - very shiny and did not work out well for polished stone - and my homemade acrylic stained glass paint. I just smooshed the paint on with a silicone brush (for basting) and mixed it up a bit. The paint is very transparent and glossy so the paper ended up being was very bright and vibrant. Once dry, I used black pigment ink to stamp it with my large scroll stamp and embossed it with black embossing powder!! Very nice!! I made a star pattern similar to the one Sylvia used, traced it on the back and cut the stars out with an exacto knife. The card is duplex paper so I embossed the front with the Swiss Dots (CB) embossing folder and sanded just a bit to give it a starry night sky look!! Added a printed vellum greeting and mounted my star with 3D foam tape.
Four more cards for Christmas!!
It is not too late to get started now and get your cards ready for the beginning of December!! For inspiration check the links on the right hand side of my blog for Christmas card challenge blogs and get started!!


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