What a crazy week it has been! This was the last week before the kids go back to school, so it was filled with standing in registration lines, school supply shopping lines and school clothes shopping lines! I hate to see the summer end, but it is probably time for this busy family to get back into a routine and a schedule!
One of my daughters flew back to college this morning. That is always a sad day for me.To soothe my sadness I decided I needed some stamp therapy, so I took a "time out" from the back to school activities to do a bit of stamping.
I was playing with more of my new toys tools today. I am intrigued by the Starlight Thinlits Dies that match the new Star of Light Stamp set in the Holiday Catalog.This set of thinlits has 7 dies. They all layer over each other to create beautiful, intricate, 3-D designs , or can be used alone or with the stamps from the Star of Light Stamp set. The stamp set has 21 photopolymer stamps and includes sayings and images.
I will be sharing a couple of other projects using this bundle over the next few days.
I created this card, but as I was making it, I decided it needed a layer of color under the star. For this color layer, I created a new shape using theStarlight Thinlits.
To create the new shape, I started with the thinlit that cuts the "base" shape.
Next, I took the shape that I cut, and turned the "base" thinlit sideways and cut again using the Big Shot.
This is the final shape that I ended up with. It was the perfect layer of color behind my star image!
Here is the card again. You can see this shape behind the starlight image.
I used Pool Party card stock and ink because I liked the soft, subtle color for this card. The base of the star was cut out the dazzling diamond glimmer paper. The "lacey" star layer was cut out of the Silver Foil paper. I added a pool party enamel shape to the center for just a slight pop of color. When I attached the star to the card, I added some silver metallic thread for some added interest. I embossed the white layer using the Softly Falling Texture folder. The saying was punched out using the Classic Label Punch, and then layered onto some new silver glitter ribbon (coming in the Holiday Catalog). I used the Bunch of Banner Framelits to cut the silver foil and Pool Party banners to go behind the saying.