Monday, June 12, 2017

One in a Million

a2z Scrapbooking's challenge theme this month is "Take Shape." In other words, make a shaped card, using at least one Hero Arts product. I created this card to send to Send a Smile 4 Kids.

I began by die cutting a star from 140 lb. watercolor paper, with a We R Memory Keepers "Nesting Stars" die. I adhered it to a cutting board with repositionable tape runner on the back of the star. I stamped my greeting & several stars from Hero Arts' "Shoot for the Moon" stamp set, & heat embossed them with Ranger Super Fine Detail White embossing powder. I used Winsor & Newton Cotman watercolor paints in green, blue, yellow, & purple to paint areas on the star, then painted over much of it with black watercolor paint to create a galaxy sky look. After that dried, I buffed the paint off the embossed greeting & stars. I added splatters with the White Gold color in my Gansai Tambi Starry Colors watercolor set. Then I let that dry.

For the card base, I die cut 2 more stars with the same die from white 110 lb. cardstock. I scored along one point, and applied Scor Tape above the score line. Then I adhered the other star on top. Finally, I adhered my watercolored star to the card base. Hopefully this will cheer up a hospitalized child!

I'm also entering this card in the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday Challenge: "Make It Masculine"
Dies R Us #74: "Masculine"


  1. Stunning card, Andrea! Thank you for playing along with us in the DIES R US challenge!
    Dies R Us Challenge Blog DT

  2. Oh what a great idea ... looks awesome! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Masculine’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit.

  3. This card is "out of this world" - OK, I couldn't resist. It's gorgeous. I appreciate all the efforts you made to create this work of art. Thanks for joining us at a2z Scrapbooking.


  4. Delightful star shape card, so beautifully done! Thanks for joining in the fun at a2z.

  5. Another gorgeous shaped card - this is really stunning! Thanks for linking up at a2z!

  6. Fabulous Star card its brilliant.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  7. What a great modern card! I love the star shape. So glad you joined us A2Z Scrapbooking.

  8. You have some great ideas, love that the star is cut from a sky bg, so clever! thanks for joining in at a2z!


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