This first card uses a bunch of paper scraps in various shades of blue and teal, and I’ve placed them to give a gradient effect. I used the die sideways to cut out a panel of white card stock, and then inlaid the pieces. ( only losing one of the small stars in the process – I had to cut another, and the original star is still at large somewhere in my crafty corner!)
The sentiments for this and all the cards comes from a stamp set called “Wattle I Do” which has lovely friendship sentiments with the wattle images.
This second card uses the die vertically to have the stars falling from above. I’ve used black and silver to make a more striking card, quite different to my usual quiet tones. The silver paper really pops against the black. I also used silver embossing powder on the sentiment to tie it in with the paper.
Finally, a card which used both the stars and one of the banners, but not in the original configuration. I used a piece of leftover watercoloured paper for this card. Whenever I use Distress Inks, I sop up the excess onto pieces of watercolour paper, and keep them for projects. From one of these pieces, I cut a hexagon shaker frame, a banner, and lots and lots of little stars. I have created a shaker card, and filled it with the stars. I used a bone folder to make a little border on the white card panel.
This is a very versatile die, and I have cut a bunch of banners in white and black to have on hand for sentiments.
I hope this inspires you to play with the possibilities for the dies in your stash. If you’d like to see more cards, feel free to visit my Instagram page, where I display pretty much every card I make.
Until next time,