Monday, June 8, 2009

Kitchen Sink Monday: Sparkly Day

Here's my card for this week's Kitchen Sink Stamps Monday. I used this week's sketch challenge from Paper Craft Planet for the design for my card. Susanna gave us a fun sketch and template to play with. You can find the template in the sketch challenge group at PCP.

This star-shaped sketch was the perfect match for the Playful Stars set. I traced the template on Ballet Blue cardstock and cut it out. I used the star border strip from the Playful Stars set to stamp a border around the edges of the blue star. I used Opalite Sterling Frost ink for a subtle, sparkly look. I found some sparkly star paper for the panel inside the large star.

I stamped the "hope your day sparkles" sentiment from Ready 4 Any Holiday to fit inside a circle (love that about clear stamps!), then added a small stamped star image as an embellishment.

For more inspiration using Kitchen Sink Stamps, you can visit the rest of the Kitchen Sink Crew. Here's where to find them:
Angela Knopf
Connie McCotter
Dee Jackson
Julie Masse
Lisa Somerville
Lynn McAuley
Makiko Jones
Maria Colosimo, owner
Tammy Hershberger

Materials Used:
Playful Stars and Ready 4 Any Holiday stamp sets, Opalite Sterling Frost ink, Brilliance Pearlescent Poppy ink (Kitchen Sink Stamps); Ballet Blue Classic ink, Ballet Blue and Real Red cardstock, 1 3/8" circle punch, small star punch, dimensionals (Stampin' Up!); 1 1/2" circle punch (EK Success); patterned paper (DCWV's The Summer Glitter Stack)


  1. Love this red, white, and blue star-spangled card!! What a patriotic delight!! Great work, Lori!

  2. What a fun card, Lori! Love the star shape...such a pretty patriotic card!

  3. Great patriotic card, love the star shape!

  4. Beautiful Lori!! I LOVE the dp you made for the background - Perfect! :)

  5. I'm feeling so behind with your fabulous July card. (Maybe I'm just hoping for June to linger a little.) You are so right, the star was PERFECT! Thanks for even MORE enabling. *giggle Spectacular!!

  6. Wow! This is fantastic, Lori!! Love the sparkly background!! TFS~

  7. I kid you not... I almost did something very similar to this with the sketch! LOL Great minds think alike! Fabulous design, Lori!


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