Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Classic Celebrate

Here's my card for this week's Muse challenge.  I was inspired by the trio of window openings with die cut shapes inside and the handwritten style of the sentiment on Lisa's card.  For my take, I switched out the round openings filled with hearts for stars and used a classic black, white, and gold color combination.

Celebrate-designed by Lori Tecler-Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from Lil' Inker Designs
I die cut three star shaped openings from a white panel using the medium sized stitched star die from Lil' Inker Designs.  The stitched detailing really highlights the openings.  For contrast, I layered the die cut panel over a piece of black cardstock, using foam tape for dimension.  I filled in each opening with a smaller gold die cut star, again for contrast against the background.

I adhered a black cardstock strip to the bottom of the die cut panel.  The "celebrate" sentiment from the Spot On set is stamped in gold ink and heat embossed.  I cut a narrow gold paper strip to attach along the top of the black panel to set it off from the rest of the card.  After matting the panel on a piece of gold paper, I adhered it to a black card base. Simple, striking, and celebratory all at once!

Materials Used:
Spot On stamp set, stitched star dies (Lil' Inker Designs); Delicata Gold ink (Tsukineko); Basic Black cardstock (Stampin' Up!); white cardstock, gold embossing powder (Michaels); gold paper (Target); foam tape


  1. Oh yeah...this card screams celebrate! SO FANTASTIC! Love the stitched stars and all of the touches of gold!

  2. What a great card - those stitched stars really set it off beautifully. Love those dies!


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