Wednesday, October 10, 2007

{Punch That Starburst}


I'm sure many of you have seen this BRILLIANT way of creating these stars. A very talented and creative lady on SCS,
Shadow Mill came up with this very clever way of creating a holiday star. If you click on the link above and go to post #1, you will see how to create this fun star.

I started mine by digging out an old (and I mean really old...at least two years) piece of patterned paper, and following the instructions so kindly shared by this creative lady, proceeded to make my own star. I used vellum for the interiors, rather than the mulberry demonstrated, but I like how the under lying layers show through. I then attached that with a decorative brad made by K and Company to a piece of Soft Sky card stock. To add just a little more shimmer, I used my glue pen and sprinkled some turquoise glitter around the edges of the vellum.

Now, if you have already made a star like this, you know that you end up with lots of smaller tags, so I used 3 of my left overs as a base for my sentiment. This was stamped using Taken with Teal craft ink and embossed with clear embossing power. I then cut the letters apart and adhered one to each tag, topping each one off with a rhinestone brad.

If you are like me, you will want to try one of these lovelies. I doubt that I would want to make a lot of these, because #1, they are a little time consuming, but #2 (and this is my biggest beef) you end up with 16 punches that you either have to bravely throw away (oh the horrors!), or find something else to do with them. For that special someone of your Christmas card list, however, this card is sure to create a big WOW!

Stamps: Perfect Presentations; Papers: Scrapbook paper from stash, Soft Sky, Whisper White, Vellum; Inks: Taken with Teal craft ink, Soft Sky; Accessories: Large and smaller tag punch, Decorative Brad by K & Company, Glue Pen, Glitter Rhinestone brads by SU! Dimensionals, glue dots.

7 comments :

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

WOW -- this is amazing!!! Your card is gorgeous, and thanks so much for posting the link to the instructions!!!

Kelly S said...

I saw her card with the glitter white paper and fell in love. I can't wait to order this weekend, both of those punches are on my freebie list. I will definitely be showing this one at a future class! Great card Lynn!

Dawn K. said...

beutiful card. thanks for sharing the link for the instructions.

Princess Matilda said...

Very pretty! I love the glitter and dang it if I don't need both of those punches now!

Jenn D said...

This ROCKS! WOW! Thanks for the link to the directions. I'm going to have to try this out.

Connie said...

This is stunning. Well worth the effort.

StamperSharon said...

This is gorgeous, Lynn!