Stitched Stars

Thursday, February 20, 2014


Hmmm...stitching, water coloring, heat embossing...that pretty much sums up this card.  It could easily be used for a wedding, an anniversary or ???

After playing around with some papers for the brushed water color at the top, I settled on Ranger Inkssentials Specialty Stamping Paper and here's why.  There was no pilling or funny stuff that happened and my paper stayed perfectly flat.  Love it!

I started out by die cutting the paper with the diagonal die.  Next I heat embossed the beautiful little dandelions (can you tell I'm in LOVE with these?).  Then, I rubbed my inks onto a stamping block, spritzed them with a bit of water and then picked up the color with a paint brush.  Just painted across the embossed areas in a haphazard sort of fashion.

Then, the little round circles were heat embossed with a metallic embossing powder.  Next, I die cut the three stars and inked them with the same colors.  Pulled out my little craft sewing machine and stitched the stars onto the bottom part of the card.  Lately, I've seen some cards with the threads just left hanging so thought I'd try that...

The sentiment was simply stamped in black and I added a smattering of sequins.  The top and bottom panels were popped up on dimensionals and done!

Here's what I used:
Paper:  Gina K. pure luxury white and Ranger Inkssentials Speciality Stamping Paper
Inks:  Versamark, Hero Arts Soft Pink, Lime Green, Soft Vanilla and Versafine Onyx Black
Stamps:  Clearly Besotted Dandelion Dreams and Geometric Style II
All the other stuff:  Big Shot Pro, Lil' Inker On The Diagonal Die, Clearly Besotted Superstar Die Collection, Ranger Liquid Platinum embossing powder, heat gun, sewing machine, stamping block, paint brush, embossing buddy, dimensionals, Kelly Purkey sequins, adhesive

Challenges entered:
Paper Players #183:  CAS card with stars
Simon Says Stamp:  wedding or anniversary card
CASE Study #179:

Back soon with more...


11 comments

  1. LOVE! This is so beautiful Lee-Anne. I love the soft colors of your watercoloring and stars. I've seen the threads hanging lately too and love that effect - just a little whimsy :) Beautiful layout and design ... and definitely a card for many occasions. Loll xx

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  2. Gorgeous ethereal creation! Great use of these papers and images! Thanks for playing with my starry challenge this week!

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  3. You are on a roll, woman! Fabulous card!

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  4. Oh my, this is breathtaking! Gorgeous movement, color and texture! Thank you for playing with us...twice!

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  5. Seeing your card made me think of Danielle's card.... even before I realized you'd make it for the Case Study Challenge. Fabulous job! It's gorgeous!

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  6. Awesome CASE card -- aren't the softer colors just stunning!

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  7. A beautiful cards with a great layout! I love the subtle colors and the stitching. Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

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  8. This is very pretty! I love the soft, but still so happy color tones! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

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  9. Just gorgeous! I love the stitching and the soft colors combo you used. So many lovely details! Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Paper Players! :)

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  10. Beautiful card. Congratulations on your shout out over at The Paper Players! :) I am your newest follower!

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