Tuesday, July 19, 2016

You're a star

Welcome to another What If? Wednesday challenge from The House That Stamps Built.  This week we have a really fun inspiration photo for you:
Don't you just love the dimension on those stars?  And that woodgrain background??  Those were the two things that really caught my eye in this picture (plus the obvious color choices).  And here is where that inspiration took me:
I started with a woodgrain embossing folder and then swiped my gray ink pad directly across the embossed lines; it really makes the background pop!  I wanted to try to capture the dimension of the stars in the photo, so I die cut a star and used my scor-pal to score from the tip of each arm (what DO you call those?) to the center and then carefully folded along the score lines to make the center of the star rise to a point.  I added a piece of foam tape underneath the center of the star to adhere it and help keep the center raised.  I hope you get a chance to play along with us.  You can be inspired by anything in the photo: the stars, the colors, the background, etc.  Can't wait to see what you come up with.

Stamps: Repeat Impressions "Birthday" and "Star Cluster"
Dies: MFT "Blueprints 13" stitched rectangle and "Star STAX"; Spellbinders "Classic Circles, large"
Darice wood grain embossing folder

Die Cuttin' Divas #275--anything 3D (my 3D star and the embossing)
Pixie's Craft Challenge #238--anything goes with snippets (all the red and blue card stock are scraps and the focal circle was cut from a scrap)
Sketch Saturday #421--sketch

A Bit More Time #24--anything goes
One Stitch At A Time #266--elements of nature (stars)
Open Minded Challenge #7--Patriotic/use your country colors (USA: red, white, and blue)
A Blog Named Hero--masculine (not sure if I was supposed to use Hero Arts products.  If so, please remove me and I'm so sorry)
Crafty Calendar--punches and/or dies


Glittered Paws said...

Great card and love how you added dimension to the stars. Wood grain is a very popular background now and you made it work perfectly.

Jo Williams Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator said...

This is a beautiful card Heather! Very CAS and I like the subtle stars... so pretty!

Patti J said...

Heather, this is PERFECT! What a great take on this challenge, my friend!

CA Scrapper said...

Your card is so pretty! Thanks for joining us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week.


Ina G said...

Such a simple card Heather and such a fabulous finish.

Debbie Adams said...

What lovely card. I really like the color combo and the wood grain background with the blue stars. Thank you for joining us at One Stitch At A Time.
Deborah DT

Unknown said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Die Cuttin Divas this week!

Katrina Bufton said...

Fabulous card, I love the layout and what you did with the stars. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Calendar Challenge, don't forget you must be a follower to be eligible for prizes. 
Katrina x
p.s. I have a giveaway on my blog if you want to join in

Bernardine Cuttino said...

Love, love the simplicity of this beauty. Especially love the dimension on the stars and woodgrain background. Outstanding. Beautiful card the image is simply striking. Thanks for joining in on the fun over at Open-Minded Crafting Fun. We look forward to seeing you again.