Star Spangled Birthday

Playing with fun new products today! I so love the gorgeous mixed media creations that I see in blog land. I only dabble ever so slightly in them….as I have come to terms with my style leans to the neat and layered. It is fun to step outside of my box, even if only for a moment! Close To My Heart now carries a fun line of Gloss Sprays. My original plan was to just add white and glit gold to my stash, but decided to go with the whole rainbow!

My card is super simple to create. I started with a panel of White Daisy cardstock cut with the Diagonal Stripes Thin Cut. This die is retired but is still available to order in limited quantities. It is my go to die for a stitched slimline frame. Another panel of White Daisy was cut to cover up the stripes and create a base for my star cluster. I cut my Star Cluster Thin Cut three times in White Daisy cardstock. I first sprayed a single cardstock layer with the gloss sprays and set it aside to dry. I was obviously a little hasty in picking it up and managed to tear my die cut image. So, I went back to the drawing board and cut an additional cluster out of watercolor paper. The watercolor paper holds the sprays with much more stability. The first cluster will not go to waste, I will simply trim it down and use it on an A2 card in the future.

I adhered the three die cut star clusters together for additional dimension. The sentiments in the Thoughtful Critters stamp are a perfect fit in the star shapes. A few Crafty sequins and Star Confetti finish out the card. The stamps and dies are featured in the current Slimline Celebration. This great suite of products is perfect for all of your slimline creations. You can save 20% when you purchase a bundle of products.

I love the awesome sentiments that are available with this promotion. The vertical sentiments are especially fun and perfect for your slimline creations.

All supplies by Close To My Heart:

  • CC92110 Slimline Celebration Product Bundle
  • D1960 On Your Birthday Stamp Set
  • 1385 White Daisy Cardstock
  • Z3885 Watercolor Cardstock
  • Z3819 Cheddar Gloss Spray
  • Z3820 Lime Gloss Spray
  • Z3821 Fuchsia Gloss Spray
  • Z3822 Ocean Gloss Spray
  • Z3823 Turquoise Gloss Spray
  • Z4189 Intense Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
  • Z4059 Crafty Loose Sequins
  • Z2900 Silver Star Confetti
  • Z3908 Diagonal Stripes Thin Cut
  • Z679 Liquid Glass

I have entered my card in the following challenges:

Thanks so much for stopping by!

9 thoughts on “Star Spangled Birthday”

  1. Congratulations, Allisa! Your fabulous project was selected as a Festive Fave over at the Festive Friday Challenge. Please hop over to the challenge blog to grab your winner’s badge for your blog. Thanks so much for joining us and I hope you will play along again soon!

  2. Beautiful colors, Allisa! I love that die and have been resisting but it may just appear one day soon. You’ve used it perfectly for your design. Thank you for playing along with us at Color My Heart Color Dare #461.


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