Karen N here! Today, I’m excited to be doing this month’s trend feature – stars! Tomorrow is Independence Day here in the U.S. It’s definitely one of my favorite holidays – love the BBQs, the laughter and the fireworks…..and, of course, the chance to love my country (which I do every day!).
To start, here’s a video showing you the details on all three of my projects for today!
For my first project I decided to do a little home decor piece.
I used a 5″x7″ canvas that I picked up on Amazon for a couple dollars. To start, I traced Lawn Pawn Puffy Star Dies using a pencil. I then colored the background, bottom and top with Gelatos. To seal in the color and to add a bit of shimmer, I added a coat of Angel Craft Podge. I splattered on some blue glimmer mist. I painted in the white star with some Faber Castel Luxe and traced over the edges of the stars with a Pitt Marker. The gold stars and the letters are the fabulous Angel Craft Vinyl in the convenient 6×12 size. The gold stars are punched with one of the NEW Tim Holtz punches, and the letters are cut with an alphabet die in my Big Shot. I used Angel Craft Transfer Paper to get those letters lined up. The size is of the transfer paper I used is 3 in x 25 ft. It’s very convenient for small projects like this.
BUT stars aren’t just for July 4. It’s only a little over five months until Christmas, and stars are great for this holiday too. No time like the present to get started. Here’s some inspiration!
Eeek. How cute is this Penny Black Little Elf Kit Stamp?! I stamped him twice – once on white cardstock to color (w/ Copics) and once on a sheet of Elizabeth Craft Design Shimmer Sheets. I had to let the ink dry overnight because this is VERY slick paper, but then I fussy cut out the star he’s holding. In this card, I used paper from Heartfelt Creations Festive Christmas. I also punched some stars with the Tim Holtz star punch and added some lace and ribbon from 3 Girl JAM.
BUT stars aren’t just for holidays. Here’s a fun everyday occasion card!
I just love the Tim Holtz Bird Crazy Stamps! The background paper here is from Spellbinders Celebra’tions Print. The “print” behind the bird is a Dylusions background stamped with the Celebra’tions ink in Cool Caribbean. I then stamped that adorable bird on white cardstock (to color with my Copics) and on the background (so I don’t have to fussy cut those feet!). Then I fussy cut out the colored version and glued it onto the background. The stars in this picture are also punched with the Tim Holtz Star Punch. I added some Stickles and a pearl to them as an embellishment. The final touch is the Timeless Twine.
All of the black ink for my stamping is done with Spellbinders Celebra’tions Berry Black ink. I LoVe this ink as I can “decide” whether I want to color with watercolor or alcohol markers, and it works for BOTH….and creates a nice sharp image!
You can browse all the stars Cut@Home has to offer HERE.
My full supply list of all the FuN items is below. Before you go, I want to thank you for stopping by today and wish you a safe and happy holiday!
Supplies from Cut@Home:
Lawn Pawn Puffy Star Dies – SKU LF521
Angel Craft Podge – SKU ACP65G
Tim Holtz Star Paper Punch – SKU 660153
Angel Craft Vinyl Trendy Home #3 – SKU 6x12TRHM-03
Angel Craft Transfer Paper – SKU 3x25TRAN-TPE
Penny Black Little Elf Kit Stamp – SKU 40-263
Elizabeth Craft Design Shimmer Sheets – SKU SS0227
Heartfelt Creations Festive Christmas – SKU HCDP1-246
Tim Holtz Bird Crazy Stamps – SKU CMS212
Spellbinders Celebra’tions Print – SKU SCP-016
Spellbinders Celebrations Ink
– Cool Caribbean – SKU SCI-003
– Berry Black – SCI-001
Supplies from my stash:
Gelatos, Faber Castell Luxe, Pitt Marker, glimmer mist, 3 Girl JAM lace and ribbon, Stickles, Pearl, Timeless Twine