Twinkle, twinkle, little stars! Welcome back, fellow crafty friends! Today I have a card that can be used for christmas or for autumn. By accident, I stumbled into the color scheme on this card, and I think it’s so gorgeous that I might end up using it on more cards: kraft, vintage pink, and antique silver. It’s the perfect combination of festive and warmth, don’t you think:
As you can see in the video, I stretched my Fri-Dies quite a bit by turning twigs into a wreath. Yet it was easy enough and by cutting up the twigs differently, you get many different shapes so it doesn’t look repetitive. If you want to be bit fancier, you could also use distress ink to add different shades of brown instead of Copic markers.
For some subtle bling, I added some silver thread around my wreath before I glued it down. It was a bit fiddly, but I think the effect it well worth the few minutes it takes to do this.
As for the stars: I love the Elizabeth Craft glitter. It’s super fine and once you set it by rubbing it, it doesn’t come off and sparkles beautifully. As you saw, I first prepared my glitter paper and then die cut through it – works like a charm! I used the precision cutting plate since this die is small and almost solid; this ensured that I had perfect cuts after the first pass.
I sprinkled only a few of the stars onto my wreath since I didn’t want to overload it. Sometimes, less is more – and yeah, I find it hard to stop, too. But of course I had to add some of my signature dots with a Stardust Gelly Roll pen (best invention, evah!) and then some half-perls in matching subtle colors.
Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you got inspired by this project. Catch you again soon!
I’m entering this card into the following challenges: Cupcake Inspiration “Stars”; Addicted to Stamps and More “Holiday” because I’ll be sending this as a christmas card; and Simon Says Stamp “Anything Goes”.