Saturday, June 28, 2014

It's Written in the Stars

Hi everyone ~
Today is my turn to post on the a2zScrapbooking Supplies Blog and I'm featuring the Hero Arts Written in the Stars Stamp Set...Please stop in and say hello! 

 For my first card, I inked up the stars in sort of a rainbow order, then die cut the Thank You die to include some of the stars. I used the technique shared by Laura Bassen in This Video, and added Wink of Stella clear glitter brush to each of the large stars.


For my 2nd card, I embossed and fussy cut the heart and added a touch of Wink of Stella clear glitter brush to the tiny circles and stars on the perimeter of the heart. I embossed the Kraft panel to add some texture, and Glossy Accents to the red hearts to give them a little shine. The dark blue background is stamped in a tone-on-tone blue ink, and everything is adhered to a Kraft card base.

For my last card, I really wanted to use a non-traditional color combo. So, I stenciled the white panel with Soft Pool ink, and embossed the stars and sentiment with silver embossing powder. I also inked the wood veneer star with Hero Arts Silver Shadow ink, and added a cute little bow die cut with turquoise foil cardstock.

Well, that's it for me today. Don’t forget to link up your creation for the 'Stars and Stripes Linky Party' for a chance to win a $25 gift card to the A2Z Scrapbooking Store. And, anytime you're visiting the store, you are more than welcome to use Coupon Code BARB15 for 15% off your order of $25.00 or more (not including tax and shipping). Thanks so much for stopping by today ~


Thank You:
Stamps: Hero Arts - Written in the Stars
Ink: Hero Arts - Pale Tomato, Navy, Soft Sky, Grape Juice, Green Hills
Cardstock: Hero Arts - Snow Layering Papers
Die: Hero Arts - Thank You

You Light Up My Heart:
Stamps: Hero Arts - Written in the Stars
Ink:Hero Arts - Navy; Versamark
Hero Arts - Snow Layering Papers, Kraft, Grenadine; PTI - Enchanted Evening

Embossing Powder: American Crafts - American Crafts - Zing 'Rouge' 
Dies: Mama Elephant - Confetti (hearts);
Papertrey Ink - Tag Sale #9; La Pareja Creativa (bow)
Impression Plate: PTI - Rustic Burlap

It’s Written in the Stars:
Stamps: Hero Arts - Written in the Stars
Ink: Versamark; Hero Arts - Pool

Cardstock: Pool Mixed Layering Papers,
Snow Layering Papers; PTI - Vellum; DCWV - Turquoise Foil

Stencil: SSS - Diagonal Stripe
Pretty Pink Posh - Silver Stars

Misc: Studio Calico - Wood Veneer Star


Irish Cherokee said...

Three excellent creations Barb. You kept all three very simple and that makes them all shine.

Betty said...

love all three cards but especially the last one great colors and design!

Barb said...

I love them all, Barb but that last one is stunning! Love the subtle stripes and gorgeous, soft colors! ♥

Anita in France said...

What a stunning trio of cards, Barb ... I particularly love the last one with the wonderful delicate texture and subtle colours! Anita :)

Cat Craig said...

Love them all Barb, I just saw them over at your Flickr feed while waiting for today's scramble to begin.

Kay Miller said...

And Barb is on a roll!! A roll of gorgeousness!! :) These are amazing!! Oh how I especially love that last one! That is so classy and elegant and so "oooooh"! I love the first one with the stars and how they are on the die cut sentiment too. I haven't tried that technique, but it sure is striking! The second one is so cute with the navy and kraft! Love them all! Hugs and happy weekend my friend! :)

Jean said...

You've been busy! Great cards all around!

Dawn T said...

Goodness me Barb you really have outdone yourself here. What stunning cards. Your die cut one is amazing. All are simply wonderful

Hannelie said...

There is something special on all 3 cards Barb! Wow just lovely!

joy said...

WOW! I love your cards, Barb! I must agree with the majority of the comments so far - the turquoise and silver card is simple exquisite!! So elegant and so pretty. Way to go!!

Unknown said...

gorgeous cards, Barb!! love the first one with the colorful stars and die cutting! Thanks for the shout out, too, sweet friend:)

Rosemary said...

three fab cards, barb! love the softness of the last card!

Virginia L. said...

Beauitufl designs! You are clearly having FUN with these images and stamps! The first one is my favorite!

Deepti said...

Gorgeous cards Barb, I did know I was coming in for a starry treat, Love the colorful stars on ur first card and subtle stripes with vellum on ur third card, and ur fuzzy cutting is amazing :)

Loll said...

Three fabulous cards Barbs. All so unique and creative. Thanks for the link to Laura's video ... have already watched it - awesome! Loll xx