May 13, 2015
Blog Design Team: Celebrate You
How is your mid-week day going, crafty friends? Yesterday, we showed off a fun graduation card from designer Amy Sheffer. Today, we’re keeping up with graduation season with Blog Design Team member Amy Kolling as she shows us how to create a rainbow of fun with our Shining Star Cutting Plate!
Now, let’s hear from Amy about her project…
With May being a graduation month, I have a colorful and easy-to-create card to share that’s perfect for anyone reaching a school milestone or achievement!
I started by die-cutting the Shining Star Cutting Plate
out of white cardstock to create my “stencil”. I taped the die-cut
stencil to a white card base with painters tape. I used
various Distress Inks to create my “rainbow” of stars. I began by
sponging Festive Berries Distress Ink for the center and working my way
out with Ripe Persimmon, Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn, and Faded Jeans. (Hint: I
did mask a few areas so I wouldn’t overlap color.)
My original intention was
for this card to be essentially a one layer card, but since I got carried
away with the Distress Inks, I had to trim my inked panel down and
layered it with foam adhesive onto Cherry Pop cardstock. (It’s always okay to switch things up if you are taken in another direction while crafting!)
To finish this off, I stamped my sentiment from Shining Star Sentiments
and die-cut it with a standard circle die. The sentiment was added to my
card with foam adhesive and one single star shape was added with a glue dot.
Thanks so much, Amy, for sharing this awesome stenciled card! You can catch more of Amy’s design work on her blog, Stamp-n-Paradise.