Monday, November 27, 2017

Star Shine card with tutorial
Hi everyone,

It's Monday and that means a new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! This week it's all about "Star Light Star Bright".

This time not a Christmas card but a birthday card. It has become an edgy card despite the star theme. I started with mixing Texture Paste and Nuvo Mousse Black Ash together, and used it with the Slate stencil. With Nuvo Mousse Aquamarine and a blending tool I've given the background some color and made it a little water resistant. This in order to work with Infusions.


With 3 different colors of Infusions, A Bit Jaded, Green Man and In The Navy I've created the background to give it a kind of industrial look. Together with the slate that I've given more depth with Nuvo Mousse Black Ash and with Metallique Wax Bronze Age, and the colors, I think it's a nice and grungy whole. Then it was time for the main piece of this project, the Dimensional Star, which I cut out of Copper Metallic cardstock. I sanded the edges and distressed it with Nuvo Mousse Black Ash and with Metallique Wax Bronze Age. It's difficult to glue this star down, in the end it worked pretty well with double-sided tape.




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Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Sandra :-) I love the dark stencilled design with the lighter aqua shades, absolutely fabulous together, and the shining star is a perfect focal point, very lovely :-)

Lols x x x

Catherine said...

Your card is so pretty, Sandra! I love the beautiful sky with all it's lovely shades of blues and greens. It really pops above the dark bricks. Beautiful!

Cathie ♥

Suman Pandit said...

love the artsy look of this card Sandra, the black and aqua work wonderfully !! enjoyed the video and how you created layers of colors !! Thank you so much for all the love you left on my blog this November !! Hugs !!

Macarena said...

Fantastic! The bricks are so realistic, what a stunning effect. I love your innovative ideas of using products I have but would bever think of using them this way like that. Love what you make with Nuvo mousses (texture paste, ink) can't wait what you imagine next. Hugs, Marzena

Maura said...

Such a contrast from dark to light, almost like the star is illuminating the sky! Beautiful card, Sandra! Maura

Let's Art Journal said...

What a beautiful birthday card! The bright gold shining star looks amazing against the wonderful background you created 😁. Wishing you a happy weekend! J 😊

Emma Williams said...

Such a beautiful card and that background colour is divine...I love it! Gorgeous work as always, Sandra! Hugs :)

Meihsia Liu said...

Love your gorgeous creation, Sandra. The background colors and texture are fantastic! :)

Kath Stewart said...

love the dimension from the brick stencil and that star is definitely "the star" of the show...hugs kath xxx

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

This is absolutely beautiful! I love everything about it from the colors to the sentiment to the texture. It is hopeful and very inspiring both artistically and emotionally.

Barbara said...

These colors.... you know this is one of my favorite palette! love so much this card, absolutely amazing! Barbara

Zoey | Scrapsaurus said...

This is super.... i am in awe!