Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Star Through and Through Window Card

After my Embossed Plaid Background card that I made for my last post, I created another background card. I made this card with my Amang (father) in mind who is celebrating his birthday this month. At the same time, I created the card to participate in Altenew's current challenge wherein they combine past month's challenges into one. I chose November's challenge having a Christmas colored theme.

I started by preparing a 4 1/2" x 5 1/2" white cardstock with an anti-static powder tool. I am using the small star stamps from Altenew Halftone Star stamp set. This is another way to use those small stamp images in a stamp set. I stamped the stars using Versamark ink. I poured Ranger Red Tinsel embossing powder to a part of the star, brushing off some of the red powder. I then poured Ranger Verdigree embossing powder to the rest of the stamped image. I melt the powder with a heat tool. I repeated this a couple more times, filling up the panel. I added black splatters using Prima Color Bloom Precious Stone Spray Mist. I wanted the splatters to be subtle. so instead of using the nozzle, I removed it & tapped the end of the nozzle tube to drop the ink to the panel. I set this aside to dry.

I cut a black cardstock to 4 1/2" x 5 1/2". I trimmed off the edges of the white star embossed panel to make it to a 4" x 5 1/4". I centered this on the black cardstock. I taped this together with a non-tacky tape so it will not shift when I die cut the star through both layers. I positioned the second to the largest star from the Altenew Halftone Star coordinating die to these taped panels, to the center but more to the top. I die cut the star on both layers saving the star die cuts especially the black star die cut which I used in this card. I taped the black cardstock on top of a side-folding white A2 notecard. I positioned the same star die on the star window. I taped it so it will not shift. I ran this through the die cut machine creating a through and through window for the front of the card. I adhered the layers on top of each other, lining up the star window of the layers.

I stamped the sentiment celebrate on white cardstock using red dye ink. The stamp is from Altenew Label Love stamp set. I stamped the sentiment using the Misti Stamp Positioner to re-stamp the sentiment if I did not get a good impression the first time. And, I sure did have to re-stamp it. I traced the letters with a Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen to make the sentiment pop. I cut the sentiment up to the edge of the inked area. I inked its edges using the same color dye ink to cover the white core of the white cardstock.

I positioned this label stamped sentiment on the star die cut. I customized the sentiment using a stamp from two Altenew stamp sets. I got the word stamp let's from the Super Script stamp set while the word stamp you is from the Adore You stamp set. I stamped these sentiments one a time, heat embossing it with white powder. I did some masking to stamp the you sentiment. You can also cut the sentiment stamp apart to allow you to stamp both sentiments at the same time. This was also heat embossed in white powder. I adhered the label sentiment with foam tape.

I spritz the star with diluted Perfect Pearl in water for some shimmer. After which, I dried this using a heat gun.

I applied liquid glue to the back of the star and adhered this to the card through the window. It is sort of like paper piecing the star to the panel. It is just not being adhered to the same layer.

And that finishes off my card. With the Christmas themed colors, you can easily change the sentiment to fit the holidays. It is actually the first thing that my Amang noticed. "It's for Christmas?" So, I told him, it is a card created to cover both occasions.

Thank you for visiting my blog. Have a blessed, brilliant and creative day!

Maria Giselle 

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  1. What a great card Maria! Love the masculine feel of it!

  2. Pretty projects and great idea,Thank you for the tutorial and for sharing !