Monday, 16 February 2015

Be The Star

Today's card is a special one for a special young friend's birthday! Natalie first started accompanying her mother to card making workshops when she was 6 years old - and now is turning 11!! Where has the time gone?!  She has become such a bubbly and full of life  young person and whilst card making is maybe not her number one hobby currently, she still shows her wonderful creativity in her scrap booking,  dancing and her love of singing and music. She is indeed a bright little star :-)

So Happy Birthday Natalie - this one is for you :-)

Of course I do know that "Purple" is her favourite colour so the decision to make was which one to use as we have so many lovely varieties  so eventually went with the newest and current favourite :-)

To make the Shaker element I used the Star Framelits and our Shaker Frames - and yes, these come in circles! However, I've found in the past that if you cut the circle frame you can then mould it into any shape you like. This large star needed a couple of Frames and because they are the same width and height, they provide an easy uniformity when joined together. 
However, they are higher than our other foam adhesive, the dimensionals - so in order to allow the whole card front to be flat and appear seamless, I  cut a co-ordinating star from the Gold layer underneath so the Blackberry layer can sit above on dimensionals and not look "lumpy" :-)
The gold star inside is stamped in Encore Gold ink - to allow the Be the Star to sit over the top  and these images as well as the background stars are all part of the fun Be The Star stamp set - I love how versatile it is! And inside? A mixture of leftover sequins from the Perpetual Calendar Kit and the fun In Colour Sequins - several stars amid the mixture of course :-)

For the greeting I used the Crazy For You stamp set and gold embossing powder to match the wonderful gold  "happy" cut with the co-ordinating Hello You Framelits.

Card stock: Blackberry Bliss, Brushed Gold, Gold Foil, Whisper White
Inks: Encore Gold, Blackberry Bliss, Versamark
Stamps: Be The Star, Crazy For You
Accessories: Big Shot, Star Framelits, Hello You Framelits, Shaker Frames, Gold EP, In Colour Sequins, Perpetual Calendar Kit, Gold Sequin Trim, Hexagon Punch, Window Sheets

Thanks for stopping by today! And one more little announcement! My good friend Louise is participating in the Creative Blog Hop today so do take a moment to pop on over and see her always gorgeous creations and say "hi" :-)

Happy stamping until next time.



  1. So clever Jan! Thanks for sharing all those tips too. I can see all the details of the card much better here than I did earlier this AM on SC... It is gorgeous. And again thank you so much for the very lovely comment you left on my Creative Blog hop entry on my blog.... so nice of you my dear friend. How I wish we were not half a world apart! Cheers and thank you again. :)

    1. Thank you so much Louise! It was a pleasure as always to stop by your Blog. So glad to see you do the Hop - the time was right :-) yes, it would be lovely to live a whole lot closer to you too! xx

  2. Such a fabulous card for a young girl and I bet she loved it! I love shaker cards and they are always a hit with the kids (and the adults). This is such a beautiful purple and looks brilliant with the gold. Amazing!

  3. Natalie loved the Jan!! It's such a fun card!!! She started shaking straight away & playing!! Thanks Jan!! It's a gorgeous card!-katerina

    1. Fabulous! So glad she liked it - did hope she might. Can
      t wait to see what she does with her little parcel of goodies too :-)