Aptly called "Oh My Stars" and "It's a Star Spangled Kind of Day", these can be given as a thank you, pick me up, graduation, etc...
I'll post a process video to my YouTube channel and do a couple of blog posts to show you how these came together, which was rather quickly I might add.
Star Spangled Kind of Day
As I was trying to figure out what to make, I kept staring at a pile of stars I had leftover from a Stars and Stripes Scrapbooking Layout and Process Video I created. I saved those stars for a reason and this is one of them.
I also had this scrap of stars cut from white cardstock so I combined the two to create this card. To create it, I backed the cut out star areas with slightly larger stars, then layered star outlines over some of them and popped up other stars using foam dots. I then added a few rub-ons, the sentiment, and a couple of puffy stickers. It was quick and easy and done in no time.
Oh my stars card
This one started out with an attempt to create a background for the firecracker die cuts but as you can see, they never made it on the card.
The card base consists of stripes that I cut from patterned paper that already has this pattern on it. You could simply cut the background the size of the card base if you want to make it easier. I chose to cut them for 2 reasons - 1. I wanted to add the strips so that the words were going in different directions and 2. I wanted to be able to bend the strips up after I cut them, to add a bit of dimension. Once I completed the stitching, I added it to the folded card base. I did this so that the recipient wouldn't see the stitching on the inside of the card.
Next, I added the blue star paper strip from the same patterned paper I cut the red/white stripes and added a border that is actually the border strip from the same paper. So one piece of paper (with plenty leftover and one card base and this card it almost complete. To finish it off, I added the die cut "oh my stars" sentiment.
I hope you've enjoyed a bit of card inspiration today. The designs for these can be used for any theme so I'll share the process videos for these cards here and on my YouTube channel below later this week or next so check back soon.
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