Thursday, July 8, 2021

Seeing Stars

Hi there.  I'm so glad you stopped by!

This is a CASE of a card my friend Michele did.

I used cardstock for my background and die in my stash.
I did have to find a primitive star die.

I put a piece of vellum behind the lacy die cut to give a little contrast
to the background.

I like Michele's inked background a lot better, but my inking
usually leaves me disappointed.

Jingle Belles - Stars & Stripes for Christmas
NBUS - Never Before Used Schtuff (Stars)


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Card Recipe
Stamps:  Festive Snippets (PB)
Ink:   Encore Gold
Paper:   Neenah, Mint Macaroon, Gold Foil, Vellum
Other:  Dazzling Star Die (Gemini), Flower Background Die (AE), Subtle EF (SU), Gold EP


Nstiz said...

What a gorgeous die, Bonnie! How did you get the gold border on the star? If done by hand you sure do have a steady hand. LOVE the effect you achieved with this! Beautiful card!

JoAnn said...

This is beautiful. Love the lacy die cut and primitive star. I like how you added the gold stars and the gold around the primitive star. It all works together so nicely. TFS

Brenda in IN said...

A gorgeous card in such a beautiful color. The gold adds elegance to the star and framing it made it a star! Great card, Bonnie.

Bobby said...

That lacy die looks wonderful backed with vellum, Bonnie, and I love the color of cardstock.

Susan said...

This is beautiful - love the layering of the background die and the stars. The addition of the vellum was a great idea.

Christine Alexander said...

love that intricate die background Bonnie. all the layering has made such a beautiful card ♥

nancy littrell said...

OMG...Love your die cut background with the vellum behind it and your mint macaroon colored cardstock, Bonnie. Your die cut gold stars and sentiment were the perfect topping!! TFS my friend. Love and Hugs..Nancy

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

What a gorgeous take on Michele's fab card, Bonnie! Don't know why you don't like your inking - looks amazing, especially with the crisp white and the gold stars!!

BożenA said...

Beautiful card, Bonnie. The addition of parchment made the card even more delicate. The stars with the addition of golden glitter look great.
BożenA xx

HilaryJane said...

Why are we always so critical of our own work? this is lovely, different from Michele's but so it should be not better, not worse. I do like that die cut background xx

Pat said...

This is beautiful Bonnie and the layered up lacy trellis die looks so pretty and different with the vellum behind it and I love the added gold and white stars and the mint background card is also gorgeous. A great CASE of Michele's super card. x

oldpunca said...

It is a relieve to see Christmas card in July, Bonnie. To cool down in this heat. :-) Fabulous card. I like vellum. It makes motive soft. I have to admit, that I missed some of your posts. But I saw them today. The vellum butterflies have stolen my heart. Hugs, Sonja

kiwimeskreations said...

To be honest Bonnie, I prefer your card, and I did go and look at Michele's card - love the vellum behind the die cut, it is subtle and classy!'
Stay safe

Ros Crawford said...

Hi Bonnie... sorry I've been missing but what a joy to see your creations... This is gorgeous!!

JosieD said...

This is such a clever card...the mint macaron and vellum keep it soft and let the die "shine".

Brenda said...

Wow Bonnie, what a great CASe of Michele's card! I love how yours turned out, you made it your own and it is just beautiful! Michele is so talented for sure, but so are you! I love this card! Hugs, Brenda

TK said...

Gorgeous -- that die is SO pretty! Love the vellum to mute a little color to let the die shine

Trina P. said...

Beautiful CASE of Michele’s card. The vellum is so pretty. The colour is refreshing.

SmilynStef said...

Love the shape of the primitive star ... so glad you joined us for Stars & Stripes for Christmas at Jingle Belles.

Papercraft Boutique said...

Beautiful CASE of of Michele's card, Bonnie! Putting the vellum behind the lacy die cut makes a big difference and it's a great idea. The primitive stars look so cute!
Hideko xx

Loll said...

Wonderful CASE of Michele's card, Bonnie. LOVE the soft green with the vellum insert and white die-cut pattern. The stars look fabulous over top. xx

Mac Mable said...

What a beautiful card with a great colour combination. The vellum is a great addition and the design is striking Bonnie x.

lauren bergold said...

oh my gosh, could this BE any more lovely?! what a pretty combo of stars AND stripes! so pleased you could join our JINGLE BELLES fun!

Darnell said...

Oooh, I love this design, Bon! You did a marvelous CASE of Michele's equally great design! Now your card is on my to-CASE list! Thank you for sharing your design with everyone at NBUS! Hugs, Darnell