Friday 30 May 2014

You're a Star - Just For U

This is the third male version of a Just For U card I've recently made using the large word Woodware stamp and it was for a friend's son.

The patterned papers for this version are also from the never ending bag of papers from Costco along with a gingham patterned paper printed in greyscale from Cuddly Buddly's A Patchawork of Papers Blue.  The Costco papers are double sided and usually hae a bold print on one side and a toning subtle print on the other which is great for mixing and matching.  Grey pearlised and plain black card stock were also used.

The Just for U was stamped and embossed on to a subtle patterned paper using VersaMark ink and Disco Black embossing powder from Stampendous.  It was then stamped and embossed on to two of the bolder patterned papers..  Alternate letters were cut from each patterned paper design and paper pieced on to the main topper.  The topper was then dry embossed using the Cuttlebug Falling Snow embossing folder.  This welds the paper piecing to the card and adds texture which I hope you can see in the picture.  A stitched border was added once the topper was framed and layered using square Grand Nestabilities dies.

Spellbinders star nestabilities dies were used to make embellishments to add to the topper.  Whole stars and star frames were cut in different sizes and layered up in plain and foiled card.  Star sequin waste was added behind frames and small peel off stars were added inside a frame.  Small silver stars which were waste from a Marianne border die were added around the die cuts.

Silver stitching was also added to the base layers and along with black grosgrain ribbon and silver star brads these were the added embellishments.

Thanks for reading today
Liz xxx 

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  1. What a fabulous card!! I love it!! Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!

  2. Wonderful masculine card Liz. Love the stamp and the fabulous star treatment. Thanks so much for joining us at The Paper Shelter this week. hugs, Pat K x

  3. Awesome design! Everything just looks perfect. Thank you for playing along with us over at Through the Craft Room Door. Hope to see you again soon! Melanie, DT

  4. Thanks for sharing another super creation for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 30: for the guys - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

  5. This is gorgeous Liz. Love the wording, love the papers and so love those stars.
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Hugs Sharon x

  6. I love the star theme and colors too! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Simply Create Too!

    Hugs, Marja
    Simply Create Too DT

  7. What a huge amount of work you have put into this card. I love it -thanks for joining us at just inspirational challenges -Sonia w DT

  8. Great card, I love the colours & the stars look great too!
    Thanks for playing with us in the Boys Will Be Boys Challenge at Crafting For All Seasons!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx

  9. so stunning liz.i love the fab stars and papers and the stamp is brilliant :D

    xx coops xx

  10. What a great card :0 Can you please head over to the JIC blog as you are a winner this week, congratulations xx sorry I am late commenting but not been well. Thanks for joining in with us over at JIC last week, hope you can join us this week. Sian (DT Co-Owner)

  11. Great card - the paper piecing works so well with that stamp.

    Thanks for joining us at the CRAFT Challenge.

    Helen x

  12. lovely card and thanks for sharing at craft

  13. This card is so gorgeous! Lovely masculine theme colours and brilliant sentiment! A lot of inspiration! Thank you for joining in DCM 'Wish Upon A Star' challenge this week.

    Zuzana x

  14. Cool card! Love the muted colours. Thanks for playing along with the Daring Cardmakers!

  15. Great card, just perfect for our 'One for the boys' challenge at Ruby's Rainbow. Thanks for sharing.

    Hugs Helen P (DT) xx

  16. What a great MAN card!! Love the colours you have used and the design is Fabulous!!!
    Thanks for joining us at Hiding in my Craft Room
    Cheers Jennie DTM

  17. Back again to say thanks for joining us at Ruby's Rainbow.

    Helen N x