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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Wish Upon a Star

Hi!! I am taking a break from the rainbows...sort of!  LOL!! I tell you, I am seriously addicted to the Rainbows & Clouds die from Lil' Inker Designs!  I think that this is one of the most fun sets/tools that I've purchased for a long time and that says a lot!! The possibilities are endless!  So today I sat down to make a patriotic card of sorts and as I started to play with my rainbow die, I realized that it looked sort of like a star burst!  I loved that idea so much that I ran with it and this card is the result!

I used the rainbow for the star trail!  Does it work?  I stamped the star from PTI's Star Print set and used the matching punch to punch it out.  Then I used a star nestie to cut a small star for the center which I layered on top with a pop dot. 

I used a lot of dimension on this card but some of it is very, very subtle.  I cut out numerous clouds and layered several on top of each other.  I didn't want to pop them all up as high as the star so that I could keep the star as the "star of the show", lol, so to add just a bit of dimension, I layered them on top of each other.  Here's another view of the dimension below.

To get the sentiment to say "Wish Upon A Star", I used the "Wish" from PTI's Tiny Tags set, and the "upon a" from the Star Prints set and just masked off the "wish" that was included in that particular sentiment.  It fit perfectly on that cute little perforated cloud!  I also used tea dye inks around the outside of each of the clouds to give them a little of an aged look.  I also outlined each cloud with a spica glitter pen but I know that you can't see that detail in the photos.

The reddish paper that I used as a mat has been in my paper collection for years!  It is DCWV white core paper and I thought it fit with this aged looking card.  I cut it to the size I wanted and then used a paper sander to lightly sand the edges.  This made the white of the paper show through.

I hope you enjoyed this post!  I'll have one more for you tomorrow if I get it scheduled and then I'll promise to do something else for a post or two, lol!  I also have a Twinery post that will be featured on The Twinery blog coming up next week to share as well.

Stamps: PTI Tiny Tags & Star Prints
Paper: Basic Grey Offbeat, October Afternoon Cherry Hill, PTI Rustic White & Spring Rain, DCWV
Ink: Charcoal & Moulin Rouge Palette, Tea Dye PTI
Other: Rainbows & Clouds Lil' Inker Designs Dies, Fiskars Star Punch, PTI Linen Impression Plate, Pop Dots, Spica Clear Glitter Pen, Star Nestability


  1. It's beautiful!
    Love all the little elements...
    and now I need this set for sure!

  2. LOVE ......... LOVE .......... LOVE !! You are showcasing the rainbow die for way too many things girl and you are killing me in the process!!!! xoxoxo

  3. Oh my goodness, Jen!!! The rainbow as the star trail TOTALLY works! I love love love this! Gosh, those clouds make me happy and so does seeing someone so crafty using my products again and again in so many great ways! Great job!!!! And thank you!!
    Lil' Inker Designs

  4. Stellar looking card! Love your idea to make the rainbow with a patriotic theme. Excellent!

  5. This is just favorite part is the patterned red paper in the rainbow matching the star! Amazing!

  6. Wonderful card, wow. What do you use to perforate the clouds with? Your other cards are awesome too.

  7. Super cute card, Jen! Love the perforated clouds - isn't amazing how much a little detail like that can add to a card!?!

  8. Wow, I love this. It almost has a 4th of July feel to it!

  9. This is GREAT! Very fun patriotic card- love the 'aged' look you've achieved!

  10. This is gorgeous!! Love your rainbow, and the entire layout is so fun.

  11. Every single card you have made with these dies have been nothing short spectacular. This one is no different. Love it! Such a perfect card for the 4th!

  12. Lovely - I love what you've done with those clouds - layering the die cuts is inspired!

  13. SO cute! I love the text in the background! Am I going to need those cloud dies now? :)

  14. EEEK! Here is another one! LOVE this card too! You are on a roll with your rainbow die girl!

  15. This is another fantastic take on these dies and stamps! I love the trail for the star! Seriously, I agree that these have to be my favorite cloud dies to date!


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