Monday, December 21, 2020

Star of Wonder

Hi and thanks for stopping by! Today I'm sharing a glittery card made with the String Art Nativity Star background die. It's got me singing "Star of Wonder" while I make!

I wish you could see the sparkle on this one in person! Here's how I made it! 
I wanted to cut the die and leave only an impression to color. I didn't want the cuts to go all the way through the paper. You can accomplish this indifferent ways.. you can emboss the die or add a piece of packing tape to the back of your cardstock. My machine is getting old and requires a shim to cut completely. So all I had to do is remove the shim.
You can use any media you like to color the design. I used Copic markers. You don't have to be clean and stay in the lines - you're going to cover this panel with a clean die cut image.
To add some sparkle I mixed Ranger Glossy Accents with Gina K Glitz Gliter Gel. This made the gel more fluid and easier to spread. I added the clean die cut image die while the paste was still wet.
I stacked a second clean die cut to the first to add dimension and to give the look of stained glass.
This is a fun technique that will work with lots of different dies - I sure hope you'll give it at try!

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Dies | Birch Press Design String Art Nativity Star, Peace Honey Script

BPD = Birch Press Design
SSS = Simon Says Stamp

String Art Nativity Star
String Art Nativity Star

Peace Honey Script
Peace Honey Script



Liz said...

Fabulous card, Jeanne. What an amazing star die! xx

Lisa Elton said...

This is stunning Jeanne!