Well, this challenge over at my favourite challenge blog Less Is More - Challenge #197 - Stars, was really a challenge for me, you see, I am still waiting to get my large stars dies and I have no big stars stamps!
I wracked my brain and came up with the idea of using a diamond shaped die to make my own stencil, which is exactly what I did - if you stay tuned, I will tell you exactly how I achieved it!
This is the card I finally came up with.
First, I embossed the front of plain card stock with an embossing folder (see below for full list of supplies used)
Next, I made my star stencil out of a diamond shaped die. Then, I stencilled Through with a light blue ink first, then a medium blue & finally a darker blue. After that I white embossed tiny stars through the stencil.
TIP: Don't believe them when they say that stencil glue is low tack . . . mine ripped the face off my first attempt! Be very careful with it!
Finally, I made my own greeting up with an alphabet stamp set.
Die - Clearly Besotted 'Geometric Style 1'
Stamps - Hero Arts 'Tiny Stars' & Lawn Fawn 'Violets ABC's'
Inks - Distress Inks in, 'Broken China', 'Tumbled Glass' & 'Stromy Sky' and Colorbox 'Paintbox, primary colours' (for the sentiment)
Embossing Plate - Papertrey Ink 'Linen'
Thanks for taking the time to stop by and I appreciate all your comments! Hazel xx