Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Springy Star Card

Hi! It feels good to be posting again. I hope Life has been good to you since our last visit.

Today's card share is for a very dear friend. It is the result of our Florida Stampers Get Together where Paula demo'd a Star Card. We all made templates for future use. Here's my card: fi-nal-leee.


PaperCraft Inspirations has a wonderful free template section. They have two marvelous, life-size PDF documents to download. Simply place them on your 12"x12" light-weight cardstock and mark the places which require trimming or scoring. 


If you prefer videos, check out "Molly Scrap" on YouTube.

Finally, Tracy at "I Wanna Build A Memory" has a very easy to follow, pictorial tutorial here 


A Scoring Board and Tool are highly recommended for this project.

It was fun using K&Company's Sweet Nectar DP, and Spellbinder's Rose Creations dies S5-050.

Stonewashed dye ink was smudged around the edges of each layer, tag and floral die. Pink pastels were applied in the tags as well. Stamps are from Anna Griffin's "You Are" set. Simple tag punch from EK Success, and Martha Stewart's Vintage Floral Punch Around the Page were also used.

If you've not created a Star Card before, please don't be intimidated. Even I found following the template remarkably easy. I'm looking forward to making more of these cards.

This card has been submitted to the following challenges:
Gingersnap Creations - GC142 Border Punches
My Mums Craft Shop - #48 - Mum's the Word
The Pixie Cottage - #112 Perfect Pastels
Whimsical Designs - "Going Green" (use Green somewhere)
City Crafter - #100 - Things in my Heart (this card is made for a very dear friend)
Sweet Stamps - #57 Think Spring

Thanks for dropping by today!

Happy St. Patrick's Day hugs,


47 comments:

Brenda said...

Love what you did with this template!!!Lime - teal & pink - my most favorite combos LOL. Gorgeous card!!!!!!! Love all the layers and embellishments! You rock!

E.T. said...

oh my word! this is fabulous! Superb colour combo too!

ursula Uphof said...

Such lovely papers you used for this stunning card. I have made several at Christmas and they always look so good. Thanks for sharing

creativearts said...

Wow! De, this card is soooo neat! And your colors are so pretty. I hope I will be able to try this template soon but mine will be nothing compared to yours.

Tracy said...

Awww thanks so much for the shout out Donna. :-) I appreciate it. Your card is just gorgeous! All those beautiful spring colors. Lovely! And the added punchwork on the edges looks fanastic. So glad the tute was of help to you. :-) Hugs!

Dora said...

O wow this is stunning Donna, I never heard of this type of card before. It's truly amazing,and the colours and papers you chose are so beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing and for your nice comment on my card before. Hugs xxx

Kim said...

this is an amazing card! absolutely stunning!!

Love it. xo

Sandy (Cheesy) said...

Such a lovely card, my friend. You are always amazing yourself, but we all know how truly talented you are. This is a prime example. It is really amazing and then, surprising when it is opened up. Love everything, especially those surprise flowers on the inside. You rock.

MaryEllen said...

your card is lovely!! thanks for showing it. I am certainly going to try making one of these!

Denise and Louise said...

Beautiful card. Such a great shape and gorgeous papers.
Thanks for joining us at The Pixie Cottage this week xx

Shelley said...

Stunning!!! Love your star card, thanks for the links. I just might have ago at one of these myself. hugs Shelley

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Gorgeous creation Donna! It looks complicated and oh so feminine. Love all the lace. Awesome work...Cheers, Shirley :)

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sue w. said...

What a beautiful card, such a lovely shape and so many wonderful elements. Thanks for joining us at Whimsical Wednesday.
Hugs Sue W.

Anonymous said...

Oh my ! That is a piece of art work.........Lis

happyone said...

This card is just stunning, I just love your work! Thanks for sharing
Hugs, Sheila B

NanaConnie said...

WOW, Donna! Nothing like getting back into the swing of things with the most magnificent thing I've ever seen! This is so incredible. I've never done one and have always thought of them as way too complicated but you've inspired me to try this. Thanks for the info on all the tutorials. Maybe by combining all of them, I can try it. Again, absolutely gorgeous!

Shona Erlenborn said...

Well, I was just wondering when I would next hear from you - little did I know you were cooking up a masterpiece! This is truly awesome Donna. Thanks for all the info. on it, I hope to find the time to give it a try!

stampinfranni said...

Your card is gorgeous, Donna! I have to try this template as Passover cards for a few really special people.
Thank you so much for sharing.

Fran in Tamarac (FLStampers)

Ros said...

Beautiful! Love the bling! ... many thanks for playing along at CCCB

mum of two said...

What a beautiful card. I love the star shape and all the little touches. Thanks for playing with us this week at Whimsical Wednesdays. Hope to see you back again soon :)

michelle
http://mumoftwoblog.blogspot.com

Robin said...

What an awesome card!!!! I can't wait to try it. Thanks for sharing. Robin over at ScorPalPals

Gaynor said...

What a fab card, love the shape and the flowers, thanks for joining our challenge at MMCS, hope to see you again soon, Gaynor DT xx

Barbara Bruder said...

Donna, What a beautiful card. I love the lacy edge you've added it really gives the card a finished look. Awesome job.

trisha too said...

Donna this is wonderful! Thank you for joining in at Gingersnap Creations!

:)

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

How sweet, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

Shar said...

Love the way you used the punched border to add an elegant edge to this pretty piece! Thanks for playing the Border Punches Challenge on Gingersnap Creations! Don't forget to come back and vote for your favorite card when the challenge closes!

Shar said...

Love the way you used the punched border to add an elegant edge to this pretty piece! Thanks for playing the Border Punches Challenge on Gingersnap Creations! Don't forget to come back and vote for your favorite card when the challenge closes!

April said...

I love your card. It is so pretty. I love all the details. I have made 2 of these star cards and need to make some more. You did a great job!

Joynana said...

Really lovely card. I have never heard of a star card before, but your colors and flowers make for a really great creation. I am guest designer this month and just thought that I would come out and take a look.

Suzi said...

Followed your link from scorpalpals. Love your card. I've made a couple of star cards, but your is so beautifully decorated! You inspire me! Thanks for the link to the templates. I look forward to checking out that site!

Stacey Richardson, SweetStamps.com said...

Spectacular! This is beautiful inside and out! I love the laced edges & pretty flowers inside! Thanks for joining the SweetStamps.com Think Spring challenge and good luck!

Linda said...

Wow this is really amazing!!!!! Stunning and such creativity!!!! Wow excellent work!!!!! Thanks for joining us at Sweetstamps and Good Luck!!!!!

Davi said...

Fabulous card Donna...love all the lovely details and the cool fold. So glad you shared with us at The Pixie Cottage this week.

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Wow! This is amazing. That fold is terrific and I really love the blues and greens you chose. Pretty blooms too.
Caroline xxx

Shannon White said...

Oh Wow Miss Donna! This is Gorgeous! 8-) Love the Pretty Spring colors and Sweet flowers! Such a Wonderful template and fold! the bling and lacy borders are just Perfect touches too! Love the Whole thing! 8-)

Happy Sunday to you my friend! -)

Hugs
Shannon

Julie Z said...

Donna - this turned out sooo beautiful! I remembered you saying you were working on one of these - now I can see why it took you awhile! Sooo many great details - what a great piece! Love the colors, the lace and the bling. Wonderfully put together! I'd love to try one of these sometime myself, but I just know mine would never come out as fancy as this. Awesome card De!!

Linda R said...

Your card is gorgeous. I just love all those folds.. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!

Lyndsey Marie said...

Beautiful card, love the gorgeous design and fabulous papers. Thanks for joining us at MMCS this week.
Lyndsey xx

Karin said...

Well, I'm pretty much speechless from this post! Wow, just so beautiful that I don't know where to begin...The lacey border, the gemstone flourishes that are perfectly placed and the colors of the papers are all so perfect for spring! Love the layered flowers too...Total stunner :)

E. Marie said...

Donna, this came out so lovely!! Great color combo and love all the flowers and swirls.

Nancy Ward said...

Hi!

Wanted you to know that on March
22, I posted a link to this tutorial on my blog, PaperFriendly.

Maria Matter said...

WoW!
this is beautiful Donna!!

Shirley said...

Okay for you, Donna, This is just an awesome fold and the colors are yummy too! Love your flowers and the lace edges too! Gorgeous!!!! Great top be back seeing your great art!

Lindsay Weirich said...

what a fun and clever card!

Mynnette said...

Oh my gosh, this is amazing! LOVE he blue and green with bits and blings of pink! ;) Fabulous fold, too!!! :)

Dr Sonia S V said...

Love the colors on your card so soothing and so beautiful !
Thank You so much for following my blog
Cheers
Sonia
cardsandschoolprojects.blogspot.com

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