Congrats! Star Card

by Joanne James14. June 2015 10:00

It's Sunday and time for a new challenge over at the Paper Players. Thank you to everyone who played along with my challenge last week - your entries were awesome! This week it is the turn of the super talented Sandy and she has a fun colour challenge for us:


With the 4th of July not far away, there are lots of patriotic themed cards floating about the internet. Thought of American independence and the stars on this week's badge inspired me to create my card this week:

I chose to use the Congrats! stamp from the 'Bravo!' stamp set as my focal sentiment, stamped in Island Indigo onto my Pool Party base, and die cut some stars around it using my Big shot and Stars framelits to decorate. I used a couple of snippets of retired DSP behind the negative space (the indigo stripes are from the 'All Abloom' pack and the red stripes from the 'Fresh Prints' DSP stack) and popped some stars up on dimensionals for a little extra lift. A red glimmer star punched with my Itty Bitty star punch and a single rhinestone finish my card. 

This card is ready for one of my lovely team who is close to promoting this month; I am willing her to get there so am thinking positively and I know I'll be sending this out real soon. I'm also linking up to SUO Challenges where the challenge is appropriately 'stars and stripes'. Before you reach for your ink and papers, check out what our amazing team has created to inspire you this week:

The Paper Players Design Team
Anne Marie Hile
Claire Broadwater
Laurie Schmidt
Nance Leedy
Sandy Mathis 
Debbie Mageed
Karren Johnson
Shannon Jaramillo
Amy Koenders
Jodi McKinney
Lisa Elton
Here's a quick recap of our challenge rules:
1.  Create a new paper project
2.  Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us and provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge submission.
3.  Please link your card to no more than three challenges, TOTAL.
4.  Have FUN! 

I look forward to seeing your colourful creations in the gallery this week. I'm off to begin a couple of days of birthday celebrations - we are starting early and making the most of it - after all, you're only 10 once!

Back tomorrow with another project; until then, happy stampin'!


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Comments (14) -

Sandy M
Sandy MUnited States
6/14/2015 4:40:46 PM #

Great card, Joanne! I love the stars and how you used patterned paper in the negative space. Awesome use of the challenge colors!


Amy Koenders
Amy KoendersUnited States
6/14/2015 10:16:30 PM #

Love the layout of this card!  The sentiment works perfectly with your design.  Great use of those colors!


Debbie Mageed
Debbie MageedUnited States
6/14/2015 10:36:13 PM #

Love all of the colorful stars! I am thinking positive thoughts that your downline makes her promotion goal soon. I know that she will absolutely love her card when she does! Great card!


Jodi McKinney
Jodi McKinneyUnited States
6/15/2015 1:35:23 AM #

love you stars and strips Joanne!  And that single rhinestone - WOW - perfect impact!


Laurie schmidt
Laurie schmidtUnited States
6/15/2015 3:09:02 AM #

I love the different dimensions of the stars and fun DP! What a great card..hope you get to mail it out soon..she will love it!


KarrenJNew Zealand
6/15/2015 5:17:34 AM #

Fantastic card, Joanne!  The negative die cut with the stripes is so effective!


Shannon Jaramillo
Shannon JaramilloUnited States
6/15/2015 4:38:47 PM #

I'm sure your down line will be thrilled to receive this card, it's so bright and cheerful!! I love the pops of pattern paper you have included!


Julie Gearinger
Julie GearingerUnited States
6/15/2015 6:04:02 PM #

Another great combination of the stars and  DSP with the Bravo!  set- thanks for playing along with us at SUO Challenges Smile


LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
6/16/2015 8:24:51 PM #

I just love this!  Those stars are sooooo cool, especially with the DSP peeking out from the open ones!  So clever!


Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
6/16/2015 8:24:52 PM #

I just adore this fabulous card!  The negative space with the patterns is genius!  I hope you can send this out soon to your downline!  That is exciting!  Such a fun card!  XX


jaydeeUnited States
6/19/2015 5:24:13 AM #

Love it.   The stars are fabulous and I love the way they keep your eye moving around the card.  I also love that you created some as negative and some as positive.  Great card


Connie Babbert
Connie BabbertUnited States
6/20/2015 10:55:55 PM #

LOVE the cut out stars!  Great way to use that big Congrats image, too!  Thanks for playing along with the stars and stripes SUO Challenge!


Karen Barber
Karen BarberUnited States
6/21/2015 4:14:52 AM #

AWESOME star and stripes!! What a great card!


Julia Quinn
Julia QuinnAustralia
6/21/2015 7:59:17 AM #

I love all the little star details with that great big greeting!!  So glad you joined in the challenge at SUO this week.


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