Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Creative Inkers Holiday Catalogue Blog Hop - Bright & Beautiful Star Shaped Christmas Card




Hello and welcome!
This is my first blog hop and the first one we've done for the Creative Inkers team, so if you've never visited my blog before, thank you for visiting!

My contribution to the blog hop is a star shaped card that I made as my swap for our recent Stampin' Up! team training, where we featured products from the new Holiday Catalogue.  We made 15 of the same card so I had a cute collection of these for a few days before exchanging cards with my fellow Demonstrators.  I used the Star framelits to cut two of the largest stars from our new Kraft 12x12" cardstock.  I made a little score in the back one and stuck them together just on the one point I scored, so that the card will open easily and stand up unsupported.  The next layer is Naturals White cardstock, which has been stamped and gold embossed with the gorgeous star stamp from Bright & Beautiful, one of my favourite new stamp sets.  I die cut it using the second largest star framelit and then pierced around the star using the Eclectic template set and my trusty Stampin' Up! paper piercer and Stampin' Pierce Mat.


I can't bring myself to make cards without a sentiment of some sort so I stamped Seasons Greetings (also from Bright & Beautiful) using Cherry Cobbler ink onto our cardstock vellum so you can still see the beautiful embossed star behind it, and then hand cut it into a banner shape.  After adhering that, I finished the card simply by adding a bow using the 1/8" gold ribbon from the main catalogue and a couple of small rhinestone jewels.  A fairly simple and very 'clean' card, which is kind of my style right now!

If you're visiting via the blog hop you may have arrived from Jacque Williams' blog (my upline and fearless leader!).  Next up on your little inspiration journey is the fabulous Lisa from the South Island, she's in Canterbury.  Click on the buttons below to visit these ladies.





Thanks for taking the time to visit me today, please feel free to leave a comment, I'd love to hear what you think of my card!

Happy stamping!

13 comments:

Kristine McNickle said...

Gorgeous card Rachael. I love the idea of a shaped card! Beautiful clean lines and pretty details.

creativeJax said...

A star card - how cool is that!The paper piercing detail you have added adds real interest to the card.

Ria - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, NZ said...

I love this card and the piercing details Rachael - just gorgeous!

Heather Stewart said...

Nice card Rachael. Love the colours and the use of the star to shape the card. Very pretty:)

Paula Reid said...

I love your card and how it stands up on it's own - now to add the Eclectic Paper Piercing set to my shopping list!!

Karen Rogers said...

fantabulous - love it

bev Poultney said...

MMM!! Love this card Rachael - where is the eclectic percing template - I thought I had all the piercing templates.... oops I just went and checked LOL I do have them all - guess that will be my personal challenge to use these templates I have never used any of them .. How naughty

daffyscrapper said...

Love my piercing tempates. Thias is a beautiful card with a real old world feel to it

Patricia J Stanley said...

I love the star shaped card and the attention to detail with the piercing. Beautiful card

Sally W said...

I love your card Rachael especially the way you have used Vellum for the sentiment

Jo said...

Love your card, and the rest of your blog, Rachael - I've added you to my favourites!

A Spot of Stamping said...

Wow what a cool card - love the shape and a clever way to make it fold. I'm loving this set.

Robyn Lawton said...

What a great idea Rachel to use the star as the card, just gorgeous.