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Thursday, July 8, 2021

Wishing you a magical day...

 A couple more cards to sell at the thrift store:

I started out by cutting two white panels to fit my pink and blue A2 card bases. Then I grabbed several Distress Inks, my blending brushes and began to add some color to my white panels.

Once they'd been colored, I ran them through my Big Shot with a "starry night" background die, which cut all the little stars out of each panel. 

To get my stars to twinkle, I backed my colored panel with double-sided adhesive and rubbed some clear glitter into the little star apertures. The glitter stuck to the adhesive, and they really do twinkle when light hits them.

After rubbing in the glitter, I removed the backing paper from my adhesive and adhered my panel to a white piece of paper before attaching it to my card base. I wanted to make sure the stars looked white from the front.

I hand-cut a black base/ground for each card and glued it onto the panel. Then I die-cut my fairies and added them.

The sentiments were computer generated, die-cut and popped up on foam tape. I added just a hint of ink that matches the card base around the edges of each rectangle.

Inside each card I stamped "Happy Birthday" and adhered three irridescent stars that I had in my stash.

I love making cards like this, and most little girls love fairies, don't they? I think these will sell quickly, and then I'll need to make some more.

As you read this, we are probably still in the Northwest. I will share a little about our trip as soon as we return.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.



Lynette said...

So, so pretty, Cheryl! I bet the sparkle is so pretty. I actually recently made a card with glitter the same way. :-) My stars are gold, though. Maybe someday I'll even get it posted to my blog! LOL!

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

Those are such pretty silhouette die cuts! Love the designs. You really created a wonderful background for them.

Glittered Paws said...

Love these - and sparkle from the stars is awesome, what a great die. Off to look for this die!!! This would make a very cute birthday card for a tween girl. Granddaughter has requested 25 handmade birthday cards for kids. Anxious to see your picture from your trip.

designbydonna said...

I have a 7 year old granddaughter. I know these would be a hit with her. Your backgrounds are gorgeous. Great idea for the making the stars sparkle.

Lynne in NI said...

Oooh your blended skies are just gorgeous, and I'll bet these won't be in your store too long!