Hi Stampers.  T minus 48 hours till the hubby and I head out for a 7 day cruise in the eastern Caribbean.   Yes, I know, it’s hurricane season and the weatherman predicts rain.  But, hey, it’s our 25th wedding anniversary and it will still be warm.  We can swim with dolphins and go snorkeling in the rain.  I’m sure the fish won’t mind. :-0

Today I’m here with another sketch from the Pals Paper Arts.  Yes, they still have me on their design team… What are they thinking?!?!  Today’s challenge is a great sketch that had stars.  I guess I took it literally and my card has stars.  The others didn’t use stars at all and still came up with awesome cards!  Go check it out.


This card starts with a 8.5″ x 5.5″ piece of card stock, scored at 4.25″, as my card base.  Next, I used the Decorative Dots embossing folder and ran a 5.25″ x 4″ piece of Silver foil card stock through my Big Shot. (Gotta love that thing!  I use it all the time!!)

I used the Big Shot again (with my magnetic platform) to cut out some stars using my Star Framelits (from Stampin’ Up! of course).  I cut one in Night of Navy card stock, one in Silver glimmer paper and one in the Silver foil card stock.  I adhered the 5.25″ x 4″ piece of embossed Silver Foil card stock to the card base with snail adhesive and the stars over that with dimensionals between each layer.

Stampin’ Tip:  The gallery bandit, just LOVES dimensionals this week and this card could win me $25 in free product.  There is a free card in it for you if you leave me a comment and ask about how you could post in the gallery and win free product. *wink wink*

The final touch was stamping the “Happy Wonderful Christmas” sentiment with the Wondrous Wreath stamp set in Night of Navy ink and punching it out with the large oval punch from Stampin’ Up!, sponging the edges with a little Night of Navy ink using a sponge dauber and adhering to the card with more dimensionals. (If you don’t have an addiction to Stampin’ dimensionals yet, just try them…. you will….)

The card is very shinny and festive in person, this made it a bit challenging to photograph, but the photo came out OK.  Just know it’s much better in person!

Happy Stamping,
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