Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Papercraft Star Challenge #1

This was my first challenge as an official designer, and I can say I pulled out all the stops and put on my big girl panties for this one!

I got lucky, and just before I found out about the challenge-- got my now brother in law's senior graduation announcement. His school colors are Red, White & Bling (aka silver) so I based my card for him on the challenge.

1 piece of white cardstock
(cut to 8.5"X4.25" and folded in half to form an A2 card)
1 sheet of red cardstock
1 sheet of white cardstock
Cricut Machine
Storybook Cartridge
(for the Marquee3 image cut and shadowed on the card front @ 3")
Accent Essentials Cartridge
(for the Accent34s image cut at 1", 1.25" & 1.5" stars in alternating colors, then layered)
Studio G, wood 'congrats' stamp
Black Stamp Pad
(I used the Stazon Ink in Jet Black)
red sharpie brand pen
white & bling ribbon
silver & black rhinestones

On the inside, I typed out his class motto in a pretty font- it is from Peas for Fonts, an awesome site that supplies FREE font downloads for scrapbooking and card making. I use them all the time and they range from really goofy and fun- to serious and pretty. So, I printed it on the computer in a nice looking font, I matted it with red and stuck it inside, as well as made another similar star for the inside. I left plenty of room for a nice note from us!

Papercraft Star is a new, challenge blog. It is unique in the way that the public can vote-- yes, VOTE on their favorite entry for the challenge. The winner is then a 'people's choice winner' instead of a random drawing. Those are fun, but I tend to be a little competitive so it is fun to see a real 'winner'! There is also a forum over on Papercraft Star where you can talk and ask questions as well as get to know the designers and learn new techniques and information.

I hope you'll come on over... the water is fine!


Caroline said...

Dawn great card. Love the star layers.

♥♥♥Jan ♥♥♥ said...

Yup, those star layers are totally wonderful ! I am going to have to raid your new free font site - I love that !!

Emora Designs said...

Great card! I love the layered stars!!

Liz said...

Stunning!! Love what you did with this week's challenge!