Paper crafting is works of heart

Paper crafting is works of heart!

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

So thankful square card with star theme for PPCC blog DT project no 437

Oddball Art is the sponsor for the newest week of participation (anything goes in paper-crafting theme ) for Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges blog! #437

Three images were given to the DT crew and with this one featured on my card, I wanted to highlight the stars, so before printing, I edited with watercolor shape outlining to add the black star and the red Star of David. For the gold paint star outline and outer fussy cut edge, I just followed the outside furthest points. Go to Oddball Art's shop to see the full digital image (link will be on the PPCC #437 post; plus check out the other offered images to the DT and how the others created with them).

The base CS is 7" square and the background paper is 6" square--both from my mid-June selected partial sets/pads of papers! (older stock I'm trying to use and mentioning old...the star stickers are old and the little sentiment was leftover from last Thanksgiving!!!) Isn't this card just the cutest?!!!

I gave the gal some rosy cheeks and a bit of a pink nose too. You can decide if she's a tad sunburned or maybe overwrought with emotion...hmmm

Have I said how much I love this card??? The colors have just coordinated so well!! Each of the main star shapes have a different tone of blue. My purpose was to re-create varying shades of a night sky without going to dark full night.

Above= ID badge for Oddball Art Stamps is an older one I had saved on my computer.
Below= ID badge for OAS is a newer one designating their sponsorship:

other challenge blogs to participate or Facebook groups to share include the following=

 (a & b)= The bright pink base is from cardstock partial set and the wave 6" square is from 1 of 2 small paper pads that I've added to my 2019's 100 PPC challenge (Facebook group) and to use for June's Paper Pad Madness challenge at Bash Your Scrapbook Stash (Facebook group).

Here are the paper picks I started with back on June 15th:

(these bright large scrapbook patterned papers weren't used for this card: seen in next photo)

Other challenge blogs to link this card= hopefully these are still active, they were about 2 days ago, if not, they get some advertising here on my blog
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #108 = anything goes third time to participate

(d). Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog = #230=  anything goes + a sentiment [mine is "so thankful"]

(e). Scribbles Design Challenge Blog = square card [mine's base is 7" square and the rainbow waves background is 6" square]


More pics of this super cute card! I just loved how all the elements came together! I little bit of black inking around the base perimeter and corners. And I added a blue marker outlining after adhering the large focal image to the background and base, which just adds more blue and keeps repeating the star points. Don't you think this is adorable????

Hope you enjoy another vibrant card creation for the 2nd half of June and into early July. The cardstock partial set is dwindling the fastest. I'm making a dent in the 6"square paper pad but not fast enough to wipe it out soon. Goodness! I've been making a card about every 2 days for 2-3's like the paper is multiplying on me!!!!

Surely I'm not the only crafter who feels like this????

Becca S in the USA heartland


  1. What a sweet image Becca, and so nicely coloured. Love her colourful background

    1. Maxine, appreciate you being a loyal blog follower of mine!

  2. Hi Becca, a lovely card with so many stars, thank you for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends... good luck in the prize draw... Megan DT LPoCF

    1. Thanks for acknowledging my entry link-up to LPoCF, Megan J!!! I appreciate you taking time to offer feedback!

  3. Aweome Star of David! I love all the colors and the image is great too! Thanks for joining us and good luck with your entry!
    Hugs, Joy
    Joyfully Stamps
    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, Owner/Coordinator

    1. Joy: first of all, thanks for acknowledging my entry to LPoCF! Secondly, thanks for taking time to comment and offer feedback! That's appreciated so much!

  4. Great card. Love the triangles. And yep, no matter how fast I use stash it just never seems to get smaller. Maybe I should stop buying to replace what I
    Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.
    Narelle DT

    1. Thanks for the feedback, Narelle! I appreciate you visiting from the ASCB design team!

  5. This is really pretty and a great idea to use up the stash :)

    Thanks for playing along with us at Aud Sentiments,

    Hugz Tinz

    1. Tinz: Thanks for visiting again from the ASCB design team! I appreciate your feedback!

  6. This looks so cool with all those stars. Great colouring too.
    Thank you for playing along with us at SCRIBBLES DESIGN. Best of luck! Nick


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