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Posted by on Jul 21, 2015 in Uncategorized | 2 comments

‘Tis The Season for Fab Friday

Fab Friday has another great challenge for us.  This challenge is a card design challenge.  I had a hard time with this challenge.  I actually, made several cards before deciding on this one. At one point, I decided to not play along with Fab Friday this time.  That’s how hard this challenge was for me.  One of  my cards I made trying to for fill this challenge  you will see after the week of Clearance Rack items.  Though, I love the card it did not satisfy what I was looking for in this challenge.  In a last attempt Saturday, I decided to try again.  I could not be beaten by this challenge.  I came up with today’s card.  Please take time to check out all the great paper art items at Fab Friday.

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Ok, Now I know what you are thinking…It is a great sketch and I am just challenged… Well, your right.

The color inspiration for today’s card takes me all the way back to the 1980’s.  A time when in decor “county” had its own shade of blue.  Though, this card is not exactly “country blue” it reminds me of a time when it ruled.  Especially when combined with kraft.  It also, bring to mind a song long forgotten by Barbara mandrel.  “I was county when county wasn’t cool.”  When the card finally come together all I could hear in my head was Barbara singing  so smoothly.  I then immediately thought about The Barbara Mandrel Show.  Boy, it has been a many a years sense I have even thought about the song or TV show.  But, that’s what art does (paper crafting, music, painting, etc).  It evokes in us memory or emotions that take us  to a place long gone.  The colors used are Night of Navy, Mossy Meadow, Cherry Cobbler, and Crumb Cake

Here is today’s Card:Country Star 2

I really like the results of this unexpected “county” card.. I hope you do, also!!!  The stamp set used is Many Mary Stars.  And yes, it is in the Clearance Rack.

Many Mary Stars

The details of the card:

  • The card base is Mossy Meadow  card stock cut at 5 1/2 and scored at 4 1/4.  Use a bone folder and make a really nice crease on the scored edge.
  • Stamp the outline star in Night of Navy on Whisper White card stock.  Then in Mossy Meadow stamp the inside star.
  • Use your Big Shot and Stars Framelits to cut out the stars.  If you do not have the star framelits then just fussy cut your stars out.  Also, cut a star from Mossy Meadow card stock.
  • Cut a square from Mossy Meadow card stock that is  3 1/2 by 3 1/2
  • Cut a square from Cherry Cobbler card stock that is  3 1/4 by 3 1/4.  Then stamp the snow flake in Night of Navy on to the Cherry Cobbler square.
  • Glue the Cherry Cobbler to the Mossy Meadow square.
  • make loose circles from your linen thread and glue it to the back of the Mossy Meadow star.  Glue the Night of Navy star to the Mossy Meadow
  • Cut a piece of Crumb Cake card stock    and then run it through the Big Shoot using the Decorative Dots Texture Impression leaving room at the bottom to stamp the greeting
  • Stamp in Cherry Cobbler  ‘Tis The Season on the Crumb Cake layer.  Glue this layer to the Night of Navy layer .  Then glue this layer to the Mossy Meadow card base
  • Using Stampin’ Dimensionals add hear the square layer to the Crumb Cake layer.   Then finally add the Star on top with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Country Star

I also made a gift tag using the stamp set Many Mary Stars.  I did change the colors up a bit thought.  I added the Cherry Cobbler glimmer paper and deleted the Crumb Cake.  I love adding a little sparkle to the top of gifts.

country star3

I like this gift tag so much I think I will be making them for all my Christmas gifts this yer.  It was quick and easy!!!

Here are the details of the tag:

  • On Whisper White card stock  stamp the out line star in Night of Navy. Then in Mossy  Meadow stamp the inside star and the dotted star.  I fussy cut the star out
  • Then using the Big Shot  and the Stars Framelits I cut the glimmer paper star out in the star framelit just larger that the Whisper White star.
  • Using the medium hole punch, Punch a hole at the top of the whisper white star.  Then attach linen thread for a tie
  • Finally using StampinDimensionals add hear the two stars together.

That’s it!! I hope you enjoyed my little trip down memory lane.  Remember to check out the Clearance Rack for Many Mary Stars stamp set and may other great finds.

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If you have any questions about today’s card, Stampin’ Up!, or stamping in general please use the form below.  I would love to here from you.  If you would like to leave a comment about today’s card please do at the bottom in the comment section.  I can’t wate to here what you thought about today’s card and color combination.  Does it take you back as it did me?

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  1. I really like your cards ! I also like to shop the Clearance Rack . Such good bargains !
    I think you got a steal with this set !

    • Sonny, I am glad you liked the Card!! Thank you for taking time to visit Westside Paper Creations! And yes, the Clearance Rack is always full of great steals!!!!

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