Stars Are Shining
Welcome back, my crafty friends! We’ve made it to another Friday. I’m looking forward to this weekend. We have nothing planned so I get to stay home and craft all weekend! I’m starting the morning by cleaning up the craft room and putting all my things away. I’ve been playing with some new products, and have a lot of stuff that I have ideas for sitting on my stamp table so I won’t forget to use them. But it’s time they found their permanent home.
I’m so excited about my card for today. Susan made me a set of templates several years ago so I could make wreath or “circle” cards. Here’s what they look like.
To use them, you cut your card stock the size of the inside square, then place it into the opening. Using your Stamparatus, turn the square so that you end up stamping eight times.
One of my friends sent me a video showing how to just draw the template on a Stamparatus Grid Sheet. For my version, simply cut a square of cardboard, then trace around it with a permanent marker; turn it and trace again. This is a great way to create a wreath card if you don’t have a template.
Keep turning your card stock until you get back to the beginning. Then you can change stamps and colors if you’d like. I prefer my template from Susan, of course, but the other way works in a pinch.
Here’s a card I made with the smaller template from Susan.
I used the Stars Are Shining Stamp Set to create this card. I started with the large ornament in the corner and stamped in a different color each time I turned the Basic White Cardstock. The colors I used were Misty Moonlight, Garden Green, Crushed Curry, Real Red, Fresh Freesia, Pumpkin Pie, Bermuda Bay, and Magenta Madness. Then I added another stamp and went around again using the same colors. After the third time around with the smallest stamp, I was happy. The Joy to the World sentiment seemed to fit with the ornaments and happy colors, so I stamped it in the center using Blackberry Bliss Classic Ink.
I rounded the corners using the Detailed Trio Punch and added it to a 4-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ card base. The square corners on the Blackberry Bliss card base seemed a little harsh, so I rounded those as well.
Of course, Christmas cards always need a little shimmer, so I added some Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels. Even though this card does have red and green ornaments, it also uses some pretty non-traditional colors, which I think is always fun.
By the way, the Stars Are Shining Stamp Set includes some beautiful stars in different shapes and sizes, and there’s a punch that coordinates with the stars. If you purchase the stamp Set and Starlit Punch together, you can save 10%.
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day!