Thursday, June 23, 2011

PPA 99 Stars


Here is my PPA 99 challenge card.  The challenge is CAS Stars.  CAS is not my style, so I kept repeating clean and simple, clean and simple, to myself like a mantra.  I started out with my Stars 2 die and cut a big blue star, I sniped the ends off and was going to make pennants out of the layered points.  But when I started to figure out how to put it all together, I tried the star shape again, and loved it.


The large medallion is a two 1 1/2 x 12 pieces of Night of Navy DSP pleated every 1/2 inch glued  together at the ends.  You really need to have a circle punch with sticky strip ready so when you scrunch it all together you can attach the circle to keep it circular.  It's a bit tricky, but with practice it becomes easier.  A 2 inch circle of textured whisper white was put on the top, and two layered stars were put on top.  A firecracker (my husband said they are called ladyfingers) was rolled out of cherry cobbler CS and a bit of baker's twine makes the fuse.  The same baker's twine was wrapped around the whisper white square lattice embossed background paper.


So here are some tips, when you score the DSP use a somewhat light hand, if you notice at the bottom of my medallion, the tips are white, I seemed to mess them them up.  Also sticky strip is your friend when you make your medallion, you can't use too much!

So what do you think, did I keep it clean and simple?  I love to hear your comments, so please leave them.  Also, keep in mind that the retired accessories and stamps are only available until the end of the month, and my blog special ends then as well.  Enjoy!

13 comments:

Linda Callahan said...

This is great! Love that firecracker!

Debbie Pierce said...

This is GORGEOUS!!

Mary Fish said...

What a clever idea for the firework!
Hugs, M

Linda Fisher said...

I love your card! It is C&S and your medallion with ladyfinger are perfect together.

*щурчо* said...

Perfect!

Anonymous said...

I love it! It's very patriotic too.:-)

Bandon, Oregon said...

I LOVE this card!!!! You inspired me... I was going to use my star die to make a banner, but it wasn't working (well, it worked in my head...lol) Your medallion is just what it needed... Thank You so much....

Faith

KVencel said...

I think you did a great job on this card! Maybe the design is CAS but the amount of work is not!

Anonymous said...

Best 4th of July card I've seen! CAS and very creative w/ firecracker too!

Melanie C said...

FANTASTIC! I love everything about your card! Thank you for playing along with Pals Paper Arts this week.

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

It's a really great card. Love how you were able to make your own firecracker (ladyfinger). :)

Barbara Chatzkel said...

Sandra -- What a wonderful card -- it really got me in the mood for the Fourth of July! Also the square lattice is my FAVORITE! What a winner!!

Carren Heartley said...

Wow...just found your blog from a link on SCS. I LOVE all your cards, and will definitely be back for some ideas. I really wouldn't be able to make it as a demonstrator myself without all the ideas I get from others' websites, and I just wanted you (and all the other posting demonstrators out there!) that I really appreciate the time and effort you put into your blogs. The SHARING among Stampin' Up! people is just incredible.
Thank you so much,
Carren

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