Saturday, 25 January 2014

Star Keeper

I'm quite enjoying creating something for various challenges lately, and this card works for two of them, Stampotique Designers Challenge and Sunday Sketch and Stamp Challenge.

I'm not sure if "Key Keeper" likes his new title or not, but for today's post he will be known as "Star Keeper" as he has a lovely star hanging from the chain around his neck.

The only alteration I have made to this weeks sketch is a row of hanging stars instead of a banner, but the remainder is unchanged.

I started with a 13.5cm x 13.5cm black shimmer card as the base.  A piece of baby blue shimmer paper was cut to size and stamped second generation with a freebie swirly stamp although it's hard to see.  The paper was stuck in place and the row of stars in 'jet black' Archival was stamped across the top.   The stars were a freebie stamp on the front on Craft Stamper magazine from November 2012.  How do I know this?  Well, I've been buying the magazine for some time now, but have not often used the stamp and this one was still attached to the front, hence how I know which issue it came with.

"Key Keeper" was chosen as he was the right size to fit under the stars overhead.  He was stamped on white cardstock in 'jet black' and coloured with watercolour pencils and fussy cut.   I then stamped a large star from the row onto white card and cut it out before glueing it over his 'key' pendant.  A diamond was placed in the centre of the star and three smaller diamonds added to the star border.

"Star Keeper" was then popped onto dimensionals.  The border and the words came from Tim Holtz 'Simple Sayings'.  To finish off I mounted the black base onto 14cm x 14cm white cardstock.

I'm entering this card in : Stampotique Designers Challenge
                                      Sunday Sketch and Stamp Challenge

Happy crafting!


  1. Love your starry card Helen,
    Thanks for joining in with us at Stampotique this week :)

  2. Love your starry night, Helen! Cute image for your card, too! Thanks for participating in the Stampotique Designers' Star challenge this week!

  3. Love the colours of your card and all those stars are fabulous :-) xxx

  4. He looks fabulous with a star, it suits him! Thanks for joining us again this week at Stampotique.

  5. like the colour combo and stamps - FAB

  6. Lovely colours and character with star necklace


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