Creative Construction with Blueprints – Star Power

Creative Construction with Blueprints - Star Power

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This is the first time I am participating in Creative Construction with My Favorite Things Blueprints.  This month, the team posted the theme: Star Power.  Our goal is to create cards using stars and featuring Blueprint dies.  First know that I made a card featuring Blueprints but missed the “star” element.  I am definitely smarter now!  Second, it is amazing that every Blueprint set I own has stars included!

I made a celebration card.  I die cut CELEBRATE from bronze Stardream, and mounted to a gold Stardream panel (lots of sparkle).  I  embellished with stars die cut from silver glitter cardstock, Mirracard and Stardream.

I added one more element to my card.  I played with an interesting die from Blueprints 25.  The die is 5.5″ long and has small intermittent holes along its whole length.  I had never used this die so I just played.  I die cut the holes along the left hand side of my card.  Now what?  I wove silver and gold cord up and down the spine. I taped the ends to the back to secure.  This was a mistake I realized later (which I will talk about)!  To add some much needed color to the panel, I decided to weave beads through each of the holes as well.  The beads were a great touch.

I added gold washi to the lefthand edge and trimmed the panel by about a quarter inch. When I mounted the panel to a card base, I had bumps from the woven cord!  I used scortape to mount the panel; I think if I had used foam between the panel and card base, I wouldn’t have had bumps.  Thanks for listening.

Supplies: My Favorite Things Celebrate, My Favorite Things Blueprints 25 and Blueprints 13, Stardream, Mirracard, glitter cardstock, May Arts silver and gold cord, Pretty Pink Posh beads, washi (stash)

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