Friday, April 26, 2013

Make It Monday #113 (star chart)

ETA: adding this after the fact to the Tuesday Trigger, as it uses the same circle graph pattern



It's been quite awhile since I've been able to join Papertrey's Make It Monday. Since seeing Nichole play with Perfect Pearls a few weeks ago I've been dying to dig those out of my drawer and play too.


I am so excited about how this star chart sympathy card turned out! I was curios how the iridescent powder and embossing powder would work together. It's easier to see in person, but the brighter stars are embossed with silver embossing powder, and the lighter stars have the iridescent powder. The difference serves to add some dimension and perspective to star chart. See the Milky Way on the left? It's stray embossing powder that I was just about to brush away before I thought about the Milky Way. So my happy accident stays, and is my favorite part of the card.


The star chart was made by inking up the Hero Arts Circle Graph Mask with VersaMark and using it like a stamp instead of a  mask. Then brush the iridescent powder over it. You do have to think about the order of things before stamping though. The parts you want to be embossed need to be done first, then the parts to get the powder should be done last.

I don't own Perfect Pearls, but I have a set of Pearl Ex which you can see above.


The two star stamps are from Papertrey's Banner Builder set (had forgotten about these little treasures!) and the sentiment is from their With Sympathy set. A nice match I think. Since the sentiment is stamped on a shiny silver paper, I had to use black embossing powder to get a dark, sharp color.

Thanks for looking!
-Kelly

26 comments:

  1. Kelly, this is absolutely beautiful! I imagine IRL it's stunning! Great job and I LOVE the Milky Way! :0)

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  2. Out of this world Kelly!!! Ohhh..haha, no pun intended there ;) While your card is amazing I simply adore the sentiment!!

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  3. Wow...this is perfect. What a neat card...

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  4. Kelly this is fantastic, a beautiful sympathy card.

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  5. GOR.GEOUS! I love how you used the mask and the embossing is perfect. Wonderful card!

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  6. What a great sympathy card--and you were so clever with all those different products and techniques.

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  7. Love the depth you achieved by embossing and using the powders - I don't remember this sentiment and think it is a wonderful thought for a sympathy card. Just have to add I love discovering the little hearts, flowers & stars that are extras in random stamp sets - never the reason I buy a set, but fun little stamps to mix & match.

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  8. So beautiful! I love the look of your stencil and the various stars. Figures I have all sorts of perfect pearls that I probably have NEVER used, but none in any good colours, so I would have to actually go buy some to play along. How ironic! lol!

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  9. Fabulous! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  10. Gorgeous, Kelly, so inventive and creative and such a wonderful sentiment! I love your happy accident Milky Way! Anita :)

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  11. This card just tugged at my heart. The perfect sentiment to go with the lovely stamped and embossed and pearled stars.

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  12. FAB Milky Way Kelly - perfectly gorgeous card :)

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  13. Kelly, you never disappoint. Great pairing of stamps with pearls and sentiment that completes. Love that you tell how to so clearly.

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  14. A beautiful card with lots of dimension.

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  15. I'm in awe of your card Kelly, its so creative and wow that Milky Way was a happy accident!!!! Thank goodness for stray EP :0).....the circular graph really adds that extra dimension. Brilliant card :0)

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  16. This is *amazing*. As someone who studied Astrophysics you know how much I love this, right? Seriously stunning. Love the details with the stars, love the use of the iridescent Pearl Ex, everything here is perfect!!

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  17. This could be one of the most clever cards I've ever seen! Spectacular!

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  18. Oh, this is so pretty, Kelly!

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  19. Hey Kelly! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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  20. Just wanted to thank you...I am in and endless search for ideas for several sympathy cards I need to make. Shirellda was one of the girls that was killed here in Cleveland..she was a sweet and very innocent 18 year old who's entire life was based around her religion. This will be perfect to recreate for her dad!!!

    It has only taken me 3 days of searching to find inspiration for one out of 3 cards I need to make!!! Thank you!!!!!
    Jackie P

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    1. What a tragedy indeed, with three lives senselessly taken by that individual. It is sooo kind of you to send a card to the family. I know they will be very touched to know that you are praying for them. So happy you stopped by and left a note : )

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I absolutely love reading comments. Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to leave one! - Kelly