Monday, March 12, 2012

Brilliant Star Card [MIM #56, CFC 43]

What a great idea from Betsy Veldman to die cut partial images, further extending the possibilities of your dies. Basically, you make a shim to stop the die cutter from cutting a portion of the die. I was so excited to use this idea with the Banner Borders Die, since I've always loved those dies but wished they could be full card length. Now they can!

And the beauty is that this homemade purple shim is useable on any of the 5 borders to extend their length. For this card I chose the border with the three pointed sections. After die cutting the border, I used the paper trimmer to finish cutting the sides, making them long enough to extend down the card.

The Woodgrain is sanded for a weathered look. The star is cut from the pattern on the other side of the double-sided blue card base, and the inside of the card is all stars.

I like the idea at CAS-ual Friday to have the sentiment be the main portion of the card, so I'm joining that challenge. I've also used the sketch from the new retro Sketch challenge.

Thanks for looking!

PTI Banner Borders Die
PTI Movers and Shakers Sentiments Stamp
PTI Woodgrain Impression Plate
American Crafts Stamp Markers
American Crafts Paper
Martha Stewart Brown 0.5 Marker
Star Gem


  1. Fantastic Kelly, you aced the challenge, love that you used that die.

  2. This card is uber cool to the max!! Thanks for getting sentimental with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  3. Great texture and I really love how you drew a thin frame around the card! The sentiment is very COOL! Thanks for joining us at Retrosketches!

  4. Wow! I love how you shimmed that die to extend the length for a super fun banner!! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays! We're so glad you did!

  5. Great idea and mini-tutorial, Kelly! Love the texture of your card! Sorry it's taken me this long to come back and comment - I only had time to peek at everyone's cards before! Thanks so much for playing with us at RetroSketches and I hope you will join us again!


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