Because They Don't All Work

Okay, so, here's the deal. I love this card. I seriously do. BUT, it is not what I set out for it to be. You see, I attempted to use a super fun technique that Jennifer McGuire taught in the Online Card Classes Clean and Simple 4 class, however, that technique refused to work for me. I plan to try it again, but I was bound and determined to finish this card, so I did, nonetheless. I did incorporate a lot of inking on this one to create my own colored backgrounds, and I sort of love it.

Brightest Star

First of all, HOW CUTE IS SHE?! Seriously. I am in love with this adorable Shooting Star stamp set from Mama Elephant! It makes me smile! YAY! I stamped her first, and then colored with Spectrum Noir pens. I then stamped her on some Post-it tape and masked  her off to do the inking. I used Simon Says Stamp inks on Crafter's Companion Ultra Smooth cardstock. I LOVE how the inking blended so beautifully and that this is essentially all one layer!

Brightest Star (detail)

I attempted to use VersaMark over the inked background to have the ink create a cool shadow look for the stars. That's the part that didn't work. BUT, I decided to simply stamp and heat emboss the stars with white powder and I think it looks awesome, so I am happy with it. YAY!

I hope you like her!

Have a Happy!


  1. I love this! I also like how I'm not the only one whose projects morph into something than originally intended. :)

  2. this came out so great, I love her too!!!

  3. I love that sweet little girl and of course the one who created her. :)

  4. I think your card came out great! And I agree, that little girl is adorable!

  5. Your card still came out super cute though! And you did a fabulous job coloring her! :) Have a wonderful weekend!

  6. Even though things didn't go as planned...This is ADORABLE and ever so pretty!


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