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Thursday, 24 September 2015

Congratulations - Stars

Hi My Crafty Blog Friends

How is you week going? I hope it is OK. I have had a cold and  I took and day off work, it seems to have done the trick, even though I am still quite husky, I am feeling much better. It is officially Autumn now Google said so yesterday. So I don't need to feel guilty about putting the heating on.

My sister has recently secured her dream job, the type of job she has been wanting for a while. She starts in October so I thought I would make her a Congratulations card. Where better to start than with my Visible Image stamps and a rather useful Star die set.


  The  Kraft card blank was  7" x  7".  I cut a black mat,  a silver mat and a smooth white card mat. I took the white mat and stamped the verse  and the Congratulations from the   Congratulations Set by Visible Image with Perfect Medium and heat embossed them with a clear powder. I have a stamp that stamps small stars this was stamped all over the page with Perfect Medium and heat embossed with a silver powder. Finally I inked the mat all over with three shades of Distress Ink. 

I used the Star die set ( I think it came from a magazine) to make stars to cover the mat making a focal element of the large star.


I stamped the Congratulations onto some white card and cut it out with one of Sue Wilson's pierced flag dies. I had been watching Julia Watts on Hochanda and she said  with open dies to emboss them first before cutting.  This is because they have a tendency to pop out of the die when cut and they are  difficult to seat back in to emboss. So that is what I did and before I removed the flag from the die I inked round the edge. 


I managed to make this card in just under an hour which is very good for me. I think my sister will like it. 

I hope the rest of the week is kind to you. 

Happy Crafting

Hugs Jackie

25 comments:

  1. Fabulous congratulations card Jackie. I love all the stars. Your sister will love and many congratulations to her on securing her dream job. Hugs Jennifer xx

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  2. Fab card Jackie....& huge congrats to your sister!
    hugs Jo x

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  3. Hope you feel better soon and good luck to your sister xx
    Fabulous card :-)

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  4. Love those blues, the stamp makes a great background and the stars really set it off. Hugs xx

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  5. Love your star card Jackie. The stamped background looks fabulous.
    Cathy x

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  6. Love the fab stars and colours,just gorgeous.xxx

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  7. Great congratulations card Jackie.
    Laine
    xx

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  8. Fabulous card. Thank you your birthday wishes.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  9. Fabulous card for your Sister Jackie.
    Hugs Pam x

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  10. Wonderful card jackie I like all the stars and the paper
    Kevin xx

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  11. Wow love this fab design that background is amazing a great card love and hugs Carole x

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  12. Fabulous card Jackie, all the best to your Sister xxx

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  13. A fabulous card Jackie, good luck to your sister in her new job :o)
    Jackie xx

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  14. I think your sister will like it too, it's lovely.

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  15. What a fabulous card, Jackie....I have 2 sets of star dies, but never have inspiration to use them :-(

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  16. Good luck to your sister, your card is fab, Px

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  17. Loving all the blues and whites here. Nice job

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  18. Brilliant Jackie! I love your stars & I have die envy! Great design too! Congrats to your sis & glad you're feeling a bit better!
    Hugs
    Dawn xx

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  19. Lovely Jackie, such a fun fresh card and suitable for any age. Thank you for sharing. Love Diane xxxx

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