Saturday, October 2, 2021

Catch a Falling Star

Hi Crafty Friends,

t’s challenge time with the “Crazies” over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. Being a brand new month, it's time to introduce a new challenge hostess which is Rebecca Ednie.

For our challenge this week, Rebecca has asked us to be inspired by your favourite song to create your project. Please be sure to list the song with your entry. You can be inspired by the title, the lyrics, the overall theme or genre of the song. 

I thought it might take me ages to decide which song to chose for this challenge, but then the song "Catch a Falling Star" came to mind. So I decided to use that for my card today. I also remembered a stamp I had in my stash of a girl holding a star, that I have had for years and surprise it is actually called Catch a Falling Star. Of course with the sentiment on the clouds ... I could even have gone with When You Wish Upon a Star.

I could see this girl holding the star and surrounded by stars and clouds. 

I created a Mini Slimline card using the Whimsy Stamps Slimline Stars Background and Slimline Clouds dies. I die cut the Star background from Pearlescent Blue Cardstock, and then layered this onto yellow cardstock that had Clear Double Sided Tape on the front. I then covered the exposed adhesive with Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter.

I created a frame using Trinity Stamps Mini Slimline Stitched Stack die set and adhered over the star background using foam tape. I trimmed out a few of the clouds from the Whimsy Stamps Slimline Clouds die set and adhered them behind the frame.

I stamped the Stampassions "Catch a Falling Star" image and cut her out and added that to the centre of my card.

For the sentiment I used Lawn Fawn's Upon A Star stamp set. 

I adhered this panel to a side folding Mini Slimline card that measures 3 1/4 inches x 6 1/4 inches.

For the inside of the card I created a Double Pop-up card using Karen Burniston's Katherine Label Pop up die set. As this card is narrower than normal, I decided to trim down the pop-up mechanism a little before adding to my card.

For the background of my card, I used Whimsy Stamps Speckled Star Stencil blending with Sauna Ink from Catherine Pooler Designs.

I added a border from's Slimline Border die set.

I added the girl with the star to the top pop-up and the cloud with the birthday sentiment to the bottom sentiment. The sentiment is from Divinity Designs Super Star stamp set which was from their January 2021 Blessings Box.

Don't forget to check out the rest of the “Crazies” cards over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog and also their individual blogs for more details.

Other Supplies:
Catch a Falling Star Wood Mounted Stamp - Stampassions (discontinued)


eunice said...

Definitely in awe of the love and time you spent making this amazing card! The glittered background for the front of the card as well as the star stenciled inside... both must be quite stunning irl. Such an adorable card for a very lucky recipient!

Karen Aicken said...

Love all the details on this one