Distressed Superstar

Hi everyone! Happy Thursday! Today I'm sharing with you a fun little card I made with the new Starstruck set. The color combo popped out at me from the scraps on my desk - a happy accident, because I never would have put these colors together normally.

I don't know what it is about it, but I recently have fallen in love with Dusty Durango. It's sat unused on my shelf since July and now, all the sudden, everything I make has to use this color! Weird how we got through stages like that, huh?

Anyhow, I was inspired to do a little distressing now that my hands are feeling a bit better. I had to smile because when I showed this card to Mark, he said, "That's totally YOU!" Awww, how sweet that he knows me so well! I started by doing some random stamping with the shooting stars and open stars both in Dusty Durango and Sage Shadow. I added some stitching to the durango panel, then sponged the edges of both panels and used my distressing tool to roughen up the edges.

For a cozy feel, I finally decided to stop hoarding the stitched felt ribbon I got from SU! last holiday season and tied it across the card with some hemp twine. The sentiment is stamped onto a diecut from the SU! Lots of Tags set, and I hand cut a small chocolate mat for it.

My FAVORITE part of the card is the star. Doesn't it look cool? I just love the look! I stamped the billowy star from Starstruck on Old Olive then punched out with the Large SU! star punch, then stamped the small open star inside the image and gave a little coating of Copper Stickles. Then I just hand cut a little chocolate border for the star and popped it up on dimensionals.

Okay, that's all on the stamping front for today. Thanks for stopping by!

What's In It?
Stamps: Starstruck (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Dusty Durango, Sage Shadow, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Vanilla (SU!)
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Dusty Durango, Sage Shadow, Old Olive (SU!)
Accessories: ribbon, twine, air art tool, Lots of Tags die and large star punch (SU!), distressing tool, sponge, sewing machine, copper stickles


  1. This is GORGEOUS GORGEOUS GORGEOUS Julee! YOU are a rockstar!!

  2. This is AWESOME, Julee! Love this!!!

  3. Your work is beautiful! I love the colors and the Star..

  4. Well I'm glad you did because they look fantastic together.

  5. Beautiful - you never cease to amaze me!!

  6. Love all that sponging! And how come my sewing machine has an inch of dust on it? Sigh!

  7. Your card is fabulous! I just love the green star - it is so eye-catching.

  8. Wow, this is really pretty! I love it!

  9. This is gorgeous!! I love the color combo!

  10. This card is fabo, it is a case for sure...I am waiting on those little die shapes to come in, Cut At Home can sometimes be slow..lol...the colors, the ribbon,...wow!

    enjoy *~*


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