Saturday, February 02, 2013

You're a Star !

There's 2nd birthday celebrations at Less Is More this week - I cannot believe my favourite challenge blog has been running for two years! However my heart sank a little when I saw the challenge...

Kraft & Kreme
Not possessing any kraft card whatsoever, I had to improvise - a manila folder to the rescue! Using cream linen card as a base, I cut a smaller square piece of folder and rounded the corners then die cut a star into it. The trellis effect is made by using strips of a Sissix circles die taped under the star. The kraft folder is mounted onto the base with foam pads with a further piece of folder under the star emphasising the pattern.

This was way out of my comfort zone - I just don't usually make cards like this but I'm surprised how much I like the result.


  1. WELL DONE on such a splendid improv - fab card


  2. I'm not surprised you like the result it looks beautiful. I love your CAS cards and this is one of the best
    Eileen x

  3. fantastic card, love the creative use of both a manilla envelope and the trellis stare.

  4. I'm so glad you took up our challenge, this is simply fab...incredibly resourceful too!
    Thanks so much
    Less is More

  5. Wow, what a great card. I'm still trying to find inspiration from my limited stock, hopefully later today a creation will appear! :)

  6. This is fabulou, that star is so eyecatching and love the idea of using a folder what a clever idea! x

  7. What a great card. Love what you`ve done with the star and well done improvising with the kraft.
    Lynne xxx

  8. Your pattern inside the star is very ingenious, love the effect.

  9. It's a great card - love how to filled in the star with another diecut!!

  10. Fabulous card, its great how inventive you can be when you have to. The star looks amazing

  11. I LOVE how that sizzix die looks behind that star! Great job on this card...even if you did have to use a manilla folder...the results are fabulous!

  12. sharon this is fab! i love the design behind the aperture and i might just have to case this idea!!

    Sorry for the late visit this week... Thanks for joining us for the 2nd birthday celebrations!
    Jen xx
    "Less Is More"

  13. What a resourceful lady you are Sharon! The card looks great with the manilla layer and your clever star. Vicky x