Hello my stamping friends! Outside of papercrafting and making cards, I have dabbled in all types of crafting projects...even wood crafts. Crafting with wood is a true labor of love and can speak volumes. Someone I know hand crafted this wooden flag in recognition of a police officer in our city, who lost his life in the line of duty. As soon as I saw it, I was inspired to create a handmade card.
CASEing (Copy And Share Everything) the wood creation, I started with a Basic Black layer that is an 1/8" smaller than a typical A2 card (5-1/2" x 4-1/4") to set the focal design. The wooden strips were chosen from a pattern in the In Good Taste Designer Series paper pack, making sure that I cut the strips going 'with the grain'. The Misty Moonlight strip symbolizes and recognizes a fallen hero within our city law enforcement agency.
It took me a bit to figure out how I was going to replicate the 50 stars. There are several different die sets that include stars, but they were either too big, or were going to be labor intensive with all the die cutting. As I was flipping through the new August-December 2020 Mini catalog, I came across the Snowflake Sequins image and happened to notice there were STARS in the mix! YAY!! Boy, am I glad this product was a "Returning Fav" from the previous years Holiday catalog!
The Basic Black panel for the stars measures 3-1/4" x 2-1/4". The Fine Tip Glue Pen and Take Your Pick Tool saved the day to make the process go quickly setting all 50 stars.
After evenly spacing the In Good Taste designer paper and Misty Moonlight strips to the Basic Black panel, I wrapped some Misty Moonlight 1/4" Ribbon around the cardstock strip and tied into a knot. The whole panel was adhered to a Basic Black cardbase with Stampin' Seal.
The panel of stars was set in place with Stampin' Dimensionals. I chose to leave this card without a sentiment, as I felt the whole design spoke for itself. I will be making several of these to package and send to the family with my sincerest thoughts and prayers. May God hold them close and bring peace to their hearts.
Want to know how this card came together? Here's my Facebook Live demonstration I did last Sunday sharing tips and tricks for putting it all together.
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