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Winter Frost Star for Retrosketches

Hi Everyone...

very quick post for you tonight.  It's after 7 and I haven't finished work yet and just took a quick break to feed the pussycats and update my blog :-)

There's a great sketch across at retrosketches this week, it's really unusual and forced me to really think outside of my normal box.

It took me a while to work out what I wanted to do and I wandered off to my crafting storage cupboard and decide to look through my DSP to see if I could find any inspiration.   I came across the Winter Frost Specialty DSP and realized that it had a fabulous sheet on it that would work for something other than Christmas.... and then realized that I had a sentiment that would work perfectly from a PTI set I had bought for the OWH card drive.   Sometimes.. you just find inspiration in the strangest of places :-)

here's my card:

Retrostar (1 of 1)

I die cut a star using my Sizzix star dies and then took the negative image and fussy cut around it to give me the very thin star shape.   It works beautifully with the DSP!   For the little stars, I used a Simon Says Stamp falling star die.   I was trying to make the Baker's Twine feel like the tail of a comet, but I'm not quite sure I was that successful! :-)   I do think the card can be used for either gender - so thought it was great for the OWH card drive!

As always, thank you so much for your visits... they really do mean a great deal to me - as do your comments.   Warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift tonight.



Card ingredients:

  • Card stock:  Basic Gray.  Whisper White.
  • DSP:  Winter Frost Specialty
  • Stamp:  Star Gazer Additions - PTI
  • Tools:  Big Shot.  Sizzix Star Die.  Falling Stars background die (Simon Says Stamp


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LOVE that card. The star is wonderful and the bakers' twine sets it off. Great job!


Ah, the stars are fabulous! I can totally get the feel of the comet tail you were trying to create there. Man I love that glimmer paper. What a great way to get sparkles without using glitter. :o)

Isn't it funny how inspirations strikes in the oddest places?


P.S. Hiya Lou!

Doris D.

This is such a "sparkly" card. So pretty.The background paper really sparkles.


beautiful card and love that paper; it's so sparkely and bright. 'star light, star bright card.
Here is the poem that I had found to go along with the verse that everyone knows.


Starlight, starbright, first star I see tonight,
I wish I may, I wish I might, have the wish I wish tonight.
That always may your love be shining bright
Just like that first star that I see tonight.

Star peace, green peace, surely the wars will cease,
We'll find a way, there'll come a day,
when people every where will say
Forever let us put an end to war
Upon this one world that we're working for.

Star song, love song, I hope it won't be long
Before you're home and in my arms;
then we'll both be safe from harm
And then we'll know our love is shining bright
Just like that first star I see tonight.

Music and additional verse by Pete Seeger (1951)

Have a wonderful and fantastic day

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