Shooting Star for CTS183

I adore the sketch challenges at CAS(E) this Sketch – each week, the talented team offers great ideas for clean -and-simple cards.  Because of the timing of the challenges, I don’t always get to play along.  This sketch gave me the chance to pull out my Shooting Star set again – I first shared this set earlier this week with a super-clean card with the paper airplane (you can see it here).  Here’s my card for this week’s CAS(E) This Sketch challenge:

Shooting Star, Cottage Greetings, Touches of Texture, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, CTS183

And here’s the banner for Chrissy Larson’s sketch challenge that inspired my card:


Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • A Universal Blast.  While the shooting star image is the star of this card (literally and figuratively), the burst of starlights in the background really help the image to pop.  To create this background image, which is also an element in Chrissy’s sketch, I simply stamped the top, left image from Touches of Texture (shown below) several times.  Since the image is more concentrated in the center, I simply turned the image to restamp it so the concentration of dots would stay in the center.  I am happy with the way it turned out.

    Touches of Texture, Stampin' Up!

    Touches of Texture, Stampin’ Up!

  • Layering the Shooting Star.  The shooting star image is stamped on Crushed Curry and snipped along the edge of the stamped image.  It’s a relatively simple image to snip.  I then used the coordinating Framelit to crop the outer image from Basic Gray.  Quite simple.  Each of the tiny stars is snipped from Pumpkin Pie card stock.Shooting Star, Cottage Greetings, Touches of Texture, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, CTS183
  • Color Combination.  Yellow pairs perfectly with orange.  While I was creating this card, though, the brightness of Pumpkin Pie seemed to clash with the punch of Crushed Curry.  Once I added some Basic Gray to the mix, everything worked out just fine.  All was right in the universe.  If you like this fun combination, too, please save this:Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, Basic Gray

Stamp Sets:  Shooting Star, Cottage Greetings  Papers:  Pumpkin Pie, Basic Gray, Crushed Curry, Whisper White  Inks:  Crushed Curry, Archival Basic Black  Accessories:  Sliding Star Framelits Dies, Stampin’ Dimensionals

I hope you’ll pop over to CAS(E) This Sketch to see the cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s challenge.

Thanks for stopping by today!


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  1. Sweet. Simple. Perfect.

  2. The amount of detail in your cards is just amazing and inspiring. Such seemingly simple presentations have such depth and thought to make them the best. It is fascinating and totally enjoyable! Thank you.

  3. CAS cards seem to always be my favorites. I really love the way you used the Touches of Texture stamp to accentuate the shooting star. Just the perfect amount of background. You are so very artistically endowed. I just love your cards.

  4. Total star quality! Perfection!

  5. Robbye Hamilton

    I love this card! I’m always drawn to clean and simple cards and this is a perfect example of how great they can be.

  6. What a great card to have in your “go to card stash “for just the right card for just the right person !
    Love that adorable “Star” !

  7. Oh, this is so fun! Great take on the sketch!

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