Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Corrugated Reminder

It's mid-month so time to remind you to come and join in with the CAS Mix Up February challenge

I seem to be on a star kick with the corrugated cardboard challenge as my first card also featured stars - in that case a few small ones.  This time I'm using one large star from a package of large die cut corrugated cardboard stars.

The star came completely plain brown so I dressed it up to fit in with the idea of mixed media.  I randomly brushed gesso and gold paint over it.

The sentiment is stamped and heat embossed in gold on vellum, and is wrapped around the star and taped underneath.

For the background, I stamped and heat embossed a few small stars, using the same gold.  I then sprinkled some Frantage Shabby White embossing enamel on the panel and heated from underneath - it contains some fine gold specks as well as larger white bits.  It didn't give me as much gold as I wanted, so sprinkled on some gold UTEE and heated that from underneath.  It's hard to get the sparkly effect when taking a good photo of the whole card so here's a close-up to show all the gorgeous gold-ness:

I finished off with a bit of gold and white ribbon for hanging the star (it came with the hole already punched so had to incorporate it.  Both the star and the background panel are popped up for dimension.

Since it's the first challenge I've ever hosted, I've really enjoyed seeing all the entries so far and am hoping there will be lots more by the deadline of February 24th!  So come on over to CAS Mix Up for some more mid-month inspiration from the Design Team and our Guest Designer, Julie Beech.

Stamps - Kay Foley sentiment, small Stampendous stars
Ink - ColorBox gold
Paper - white cs, vellum, Craftsmith corrugated star
Size - 4.75" square
Accessories - Craftsmith corrugated star, gesso, gold paint, Ranger gold embossing powder, UTEE gold embossing powder, Stampendous Shabby White embossing enamel, fun foam


  1. AMAZING!! LOVE this design Susan. The large star with the gold is so elegant. I love how the vellum banner sentiment wraps perfectly around the star. Awesome design. The background embossing adds lots of shine and texture. Great job hosting this fun challenge, my friend!! xx

  2. Your dressed up star is gorgeous Susan! love the vellum banner sentiment wrapped around it too - the splatter adds some fun visual to the background! A fun challenge! Julia xx

  3. Your gold mixed media star is Stunning, Susan. I love your pretty background too and appreciate your detailed steps. TFS and hosting this months CMU challenge my friend. Hugs..

  4. Your star is AMAZING, Susan! I love the combination of gesso and gold! And the background looks like a starry sky! What a great challenge this month, my friend!

  5. Absolutely stunning! Love how you did the star and the background!

  6. Susan...This is fabulous. Great use of the corrugated card and love what you did to it. Fabulous background, loving the frontage and the vellum finishes your card off beautifully x

  7. You've certainly given a plain CC star a touch of glamour. LOve the vellum wrap around sentiment too. :)

  8. great mixed media, the corrugated card with to gold and velum look awesome. I also love the gold splatters they really ground the star

  9. This is just stunning! That artsy touch is perfectly mastered here. And that star really is the "star", wow, plus the vellum coronates beautifully. Love it xx

  10. This is gorgeous, Susan. I love the splattered background and how you made you pretty star.

  11. Susan, I love this so artsy and I love the gold elements. Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog. I LOVE corrugated cardboard, but so often forget about it. Great pick for CAS Mix-up this month. Cx


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