Great challenge this week at Our Creative Corner! Use stars and stripes, and not necessarily in a patriotic theme. I needed a birthday card, so that was the direction I took.
I started with some t!m Holtz Grungepaper and my Cuttlebug. Using my distressed lines folder, I added some dimension to the Grungepaper then I distressed the lines with Ranger Distress Ink Weathered Wood ink. Then I pulled out some chipboard and double stamped stars using CTMH Shining Star and You're A Star stamp sets on both the chipboard and different B&T's from CTMH Sweet Home paper pack. After cutting out the stars and adhering the B&T to the chipboard, I used my edge distresser and roughed up the edges of some of the stars. I have a new-found affection for common household string, so after adhering the Grungepaper to my background B&T, I used eyelets in the corners and strung some string thru the holes. The Happy Birthday sentiment is from CTMH It's Your Day stamp set. The three star brads are unknown from my stash. Some of the stars are pop-dotted for added visual interest and the largest star has Ranger Distress Stickles Scattered Straw on the outside edges for a little bling!