There is something so perfect about a star! The shape just has something inherent that makes you want to reach out and grab for it!
The Super Stars Borders die collection is a fantastic addition to our lineup this month. Designed by Dawn McVey, they are beautiful individually or layered! The possibilities expand when you start thinking about all the fun elements you can add - glitter, pearls, rhinestones...oh so fun! They will make a great addition to your collection.
- Super Stars Borders die collection will be available for sale on March 15th.
- The set of 2 dies will retail for $10.
- The dies are 9-1/4" x 5/8" each.
The last introduction for this month is a fun new set called Super Stars! It has everything you need for creating amazing and unique star-themed projects for almost any occasion. Both large stars coordinate with the medium die in our Seeing Stars die collection, while the small patterned star image matched up with the smallest die from the set. The beautifully phrased sentiments say just the perfect thing and you will love the design opportunities for the large wavy lined sentiments.
- Super Stars will be available for sale on March 15th.
- It will retail for $24.
- The largest stars measure 2-1/8" in diameter. The small patterned star measures 1-1/4" in diamter. The "If I could reach up and hold a star..." sentiment measures 3-1/2" x 2-1/4". The "Shoot for the moon..." sentiment measures 1-3/4" x 5/8".
I asked each of the team members to find an inspiration piece and create a project based on that. I decided to do my own take on the challenge for my projects using Super Stars. I became instantly inspired when I say this piece on Pinterest...
and created these beauties...
I grabbed my seldom used watercolor brush and some reinkers and decided to get a bit artsy. So fun to just let loose and play!
The best technique I found was to wet our Stamper's Select White Cardstock with a few strokes of clean water and then start adding lines of our reinkers with a damp brush. When you wet the as the first step, you get this amazing bleeding effect going on. I started out with blocks of cardstock cut to the specific dimensions I wanted for my card fronts, 3-3/4" x 5".
"If I could reach up and hold a star for every time you've made me smile,
the entire evening sky would be in my hand."
There are SO many amazing people in my life that this sentiment is perfect for.
I die-cut Melon Berry cardstock with the medium die from the Seeing Stars collection and stamped it with the coordinating image from Super Stars using Orange Zest ink. I also die-cut one of the Super Star Border dies from white cardstock, glittered it with Prisma Glitter and attached it at an angle across the bottom of the card.
"Look at the stars and how they shine just for you
and every single thing you do."
This one will definitely be finding it's way onto a lunchbox note as well.
"Good friends are like stars.
You cannot always see them,
but you know they're always there."
A perfect sentiment for all the friends you hold closest to your heart.
While I was watercoloring the background blocks for the cards, I also watercolored half sheets of cardstock to be used with the A2 Envelope Liner die. The graduated colors look absolutely gorgeous inside the envelopes and really bring the whole project together.
This trio of cards was so easy to create and not to mention fun as well. I certainly hope you might give this technique a try during your own paper crafting time. It is a perfect complement to the new Super Stars as well as other strong yet simple graphic sets like these.
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I hope you have enjoyed everyone's creations today. I certainly enjoyed working with these fun new sets. All of them definitely have more versatility than initially meets the eye! We would love to hear your initial thoughts on the new products we introduced today. Take a moment to share them with us today and have a chance at winning this amazing prize package!
- Super Stars Stamp set
- Super Stars Border die collection
- Seeing Stars die collection
- Star Prints stamp set
- Fancy Flourishes stamp set
- Fancy Flourishes die collection
- Envelope Liner die
- Prisma Glitter
You have until 7am EST, Thursday, March 15th to add your comment and be eligible to win. Only one comment per person please. One randomly selected winner will be announced on our March Release Winners page no later than noon the same day. Thanks for stopping by today and best of luck with the contest!
Melissa Bickford is sharing more with Back Pocket Basics, World's Greatest and Heart-to-Heart #2.
Lizzie Jones is showcasing her new On the Links and Background Basics: Wrought Iron sets.
WATERCOLOR SUPER STARS ENSEMBLE
- STAMPS: Super Stars (available March 15th)
- INK: VersaMark, Orange Zest, Hawaiian Shores, Enchanted Evening, reinkers for watercoloring...Raspberry Fizz & Orange Zest, Hawaiian Shores & New Leaf, Enchanted Evening & Aqua Mist
- PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Melon Berry, Aqua Mist, Blueberry Sky
- OTHER: Seeing Stars die, Super Stars Border die, Prisma Glitter, watercolor brush, White Filigree Embossing Powder