Saturday, February 18, 2012

CPS Day 13 Sketch with Stars

CPS (Card Positioning System) Card Sketches is celebrating their 5th Anniversary with a challenge to make card using the previous patterns they select over 15 days. This was sketch #121.  I combined this sketch with the Little Red Wagon challenge to use 3 stars on your card. I chose a strip of patterned paper that already had a star and I adhered two chipboard stars. I chose a sentiment that went with my intended message for my son to tell him tomorrow how proud I am that he just graduated with honors from Johnson County Community College while working full time, being a dad, and helping to care for his wife. (Of course, he changed his major many times before he found what he wanted to do, but that definitely gave him a well rounded education before he goes on to KU!)

 I used a Cuttlebug star embossing folder on the background. The card is 6.5" x 5" so I needed to add a blue border and cut the piece where the strip goes across so that it appears to fit. This was a great sketch for using the smaller embossing folder on a bigger card. The strip came from a new paper pack from Close To My Heart called "Victory." I outlined the star on the paper with a glitter gel pen but it doesn't show up in the photo. The sentiment is from their February Stamp Of The Month, Thoughtful Tidings. After I made it I realized that the sentiment added a 4th star, but that was the message I needed for tomorrow, so it stayed.


Tammy said...

Great card! I've been looking for card inspiration for young male teens--this would be perfect!
Thanks for playing with us at LRW!

JanR said...

You sure rocked the challenge! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.