Saturday, 18 July 2015


Happy Saturday.

This morning I am being inspired by challenge at Splitcoast and the Forzieri site where I found this beautiful necklace:

My card is a one-layer so I began by masking the edges first with painter's tape.  I took my new stamp from Neat and Tangled and stamped numerous times with Versamark ink, then heat embossed with whiter embossing powder.  
Then the fun began....I grabbed my blue Distress inks and just started sponging concentrating the darker blues to the center of the starburst.  To draw your eye even more into the center of the burst, I used my circle stencil and added some white circles with white Colorbox ink.  I love how it added to the look of the center.  I also splattered water over the whole piece to mimic the look of stars.
Stamped that great sentiment from Stamplorations to finish off my card.

Adding my card to these challenges:

One-Layer Simplicity- SPARKLE and SHINE

The Male Room- SONG TITLE

Virginia's View- 100% STAMPED

Craft Stamper- ANYTHING GOES


Thanks so very much for coming by and taking a look.

Supplies:  stamps- STAMPlorations, Neat and Tangled/ Distress ink/ Versamark/ wh. embossing powder/ heat tool/ ink applicator/ crystal/ Memento bl ink


  1. FANTABULOUS!! love your one layer, Karen! So glad that you join the fun over Virginia’s View “100% Stamped” Challenge! Let's stay COOL :)

  2. Fantastic starburst image!
    Have a great weekend :o)

  3. Oh, Karen, what fun! I loved reading how you did's amazing and just fabulous! You continue to amaze and inspire me, sweet friend! One of these days I shall "take the step!" I so love the bursts of color you achieve! Hugs!

  4. Looks like you're making the jump to light speed! Your card really caught my eye! Who wouldn't want to receive that beautiful little piece of art? I can't believe how much those white circles add!

  5. Super bokeh! LOVE the colors.. Thanks for joining us at STAMPlorations!

  6. Another wonderful card! Jo x

  7. Wow! I did a double take when I read that this is a one layer card! Wow!

  8. Love the colours in the background for your sparkly star.
    So pleased you linked up at STAMPlorations. :)

  9. Definitely a card with the wow factor! Karen x

  10. WOW stunning card, great idea.


  11. Starburst is right, Karen. The 'sparks', the bokeh dots, the inking. It's all fabulous.

  12. Woweeeeee! I am blown away by this! The sentiment works perfectly with that overall design and the beautiful sparkly centerpoint. Thanks for playing along with the STAMPlorations stamps and distressing challenge!

  13. Gorgeous design, lovely Bokeh technique and I love that sparkly star burst! Thank you for sharing your card with us at The Male Room.

  14. Karen, I'm happy you're with us in the TIMI challenge from the Craft Stamper. Very special project!
    xxx Ellie Knol xxx

  15. Absolutely adore the card - so much depth with the colouring and the circles. So sorry to be so late commenting (summer holiday!), thanks so much for playing along with our Song Title challenge at The Male Room. Deborah x

    PS What song title did you pick?

  16. Love how it turned out ... Thank you for joining us at craft stamper magazines challenge blog
    Jackie :)

  17. I love this ...... the starburst looks amazing with the Bokeh effect in the background. Thank you for joining in with the Craft Stamper Challenge ...... good luck! Linda xx

  18. Another wonderful card, Karen! I love the starburst effect over the bokeh - gives it so much depth. Thanks for playing along at Craft Stamper :)