Thursday, 9 July 2015

CC&S #132: Stars and Stripes

This week Jane has given us a lovely sketch to work with on CAS Colours and Sketches. My card has also been influenced by the themes from a couple of other challenges and so I thought I would make a patriotic card for all my blogging friends from across the Atlantic and a graduation card for my friend Rachel at the same time!

I haven't done any paper folding in a while so the focus of my design is a five pointed origami star made from a piece of blue starry paper. A video showing how to fold this star can be found on YouTube HERE. These make wonderful hanging decorations and I have made them previously in all different sizes. This one was made from a pentagon in a 6cm square (Edit: 12cm square). I cut some stripes from some matching paper and two smaller stars from a piece of red starry paper and stuck them to the card blank. The sentiment is computer-generated and finally the origami star was placed between the other two.

The other challenges I would like to enter are:
Less Is More Week #231: Colour theme 'Red, White & Blue'

And Addicted to CAS Challenge #67: Code Word 'Patriotic'

Supplies Used:
Origami Star Instructions:
Sentiment font: Grilled Cheese
Snippets: Striped and starry papers

It's so busy at the end of the school summer term. Roll on the holidays!
Hope you have lots of fun with Jane's super sketch.
Thanks for visiting!
Stef x


  1. Love your patriotic interpretation of the sketch. And I remember those last few weeks of school so well, everyone hot, tired and longing for the holidays - think the US has the better idea about when to break up for the summer.

  2. Fun, striking, great use of the sketch and colours
    Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More & ATCAS

  3. Those paper folded stars look great, really like patriotic cards like this. A fab take on the sketch
    Louise xx

  4. Loving that folded star and the white space between your stripes is yummy :)
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More

  5. LOL, you and I definitely were on the same challenge wavelength this week! :) The folded star is really cool!

  6. Your folded stars work really well on your card, great idea Stef!
    Thanks for joining us this week
    Less is More

  7. I love how you combined the sketch with the patriotic color palette...fabulous card! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Addicted to CAS!

  8. Great take on the sketch and the challenge. Love the CAS design. Glad you joined us over at ATCAS.

  9. Stef, love your combination of challenges! This is a wonderful layout paired with our code word! Thanks for sharing with us. -Sweet Kobylkin, ATCAS