Friday, July 31, 2020

Slimline: Christmas Kickstart Starry, Starry Night

When I saw the challenge at Christmas Kickstart, Starry, Starry Night, I ran right to my local Hobby Lobby.  They had Sizzix on sale and I had seen this swirling star die (any excuse works, right?!)  I knew that I already had a variety of animals for this peaceful scene.  Everything is by Sizzix except the slimline frame from Honey Bee Stamps.

Starry Night

I like how this eventually came together but it took a few tries.  I cut the Swirling Stars and the Peace on Earth and was just planning a few animals, but it was very bland.  I was wishing I had done something different with the sentiment so it stood out more.  But after the effort to get it all lined up (the sentiment is on three different dies), I wasn't starting over.  I saw some greenery in one of the sets and it definitely helped the sentiment, but it needed more to balance it. So with all the layers of greenery this card became a little more involved than I normally like to do - so I only created one of them for my Christmas stash!  

Some of the animals are popped for some dimension.  Not too much because I didn't want to deal with layering that thin frame!

Starry Night Close

I do like the outcome and thanks so much to Christmas Kickstart for inspiring my shopping trip!

Dies: Sizzix Swirling Stars, Christmas Elements, Christmas Shadow Box and Holiday Words #2, Honey Bee Stamps Slimline Thin Frames
Cardstock: Stampin' Up Misty Moonlight and Cinnamon Cider, Taylored Expressions Granny Smith and Peapod
Other: Studio Katia Gold Foil Pearls


  1. I like what those little bits of greenery add Kim, it was worth the effort! Wonderful card!

  2. This is a gorgeous Christmas card, Kim and such a wonderful use of all of those dies. Love it in the slimline format.

  3. Your card is stunning, Kim, I love it! Thanks for joining Pia and me at Christmas Kickstart, Jo x

  4. Your new star die is a treasure! I love what you came up with, adding lots of winter animals to make a scene was such a great idea. Thanks for playing along at Christmas Kickstart. Pia, Guest Elf


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