I made these two cards really quickly to give to some young friends to congratulate them on their theater performance. I wanted the focal point to be a great big star to represent their starring roles in the performance. However, I don’t have a great big star stamp so I grabbed my Provo Craft stamp material and cut one out on my Circut. Using the new stamp I heat embossed the star in white onto cardstock and inked over it with three colors of distress ink. The process of heating and inking added a warped texture to the cardstock that I liked. So I pulled out my scissors and frayed the edges a bit to add to the distressing. When I adhered the card front to the card base I only used adhesive in the center to allow the layer to curl up at the edges for more texture. With a bit of tissue tape and a small sentiment, the cards were ready to go.
cardstock: Stampin’ Up
white emboss powder: Stampin’ Up
stamps: Provo Craft (star); Stampin’ Up (sentiment)
ink: Ranger (distress)
tissue tape: Tim Holtz
Tip: I found that cutting the stamp material on the Cricut required a deeper blade depth than what the package suggested. So do a little test before you try cutting a full image.