Sunday, April 12, 2015

Starry Birthday

When I saw my pal Lydia's card here, I knew I needed to see how she made it and CASE her idea. I went to the free printable graph paper web site and printed out a few sheets of different sizes and shapes of grids, then I used one of them to make this:

Oh, look, it's crooked.

I cut the star shape from the graph paper, then colored it with three colors of Copics. I then die-cut the same shape from some fun foam and used it as a layer behind the star.

I was following the current MFT Sketch Challenge, and I didn't even mix it up - I just went with the original sketch:

I'm also entering this card in the Nacho Average Challenge color challenge:

and the Runway Inspired challenge:

Thanks for stopping by!

Update: This card won Top Nacho at Nacho Average Challenge!


  1. What a terrific card! I've only used graph paper for a brief flirtation with quilt cards. This looks like fun!

  2. That star is totally cool. I was sure it was cut from patterned paper!

  3. Its beautiful! Love that soft blue and that fantastic star on it!

  4. Such a cute, simple and fun idea Leslie! The use of graph paper is genius! Thanks for playing along with the Runway Inspired Challenge ;-)

  5. I'm a big fan of grids and should either be mathematically inclined or a gamer, but I'm neither. Love this idea and the colors.

  6. What a fun card! Love the grid pattern you used on the star, it looks fabulous and is a great take on the inspiration photo. Great use of the Nacho color challenge too, so thanks for playing along at Nacho Average Challenges this week!

  7. Love this clean and simple card and the grid pattern on your star is great! Thanks for creating with us at Nacho Average Challenges.

  8. love your coloring on the star! such a delightful card! thanks for playing along with MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge!


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