|Starlet card front|
|Close up of "Startlet" ~Verity Rose from Crafter's Companion|
|Open double wiper card (front)|
|Double star on the right front wiper|
|Die cut clapper board left wiper|
|Back view of open double wiper card|
|double star back wiper|
|Side panels with die cut stars on rear of card|
|Side panels with die cut stars on front of card|
|Starlet is ready for her close up *winks*|
In addition to the Crafter's Companion Verity Rose "Starlet" stamp, I used the matching accessories stamps and dies (camera), a Kanban Tickets stamp set (the stars on the ticket), a nesting Creative Dies set "stars", a Tim Holtz Ticket strip die, a labels die set (back panel die cut) and a movie themed set of dies from First Editions (small stars, clapper board and film strip.) The papers were from a 6" x 6" paper stack by Dovecraft Basic Blacks and the silver, holographic black and glitter card were scraps left from other projects. Starlet's skin and eyes were coloured in using Promarkers (three shades of green on her eyes!) and her clothes and hair etc were coloured in using Crafter's Companion Sparkle brush markers in black and grey. I added a Craftworks Card Candi in silver foil on her head piece.
I really love this card and I'll admit that it isn't the easiest card to make in fact my first attempt at making a double wiper card went drastically wrong and my wipers were visible when the card was 'shut' and vanished when it was opened lol - I'm still not sure what went wrong. This card is a little on the thick side so you'll probably end up paying extra postage on it so I recommend hand delivering it - for the look on the recipient's face as much as saving postage. I can see a lot of potential cards - Hallow'een would be great for this sort of card as you could have pop-up ghosts or vampire bats and you can always have sentiment panels on the wipers too so you can personalise the card for any occasion. I hope I've inspired you to make your own wiper card, I haven't written the instructions because the Splitcoaststampers tutorial is brilliant and I know I find it easier to watch a video rather than follow written instructions (I write all the new to me card styles down in a book for future reference) but if you'd like a written tutorial on how to make this card then please leave a message in the comments section and I'll try to do a detailed written tutorial with photos of each step in the near future.
I hope you've liked this card as much as I have (I want to keep it!!) and if it inspires you to make your own version then please let me know and share a link to your blog in the comments section as I'd love to see what everyone comes up with. I'm hoping to add a new blog post in the next day or two as I've made a fantastic card for Father's Day that I'd like to share. Until next time - keep crafting!
Love and crafty hugs,