I used the Stars Dimensional Elements to make this rockin' easel card. The large star at the top is covered with CTMH paper from the You Rock paper pack. Looks practically perfect, doesn't it? Do you ever wonder how people get their paper-covered chipboard shapes to look so perfect? It's really simple: First, trace your shape and cut it out. Next, put adhesive on the dimensional element and stick it to the wrong side of the paper shape so that the right side will be showing. (I was really sleepy the first time I tried this, and I glued my star to the right side of the paper, flipped it over and saw the wrong side, and went "AAUGH!" LOL!) Note to self: do not try this when overtired! Also, if you're tracing elements that are not symmetrical, flip them over and trace them on the wrong side of the paper. That way they will be correct on the right side of the paper AND your pencil marks won't show. Ok, where was I? Back to the next step. After adhering your paper to the dimensional element, use Finishing Files (Z1091) to file off the extra paper and smooth the edges. These tools are what make the difference between okay and perfect! When your edges are smooth, distress them with your favorite ink color so they will really pop! Here's a shot of my easel card closed up. When it's closed like this, it will fit in a standard size envelope.
For the blue star, I stamped directly on the white dimensional element with Indian Corn Blue ink on a stamp from the Just Be You stamp set (B1341). Then I inked the edges and the points of the star with the same color ink on a sponge dauber. The dotted orange star was made with a stamp from Spot On Backgrounds (D1280) and Goldrush ink. Other products used were the You Rock stamp set (D1346), the Star Power stamp set (D1403), Outdoor Denim ink, and Goldrush cardstock. All patterned papers are from the You Rock paper pack (X7122B). All products used are from Close To My Heart--just click to purchase them for yourself! Here's a shot of my easel card from the side. See how it will stand up by itself? Also, don't miss the 3 small stars on the flat piece on the bottom. Those are also dimensional elements which I colored by rubbing them directly on the ink pads and then decorated with Love Letters Rub-ons (Z1312).
So, what do you think of Dimensional Elements? Fun, huh?!!! You can cover them, stamp them, ink them, and rub on them! (Sorry, just couldn't resist that pun). Now hop on over to Melinda's blog and take a look at her creation! But before you go, let me know what you think of mine--did you like my card? Was my information helpful? Have a great day and keep on craftin'!