Jul 23, 2013

Creative Tuesday : Those Awesome Asterisks*

Aren't asterisks awesome?  Many fonts contain asterisks as a symbol or glyph in their character set and,  depending on the font, can take on a variety of appearances.  They can look like stars ("asterisk" is derived from a Greek word meaning "little star"), snowflakes, pinwheels, flowers, and even fireworks (see Precious font below).  They can have distressed, elegant, modern, retro, or hand drawn styles.

Here is a list of some of my favorite asterisks and the fonts they came from:

I was playing around with my Silhouette Cameo the other day, trying to cut something which could resemble a "dandelion top" - or a "flower top made up of tiny flowers".  I wanted to use this as a background for a layout.  Strange, yes. But once I got this idea in my head, I needed to figure it out.  I was playing around with asterisks in the Silhouette program and the font Apple Casual had a very cute asterisk similar to what I was looking for.  I used various sizes of this asterisk to cut the background for my layout.

Supplies:  Jenni Bowlin  Studio Cardstock Feathers | JBS Mini Chipboard Pieces Stars | background paper by Echo Park | glitter | photo corners | gesso | fonts: Apple Casual (for Silhouette cut); My Mother's Type; Lavanderia

I also used some of the little flower confetti that was made from the cuttings.

I love that little asterisk!  So don't forget to check your asterisks if you want a particular image.  It might just be what you were looking for!

Have a Creative Tuesday!


  1. Such a beautiful layout Betsy! I love your black, white, and kraft color combo. Also, love how you used the black photo corners!!! :) Evie

  2. This is wonderful, LOVING the simple color combo


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