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 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!