Follow by Email

Friday, August 12, 2016

Star of Light - TGIFC68

Happy Friday! This week as flown by and I can hardly believe the weekend is here.  I have been helping my neighbor's daughter with her wedding planning.  We finished 158 wedding favors yesterday (you can see them here) - needless to say, I've been swamped this week!

But I did have a few minutes to make 2 cards for this week's challenge over TGIF Challenges!


This is a fairly simple sketch.  Will you join us?
I am highlighting a new bundle from the upcoming SU! Holiday Catalog.  The star thinlits are so intricate and beautiful and the sentiments from the set are just lovely.  I can't wait to make some more cards with this set.


When I saw this week's sketch I knew I wanted to use this cluster of small stars across the card front.  Looks like the Milky Way to me.  I embossed both to give the card some detail and dimension.

The first card I made uses 2 of the thinlits - one solid, one intricate.  I wanted to make a 3D star with the vellum star - I've seen them before but never really tried one.


You might think that the foil here is gold, but it's actually copper!  Another great product coming out in the new catalog - matches the Copper Emboss Powder perfectly! :)


Here's a different angle for the vellum star.  I adhered it to the card base by using one dimensional in the middle.  I knew it was getting covered up by the copper star, so I didn't mind that I'd see it at first.



The second card I made is sort of flip-flopped.  I wanted to see if I liked a blue based card better and... I don't, hah! But, I still do like it.  I just think the white one is nicer, that's all. :)



I do love this Copper Foil sheets and I'm so glad I saw it the second time through the catalog!


I hope you like them both!
Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you  have time this week to play along with our challenge at TGIF Challenges!  Have a great weekend!
-Holly

Supplies used: (* - new holiday catalog item)
Stamps: Star of Light*
Paper: Dapper Denim, Whisper White (regular and thick), Copper Foil*, Vellum
Ink: Dapper Denim, Versamark
Accessories: Big Shot, Starlight Thinlits*, Copper Thread, Copper Emboss Powder, White Emboss Powder, Dapper Denim Ruched Ribbon, Heat Tool, Scorer/Scoring Plate, In-Color Enamel Dots

13 comments:

  1. These are absolutely stunning Holly!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Holly - you did a great job on ALL versions of your star card. I love the vellum one also. Did you think about scoring the vellum from the points to the center for increased dimension?

    ReplyDelete
  3. Holly - you did a great job on ALL versions of your star card. I love the vellum one also. Did you think about scoring the vellum from the points to the center for increased dimension?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you for your kind words Donna :) I didn't get a good picture of the vellum one, but I actually did score it to give it dimension :) Thanks for stopping by my blog!

      Delete
  4. Holly,
    I just found your blog today thanks to my daughter, Becca Dunn! She & Jared say hi. I am visiting from KY. I am a SU demonstrator as well but don't have a blog. I am excited to be following you!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh wow! How neat! I'm so glad you found me :) Please let me know when you do get a blog and tell Becca and Jared hello! They were both such great people when we were in Arkansas <3

      Delete
  5. I think I may have to case these cards for a class Holly! They are such great & beautiful, yet recreatable cards!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Such stunning cards! I think I have to change my preorder order :-).

    ReplyDelete
  7. Wow! These are just gorgeous!!!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Great Cards. I am a SU demonstrator as well. Looking for a other demonstrators to do blog hops. I am new to blogging so still have a lot to learn. Looking forward to hearing from you. PapercraftsbyElaine.com

    ReplyDelete
  9. I love them both! Beautiful! I am expecting my order tomorrow and can hardly wait to try this project.
    Carol, from Calgary, Alberta, Canada

    ReplyDelete