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Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Christmas Stars

Hi friends! I'm popping in with a couple of cards made with several challenges in mind, starting with Darnell's Twofer Challenge with the theme of Stars. Here's my Twofer:

My stars in common are the bitty yellow ones - oddly, don't they seem bigger on the ornament? Trick of the eye, they're exactly the same and came from Lawn Fawn's Scalloped Box Card Pop-Up set. Here's a closer look with supply list.

Supplies: Paper - Hero Arts (retired); Paper Studio
Stamps - Hero Arts Christmas Rose Bold Prints
Dies - Sizzix Angel set - JOY (retired);
A Jillian Vance Design Stitched Dot Rectangle 
Embossing folder - Stampin' Up Subtle 3D
Ink - Memento Lu Lu Lavender

For the Joy card I also had Christmas Kickstart and Let's Squash It! in mind. For those challenges, you need to use an embossing folder plus stamping. It might be hard to see the stamping on the background behind the ornament, plus the embossing is subtle (hence the folder's name - LOL). Here's a close-up of the stamping - I stamped tone on tone and then embossed. Also embossed the A2 card. Neon green too loud for you? I love it on the purple! This card will also go to Sisterhood of Crafters where they're doing embossing and to Darnell's November NBUS Challenge since the ornament got its first play today (pretty good - only three years old)!! **Update - apologies to Christmas Kickstart and Let's Squash It!! for not using a CHRISTMAS embossing folder - oops!**

I used the twist at Twofer that allows us to make both occasions Christmas - usually you have to do different ones. For my second card I pulled out an old Hero Arts set exclusive to Archiver's (NIB) with a trio of trees. I figured the little stars would be perfect on the tops. Well, they were too small for the bigger tree so I pulled out another LF set with a different star. Since I was digging in the LF pile, I used one of their labels for my sentiment.

Supplies: Paper - Ms Sparkle & Co A2 card; Momenta watercolor print;
Lawn Fawn Gotta Have Gingham; Authentique Colorful Christmas;
Neenah Classic Crest Solar White; Paper Studio Holiday & Brights
Stamps - Hero Arts Three Trees & Jolly Christmas (retired)
Dies - Lawn Fawn Scalloped Box Card Pop Up ,
My Favorite Things Blueprints 2 (retired);
Other - Copic Markers; Stickles, lacquer

I'll add this one to Watercooler Wednesday where Helen is hosting All Occasions this week and to Kathy's (The Daily Marker) latest Coloring Challenge (only 11 days this time). I spent my 10 minutes today coloring the Christmas trees. 😀

Thanks to all for the fun challenges and thanks to you for visiting!!




Happy Dance said...

Nope. Neon green is absolutely never, ever too loud for me! I've thought of that color for some side chairs in my family room, but I'd be the only one (and, well, the grandkids...lol) who'd be in love with them! I love that ornament die, and it looks fabulous against that rich deep purple. The sentiment in the pretty goldy yellow matches your stars perfectly! Great card! And Linda, your trio of trees looks so very festive. That bit of gingham has me smiling, and the glittery stars look sweet on your trees. So glad you've joined us over at The Twofer Challenge. Happy Holidays, and stay safe. Bev

Darlene said...

LOVE the green & purple combo ... awesome creation! Great job! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

Please stop in for a visit!

Betty said...

you certainly aced all those challenges with these two cards - how come you didn't add CAS Christmas with your non-traditional colors?

Cindy C. said...

Awesome, you've been rocking the Twofer challenge!!

Cat Craig said...

Linda, what fun cards for your stars twofers. The two different styles are festive and modern ! Great collection of challenges you were able to gather together for these fun cards. Thanks for playing along with The Twofer Card Challenge #33.

Viv said...

Great fun cards with some striking colour combos! Lovely!

Trina P. said...

The neon green is bright and unexpected. Your trio of trees is cute and whimsical. Both so fun and festive... perfect for the season!

Rosemary said...

Wonderful set of Christmas card, Linda!

Jean said...

Two distinctive and imaginative ways to use stars.

Dotty Jo said...

Lovely cards, Linda! Like the colour combo for each. Thanks for playing at both Christmas Kickstart and Let's Squash It! - double the fun and double the chance to win too, Jo x

HilaryJane said...

I love that lime green and purple, brilliant xx

ionabunny said...

That is very subtle embossing folder LOL. Love the lime and purple. . Thanks for joining the fun at Let's Squash It! and Christmas Kickstart challenge. Hugz

Debbie Mageed said...

Hello, my friend! It's so wonderful to see you in the gallery! Love this beautiful Christmas card! I always like to see nontraditional colors for holiday cards. So happy to see the Subtle embossing folder as well. I just love it!! Perfect amount of texture that showcases your focal image. Thank you for playing with us at the Sisterhood of Crafters and hope you come back soon. Enjoy your weekend and stay safe!

Darnell said...

Well done playing in all these challenges, Linda! I love the two new Christmas cards you made and can now add to your pile! The subtle texture is perfect behind that cool ornament and I love the classic look of the trio of trees on your second design! Thank you so much for playing in TCC #33 and for sharing with everyone at NBUS! Keep well! Hugs, Darnell

Angelnorth said...

Fun colour combo with the green and purple, two lovely cards Linda!

Tristan said...

Love those Christmas trees Linda. Great layout and balance with your sentiment along the bottom. Thanks for joining us at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week. Tristan DT.

Greta said...

2 cute cards!

JD/ Jill said...

You aced this challenge with your two great Christmas cards!

Anita in France said...

What a fabulous subtle stamped/embossed background for your bright green decorated bauble, Linda ... and a wonderful, contemporary Christmas colour combo! Your star-topped Christmas trees are so cute ... bright, whimsical and deliciously playful! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Twofer! Anita :)