Sunday, October 13, 2013

A Double Christmas Star {PP167}

Hi there, friends!  It's another week at The Paper Players where Jaydee is our hostess-with-the-mostess for a beautiful color challenge:
Two of my favorite shades of blue! I love blue for holiday cards and I couldn't wait to ink up Christmas Star--one of the fabulous single stamps available this season.  I am totally in awe of this stunning card by my friend Rita.  You really must go check it out and leave her some love--she's a fantastic artist!  I didn't think it was right to CASE her for my DT card so I tried to mix it up a bit and this was my first attempt:
Try as I might, I couldn't change the layout--it really is perfect! So, I embossed the star with white stampin' emboss powder on Whisper White cardstock and then sponged around with Pool Party and Midnight Muse ink.  Love the effect but I'm not sure I like other details I added.  So....still thinking I should come up with something else, I persevered and here's my second attempt:
A totally different look! This really is a simple card with just layers of Winter Frost Designer Series Stack , cardstock and Glimmer Paper.  The real stand-out is the star:
Embossed with Pool Party embossing powder on Midnight Muse cardstock, the Christmas Star really shines and highlights the pretty flourishes.  I used the Simply Scored Board to score across each line on the star.  Folding the points up creates a terrific dimensional look.  And speaking of dimensionals, one on each point is all it took to capture this star in place. 
The inside was just begging for another star across the center.  I love the companion sentiments from the Joyful Christmas set--perfect for the front and inside.  I hope you enjoyed my two-fer post today!  Be sure to check out the rest of the Paper Players Design Team with their fabulous projects.  We would love for you to join in the fun before our challenge closes on Friday, October 18th at Noon (PDT)

The Paper Players Design Team

Stamps: Christmas Star, Joyful Christmas, More Merry Messages
Ink: Pool Party, Midnight Muse, Versamark
Paper: Midnight Muse, Whisper White, Vellum CS; Silver Glimmer paper; Winter Frost DSP stack
Extras: Basic Rhinestones; Pool Party stampin' emboss powder; White stampin' emboss powder; Snow Burst embossing folder [retired]; sponges; Circle Framelits; Simply Scored board, Silver 1/8" ribbon 


stampwithsandy said...

Nance, I love both versions of your card, but the 3D version is a real wow! I was trying not to purchase any more Christmas stamps but I may need this star...

Ann Schach said...

Double yowza, Nance! Both cards are absolutely awesome. I love the 3D version. What a "wow" it packs!!!

Linda Callahan said...

These are so beautiful! My star hasn't seen ink yet......what am I waiting for?

Nancy said...

Beautiful card Nance and I like all your other comments love the 3D star, great idea to score it and make it "POP"!

Marisa said...

I love them both. Gorgeous first star and the 3D one is amazing!! Hope all is well with you ((hugs))!

LeAnne said...

Gorgeous! I love that star, and love everything I've seen done with exceptions here! I have to admit the 3D one is my favorite. It makes a really stand-out pun intended! And as always, the inside is as wonderful as the outside!

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

The 3D star just looks amazing Nancy, the embossing looks fantastic!

Diane - said...

Nance both are gorgeous! But the second 3D one is my favorite. Love how you embossed the light blue on the darker blue and then how you scored it.... wow. The layers look fantastic! Hugs.

Mitzi Luttrull said...

I like both of these cards, Nance. They both have a different look. I like the 3D look of the star in the second one.

Jaydee said...

Nance, you are right, Rita's layout is perfect and you really rocked your version of it. However, the second card is so you and I love it. the star popped from the page is perfect. Hugs