Nov 30, 2007

A Different Point of View















This week the Blogger's Challenge group was asked to create 2 different cards with the same stamps but showcase them in different ways to show the versatility of the stamp(s). I had in mind what I wanted to use but just needed to find some time to get my cards made.

My first project for today was completing some of my Christmas cards before I could start on the challenge. I wouldn't have felt right other wise.

The stamp set I chose to use is: Star Studded Season (Holiday Mini) which of course expires today. The image I used was the super large Star. Now you are probably wondering why on earth did I chose that set since it was mainly Sentiments and a very large solid star. I know one would think there isn't much you can do with a huge star but I think after you view my cards you may change your mind.

Card #1 is a Christmas Card: I used last year "In color" Cranberry Crisp for my card base. I distressed the edges with Cranberry Crisp ink & stamped the Sanded BG with Cranberry ink as well. Then I used a layer of Always Artichoke and a layer of Basic Grey Figgy Pudding Designer Paper. I pierced the Artichoke card stock with my paper piercing tool and added some stitched Cranberry ribbon. I stamped the Sentiment from the set on Shimmery White card stock with Cranberry ink and added 3 diamond brads (Vintage brads) and layered this on a piece of Artichoke card stock. I stamped the star in Versamark Ink on Shimmery White cs and then embossed it with Iridescent Ice EP, cut it out and glued it down on some Cool Caribbean card stock (also a retired "in" color from last year) and cut it out again and distressed the edges. I mounted the star with foam dimensional tape.

Card #2 is a Birthday Card: I started with a base layer of Chocolate Chip and then a layer of Brushed Gold. Then I stamped the En Francais Backgroun Stamp in Chocolate Chip ink on Naturals Ivory cs. I then stamped the Large Star & a smaller star (Hero Arts) with Versamark ink and embossed them with Gold Fire Opal EP (Embossing Arts Co. - retired now I believe).

I then stamped the Large Star again in Versamark this time on a piece of Chocolate Chip cs and embossed it with the Gold Fire Opal EP and cut it out. I stamped the birthday sentiment ( All Holidays) in Chocolate Chip ink on the NIvory and added a layer of Chocolate Chip. Then I pierced some holes and added a Star brad (JoAnn's). I mounted the star & sentiment with foam dimensionals and added a sheer Gold bow to complete the card.

I love how both card turned out and hope you do as well. Be sure to check out the other challenge members cards (found on my side bar) to see their projects. This was a super fun challenge.

15 comments:

Lynn Mercurio said...

Very beautiful examples of the versitality of this set. Great job on both cards.

Gerrie said...

Nice challenge Ida!

Summerthyme Studio said...

They both look great Ida. I really like the neutral look in your second card.

Vicki

Stefanie said...

Beautiful cards Ida!

Barbara said...

Lovely! Simply lovely.....they are both beautiful.

Lori said...

Beautiful job--you definitely showed there are a lot of ways to use the star image from this set.

Lisa Bohler said...

Love that set, too! Beautiful way to share the versatility of the stamps!

rozie640 said...

Love both cards Ida, love the one with the sentiment as the art piece.

MJ said...

Super cards and wonderful choices of Christmas music. My favorites.

Melanie S said...

These are beautiful Ida. Each one is so very different.

Lisa said...

Both of your cards are great Ida, in showing how versatile that image is.

astampingteddy said...

both cards are awesome, but the second one just speaks to me. Maybe I am drawn to the colors? Love it!

Tracy said...

Very nice. This is such a great set...love,love the sentiment on the first card. Great joB!

Connie said...

Great job with this challenge... I just gave up my set and never used the star!

JenMarie said...

BEAUTIFUL cards!
And I just LOOOVE your banner!