Friday, 27 September 2013

FFC18 - Seeing Stars!


Time for a new Festive Friday challenge! Include a star in your project.



This card shows how you can do the same thing, but by simply changing colours, you can completely change the feel. I've used this classic, CAS layout with a star before, for Bev's birthday.  That card is similar yet very different in feel due to the different colours and techniques. Instead of layering die cut stars, I stamped the same outline star 3 times, slightly offset each time before embossing it in gold. This little A Muse Artstamps sentiment was the perfect finishing touch.

Actually, now that I think about it, this is probably how the shepherds saw the star - remember they were quaking in fear - everything probably looked a little fuzzy!

And now it's your turn. I can't wait to see how you use a star (or stars!) in your projects!

ETA - thanks to Barb, I've added this to the Moxie Fab "All that Glitters is Gold" challenge.

18 comments:

Nonni said...

Beautiful card, great stamping and colors.

Lynn said...

I absolutely love this Ardyth!

Geri said...

You are so right...change things up a bit and take the same design from fun & cute to breathtaking elegance! Love the wee sentiment!

wienerhoneymooners said...

Divine Elegance!!!!

mypapercraftworld said...

Wow ... stunning, Ardyth ... sooo striking ... inspiration in abundance! Anita :)

Deepti said...

Perfection :) love the black n gold

Bobby said...

My eyes get fuzzy looking at that star. But I like it! :)

Kim Heggins said...

Stunning...so beautiful.

Happy Dance said...

Elegant. CASimply beautiful. A simple sentiment which conveys the meaning of Christmas. Perfect in black and gold. Perfect period. One week to go!!!!!!!! Can you tell I'm excited?!! Woohoo!!!!! Bev

Sian Ridley said...

I love that you're Christmas cards are so unique and non-traditional in style yet use traditional elements - you are definitely a genius! This is so elegant ;)

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is so striking and so you, Ardy! I'm agape myself, just like the shepherds were! What an innovative idea to simply offset the image to take it to the genius level!!

Barb Ghig said...

I love the impact of the gold stars and understated sentiment on the black background...WOW! Really gorgeous card, Ardyth!

You still have time to enter this card in the Moxie Fab Challenge: All That Glitters Is Gold, if you're interested :-)

Virginia L. said...

Love how you stamped the star! Totally beautiful, Ardyth!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Simply perfect, love how the offset stamping adds some movement, like twinkling.

Kittie said...

This is so perfect. I love the three offset stars.

SmilynStef said...

So elegant ... love this.

My Paper Epiphany said...

Very effective to create the movement! I love gold on black!

Cath said...

Hey Ardyth! Thanks for linking this up to the All That Gitters is Gold challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)