Sunday, October 30, 2011

LIM39 - Seeing Stars!

I'm a little late getting my card finished for the Less is More Challenge this week.  Mostly because I've been really busy...but also because I couldn't decide if I liked my cards.  I ended up making 3 different cards and decided to post them all.

This first card was made on a white card base.  The background paper is actually a sparkly silver paper.


I stamped the image (which is from PTI jar fillers) on white card stock, then colored around the stars and snowflakes with a Copic marker (BG0000).  I then cut the image out using a Spellbinder ornament die.  I coated each of the stars with silver glitter, and added white glitter dust to the snowflakes.  I also added fine silver glitter to the edges of the ornament.  I tied a three loop bow with some silver cord and suspended the ornament from the top of the silver background.  The silver background and the ornament are pop dotted for added dimension.

This second card was made by stamping the image (a very old SU) in Memento black.  I colored the image with Copics, then added a yellow highlighted background halo around the image.  For the white bands on his Santa suit and on his beard, I used a "snow" pen to color, then when it is heat set, it bubbles up for added dimension.  The stars he's tossing in the air are all covered with fine silver glitter, as are the stars in the pocket of the Santa suit.  I added a touch of glitter to the edges with a Sakura  clear star pen.  The sentiment was stamped on white card stock, and then cut with a Spellbinder banner die and mounted on the red textured and foil card stock like I used for the background.  The Santa image was cut out with a Spellbinder die and pop dotted on the red textured foil card stock.



This third card was made by embossing the white panel with a snowflake embossing folder and highlighting the snowflakes with a little glitter dust.  The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink.  The star Santa is a very old SU stamp (I believe it's from the same set as the first Santa).  I colored him with Copics, then added a yellow halo around the star.  There is a touch of Sakura clear star pen around the edges of the white star.  I backed the star with some of the red foil card stock.  The white embossed background was layered on some gold foil card stock. I'd forgotten I had these Santa stamps...but they were perfect for a "star-studded" card! LOL!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I truly appreciate all of your comments!  Until next time...

♥ Hugs! ♥


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33 comments:

Chrissie said...

Wow Susan.. three cards !
They're all great but the first one is totally stunning! That is SO elegant... a gorgeous card.
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Maja said...

All three of them very beautiful. The first one most elegant.

Valerie said...

Fab cards Susan, my favourite is the first one:)
Val x

Loli said...

Hola Susan, what stunning bubble!!!, so elegant, the Santa star is a really great idea:D good job, Susan as always :D
A hug from Palma

Jan said...

Gorgeous cards Susan. I love the first one xx Jan

VICTORIA said...

These cards are so pretty. Its been a while since i joined in on LIM. Have been sick.

Meggymay said...

Fabulous cards, love the ones in your previous post as well. Yvonne x

Lynne said...

They are all fabulous Susan but I love the last one. Looks like Santa is doing star jumps.
Lynne xxx

Beryl K said...

Fabulous cards Susan, the first one is my favourite
Beryl x

Gibmiss said...

Hi Susan
Three stunning cards.....all fabulous ......
Hugs sylvie
xx

Cheryl said...

oh wow these are all stunning hun,all of them my fav is the first one totally elegant,hugs cherylxx

Jenny said...

Three terrific cards Susan, I love the elegance of the silver card but the child in me adores the father Christmas reaching for the stars....you've shaded him so brilliantly. The star shaped Santa made me smile too :)
Jenny x

Bonnie said...

You have WOWed me 3 times here! I love the elegance of the first card and adore the beautiful Santa juggling stars and the Santa in the star with the embossed background is delightful!

Rosemary said...

you did it again, susan!! three fantastic cards!! love all of them...

cnelson said...

These are ALL so FAB!

debby4000 said...

Oh they're all fabulous Susan.
luv
Debby

Sue said...

All 3 cards are wonderfull the first is my favorite Luv Sue x

nicky said...

All 3 cards of your are stunning.
Nicky

Viv said...

Fab cards al of them Susan well done :O) Viv xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Great star cards Susan....well done for making them all.

Anne

Anne said...

What a very elegant ornament, lovely, and the other cards are great fun too, the first one has stolen my heart:)
Anne
x

Loli said...

Hola Susan, thank you for your beautiful comment:D
the little girl is an acrylic stamp is from the HAVEN COLLECTION BY JENNY BOWLIN-WHIMSY SILHOUETTE.I have used an no to much porous paper and stazon ink, ink, ink, ink :D.
A hug from Palma

Vicky said...

I don't know why you couldn't make your mind up with them Susan. They're all fab!! The second is my favourite though, Love the juggling Santa!
Hugs, Victoria ~x~

Debgem said...

Susan - this is a lovely selection of cards. The serene elegance of the Christmas bauble and the fun of the two santa cards. Great work!

Brigitte said...

Hi, these cards are perfect!

Carol said...

Three gorgeous cards Susan, just love the elegance of the first one though. Carol x

Erica said...

I think I like the elegance of the ornament best, but then Santa is adorable and the Santa in a star is so much fun. When you make 3 LIM cards, there's just no choosing.

Vicky Hayes said...

These are all wonderful Susan but that elegant first card is my favourite!

Pauline said...

Three wonderful cards Susan, I just love the star shaped Santa though, he's such fun!

Craftilicious said...

I like them all but can't choose between the first and the third as a favourite. Love the elegance of the first but adore the star shaped Santa in the last.
Tara x

Suzi B said...

Love all three cards but esp the juggling Santa!
Suzi B :o)

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Susan, Brilliant! Three cards and all lovely! :0) My favourite is the star shaped Santa, he is the star!! Simply wonderful, Gay xxx

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

I love your star takes Susan. The first one is so elegant - I love the sparkle on the edges. I am such a Santa lover. I have a collection of them that I have been adding to for 22 years. I just love both of your Santa Star cards. Fabulous work as always.

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