Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Two New...For Me...Merry Monday & 52 Christmas Card Throwdown

Thought I'd play along with a couple of new challenges.  I don't think I've played in either of these before.  The first is Merry Monday challenge where the theme is "Star(s)". The host this week is my friend Bonnie Klass.  Bonnie always makes awesome cards...so check out her blog!


Here's my take on this challenge:


Super simple CAS card.  I die cut the navy panel with a SSS stitched edge die.  The star is the Star of Wonder from Memory Box.  I cut the star in the navy panel, then cut it again in a silver glitter paper and inset it into the navy.  The sentiment is from PTI and is embossed in silver.  It's difficult to see on here, but I backed the navy paper with another piece of the silver glitter paper like I used for the star. Very sparkly card IRL.  Sorry the navy color looks so washed out...it's really a deep navy, but I'm taking the photo indoors .... rain, rain, and more rain...all day today!

This next card is for the 52 (Christmas) Card Throwdown the theme challenge for February.


The snow border across the top of the card is from Memory Box.  I cut it from white card stock, then ran it through my Xyron and sprinkled it with glitter dust.  It's really sparkly!  The sentiment "peace" is a die from Papertrey Ink, and the "be still" is from the coordinating stamp set.  I stamped the "be still" in Versamark (twice) using my MISTI, and heat embossed it with silver pearl embossing powder.  The word peace was covered with Versamark (3 times) and heat embossed between each inking with silver pearl embossing powder.  I added three pearls and a scattering of pearly sequins. Super quick and easy card!

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by for a visit!  Hope you'll come back soon!  Your comments are greatly appreciated! Until next time...
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21 comments:

Sara Pyper said...

I love the simple beauty of your Star card!! Great Job!!!

Bonnie said...

Both of these are gorgeous, Susan! It's so good to see your cards again. You are such an inspiration! Thanks for sharing your beautiful star with us at Merry Monday!

Patricia H. said...

You definitely have a knack for the CAS style! I especially like the combination of shimmery pearl embossing and sparkly glitter on your white-on-white card. I'm so glad you found our 52CCT challenge and decided to join us! :) Please come back again soon for another challenge.

Tanja said...

love that sparkle and shine - thanks for sharing your beautiful card at the52CCT

Sandra H said...

Both are so pretty x

carol (krillsister) said...

Beautiful cards.

meg said...

Beautiful card

Linda said...

Beautiful cards ..... love the star design, so CAS. Linda xx

Cat Craig said...

Wow, saw this at MM, and your inlaid start is just gorgeous against that blue. Super lovely card.

Deborah Frings said...

Hi Susan. I think both your cards are stunning. Love the simplicity of the star and all the sparkle and glitz of the peace card. Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week! Hope to see you here again soon xx

Bobby said...

I love the simplicity of your star card and the sparkle of the peace card. Two wonderful creations, Susan

jasann said...

Both your cards are just so elegant and beautiful!!!!!!!

Wendy said...

Such beautiful cards, Susan! Love the design of each! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Monday! :)

Karren said...

Beautiful cards! The star card is stunning in its simplicity and the white on white card is just gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining us at Merry Monday.

Lorraine said...

My goodness, two simply beautiful creations.

Susan Joyce said...

Awesome CAS card for the Merry Monday challenge, thanks for playing along.

fabiola jaques said...

Très belles créations Susan, sobre et si élégantes, magnifique démonstration de sobriété, merci de jouer avec nous chez 52CCT, biz

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Stunning star card! I love the simplicity of it! And I love the sparkle on the peace card!

Jilly said...

So elegant xx

Susan said...

Congratulations - I noticed your white card won the 52CCT challenge! It is so beautiful and is one I'll be CASEing one day.

Barb Ghig said...

Two gorgeous Christmas cards, Susan! I love the star and stitched mat on the first one, and your embossed border on the second card is really pretty!

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