Sunday, October 30, 2011

Less is More 39...Stars

The challenge this week at Less is More this week is to make a card which has a star/s on it.  I pulled out ALL my stars, stamps AND dies and here's what I made with "some" of them:)!!
  This first one uses a die I recently got from Memory Box(contains a big and small star...this is the big one) I thought this would be the perfect challenge to use it on...and as I searched my Christmas stamps, came up with this sentiment/verse from Papertrey Ink(Silent Night)...thought they were PERFECT together:)!! I stamped in versamark and embossed with silver on black panel and layered and popped up on silver card(cardstock I've had for 15+ years...do I hold the record for oldest paper used on a card????!!!).  Love the look IRL with the shine of the silver, so hard to capture with pictures!!
This next one I used another set from Papertrey Ink(Merry Little Christmas).  This set comes with leaves and birds, but after trying SEVERAL cards with all the stamps, then only a few, wound up settling on using only tree and hanging star with the sentiment! Then, I cut out a star,but THAT didn't look good, so just colored star with Summer Sun marker and squirted some yellow stickles over the star.  I tell you all this to say, some cards take some real effort, thought, and trial and error!!   I KNOW....YELLOW???....definitely NOT Christmas...well a little out-of-the-ordinary....but yellow just "FIT"!!   This is the outside:
                           
The inside:    Finishing the verse of the song...
...and a close-up of the stickled star:)!!
This third one was my sorry attempt to make a card that simply had stars on it...no Christmas.  Not sure that I'm very happy with it...the stars were my attempt at making shiny stars, but then I was going to use a different sentiment that went better with shiny stars...a card about friends should have been/could have been a bit more colorful.  Then I thought the sentiment was a little too little(you will likely have to click on picture of card to make it bigger to read the senitment...sorry:)!!)....but I still thought the "idea" of it was worthy of some acknowledgment , so I'm putting it with the other two.  Used some black ribbon and stamps from Gina K Designs(sentiment) and star is Papertrey Ink(Star Prints).
I separated the sentiment and masked the bottom part, putting it in the inside of the card(I used the leftover Summer Sun paper from the second card...thought a pop of color upon opening would be cool:)!!):
Another thought provoking challenge...thank you, again, Chrissie and Mandi for this challenge blog...I thank you for the time and effort you not only put into your challenges and your countless comments  on other's blogs, but thank you for keeping these challenges TRULY less is more, by holding our cards accountable to standards of less is more...lots of "white"...it all makes my heart so very happy!!!
Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

27 comments:

  1. These are absolutely stunning Lisa, the Memory Box star is superb and looks really striking on the first card!
    In fact all the stars are super.
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  2. Hi Lisa
    Fabulous cards...all stunning....
    Hugs sylvie
    xx

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  3. WOW loving all your cards, must admit I do like the first one, very classy :)

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  4. You have been very busy Lisa! I love the first card with that beautiful star and the meaningful scripture. I also love the yellow card. It does work with that star. And the surprise of yellow inside the last card makes it really fun.

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  5. Your cards are always so neat and creative Lisa...even the ones you're not too sure of!!!
    Your first card is just stunning, the composition is perfect and I love the sparkly star hanging on it's own...sweet sentiment too :)
    Jenny x

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  6. Three super cards Lisa but the first one is stunning, love it. Carol x

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  7. lisa!!! each card is absolutely FANTASTIC!!! i especially love the 2nd one... the placement of the tree on the panel is genius!!

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  8. They're all fabulous!! Love all your different takes on the challenge! :)

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  9. Hola Lisa, i'm so glad to see you :D.
    oooooh Lisa, wonderful cards!, my favourite is the first, i love the verse and the star is simply and beautiful, i love the concept, so elegant, great job Lisa :D.
    A warm hug and blessings for you and for your family

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  10. All your cards are wonderful but I am absolutely in awe of the black and silver. How utterly simple yet absolutely stunning!

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  11. Wow! Amazing cards Lisa!! The first card is just so striking!!
    Hugs, Victoria ~x~

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  12. Fabulous cards, the first one is by far my favourite, so elegant
    Beryl x

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  13. Oh, Lisa, these are wonderful! I really love the first black and silver card, so striking! I love them all, really, but the first is outstanding. :-)

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  14. All lovely cards Lisa well done :O) Viv xx

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  15. Really beautiful cards Lisa! I love the first one the most but you yellow Christmas one is a fab idea! :)
    Lizy x

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  16. Lisa, all three cards are fabulous...but I really LOVE the first one!! So elegant and classy!!

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  17. Three great cards, Sandra

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  18. All great cards, but that first one with the silver against the black is just gorgeous. :) Ann

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  19. All three cards are lovely Lisa but the first one is absolutely stunning.

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  20. These are all just stunning but my favourite is the tree...love it :D
    Suzi B x

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  21. Stunning collection of cards.
    Avril

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  22. I am a huge fan of your work Lisa - it's always such a pleasure to visit you here. These cards are all amazing but the first is utter perfection!

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  23. Such great star cards, but my favourite is the first!

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  24. a fabulous set of cards - love the elegance of the first, the sharp lines of the third, but I am really loving that zingy and bright yellow the most - just grabs my eye. Great designs!!!

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  25. Hi Lisa. I came here via Joyful Creations with Kim and boy am I glad that I did! These cards are FANTASTIC! I am a sucker for stars anyway but all 3 of these are gorgeous and so different. Love them!

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  26. Hi Lisa!
    Congrats on being showcased (again)!!
    Well done - I really admire your work!

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  27. All lovely, but the first one is simply stunning x

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I so appreciate your comments...thank for taking the time to write:)!! Hugs!! Lisa