Monday, November 11, 2013

Christmas Star for Merry Monday

We have another fantastic challenge at Merry Monday.  What fun!



Here's the wonderful inspiration picture and challenge.



Isn't this a wonderful inspiration picture?

And it gave me a good opportunity to use a NBUS (new stamp).


Other challenges:

CAS-ual Fridays is still running an Embossing Challenge.  My other entry used heat embossing and this one uses dry embossing.


Simon Says Wednesday Challenge says to KEEP IT CLEAN AND SIMPLE.  I think this fits the bill. 

Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

Stampin' Up! Only is looking for a favorite sentiment for a particular kind of card.  This is one of my favorite sentiments for Christmas cards. It's large with that curly N and simple oel.

All supplies are Stampin' Up! 

Card Recipe
Stamps:  Christmas Star, Greetings of the Season
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Chocolate Chip
Paper:  Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler
Other:  Stylish Stripes EF, Basic Rhinestone

I love how this stamp holds the ink!  I stamped the star with Cherry Cobbler ink on a scrap of Whisper White and fussy cut it out.  I scored the long lines from the back and the short lines from the front to give it some dimension. Two dimensionals stacked in the center of the back of the card popped it out a bit.


Now it's your turn.  If you need inspiration, the Design Team has a line up of fabulous cards. Then get out your stamps and ink and join us at Merry Monday.

Thanks for stopping by.

Enjoy!

38 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Gorgeous card, Bonnie. The star is stunning and very eye-catching. Elizabeth xx

Benzi said...

Oh, Bonnie...this is my favorite Christmas card you've made. That big star is fabulous. I love that sentiment, too.

Wow! What a stunning card!!!!! I'm flipping over it. :-)

Cynthia said...

Yeah, I totally agree with Benzi up there--this one is my new favorite card!! =D Love the crispness of it. So festive!!

Julia Aston said...

what a beautiful star!

jimlynn said...

That is one big star - and just awesome!! Really pops off the page and like you, love the Noel sentiment!
Lynn

Susan said...

Okay, I'm breaking down and buying that star stamp!! Seeing your beautiful card made me decide I have to have it. I love the way you scored the star to give it dimension. Great use of all the elements of the challenge!

Kristie Goulet said...

This is beautiful, Bonnie! I am thinking I need that gorgeous star now. :)

Faith A said...

What a brilliant idea to score this star, love it and it's dimension

Linda Callahan said...

That big star makes such a statement! Beautiful card!

Deb said...

Bonnie, I love how you used red and white! Those diagonal stripes are great! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Loll Thompson said...

Hi Bonnie. Your star is AMAZING. LOVE it done in the bright red ... it jumps off your card!! :) Great design. Loll xx

Trisha Klowak said...

Beautiful card!! I just got this stamp in the mail and can't wait to use it :)

Karren said...

Hmmm, now did you choose to go with stars or hearts for this challenge... LOL. Seriously, gorgeous card, Bonnie. I love how you've cut the corners off a couple of the points on the star. Stunning card!

Kerin said...

Wow! Something so simple but so stunning! Gorgeous card :)

Mau xx said...

This is beautiful Bonnie, Love the off page design.
Hugs Mau xx

Julie Gearinger said...

Love this bright star and the sentiment- such impact with the red and white!!! Thanks for sharing with us at SUO Challenges :-)

MaryH said...

Very striking use of this beautiful star on your EF - which I also love! Great idea to score & elevate your pretty star. It really grabs attention that way. Wonderful coloring with the Cherry Cobbler too. It looks as though it gave a perfect stamped image. Lovely. TFS & Hugs

LeAnne said...

Very pretty, Bonnie! I hemmed & hawed about getting this stamp....will probably wish that I did somewhere down the line! Love the deep rich color you used---just stunning!

Kristie said...

Beautiful CAS card!

Susan Joyce said...

Fabulous CAS card Bonnie, I love that big star, I will probably have to spend some more dollars and buy it after seeing your card.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Is it okay if I just start saying with each new post that you do, that THIS is my new fave Bonnie card?! You have really been rocking the CAS perfection, my friend! This one rocked me ... right off my chair! So pinning! Hugs, Darnell

The Crafty Laydee said...

Beautiful Bonnie-very striking in the red and I love the way you have trimmed the edges of your star.
Have a lovely day,Nessa xxx

Narelle Farrugia said...

LOVE the elegance of this card Bonnie - it's just stunning! My star is on back order :( I'm hoping it arrives before Chrissy!

Bobby said...

I absolutely love that star. The lines accent your scoring and really make it stand out (no pun intended).

Wendy said...

Wonderful card, Bonnie! I just love this big star stamp! I have it but haven't inked it up yet. Love your embossed background and sentiment! great card for this week's challenge! :)

Lesley Croghan said...

I love your beautiful card Bonnie. That big star is awesome. The bold red color just pops!

Wendy said...

Hi! Bonnie,
I LOVE your card. Just this week I was attempting to make one of those stars.

Tracey McNeely said...

Gorgeous Bonnie, I love the big red star!

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Bonnie, so elegant and striking.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
hugs
Mandy xx

Karen D said...

Bonnie your card is stunning. The large red star is fabulous and taking it of the edge makes it really special.

Greta said...

Maybe my favorite of all your cards, Bonnie! This is simply outstanding--love everything including the beautiful NOEL stamp!

downrightcrafty said...

very classy love it
Hugs Kate xx

Notes by Nina said...

Very nice card Bonnie, I love your pretty star and simple sentiment.

Carol L said...

What a gorgeous, gorgeous card Bonnie! I just love that big red star with those diagonal stripes!

núria claverol i català said...

beautiful card!!!
I like the big star, gorgeous

sanketi said...

Gorgeous ! Thanks so much for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays!

scrappymo! said...

Stunning card. I love the EF and the way you made the star 3 dimensional.

Connie Babbert said...

SO lovely! Great look with the bright color against the crisp white! Thanks for playing along with the Favorite Saying challenge this time on SUO Challenges!