It's time for another Penny's Challenge and today we are focused on "Christmas Stars". I have a few creations to share with you for this challenge (kind of got carried away, teehee).
This was a fun card to create and I've used images from The Cutting Cafe for my STAR and TREE w/STAR. The base card is Whisper White which has been edged with a gold Pilot marker and the background paper is from the Basic Grey June Bug 6x6 pad. This plaid certainly screams old time Christmas to me. After coloring my tree with Prismacolor Markers, I "decorated" it with Stickles. The sentiment is by Studio G and the presents under the tree are peel & stick foam from Michael's.
These next two cards use the same "Star of Bethlem" image from Stampendous. On both cards, I've stamped the image using gold Brillance ink and embossed with Gold Sparkle embossing powder. Gold metallic cardstock was used to mat both images and both base cards were also edged with a gold Pilot marker.
For the black & white version, I've done extra matting to showcase it better. The only embellishment is the gold organza ribbon which came on a 100 yd. bolt for $2.75 from The Flower Factory ... a local wholesaler.
I know, I'll be really sad when we move from this area because I have some really awesome crafting distributors in my area! Guess I'll just have to make more day trips, teehee!
Please won't you come and join us today on Penny's Challenge. And when you do, don't forget to leave a direct link to your creation over at the challenge blog on Mr. Linky. Can't wait to see your creations. If you're concerned about time ... just think by playing the challenge you can get one more "much needed" Christmas card completed!! Right!!
Also be sure to check out the other design team members creations. Links to their blogs are on my sidebar.
Have a wonderful day! Catch you back here tomorrow ... that is as long as I don't have to appear for jury duty! YEP, I've been summoned for JURY DUTY and so far they haven't pulled my number. I have to check online each day after 4 pm to see if I need to go the next day! So if I'm MIA ... that's where I'll be ... at the Courthouse doing my duty!!!