"We do not remember days, we remember moments." Cesare Pavese

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Blue Star...

Hi Ya!  Here with a card for the new Less is More challenge to use the color blue and not just one shade of blue, but several.  So when I started thinking about what I would do I knew that I would probably be using my distress inks for my card.  Then I went cruising around the blog-o-sphere and stopped for a moment at Penny Black challenge blog (#158) and saw that the challenge is to use your most favorite Penny Black stamp... one you would take to a deserted island.  Well... for me that stamp is the PB Christmas Star!  I adore that stamp and have done lots of other things with it besides make Christmas cards.   So, I had my colors and my stamp and so I got to work.



I stamped the Christmas Star twice on white cardstock using VersaMark watermark ink, applied clear embossing powder and then heat set.  I then got out my distress inks (Broken China, Faded Jeans and Chipped Saphire) and did some distressing using the emboss/resist method.  The two stars were trimmed out and the one inked with Faded Jeans and Chipped Saphire was cut in half.  I adhered the two pieces the white cardstock slightly apart and then the one inked with Broken China and a touch of Faded Jeans was adhered on top.  Some SU! glass glitter in Baja Breeze was added to the center.  I stamped the "to You" portion of the PB sentiment "to You from Me" in the corner and added the rhinestones.  I will be putting this card into the Penny Black Saturday challenge, as well as Less is More.

Thanks for taking a peek....

Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI white; SU! Night of Navy; Ink:  VersaMark, Ranger Distress Inks; SU! Not Quite Navy marker; Stamps:  Penny Black; Glass Glitter:  Stampin Up!; Gems:  Hero Arts

52 comments:

Ang C said...

A really beautiful card

Kaz said...

This is simply gorgeous!!!! I love every thing about it.
Kaz x

Jan said...

Gorgeous card xx Jan

Saints Rule! said...

So very pretty Rosemary! Love the colors you chose! [[[hugs]]] Lori

Maureen said...

Lovely card, well done.
Maureen........x
You can view mine here.

Mandi said...

Stunning as ever Rosemary
Love your choice of blue shades
Thank you so much
Diva LIM
"Less is More"

Elise said...

This is simply CLASSIC, Rosebud elegance you have going on RIGHT here, sweet girl! Excellent work! GOSH, your design instincts amaze me! SUCH a simple {yet GORGEOUSLY crafted}piece of card craft FABULOUSNESS! LOVE how you answered these crafty challenges! Yipeeee!

Barb said...

Oh, Rosie, this is a BEAUTY! I happen to be one of the lucky ones to own a card from you with this stamp on it and I always love when you use it! Look at those gorgeous blues! Beautifully done, my friend! Happy 4th to you! :)

Catherine said...

Gorgeous card!

Christine said...

It's just like you said Rosemary! It is a great stamp! And thank you for the explaination!
Hug
Christine

Wishcraft said...

Ooh this is beautiful, LOVE that stamp! Lisa x

Loli said...

Hola Rosigirl,FANTASTIC CARD!!!Rosemary, i love this stamp and i love the christmas time, beautiful, i love it.well done.
A BIG hug from Palma

kath said...

stunning card rosemary and I can see why this is one of your favourites..thanks for joining in the fun this week at Penny Black Saturday...hugs kath xxx

Vicki Dutcher said...

Just stunning - I can see why it is your favorite image!

Christina said...

This is simply stunning! The blue shades are really striking on this flower, and you have given it so much lovely dimension!

Angelnorth said...

Looks great with the emboss resist flower - lovely card!

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Rosie, I like this stamp too. Have to dig it out for Christmas again you have given me an idea.
Smiles:)

Rachelxx said...

Beautiful card!

Suzilou said...

WOW Gosh this is gorgeous, what a stunning stamp and how fab it looks in blue! :)

Debgem said...

Just gorgeous!

Dana Leigh said...

This card is fantastic. This is my favorite so far.

Annes Art said...

Gorgeous card !!

ninarsku said...

OMG, this is so beautiful card!!!

GinaA said...

This is a beautiful card. Love the ranger distress inks and the bling

Suze Bain said...

Wow Rosemary. Love the stamp you've used, the techniques and the colours. Fabulous! xx

Ruth M said...

Ooooh, this is gorgeous! Your flower is fabulous, has a real wow factor, I love the glittered centre!

Linby said...

Gorgeous, a stunning card.
Linbyx

Faith A said...

Stunning, love the glass centre to the flower

Netty said...

Totally gorgeous card for the LIM challenge. x

Jo Street said...

Just a gorgeous card, love the flower!
Jo x

Sally H said...

Wow! This is stunning! I love that stamp!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely card, great dimension and co,our palette. Tracy x

Hazel said...

Excellent flower and beautiful card. Hazel x

kingstonmama said...

That flower is just gorgeous.

Brenda said...

Absolutely awesomely done Rosemary! Love this "flower"!

Diane said...

Stunning card! xx

Brenda Dean said...

Beautiful!

Susan said...

Rosemary, this is gorgeous!! Love that stamp, too...you might be an enabler, you know....LOL!! My Card

Kathyk said...

Fab and effective card

Kathyk

Debs M said...

wow this flower is gorgeous x

Jenny said...

Oh this is beutiful Rosemary, the flower looks fab in blue instaed of the traditional red :)
Jenny x

Theresa said...

Beautiful card. Love the Christmas star image.

Huguenot Girl said...

A beautiful card - simply gorgeous! Nicole x

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Simply stunning Rosemary, love it, Gay xxx

Carol said...

WOW ! THIS IS GREAT !

Carol

~ Ali ~ said...

Simply stunning!!!!


Thanks for playing along with us at Penny Black Saturday this week

Ali x

The Crafty Elf said...

Excellent card! Loving Christmas as I do this is one of my fav's.

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

A stunning card Rosemary - love the shades of blue and the beautiful flower stamp. A really fabulous CAS creation.
Sylvia xx

Michelle said...

Holy cow,Rosemary! I can't believe you colored the poinsettia with distress inks...want to give me a lesson?! It looks awesome in blue!!!

gg nurse said...

Fabulous card, my friend!

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous, beautiful card.
luv
Debby

Angela Weimer said...

Such a beautiful card. Love that stamp. Thanks for sharing and have a great day. Angela