Wish List

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Twofer Card Challenge #33: Stars...


You may have noticed that I love taking part in the monthly Twofer Challenge. This month's challenge is to create two different cards using a star(s) image.

I have a large star die that I had not yet used, so I decided to give it a go.

My first card features two die-cuts of this pretty star, and even though it has some fancy swirls, I thought it would still work on a card for one of my grandsons. I added some red stars, red enamel dots and a computer-generated sentiment, and my card front was done.

The inside of my card featured the rest of my computer-generated sentiment and one more of those red stars.

I think this star die was created for use during the Christmas season--for cards, ornaments, etc. I cut one out of gold foil and put it on a panel of pre-embossed paper, but decided it just wasn't "enough." So I cut another one, which I then cut apart so I could add five more points to my star. It was pretty fiddly to get them to fit snugly against the existing star, but I really like how it turned out.

I added some gems to the center and points of my star. 

For my sentiment I stamped and then heat embossed "Merry" with gold EP and cut it out with the coordinating die. "Christmas" was heat embossed on a strip of gold CS. Both were popped up on foam squares.

On the inside of my card, I heat-embossed a stamped sentiment and a group of stamped stars.

This was such a fun challenge, and I hope you'll join in, too. I love getting two very different cards done at once using at least some of the same supplies.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.


Lynette said...

Two great cards, for sure! I'm sure your grandson will love his special card. I really like the way you added the extra points of the star on the second card. Sounds like a bit of work, but it was worth it!

designbydonna said...

That is a beautiful star. You have used it well both ways. I really like the glamor of gold one for a holiday card.
Happy Birthday to your grandson. I bet he thinks you are a super star too. Thanks for the sample die cuts.. I haven't yet tried the basketball . And now the grandson has a broken arm so I'm pretty sure he won't get to play this season.
I've had a request for 25 Thanksgiving cards so that has kept me busy.

Patti J said...

Wow! These are beautiful! Great choice of dies to use. Perfect for both cards! Thanks for sharing and inspiring!

Lynne in NI said...

What a fabby star die, it made a lovely card for your grandson, and so clever to double it up for your Christmas card x

Glittered Paws said...

Two very pretty cards. What a versatile die, love how you used it in both cards, so very different.