Shining Star

About a week ago, I was playing around with this Shining Star set from CTMH. I wanted to emboss the biggest star with all the detail in the image. At first, I embossed it with clear embossing powder on white and then I remembered how much I love black embossed images on black paper. These have been sitting on my desk every since and didn't make cards out of them until today. I wanted to keep them simple like the one layer cards I made here & here.

The first one was made by sponging watermelon ink over the clear embossed star and out just a little to give it a glow. Then I traced around the star with watermelon marker. I topped it off with the sentiment a little pink bling and pink ribbon.



This one was even easier. I traced around the black embossed star with white gel pen. Then I stamped the sentiment in white pigment ink added white pearls and white ribbon. Viola! Done!

Don't ya love the detail on this star?

How do you like the pics? I have been playing around with Photoshop a little and thought I would make my pics a little better.

Card recipes: All products CTMH unless noted. Paper - white cardstock (Walmart), black cardstock; Stamp set - Shining Star; Ink - Versamark, white daisy pigment ink; Accessories - embossing powders (clear & black), pink crystals & white pearls (Mark Richards), white daisy & bubblegum organdy ribbon, white gel pen (SU)


Happy Stamping!

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10 comments:

Jeanne said...

Gorgeous cards, Kim! I love the pop of color on the pink and white one and the black is just stunning.

Not sure yet on the new photos...it may have to grow on me. I came across this link on SCS you might like to check out if you are interested in making your photos stand out...
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=448961

Leslie said...

Kim, this is driving me mad. I am at work, loading a program, so I have time I can't do anything with. I thought I'd blurf and am finding neato things like your cards that i want to go home and play with. Like Jeanne says, love the pop of color.

Tammy Hershberger said...

Awesome cards, Kim! That star is fabulous! And your photos are awesome, too! I thought Shawnie had taken them for you!

wendyp said...

omgosh! Kim, love these cards!!! That pink heart one put a huge smile on my face!!!

Sheila said...

Awesome! I especially love the black one. That big star is such a great stamp image.

Jena said...

Gorgeous cards - love the simplicity! What a great stamp set, one of my fav's! TFS!

Alanna said...

WOW Kim. These are both gorgeous. I absolutely love them.

Janelle Janish said...

These cards really pop... and are so simple. I have always loved this stamp set. Thanks for showing me another way to use it! Love all your creations. :)

Adela said...

That pink one is totally me. I LOVE IT!

Justine said...

These are so cool, very beautiful, really like that pink one