Friday, October 17, 2008

Flake in a Flash!

This minimal card was made using the Star Nestabilites, that I just had to have, but haven't used much yet, because while I'm very glad to have the capapbility to cut and emboss large and small stars, they lend themselves to certain types of cards, KWIM? So I was trying to think out of the box about some different ways to use therse stars... and stamping with Rupa's snowflakes the other day gave me an idea: may I present to you, the STARBURST!!



I love how these two 5 point stars when layered create this really intricate-looking pattern!!

Start embossing one star die, choose the size you want. After removing the die, turn the die so that the points now line up in the middle of each star arm, as shown above, and emboss. You can create some different nested looks by varying the size of the star die for your second (or even third layers) but here I used the same one. Because they are offset, you must emboss one die at a time, do not attempt to stack them like this and roll through together!! I stamped a single snowflake in the middle in Handsome Hunter with one adhesive rhinestone in the middle and wrapped my matching Gina K Pure Luxury Ribbon around , ta da!! How's that for simple elegance?!
I decided to add a kicked up version with two punched fancy corners (bejeweled with one rhinestone each to match the flake) My husband actually really liked both, which is saying something, 5 thousand cards later, he's a bit numb to them all now! For him, usually the plainer the better, but he also liked it with the punched corners...) Which do you prefer?

Have a great weekend!

15 comments:

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Well they both ARE fabulously gorgeous!!! What a wonderful embossed design!!! But you know me......the extra embellies and bling is waaaaaaaaay gorgeous!!!!! LOL

catdidit said...

OH what a neat idea Mel! I love it! It really makes this card sooo elegant looking!

SparkofWhimsy said...

What a great way to use the star! Wonderful card. Don't you love the Spellbinders? lol, I'm having my husband stop at Hobby Lobby each day this week with a 40% off coupon to pick me one up. He got me one of the edgabilities yesterday.....wow! That's all I can say.

Donna said...

what pretty cards! I have to say I love the 1st one, more striking to me

Rose Ann said...

Clean and simple, and so very elegant!! I love this style!!

Sandy Knecht said...

Beautiful, elegant and very clean looking. Love them.

Pat (mspfd) said...

Stunning! Love the look of both cards. The corner punch in a must have!

Theresa said...

This is so, so elegant! I love this design.

Anita said...

What a beautiful simple card!

Cindy H. said...

These cards are *both* gorgeous! I guess I like the first one because it draws your eye to all the embossing and the beautiful snowflake more.

Erin... said...

So simple and gorgeous!!!!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful cards, but I do like the first one best. I love the fancy corner punch, but would use it on a different card. The embossed stars and snowflake are the spotlight. I'll have to rethink getting the star nesties now.
Gail S.

Terri said...

What a cool idea! Like you I had to have the star dies too but have not even used them yet. I will definitely be using them to try this now though. I like them both cards but I think I prefer the 1st one because the embossed stars stand out more.

Oma said...

I like them both. Very elegant and I would find it hard to part with them.

Bee said...

I like the 1st one better, I'm sure it is even more stunning in real life, I had to click on the pic for the giant version to really see the embossed stars, mi vision isn't that good lately! ;-)