Monday, May 7, 2018

Merry Monday #289 - Use A STAR

Hey Merry Monday fans...Debbie is our hostess this week and she would like to see a STAR on our Christmas cards this week!


I bought a couple new dies last year from a new to me company called Tutti Designs and how perfect that one of them had a STAR in it!!


It's a pretty intricate die, but just perfect for this challenge!  It's called Nativity Shooting Star (Tutti - 342).


I started by blending Mermaid Lagoon, Faded Jeans, & Picked Raspberry DOX inks on some white cardstock and then splattered a bit with water to give the illusion of a starry sky.  Next I die cut the image and saved every tiny little piece.  I die cut the image a 2nd time in black and then inlaid all the tiny little pieces...a little bit time consuming but very worth it IMHO!!

I thought about adding some shimmer or shine, but in the end decided to leave it CAS and just add a sentiment, which came from SU!'s Wise Men From Afar.

What will YOU come up with this week using a STAR??  The sky's the limit!  Sorry, couldn't resist!!  Hope to see you in the gallery soon!  And if you need a little more inspiration, check out what the rest of the DT came up with and then play along right HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today ... I love it when you do!


14 comments:

  1. Beautiful card Marcia. I love the die you used. All the work of inlaying those tiny pieces was well worth it. Love the way you blended the inks for the lovely background.

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  2. Fabulous Nativity star, Marcia! Beautiful ink blending and I love how you inlaid the star! Fantastic job!!

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  3. beautiful Nativity scene and love the inlaid colours to make up the night sky.

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  4. What beautifully blended colours and what a stunning die. Fabulous card x

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  5. WOW WOW WOW, beautiful die and what a labor of love to place all those little pieces in the right spots! I agree, it was totally worth the time and effort because it is stunning! Well done, my friend! YOU have a great week too!!

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  6. I'm with Colleen! WOW!! what an amazing star filled with such hope and promise!! : )

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  7. Wow, Marcia, beautiful die and your card turned out amazing. You have more patience than I do my friend but it was certainly worth it. Have a great week.

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  8. That’s really different n I LIKE IT!!! Nice job Marcia!

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  9. I LOVE your shooting star Marcia, and it was certainly worth the time to inlay all those gorgeous pieces! What a perfect sentiment to go with it!

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  10. Wow! That is a really cool die! Perfect for the challenge! Great job!

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  11. Gorgeous card Marcia. Love the colours you've used to show off that beautiful die-cut. Definitely worth the time to inlay all those little pieces, it's really a beautiful card. xx

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  12. This is so cool and totally gorgeous! The blended colors in the negative spaces really makes this die pop. Beautifully done my friend.

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  13. What a beautifully designed die cut you used Marcia! love the colors with the black - and your wonderful sentiment to go with it!

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  14. Great card, I love pretty colours.

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