Monday, 9 September 2013

For the star that you are!



The theme over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is "Embossing", whether it be by embossing folder or with embossing powder or even hand-embossed on a light box, now's your chance to get creative and join in with this week's challenge, you could win $50!!

As I mentioned a couple of weeks back, I'm such a fan of stars and I decided this week to let them really take front and centre on this project.  The quality on ProvoCraft's embossing folders is so great, you always get a crisp, clean impression, none moreso than these bold graphic stars.  All I had to do was swipe them with a Fired Brick distress pad and they really pop off the page!

I used Fired Brick as my only colour here, keeping a stark graphic monotone look to the fore, even on the sunburst effect that leads the eye in to the central panel.  As the final finishing touch I embossed Tim Holtz's subway sign on white card and swiped it with a black archival inkpad to highlight the raised lettering, cutting out the letters I needed for my card.

Supplies I used included:

Our ever-generous sponsor Simon Says Stamp is offering a $50 gift voucher as the prize again this week, just make something for the challenge and you could the winner! The winner will be chosen at random from those who enter the challenge, so why not give it a try? At the very least why not head over to the Challenge Blog to see how the other members of the design team have interpreted this weeks theme! :)

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11 comments :

misteejay said...

Super card Dan - the use of a single colour really does make it 'pop'.

Toni xx

Katie at www.ladyfromatramp.co.uk said...

I love this!

Candy C said...

Really neat card, Dan. It really grabs the attention with the bold red and white color combo. The stripes and stars look amazing...red against the white cardstock. The black letters literally pop off the card. <3 Candy

Anna-Karin said...

Stunning card Dan! Love all the stars and the bold patterns.

Meihsia Liu said...

This card is fabulous, Dan. I love the beautiful background and embossed letters. Great design! :)

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Hi Dan, the bold graphic stars really do take centre stage here and I love the fired brick ink which also works beautifully with the stars and the white. Tracy x

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Fab card, Dan! Love the tone on tone!!

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

MichelleZ said...

Love the bold, graphics, Dan. The fired brick color makes a great statement.

Mona Pendleton said...

Awesome project Dan!

Joyce Casaldi said...

I love stars as well! Great project!
Thanks for visiting my blog BRW, I had to come and find you though. Glad I I'd :)
Have a great day!

butterfly said...

So bold and dynamic - absolutely love those stars!
Alison x

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