Monday, October 31, 2011

Less is More 39

I was somewhat stumped by the Less is More challenge to use stars.  I don't have a lot of star stamps, just an odd assortment of little stars that are parts of larger sets.  I ultimately decided to use this little Studio G Christmas stamp, which I've had for quite a while but never used.

Some time ago I picked up a pack of Sizzix texture plates on clearance at Michaels for 97 cents.  I wasn't sure if they would work in my Cuttlebug, but at 16 cents a plate it was a no brainer.  Of course they do work, and I used the dot daisy plate to emboss a white background panel.  I added one tiny rhinestone to the center of the star for a bit of sparkle.

My kids are thrilled that our gray, rainy weather has gone away and the sun has come out just in time for trick-or-treating tonight.  They will be donning their Gryffindor robes and ringing doorbells as Hermione Granger and Ginny Weasley. 

Happy Halloween!

Paper: PTI white, scraps from bin
Stamps: Studio G
Ink: Brilliance graphite black
Other: Sizzix dot daisy texture folder


Anonymous said...

Perfect CAS card! The little rhinestone is just the perfect finishing touch.

Hope your kids have a fab Halloween!

Debgem said...

I absolutely adore your star card for LIM! The gem is the perfect accent.

Your pumpkins are amazing and I do hope the children have a super evening. Kathryn is ready for bed now - having had a smashing time!

Sandy said...

A lovely CAS card, great embossing folder - what a bargain too!

Chrissie said...

I love this one Ann!
That's a great sentiment!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Marlena M. said...

Your card is BEAUTIFUL. It excites me that I have the same stamp! I need to use that more~ ;)

Loli said...

Hola Ann, i'm so glad to see you :D.
Wonderful card Ann, i love this verse and the embossing background is so elegant like your card, well done Ann.
I love Harry Potter too :D:D:D:D, happy Harry Night:D.uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuhhh
A hug from Palma

Jenny said...

This is simply beautiful Ann, I love that the sentiment takes centre stage :)
Your pumpkins are a great line up too...wish we could grow the tall skinny type, not sure if they are a special variety or if you have to do something to them whilst they're growing...I'll look into it for next year :)
Jenny x

Viv said...

Great CAS card Ann, well done :O) Viv xx

Karen said...

This is brilliant Ann. Absolutely love the sentiment and the gem just finishes it off perfectly. Wow, I'd have gone for the embossing plates at 16 cents as well!!! lol

Irene said...

A beautiful and gorgeous card. I love the simplicity of the design and what fabulous embossing.

Thank you so much for your comment on my blog.


Vicky said...

Perfect CAS card Ann. Love it! x

Pauline said...

This is a fabulous card, and the perfect CAS design for this theme too!

Vicky Hayes said...

Hope halloween went well Ann - those pumpkins are amazing and I especially like the HP one! Your star card is perfect - the bling really shows off the star.

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hello there Ann, This card is beautiful, perfect that the most important sentiment takes centre stage, very classy:0) I hope you all enjoyed Halloween and well done with the pumpkins, fun fun fun, LOL Gay xxx

Lisa A. said...

Your card is beautiful, as usual, Ann!! LOVE the color combo and it's lovely simplicity with a powerful sentiment...WONDERFUL!! Your pumpkins are marvelous:)!!