Sunday, April 17, 2011

Birthday Stars



This card is for week 11 of the Less Is More challenge. I have to say that the LIM challenge has become one of my favorites. Each week I wake up to check it out; however because I'm in Texas by time I look in, all the ladies in the UK have been at it for hours. Many times I look in the gallery to see cards already posted that popped into my head as I read the challenge instructions. There have even been a couple times I've made a card and then don't post it because someone else posts just ahead of me with a like design and I don't want anyone to think I pilfered their card. :( Anyway, Saturday morning I set the alarm for 3am thinking to get up and going with the UK ladies. So what do I see ..... Acetate!! UGH!! I went back to bed.

Thats right, acetate. This week was to use acetate and that is no easy task since I didn't even think I had any. When acetate first became a card making idea eons ago, I gave it a shot and decided acetate wasn't for me. So because I didn't have any and because I really do dislike the stuff, I decided I'd have to skip this week :(

When I did get up and going, I decided to make a couple cards for the Snippet challenge and while digging for DP in the bottom of my box, I find a quarter sheet of acetate. Woohoo!!! I can play along. I wracked my brain for the better part of the morning trying to come up with something. I figured I had one shot at it since my scrap was so small.

First, I cut a super small star and colored the edges with Stickles and liked how it came out. Unfortunately I tried to heat set it but that was a disaster; put the nix on that idea in the future. So I cut out three larger stars and edged each of them with a different color of Stickles (red, orange and yellow). I kept testing the dryness of the stars over the next couple of hours, but Stickles seem to require more drying time when on acetate so I wasn't able to get back to the card until this morning.

The layout is simple and clean so the focus could stay on the stars. I was going to use black for the sentiment, but decided red was dark enough. Now I'm questioning my use of yellow for the frame; maybe it should have matched the sentiment. No? Yes?

Oh well ... I am really pleased with how this turned out. I don't often use primary colors so I broke a few barriers today.

Thank you all for any comments you leave, it's much appreciated.

~carole~

33 comments:

  1. Fabulous card - love the colours you've used

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  2. I just love your card. Stunning. Hugs Rita xxx

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  3. So creative and absolutely perfect! You're too clever, lol!! xx

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  4. Totally stunning, I love this, gorgeous colour and such style, a success:0) xxx

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  5. Hello Texas and thanks for stopping by. Your card is lovely and really like the yellow border think it matches perfectly.

    Marie

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  6. This is just fab Carole, good job you found some acetate in the end.
    jenny x

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  7. Very simply too elegant and lovely for words!!

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  8. Carole, this is FABULOUS! Your post really made me chuckle too, and I'm so happy to have you as a LIMette!
    I'm sure that no-one would think you had filched any ideas if you posted something similar to another in our challenge! Just go for it girl!
    I am so impressed about your 3am start... even if you did go back to sleep this time!
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  9. Great colours and really like this layout - I like the yellow frame and think you got everything just right! (Even if it was a 3am start!)

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  10. LOVE your card!! brilliant idea to use the stickles on the edges... LIM is one of my most favorite challenges, too!

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  11. A stunning card, glad you perservered. It stands out so well. Elaine

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  12. Oh wow I just love this card, really great colours and very CAS, checked your other cards too. don't understand why I didn't spot those as they are fab too.
    Thanks for your comments.

    Kath x

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  13. I love the bright colors! Very nice!

    Anna-Karin

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  14. I really love this. What a great idea to use the stickles on the stars. I love the simple brightness of it!!!

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  15. Oh bless you for getting up so early! You are forgive for going back to bed lol [don't blame you]
    Now your card is just fantastic, I love it
    Thanks so much, chuffed we are your fav too
    Thanks Carole
    Have a good week
    mandi
    Less is More

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  16. You had me laughing - I thought we were bad enough over here - but getting up at 3am to check out the challenge is real LIMette dedication! I LOVE what you did the with the stars - well worth the drying time and I like the yellow border with the red sentiment.

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  17. Your card is striking love those bold stars
    Hugs Susie Sugar xx

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  18. I love your card Carole! The yellow border is perfect and I love that you stamped the sentiment in the colour of the top star. Thank you for making me chuckle - first with your bio and secondly with your post. PS - Does 3am really exist?!

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  19. Carole, I have to tell you...you knocked this one out of the park!! I absolutely LOVE it!!

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  20. Love popping over to have a look at your lovely cards... you make me smile. I like the stars with the glitter edges and I think the yellow frame goes well with the colours of the stars and the sentiment. Diane x

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  21. Fabulou I love the colours..Chrissieann x

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  22. I love this card, is such fun. Your post really made me chuckle too!

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  23. Fabulous card, really love it. Your post made me laugh, you really have got it bad getting up at 3 am. As for casing others cards, I often take inspiration from other LIMettes cards, I really wouldn`t worry about it.
    Lynne xxx

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  24. wow an amazing card love it xx

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  25. What a super card Carole, great design & colours. x

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  26. Wow dedication attempting to get up at 3am. Don't worry not all of us manage to post quickly. It took me several days to get my head round this one.

    Onto your card - I love it. The stars are fab as are the colours and the frame. x

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  27. This is simply gorgeous, Carole! Thank you very much for your lovely comments on my blog. I appreciate them. Beth. xxx

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  28. Simply lovely and fab! :) Nailed it alright!
    What dedication to LIM!! :D Keep it up! Tks so much for stopping by! Appreciate it! :)

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  29. very bright and cheery! just great...
    Thanks for sharing! Sarah at 164

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