Seeing Stars for the Twofer and Jingle Belles

Hello friends.  I can't believe how fast this month is rolling by!

Darnell's Twofer Challenge this month is

First up is a birthday card.

I die cut this star and smacked it with VersaMark.  It's been heat embossed
with clear embossing powder.  I repeated this several times to get a thick embossing.

All that embossing caused the star to curl a little.  It was a nice shape, but
difficult to adhere to the card.  So I tried to straighten it.  Well, it cracked.  So I 
bent it a little more this way and that way until I had lots of cracks.
I kind of liked it that way.

Here's a close up so you can see what you think.

The pictures don't do it justice.  It's really much brighter IRL.


My second card was inspired by the 

I die cut the star from some Silver Glimmer cardstock and popped it
on an already embossed piece.  The bow was cut from some red foil
and I snipped the hanger to reposition above the bow.

The sentiment is heat embossed so this has sparkle and shine.

Since I used snippets for my stars, I'm going over to
for a quick swing and a positive yes for the fabulous prize.

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe (card 1)
Stamps:  Many Everyday Messages (HA)
Ink:   VersaMark, Encore Gold
Paper:   Dapper Denim, Gold Foil, Real Red  (SU), Neenah
Other:  Lucky Stars EF, Stars Framelits, Star Punch, Clear EP, Gold EP (SU), Score Buddy

Card Recipe (card 2)
Stamps:  Holiday Sayings (Inky Antics)
Ink:   Encore Silver
Paper:   Neenah (110 lb. solar white), Red Foil, Silver Glimmer (SU)
Other:  Pine Bough EF, Stars Framelits, Silver EP (SU), Crisp Bows Die (MB)

Source: bon2stamp

Seeing Stars for the Twofer and Jingle Belles