Star of Light Starlight & A Special Announcement

Greetings to all my stamping friends.  I enjoyed my first play with the Star of Light stamp set yesterday so I selected this stamp set and the coordinating dies Starlight Thinlits for today’s project.  For a change of pace I elected to use the Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper for my background and used the black side rather than the white side.  Well here is how my card turned out:

Now I was fairly confident that my star made using the Gold Foil paper and the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper would be an “original”.  But since great minds tend to think alike, a fellow demonstrator posted a card today that had a star just like the one on my card; however, the background was Basic Black cardstock and she used the snow swirl stamp that I used in yesterday’s card heat embossed in Gold Stampin’ Embossing Powder behind the star (no ribbon or DSP was included on Jackie’s card).

The steps for making this card are pretty easy.  Unless noted otherwise, all of my cards are standard 5.50″ x 4.25″ when closed on the fold.

The Merry Music DSP is cut at 4.00″ x 5.25″ and the Gold Foil mat is cut 1/8″ larger on each side (if you have the Stampin’ Trimmer, it would be the second little line after the 4.00″ mark and the 5.25″ mark).  These two pieces are adhered together with Fast Fuse.

The small strip of Year of Cheer DSP is 4.00″ x .75(ish)”; the Gold Foil mat is 1/8 longer and 1.00″ wide.  The pieces are adhered together with Fast Fuse.  This small piece is attached to the black piece with dimensionals.  I wrapped a piece of the ribbon around to the back and attached with fast fuse.  I then took a separate piece of ribbon and pulled it through the ribbon on the front and tied a bow.  I used a glue dot to keep the ribbon in place on the strip of paper near the bow.  (You could also tie a bow and attach the bow to the front with a glue dot; however, I don’t like the look – I like it to at least look like I tied the bow in one piece and pulling the ribbon through and the resulting gathering gives me the look I want.)

The two pieces of the star are attached using liquid glue.  The star is then attached to the front of the card with dimensionals.

The sentiment is stamped with VersaMark ink that was then sprinkled with Gold embossing power and then heated until set.  I used the second oval die from the Stitched Shapes Framelits to cut it out.  The gold star is an embellishment from the Year of Cheer suite.  It has a loop on one end so you can hang it on a ribbon (or make jewelry with it!).  I removed the loop with my Crop-o-dile that I keep handy for heavy duty jobs.  If you don’t have one of these, then a wire cutting tool would be needed.  The sentiment is attached to the front with dimensionals and the embellishment is attached with mini glue dots.

Lastly, the completely assembled piece is attached to a base of thick Whisper White cardstock with dimensionals.

Here are the Stampin’ Up! products that I used in the design of my card, all of which can quickly be added to your shopping cart by clicking on the thumbnails below:

I think I have covered all of the steps in the design of this card; however, if there is anything that I may have missed or is not clear, do not hesitate to contact me.


Say hello to a new world of colorful creativity!  Meet Stampin’ Blends, artist-quality alcohol markers in 12 exclusive Stampin’ Up! colors.  To cover all the blending bases, we’re also offering a limited-time 16-card project kit and stamp set with beautiful line-art images.

  • Customer Launch Date:  November 1, 2017!
  • All items available on any order type.
  • Stampin’ Blends will be available in upcoming catalogs.
  • Prices are guaranteed through May 31, 2018.
  • The Color Me Happy Project Kit will be available while supplies last. In conjunction with the kit, the Color Me Happy Stamp Set will be available as long as kit supplies last.
  • There is no minimum order required.
  • New demonstrators can choose Stampin’ Blends as part of their Starter Kit.

Stampin’ Blends’ Features:

  • Add just the right amount of color where you need it with the brush tip or fine-point.
  • Each color (except Ivory and Bronze) has a light and dark shade marker, available individually or in a combo pack.
  • Press fit seal prevents air from entering the barrel and causing evaporation.
  • The nestable lids are easy to keep track of and have a tight fit for long-lasting color.

I will post a link to the product brochure which will appear in the right margin of my blog along with the other catalogs.  In the meantime, if I can be of any assistance or answer any questions you may have, please ask.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you leave here inspired to put stamps to ink to paper.  Until next time, stamp on my friends.


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