Wednesday, 16 August 2017

I'm seeing stars, sparkling Christmas stars

It's time for another challenge with us at the

This week we are letting our creative juices flow with
Challenge #136 - Add A Star

The sponsors for this challenge are:
Prize: 3 Winners!!
1. $10 Gift Certifcate
2. 1 Digital Image
3. 1 Digital Image
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Prize: 2 Digital Images


Today I have used the Jingle Deer digital stamp from Miss Daisy Stamps, one of our generous sponsors this week, to make a pair of A5 sparkling starry Christmas cards.

This post focusses on this card.

I printed the images on A5 X-Press It blending card, heat set, coloured with Copic markers, then fussy cut them out.  I went around the outer edges with a Tuxedo Black Memento Dual Tip Marker.  I added some vibrant red rhinestones to the holly berry areas on the image and sparkling clear Wink Of Stella sparkle to the bell.
Once I had my cheery Jingle Deer, I needed to give them somewhere starry to go.
What better place than on top of a dimensional sparkling star.

The 3D star is a cut file (link belowthat I cut with my Silhouette Cameo.  I cut several out using white textured cardstock, folded, painted with liquid adhesive then smothered with sparkling white glitter and left to dry.  The bow is a die cut by Winnie & Walter.  I cut out the pieces from Crimson cardstock, used a small paint brush to curve the loops and tails then adhered with liquid adhesive.

The holly flourishes are a cut file (link below) that I cut using my Silhouette Cameo.  I duplicated the image and flipped it before cutting two sets of both versions, one in Splice cardstock, the other in darker Evergreen cardstock, both colours matching the pretty patterned paper on the card base.  I curled the flourishes for dimension and layered each set together then added some vibrant red rhinestones to the holly berry areas on the flourish.

I made the A5 card base by scoring a sheet of A4 cardstock in half, using my bone folder to make a crisp top fold.  I adhered a panel of pretty Christmas patterned paper to the base then adhered the sparkling 3D star to the middle of the card.  The holly flourishes and bows were adhered in place then the last piece was the super cute litte Jingle Deer on top of the star.  I adhered some cardstock behind the image then used a liquid adhesive to secure him in place, using pressure to flatten the top of the star just a bit, to give him more surface to sit flat and securely. 

Here are another couple of pics ...


Click HERE (or on the pic below) if you would like to learn more about this second card

Miss Daisy Stamps - digital stamp -  Jingle Deer
Copic markers - deer - E33-35-37-39
Copic markers - ears - E30-31-33-35-37
Copic markers - antlers - E70-71-74
Copic markers - nose - R21-22-24-27-46
Copic markers - bell - Y000-00-11-15 + YR23
Copic markers - holly leaves - YG03-25-17
Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush - clear - to add sparkle to bell
American Crafts - 12x12 textured cardstock - white
American Crafts - WOW! - white glitter
Kaisercraft - 12x12 weave cardstock - Splice
also available as individual sheets - Crimson
Kaisercraft - 12x12 cardstock - Santa's List Collection - Jolly Man
Silhouette Cameo
Silhouette Design Store - 3D Holiday Star Card
Design ID #209036 by Jennifer Rush
Silhouette Design Store - Holly Flourish
Design ID ##70157 by Lori Whitlock
Sizzix Big Shot
Winnie & Walter - Take A Bow Cutaways
red rhinestones
Helmar 450 Quick Dry adhesive - to adhere the layers
Helmar Acid Free Professional Liquid Glue - to adhere glitter and bow
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Adhesive - to adhere flourishes

Sending a big Thank You to Miss Daisy Stamps for supplying the digital stamp I used today and for being a sponsor for Challenge # 136 with us at the Crafty Gals Corner.
I am going to enter my card in the following challenges (alphabetical order):
Morgan's Artworld - Challenge #16 - Anything Goes
Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenges - PIP Challenge 1733 -Anything Goes
QKR Stampede - Challenge #256 - Inspired By Music / Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Blog - Work It Wednesday - July 2017
Add sparkle, glitter, sequins, glimmery paper etc.  Just add some bling!
My star is smothered in sparkling glitter, the golden bell sparkles,
so do the rhinestone holly berries
Star Stampz - Hand Colored Image

The 12 Months Of Christmas Link Up - Challenge #32 - Anything Goes
Optional Theme - Traditional Christmas Colours
Through The Craft Room Door - TTCRD Challenge August 14-22


  1. Darling card! LOVE the reindeer mounted to the star! Great design!! Thanks for joining our weekly challenge at QKR Stampede!

  2. How fun and fabulous are these holiday cards. Love them. Love the image and the die cuts. Thanks for playing along with us this fortnight at Star Stampz. AJ DT SS

  3. So adorable!! Thanks for sharing it with us at PIP Challenges!

  4. Adorable! Thank you for sharing with us at The PIP Challenges.

  5. Love how you mounted the reindeer on the star. Thank you for sharing it with us at QKR Stampede.

  6. Super Duper Gorgeous. Love both. Beautiful work.
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at Morgan's Artworld Challenge, best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT for<br

  7. That image is SO cute! How adorable.Thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers, so happy you joined us!

  8. Another gorgeous card, Tracy. I love the cute reindeer. Thanks for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge. Luv, Wilma

  9. Such a cute card. So glad you joined us at Morgan's ArtWorld.

  10. Love the cute reindeer head on the 3D star.
    Thanks for playing along at HLS Anything Goes with Dies. :)

  11. These are so adorable!! Thanks for joining our “No Words” challenge over at Incy Wincy Designs Challenge Blog!
    Karen C

  12. An absolutely delightful card, wonderful colouring and great mixed media, lots of work producing a GREAT card. Thanks for the links too. Thank you for joining us Morgan's Artworld ATG challenge. Faith DT

  13. Fab design! Love it!
    Thank you for sharing with Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Extra!
    DT for CHNC Extra!
    Calling All Crafters! – My personal Blog!


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