Wednesday 16 August 2017

. . . more sparkling Christmas stars

You might have already seen these cards in my earlier post.

These card use the Jingle Deer digital stamp from Miss Daisy Stamps,
one of our generous sponsors for
Challenge #136 - Add A Star with the Crafty Gals Corner,
to make a pair of A5 sparkling starry Christmas cards.

This post focusses on this card.

Click HERE (or on the pic below) if you would like to learn more about this first card and Challenge #136 - Add A Star at the Crafty Gals Corner 


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 below) that 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 leafy circle flourish is a cut file (link below) that I cut using my Silhouette Cameo.  I cut two sets of the leafy circle flourishes using Cricket cardstock.  I curled the leaves for dimension, the bottom layers curled downwards, the top layer curled up and carefully layered each set together 

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.  This was the last scrap left of one of my favourite patterned papers, luckily there was just enough to cover the card base.  The leafy circle flourishes were carefully adhered in place on the middle of the card front.  I put liquid adhesive under the circle and under the stem to the 3rd leaf on each side.  This allows the flourish to be secure and still allow the leaves to keep their dimension.  
 I adhered the sparkling 3D star over the circle portion of the leafy circle flourish.
Lucky last 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. 

Doesn't this dear little deer make you smile?

Here are another couple of pics ...


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 - E70-71-74-77
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
American Crafts - 12x12 textured cardstock - Primary
also available as individual sheets - Cricket
Kaisercraft - 12x12 cardstock - Mint Twist Collection - Trimmings
Silhouette Cameo
Silhouette Design Store - 3D Holiday Star Card
Design ID #209036 by Jennifer Rush
red rhinestones
Helmar 450 Quick Dry adhesive - to adhere the layers
Helmar Acid Free Professional Liquid Glue - to adhere glitter to the star
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.

Click HERE if you would like to learn more about this first card and
Challenge #136 - Add A Star at the Crafty Gals Corner 

I am going to enter my card in the following challenges (alphabetical order):
my card was QUICK to make and includes a touch of RED
Christmas Cards All Year 'Round - August Challenge - Use Yellow
Crafting From The Heart - Challenge #172 - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog - August Anything Goes
Anything Christmas Goes
Dragonfly Dreams - August 2017 Challenge - Animals
Happy Little Stampers - HLS August Christmas Challenge
Anything Goes - optional twist - Poinsettia

Hiding In My Craft Room - HIMCR #313 - Super Scraps Saturday
this card uses the last precious piece of this patterned paper from my stash
Incy Wincy Designs - Aug 7 - Aug 20 - No Words
Koala T Crafts - August Challenge - Turquoise or Yellow or Balloons
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges - Challenge #342 - Anything Goes


  1. Delightful cards, Tracy, and I adore the sparkle on the stars! I'm always so happy when I get inspired by folks like you who play in our "Anything Goes" challenges at QKR Stampede each week. Good luck in the draw.
    NanaConnie DT

  2. Very unusual. Thank you for sharing it with us at QKR Stampede.

  3. Your cards are absolutely lovely and very festive, so perfect for Christmas. I've already added that super fun card design to my library. Thank you for the inspiration. Your colouring, as always is beautiful.
    Lena - DT

  4. Adorable reindeer, love that he's mounted onto a star. Thanks for playing at HLS Christmas Challenge.

  5. Fabulous cards such a sweet reindeer thanks for play with us at incy Wincy hugs Nikki

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

  7. Sorry I’m late commenting. Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for Penny’s challenge 342, Hazel DT - and also for my CHNC Christmas extra for August - hope to see you again soon x

  8. Wow, this is a wondeful original creation! Gorgeous design!
    Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge August "ATG".

  9. Fantastic cards!!! Thanks for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge.
    Lisa DT xx

  10. Great card Great Christmas glow and much joy will make someone great pleasure. I love this joyful card.
    Thank you for sharing with us on HLS CAS.
    BożenA DT HLS

  11. Of course, thank you for joining the HLS Christmas challenge :-)

  12. Adorable!!! Thanks so much for participating in our CHRISTMAS CARDS ALL YEAR ‘ROUND challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!! *If this comment is late I apologize! I’m having major issues lately trying to leave comments due to the stupid ROBOT silliness!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

    1. Thank You Deanne :)
      Sorry to hear about your commenting problems ... I feel your pain, I ended up giving up commenting on a blog hop because it was taking forever to prove I wasn't a robot!

  13. Lovely cards. Thank you for joining the challenge at 12 months of Christmas. Hope to see you again next time.


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