I’m back with another card with stars.  My intention for this card was for Christmas, but after completing it, I think it could be used for a birthday or congratulations as well.  Again, no time for detailed instructions, but I will give you a list of materials used.  Since so much went into the background, I didn’t want to cover up too much of it.  So I chose to use an open star and a die cut word.



  • 110# Neenah Crest Solar White Cardstock for the card base – 5.5 x 8.5 inches, folded in half making a 4.25 x 5.5 inch A2 size card
  • watercolor paper
  • Kuretake Pearl Colors Watercolor Set
  • 8″ round watercolor brush
  • cup of water
  • rag
  • heat gun – Dry watercolor paper between applications.

At first I spritzed water on the watercolors and laid a rag on top to pick up the sprinkles.  But because these are pearlized colors, the lift left the paper looking too washed out, and I wanted vivid colors.  Later I re-applied the watercolors. 

  • Tim Holtz Black Soot Paint
  • wide, flat watercolor brush
  • heat gun

After the black paint was dry, I swiped the pearlized white watercolor over the black brush strokes.  Then I reapplied the pastel pearl watercolors and dried the paper.

  • Simon Says Stamp Falling Stars Stencil
  • Ranger Texture Paste with Nuvo Silver Moondust Glitter Drops mixed in (In hindsight, I wish I had used Nuvo White Blizzard Glitter Drops mixed in instead).

Let this air dry.

  • Simon Says Stamp Holiday Borders (strip of stars)
  • VersaFine Tuxedo Black Ink Pad

Stamp three short strips from the edge.

  • My Favorite Things Polka Dot Background
  • Hero Arts White Pigment Ink

Stamp mostly on the black strips.  Dry

Trim watercolor paper down to 3.75 X 5.0 inches.

  • Beadalon Silver Polyester Thread for bows
  • Zots Clear Adhesive Dots, Small
  • Provocraft Cuttlebug Die Cut and Emboss Machine
  • Simon Says Stamp Sketched Star Die
  • Simon Says Stamp Large Holiday Dies, Stars
  • Tim Holtz Holiday Words Die Set
  • DCWV The Cardstock Stack 6 x 6 inch Paper Pad, Glitzy Glitter – Cut one each.
  • 110# Neenah Crest Solar White Cardstock – Cut 2.
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matt Glue

I glued the first white stars to the card front.  Then stacked the stars, gluing them together with the pink glitter stars on top. 

  • Nuvo White Blizzard Glitter Drops – They are difficult to see on the photo, but I put droplets in a few places in sets of 1 or 3.
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops Gloss, Ebony Black, around the edge of the watercolor paper as well as the top and bottom of the strip.
  • Ranger Star Dust Stickles – This was radiated from the large star.

The Nuvo and Stickles were left to dry on their own. 


I hope you like this card.  I love the colors.  It’s interesting to see the contrast between the faded-looking pearled background and the glitzy sparkle of the embellishments.  Thanks for stopping by.  I’ll catch you next time.




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