Rosali of @ilovestamping (instagram) has created the absolute cutest card using the Lawn Fawn Upon A Star stamp set. We just love it! It has the adorable critters in this set looking up at the Christmas sky with wonderment! Read how she made it and then be sure to pop over to her instagram account @ilovestamping and see all the other fantastic things she has made!
One of my favorite things to do when being creative with stamps, dies and paper is to use products in ways that they weren’t necessarily intended for! So when I looked at the super cute Upon A Star stamp set from Lawn Fawn and wondered how to use it on a Christmas card (after all, it’s that season!)the thought of the biblical Star of Bethlehem crossed my mind! And that is kind of the theme I went with for my card!
And here are the steps to create it:
- You need three die-cut stars, two from Neenah 110 lb cardstock and one from watercolor paper. Score one Neenah star at the top (see pic above) and glue the flap to the other one using a strong glue to create your cardbase!
- Paint a galaxy on watercolor paper using any watercolor medium. I was excited to use my Winsor & Newton watercolor markers for the first time as they have a great Copic-like brush tip and are lightfast (unlike all other watercolor markers that I know). It’s best to let the yellow dry first before adding blue around it to avoid it from getting very green! Work in additional layers if your galaxy is not dark enough after the first time.
- Use a fine brush and splatter Copic Opaque White Pigment on top of your night sky to look like a lot of stars.
- Stamp the shooting star and the custom sentiment with Versamark and emboss it with metallic embossing powder. I used “A Star” from the Upon A Star stamp set and created my own “is born” using an alphabet stamp set.
- Glue the grass border on top of the star. For more depth apply some Forest Moss Distress Ink to the bottom at first.
- Color the critters with Winsor & Newton markers as well and after letting them dry add highlights with a white gel pen. Foam mount them onto your scene. To finish my card I also added highlights to the grass and some bigger stars to the sky with my gel pen.
This is how it looks finished:
I hope my star-shaped Christmas card gives you some inspiration! Have a great day and see you soon! ♥