Tuesday 28 June 2022


Today's card features lots of stars using a recent purchase I made.
The Bokeh Stars from Taylored Expressions was a fun one to play with.  
It is a 3 part layering stencil and so easy to use.

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • I got out my stencil mat and placed the #1 stencil onto my cardstock and ink it up with some Carved Pumpkin and some Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide ink. The stencil mat has a bumper around the corner so it is easy to line up each consecutive stencil as you overlay them.
  • I removed that stencil and replaced it with #2 and inked that up with some Peacock Feathers and some Blueprint Sketch DOX ink.
  • Lastly came stencil #3 that I inked with some Cracked Pistachio DOX ink.  These inks layer so nicely over one another.
  • Using my white Posca pen, I splattered all over the front and let dry. 
  • When it was dry, I used this die cut combo and cut the outline piece right from the center of the stenciled panel.  I cut the sentiment from a piece of navy cardstock and glued them together.
  • To assemble, I glued the star panel onto a piece of navy cardstock, then onto a heavy white card base.  I pop dotted the sentiment back into place and then added 3 navy gems to finish it all off.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Dare 2B Artzy- MASCULINE

Stamps- None
Inks- DOX
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook- Waterloo, Ont.)
Accessories and Tools- Waffle Flower Stencil Mat; Bokeh Stars stencil (TE);
white Posca pen; TE inking brushes; blue gems (Dollar Store); Happy Birthday die (Amazon)


Pat said...

This looks really beautiful Karen, and the three stage stencil is so effective with the overlapping stars in different sizes and the Oxide inks keep each individual colour where they overlap..good for this technique. I love the cut out and inset sentiment lifted up a bit with the extra layer which is very effective. x

aussie aNNie said...

Wow! That's awesome Karen, love the colours and gorgeous star stencil

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

What a wonderful happy card Karen, love the layers and colours.
Faith x

nancy littrell said...

Beautiful colorful Bokeh stenciled stars for your birthday card, Karen. TFS mf...Love and Hugs..Nancy

kiwimeskreations said...

What a wonderful stencil set Karen, and you have used it beautifully on this stunning card - love the colours you used too

Lin said...

Karen, you are our winner at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge! Please visit the winner's post there to see your card being featured, and then send us an email with your full name so that we can get your gift card out to you!

Christine Alexander said...

awesome card, love the rainbow effect ♥ Congrats on your SSS win :)

Nance said...

I love your bright and colorful starry stenciled background, Karen. Perfect for a festive birthday card. Thank you for sharing it with us at Cupcake Inspirations in our "Oh My Stars" challenge.

Nora Noll said...

Oh I LOVE the bright colored stars!! I love how you popped up the birthday sentiment. Great design. Thank you for playing with us at Cupcake Inspirations Challenge!!!

CIC DT Member

Leanne said...

This is so pretty and so bright happy, love it, great card, and thank you for playing our challenge at Cupcake Inspirations Challenge. Have a crafty day!

Leanne DT Member/CIC
Cupcake Inspirations

Quillish said...

What a fun birthday card! Absolutely in love with your color combination for the stars. Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations. Hugs ~ Ishani