3 Clean and Simple Christmas Cards using Stars Are Shining

Hello everyone, I hope you are well.

I’ve been using the Stars Are Shining stamp set and coordinating Starlit Punch to make some clean and simple cards. This has been a bit of a journey as I started off using the punch to do some faux embossing…

I really do love this technique! I added some adhesive sheets to a piece of Basic White card and punched lots of stars from it that I could then add to my card layer by just peeling off the backing and using them like stickers. The effect looks just like I’d used an embossing folder.

I loved the look but to be honest, adding all those stars was a bit of a faff! So I thought I’d try another approach. This time I used the collection of stars stamp with Versamark ink, added clear embossing powder and heat set it….

I also added some of the white Elegant Faceted Gems to this version. Again, I liked the result but wasn’t absolutely sold on it. So, I tried the same technique but this time added white embossing powder and didn’t add any more bling…

This is my favourite in terms of being easier to make but which one do you prefer? I’d love to know so just leave me a comment on this post.

The sentiment for all 3 cards is from the Stars Are Shining stamp set and was heat embossed in gold. I punched 2 of the largest stars from gold foil for each card, gluing one straight onto my sentiment piece and then adding the second one with mini Stampin’ Dimensionals. This whole panel was added to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The measurements for my Basic White card pieces are:

  • 29 x 10.5 cm, scored & folded at 14.5 cm for the tent fold card base (Thick Basic White)
  • 9.5 x 13.5 cm for the (faux) embossed layer
  • 5.5 x 8 cm for the sentiment & star layer

Shop The Products

I’ve listed the Stampin’ Up! products I used in today’s cards below. You can click on any of the links to visit that item in my online store. The stamp set and punch I used for today’s cards are available to buy individually but if you buy them together as a bundle you’ll save 10%; so I’ve shown both options in my product list below.

When you shop with me, I will send you a handmade card and a handmade gift as a token of my appreciation for choosing me as your independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrator.

If your order is under £150 please use my current Host Code when you shop with me, I will then be able to add in a FREE Stampin’ Up! product to your thank you pack for the month. Find out more over on my Host Code page.

Happy crafting,

Heather x

Product List
Starlit Punch

About stampwithnellie

Hi, my name is Heather Forgan, but my nickname is Nellie! I'm an independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator in the United Kingdom and I love being able to share my creations using their fabulous products.

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