Monday, 15 October 2012

Star of Bethlehem for FMS #56 and FabFri04...

Today's post combines two challenges.  I am just squeaking in for the challenge at Freshly Made Sketches and early for the challenge at Fab Friday.

The star on my card was made by hand cutting a quick sketch I made.  The rhinestone in the middle of it uses a fabulous technique discovered by Tina Shelton at The Stampin' Assistant.  Tina discovered that you can color the Stampin' Up rhinestones any color to match your Stampin' Up projects; just brush on some Modge Podge, let it dry completely, and color with the Stampin' Write Marker of your choice.  I used this technique to color my rhinestone Summer Starfruit.

Here is the sketch for FMS #56:

And the color challenge for FabFri04:

And here is my card; I hope you enjoy...


midnight muse cardstock

island indigo cardstock

whisper white cardstock


whisper white craft

island indigo classic

summer starfruit classic

summer starfruit stampin' write marker

bling and things:

summer starfruit stitched satin ribbon

basic rhinestones

white embossing powder

dazzling details

tools and toys:

paper snips

stamping sponges

embossing buddy

heat tool

rotary paper trimmer


stampin' dimensionals

sticky strip

snail adhesive

stamp sets:

snowflake soiree

four the holidays



  1. I'm in awe that you sketched the star and then handcut it! It looks perfect! Thanks for the tip on the rhinestones, will have to give it a try. Love the snow too! Thanks for sharing with us at Fab Friday!

  2. Beautiful card Tracy! I love those snowflakes and your hand cut star is beautiful! I love the tip about colouring rhinestones! Who knew?! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  3. Beautiful, Tracy! Placing the hand-cut star on top of the snowflake is so unique. Thanks for playing at Freshly Made Sketches!

    I love this card! may have to borrow you to make some for me! :D

  5. This card is beautiful! The star and your use of the dazzling details is the perfect touch!

  6. Very pretty!! Love the snowflakes!! And thanks for the rhinestone tip!!!