Starry Smile

I’ve got stars in my eyes today because of the card I made today! I shaded and blended!

~Here is my card~


To start I made a stencil using a piece of chipboard that I used these dies on – the smallest two stars from Stars Framelit dies from Stampin’ Up!, and the two stars in the School Time Dies Set from Sunny Studio Stamps and the fifth star was a thank you on my latest order from Sunny Studio Stamps!

~This is what it looked like~


After the stars were on it I also die cut a Small Stitched rectangle from Lawn Fawn. I used the largest one from that set which measured 5 by 3.75 inches.  I also cut a panel from white card stock too! Then I cut the stars out from the white piece also.

Using my homemade star stencil I taped it down on a white card base. Then using Daffodil Delight and Crushed Curry (both from SU!) I sponged in the stars using a Sponge Dauber.

I then took the white stitched rectangle with the stars cut out and sponged  on it with two blues – Night of Navy and Taken with Teal (also from SU!). After sponging I put water droplets on my card and patted them off with a paper towel. Then using foam squares I put the rectangle over the card front where the stars were so they could be seen through the blue. I also added some Clear Glitter -Wink of Stella to my stars.

I needed a sentiment so I used my Smile die from Little Yellow Bicycle  -that I purchased at Hobby Lobby and cut it out of some dark blue vellum that I had in my paper file!

I put the word smile and the Pretty Pink Posh sequins on with micro glue dots.

~Ok – now that my card is done, it is going to play in these challenges~

CAS(E) This Sketch# 174


I think my star cluster with the sentiment across it fits this sketch!

The House That Stamps Built – WIW Color Challenge ~ Blue, Yellow & White


These are the exact colors of my card!!

Mod Squad ChallengePeek A Boo Cards


They said “we need to see something peeking out from under the top layer.” My stars are winking at you from under my blue shaded sky!

Once Again, I am pleased as punch that you came to visit!! Thank you ~ You are a STAR!!!

Have a BEAUTIFUL day!!

15 thoughts on “Starry Smile

  1. 1
    Leigh Penner says:

    Oh, this is so pretty and fun! Great take on the sketch!

  2. 2
    Lisa Swift says:

    These are the perfect colors to make someone smile and they make me think of a pretty night sky with twinkling stars. :) Love your take on the sketch, Taunya!

  3. 3
    LC says:

    You’ve really combined some wonderful techniques on this card! I love the soft blue panel and, those vibrant and sparkly stars! The blue vellum die cut sentiment is a wonderful touch too! This is such a fabulous card Taunya! Love it!

  4. 4
    Patti says:

    Hi Taunya,

    I am sad I have missed so many of your wonderful cards in the past few days!! I have been super busy getting ready for my granddaughter who is flying in tonight to be with me for my Saturday birthday!! woo hoo!! Please don’t give up on me!! I will be back to normal oooooohing and awwwwwwing your cards soon!

    BIG (((Hugs)))

    p.s. when is your Birthday? I just checked… I thought I knew it but… nope!


  5. 5
    Lisa Lara says:

    Oh you are so clever Taunya. I love how you made your stars and designed this beauty.

  6. 6
    Patti J. says:

    Wonderful creation, Taunya! Love that you played along with our color challenge at The House that Stamps Built! Thanks so much for joining us this week – hope to see you back soon! Hugs…!

  7. 7
    Therese says:

    So excited to see your Christmas card, I wish I was as organised as you! Love your fun colouring of the cat and the present!

  8. 8

    So fun!! It definitely puts a smile on my face. : ) Fabulous take on that sketch and our color combo challenge. Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

  9. 9
    donna mikasa says:

    Wonderful take on the sketch–love your die cut stars!

  10. 10

    What a sweet Christmas card, Taunya!

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    Monika Reeck says:

    oh really sweet Star card Taunya
    and you made your self stencil (me too sometimes I made my self) love the color combo and love the nice sentiment on your cute card
    for me this is a winner star card Taunya
    happy sunday

  12. 12
    Joyce M. says:

    This is really beautiful, Taunya. Love those sweet stars.

  13. 13
    Cheri Weston says:

    Beautiful card and I love how you created your own stencil in order to fit the sketch challenge! The colors worked perfectly for our challenge at The House That Stamps Built and we’re so glad you played along with us.

  14. 14
    Mendi Yoshikawa says:

    Such a sweet card! That image is adorable and I love the colors you chose! :)

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    Barbara Campbell says:

    You CASED this sketch perfectly, and then made it a peek a book card too. Very clever of you. Love your bright colors on this fun card. Thanks for joining us at the Mod Squad challenge. Hope to see more of you.
    Barbara Challenge host.

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