Monday, November 20, 2017

Star of Light Shines on Online Extravaganza!

Well, today is an exciting day! The Online Extravaganza kicks off today with a 24hr FLASH SALE of selected stamp sets for 20% off!! More about that later in this post, but I wanted to share a card using the Star of Light stamp set, that I made just because Color Throwdown had such an enchanting inspiration banner this week!

Tell me that you find this colour combo and photo irresistible too! I love the icy blueness along with the shiny silver very appealing! As I looked for a design, I decided that the Star of Light stamp set along with the Starlight Thinlits would be the best to use, even though they have had a pretty good workout this season so far. They just seem to work with blue and silver.

  • I first had to decide which blues to use. I kind of wish now I had tried a different combo and gone with Pacific Point and Marina Mist, but I wasn't sure that Marina Mist would be light enough, so I stuck with tried and true Night of Navy and Soft Sky.
  • I decided to do some ink smooshing on my front panel and tried two different designs. One was heavily smooshed with many blues, while the one I chose left lots of white space with just a little Marina Mist and Soft Sky down in the bottom third.
  • I just love the star dust stamp and I embossed that in Silver Stampin' Emboss Powder and purposely let a little silver powder spread and stick in other places. It's a technique I like to call emboss overspray (like when you are spray painting and extra paint spray ends up on surrounding surfaces)! It just adds a little finer stardust to the image.
  • The sentiments are from the same Star of Light stamp set (it has some great ones) and I stamped them in Night of Navy. I made a little banner for the Merry Christmas with the help of the Everyday Label Punch. I trimmed the paper down to the width of the sentiment and then used the knob ends of the punch to round off the ends of the sentiment strip. I then punched a Night of Navy backing with the same punch and trimmed off the top and bottom until I had one with just a narrow border larger than the sentiment.
  • I added some Silver Glimmer Paper to a Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet and then die cut the large star from the Starlight Thinlits. It was easy to peel off the backing then and just stick it to the card front like a sticker.
One of Stampin' Up!'s great yearly sales is here! We start today with a 24hr. FLASH SALE with 20% OFF selected STAMP SETS! After today, it's the rest of the items on the list on sale until Sunday the 26th. On Monday, Nov. 27th there will be another Flash Sale with items still to be announced, and I will let you know as soon as they are! I'll be putting in an order on Monday and another toward the end of the week. If there's interest, I'll likely put another one in for the last 24hr Flash Sale on Mon., Nov. 27. Message me promptly if you want in on any of these orders, or go to my On-Line Store, and submit your own order. Here's what we know so far:

If you want my input on the best stamp sets to go for, I'll give you my list of the best ones and my reasons, but just remember, it's only my humble opinion and you may have different taste!

My Favourite Stamp Sets from the Flash Sale for Online Extravaganza

1.Remarkable You Clear-Mount Stamp Set
139894s Great Art Work
2.Cool Treats Photopolymer Stamp Set
142982s Who doesn't love Ice Cream?
3.Garden Girl Clear-Mount Stamp Set
143952s Great to use with our new Stampin' Blends.
4.Every Good Wish Clear-Mount Stamp Set
144865s Good faux water colour look!
5.Good Tidings Photopolymer Stamp Set
144870s You have to see how awesome these holly branches look when they are stamped!
6.Milestone Moments Photopolymer Stamp Set
142954s Very useful set!
7.Number Of Years Photopolymer Stamp Set
140653s I've made some awesome cards with this set and it's pricier, so great to get 20% off of this one!
8.Oh, What Fun Photopolymer Stamp Set
140386s A very useful Christmas sentiment set.
9.Touches Of Texture Clear-Mount Stamp Set
143251s I love the artistry you can achieve with this set!

Click on the links below to take you to my On-Line Store, where you can read about, look at, and purchase if you wish, the products used to make this card today. 

Product List


  1. Lovely card!! So happy you joined us at CTD!!

  2. This is so, so pretty! I love all the sparkle! Thanks so much for sharing with us at the Color Throwdown!


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