Starry Night…

Today’s post reflects a cold starry night and the joy of the season…

This starry night was created with a watercolor background.

Dazzling Diamonds Glitter Paper makes the perfect snow covered evergreens.

And a peek inside…

Watercolor paper and watercolors give you incredible moody backgrounds and are so simple to create.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Watercolor Paper and Dazzling Diamonds Glitter Paper
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black, VersaMark and your choice of watercolor  If you wanted a substitute, Pacific Point Reinker will work too.
  • Stamps:  Watercolor Christmas
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Foam Adhesive Strips, Build A Card Front Framelits, Low Tack Artist Tape, White Embossing Powder


  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″.  Score at 5-1/2″, fold and burnish with a bone folder.
  • The Watercolor Paper layer is 5-1/4″ x 4″.  Mask this layer with Low Tack Tape.  Spitz to dampen surface and paint with watercolor of your choice.  I used Phthalo Blue.  While your color is still wet, use a scrunched up tissue to give texture to the color.  Flick the white (I used Titanium White Watercolor) on the whole piece and then a white paint or gel pen to add bigger “stars”.
  • Let dry naturally.
  • Remove tape and stamp sentiment in VersaMark Ink, sprinkle with White Embossing Powder and heat.
  • Cut a strip of Dazzling Diamonds Glitter Paper the length of your background.  Add curves using snips.
  • Cut trees from Dazzling Diamonds Glitter Paper.  Add single tree with multipurpose glue and two top trees with dimensionals.
  • Inside stamp the sentiment in Archival Basic Black and add a single tree with multipurpose glue.

You would not believe the condition of my studio.  There are projects lined up on every possible surface in preparation for OnStage in Salt Lake City two weeks from today!  Oh my goodness I need to shift into another gear!

Here is your “B-ism” for today…


Keep those fingers inky…be HaPpY!



  1. What great texture the scrunched tissue gives the background, Billie. I love it with the glittery trees and the large sentiment. Love the font of this sentiment. Beautiful card!
    I can’t imagine all you’re going through to prepare for OnStage. It must be exciting and overwhelming at the same time. With all you can pack into a day, you’ll get it all done. I have confidence in you. Enjoy your day!

    • Don’t you like that background…and so easy to do! My last FaceTime rehearsal was this afternoon. I had to shave 40 seconds off the time from the last rehearsal which meant changing my stamping steps. Got in under 8 minutes today…yay!…B!

    • Yes, I love that background. That’s good news you got your presentation down to 8 minutes. I have never known about SU’s requirements of presenters, but with all they do at OnStage, having time limits is very important to keep the program rolling. Forty seconds doesn’t seem like much, but by the end of the day, if every presenter went over 40 seconds it would add up. I know you’re going to be a hit. Can’t wait to see what you’re presenting. I’ll be on my trip to Australia and New Zealand beginning Nov 10 until Dec 3. You’ll have to let me know where I can catch your blog when you let us see it. Enjoy your day!

    • Oh what a wonderful trip HJ! I would so love to go there and especially meet some of the people I talk with all the time who are SU! demonstrators too. Can’t wait to hear about your trip!…B!