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Starry Night…

Another star in the sky for the grandbaby a friend who just added a sweet baby boy to her family.  This sweet little boy was named “Jack”.

Today’s starry night card coordinates with the gift made for him (which I’ll post later this week)…

Do you love this stamp set, A Little Wild, as much as I do?

The starry night background is water color, wet on wet, with salt added.

And this is the inside of the card…

Love this stamp set bundled with the Little Loves Framelits.  It’s amazing how much I’ve used it already!

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White and Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock, plus water color paper
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black, Powder Pink, Smoky Slate
  • Stamps:  A Little Wild
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Little Loves Framelits, Water Color (you could also use reinkers), soft round brush, Stitched Framelits, white gel paint pen or white craft ink.


  • Wet a piece of water color paper with water then drop colors (I only used two) on wet paper and let the paper “bloom”.  You can always add more color while wet or after drying.  While the paper is still wet, drop sea salt where you’d like the stars to be.  When dry and you have knocked off all the salt, cut your square piece the size you want.  Add white gel pen or craft ink over the “stars”.
  • Cut the Thick Whisper White base card 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • Cut the Lemon Lime Twist layer 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″.
  • Cut the Water color layer 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Add water color layer to Lemon Lime Twist layer with multipurpose glue.  Using stitched square framelit cut opening toward top of these two layers.  Run through Big Shot 2-3 times for a clean cut.  Add this layer to card front and trace lightly in pencil at corners.  Cut opening on card front with smaller square framelit.
  • Cut a “frame” from Lemon Lime Twist using the two sizes of square framelits to produce a frame.  Glue to water color paper with multipurpose glue.  Add these layers to card front with multipurpose glue lining up square openings.
  • Close the card and trace corners lightly with pencil on the inside of the card.  Add your painted, salted square inside the card with multipurpose glue.  Stamp sentiment in Archival Basic Black at inside bottom of card.
  • Stamp elephant in Archival Basic Black ink on scrap water color paper.  With round brush and water use ink from ink pad lid to color elephant with Smoky Slate and Powder Pink.  Cut out with coordinating framelit and trim.  Glue front to back.  Add to corner of frame on card cover with multipurpose glue.  When the card is opened you can see the face of the elephant peeking out.  How cute is that?

This is the cutest card in person…another occasion when photography skills fail me.  Wait til I show you what I’ve made to go with it!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

no problem.

Come get inky with me…be HaPpY!