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Friday 21 December 2018

Star Light Star Bright Tutorial

It's Julia here - back with a short tutorial showing how I made my card for this month's Star Light Star Bright challenge!
 First I die cut all my pieces -  the starry sky, the reindeer family and the landscapes.
To create snowy tops to the landscape pieces I inked the top edges with Versamark and then embossed with Shabby White Frantage Embossing Powder.
  I die cut the stars out of a panel of blue Core-dinations paper and layered it over a panel of Metallic Silver Paper.  I adhered the landscape pieces along the bottom.  I had die cut the deer out of gold metallic paper - and then decided I wanted them to have textured fur coats!  So I embossed them with Dirty Sand Baked Texture Embossing powder.
For the large star in the sky - I used a 3D star die.  It was larger than I wanted so after I die cut it out of silver metallic paper, I drew lines along all of the edges about 1/4" in and cut on the lines to make the star smaller.
I creased the star on the score lines and adhered it to the starry night sky using a thick foam dot so the dimension of the star wouldn't get flattened!  I adhered the deer with thinner foam dots. 
And to finish it off -  I added a Metallic Sticker/Holiday Talk.

You can still join in our December Challenge by linking up your Star Light Star Bright creation here on the challenge post.  You have until Jan 3rd at 6 pm Greenwich time!
Thank you so much for stopping by A Vintage Journey today!
May we wish you a happy holiday season!
Paper:  White - PTI,  Silver and Gold Kraft Stock Metallic Paper - Tim Holtz/Idea-ology, Blue Kraft Core-dinations.
Ink:  Versamark
Accessories:  Winter Wonderland Die - Tim Holtz/Sizzix, Stitched Landscape dies - Poppy Stamps, 3D Star - Savvy Dies, heat tool, Dirty Baked Texture Embossing Powder - Emerald Creek, Shabby white Frantage Embossing Powder - Stampendous, Metallic Stickers/Holiday Talk - Tim Holtz/Idea-ology, thick foam dots. 


  1. Fab tutorial Juliane lovely to see how your beautiful card came together xxx

    1. Sottry - fab tutorial Julia and lovely to see how your beautiful card came together xxx

  2. An excellent tutorial Julia, I love how you created the starry sky and your clever idea for making the deer more textural. The little one looking up at the star is so sweet! Hugs, Anne xx

  3. Terrific tutorial Julia. All those wonderful steps of creativity have resulted in a really fabulous card. Tfs
    Have a lovely weekend x

  4. Thank you for the step by step on your beautiful card. Love the texture from the star and the frantage and your layout is wonderful X

  5. The Frantaged-topped hills and textured fur coats really take this card onto a whole other level, Julia - it's a wonderful, sparkling winter landscape.
    Alison x

  6. Great tutorial and amazing card :)
    Merry Christmas.
    Connie :)

  7. Julia your star is spectacular and love your embossed deer dirty sand was the perfect colour. White frantage was a great addition to the hills.
    Have a great Christmas

  8. Such a lovely card Julia and a wonderful and clear tutorial, thank you! Have a wonderful Christmas!