Swing on a Star

Welcome to another Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop!  This week we have a really fun theme, SWING ON A STAR.

All of our projects will have something to do with stars.  I actually have 2 cards to share today featuring the SHOOTING STAR BUNDLE!  I has so much fun with this technique that I had to make more than one!

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Now you can see why one wasn’t enough!  I has way too much fun with this technique that I learned from Wendy Cranford.  I had to change up the last bit of the process a little to use only Stampin’ Up! and it worked beautifully!

Shooting Star Galaxy Technique

This first card features the slider die cut where the star can shoot across the sky.  The galaxy watercolor technique makes the background so realistic!  I used watercolor paper (can you believe this was a pure white piece of paper!) and added LOTS of color!  The star was also done on watercolor paper so the colors would blend and look as beautiful as the galaxy background.

Shooting Star Galaxy Technique Spinner

Knowing full well that one card would not be enough, I made a WHOLE PAGE of this background!  Yep I just did a whole page that I could cut up into the sizes I needed.  A much more efficient way to go about making this type of card.  For this second card, I went with the spinner die cut and sent the world round and round!

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So now I would love to know what you think!  Do you love this technique as much as I do??  Would you like a tutorial??  Please leave me a comment with your opinion, I’d love to know what you think 🙂  ****I added a tutorial, thank you for all the comments!  Click HERE.

Did you know that I did SHOOTING STAR for my card set in the June Mini Session from Create with Connie and Mary??  Yep, 4 cards with this awesome set.  AND, guess what’s already been released that you should check out……….the AUGUST MINI SESSION!  We have 5FULL TUTORIALS for you with new stamps from the Annual Catalog PLUS a BONUS card set with the upcoming holiday set STAR OF LIGHT.


To find out more information and to subscribe, please visit CREATE WITH CONNIE AND MARY.  I hope you’ll join us!


STAMPS:   Shooting Star, Places You’ll Go

INKS:  Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay, Pacific Point, Rich Razzleberry, Night of Navy, White Craft, Versa Mark

PAPER: Watercolor, Night of Navy

ACCESSORIES:  Sliding Star Framelits, 1″ Circle Punch, Aqua Painter, Black Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy, Paper Snips, Stampin’ Trimmer, Bone Folder, SNAIL, Foam Adhesive Strips, dimensionals

Next, let’s check out what the rest of the Design Team has for us today. Click Previous to visit the very talented Mary Brown and Next to see the very talented Debbie Henderson.

Thanks for hopping with us, we love inspiring you!  Happy Stamping!

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15 Comments on Swing on a Star

  1. Jackie
    August 13, 2016 at 8:51 am (3 years ago)

    Love this technique! Especially if it can be done with all SU product.

  2. Martha
    August 13, 2016 at 9:52 am (3 years ago)

    A tutorial would be wonderful!! What a perfect match in the background and stamp set/dies!

  3. Eileen McClean
    August 13, 2016 at 10:09 am (3 years ago)

    It would be great to have a tutorial!, thanks so much!!!

  4. Judy DiScipio
    August 13, 2016 at 1:38 pm (3 years ago)

    Your cards are wonderful and I love the background! A tutorial would be great. 🙂

  5. Jan House
    August 13, 2016 at 1:44 pm (3 years ago)

    The cards are great! I have this set and have been playing around with the background. I would love to learn the galaxy watercolor technique.

  6. Michelle Gray
    August 13, 2016 at 1:47 pm (3 years ago)

    These cards are the best use of the stamp set and dies I’ve seen yet. I love the background. And I’d LOVE to learn the technique for the background! I’ve seen a tutorial for the Northern Lights tech, but not this sky tech. It really makes the globe and star appear to be in outer space.

  7. Carey Rogers
    August 13, 2016 at 1:58 pm (3 years ago)

    I would love to learn the technique. I follow you but seldom leave messages. Thanks for the good fun.

  8. Wendy
    August 13, 2016 at 2:22 pm (3 years ago)

    Please don’t tease us with this technique and then not share how to do it!! Of course I’d like to know how you did it! Thanks!

  9. Connie R
    August 13, 2016 at 8:57 pm (3 years ago)

    Beautiful cards!! Would love to learn how to create the galaxy background.

  10. Luralyn
    August 13, 2016 at 9:22 pm (3 years ago)

    Oh my goodness! What a gorgeous background that is! I’d love to know how to create this beautiful effect!

  11. Cynthia Ferenz
    August 13, 2016 at 10:28 pm (3 years ago)

    Love these! Can’t with to get mine
    TFS! Would love a tutorial on this.

  12. Josee Smuck
    March 28, 2017 at 4:46 pm (2 years ago)

    Amazing! Love how you did the background. I would love to share this on my blog for ‘My Crafty Friends Monday’ (a round up of amazing cards from amazing stampers!)! Please let me know if you would prefer that I didn’t share it (of course I give you credit and link back to your blog!).

    • Nicole Tugrul
      April 5, 2017 at 6:39 pm (2 years ago)

      Thank you so much for featuring me on your blog spotlight! Great post with tons of wonderful ideas!


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