Star Gazing

Star Light Star Bright,
First star I see tonight,
I wish I may, I wish I might,
Have the wish I wish tonight.




Oh yes, I must have muttered that little rhyme under my breath a thousand times growing up. I can't remember what my little girl wishes were, but I do know the stars aligned for me – all my dreams did come true!


This is my second card as a guest designer of Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge blog. Being Mo's guest designer has been such a blast. Thank you all for the kind comments and sweet congratulations!

This week we get to make a card that's anything but your regular A2 shape (4-1/4" by 5-1/2" card). I call it the "get in shape" challenge. My biggest obstacle with this challenge was that the biggest circle scallop die cut I had was only 4-1/4" by 4-1/4". I had to shrink Mo's image down to 2-1/4" by 2-1/4" – practically an "inchie." That really put my coloring and paper cutting skills to the test.




I bought the Bazzill In Stitch'z piercing template ages ago and have been wanting to add some hand-stitching to my cards. Grandma Black would be proud of me for remembering the satin stitch she taught me ages ago. I love the effect. 

Tip #1 – Cross stitchers know you never knot the thread under your projects. The same is very true with stitching on cards. Just tape the tails of your thread to the paper on the back to keep your project from unraveling.


Tip #2 – Want to add some shading to paper-pieced pattern paper? Just pull out your grays. I used C1, a cool gray, to add shading to the sleeping bag.

camping cropped


Tip #3 – I used a template from a Mojo Monday challenge that expired a few weeks ago, the MoJo127. If you're thinking about participating in this week's challenge over at Mo's place, it's a great sketch for both round and square cards.


Here are the Copic Markers I used and the rest of the recipe:

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  • Embellishments – Cosmo Cricket Garden Variety Buttons, Karen Foster Mini Charms (camping)
  • Fibers – DMC embroidery floss (#725), Stampin' Up! Dotted Grosgrain ribbon in Crushed Curry. I found the twill ribbon in a garage sale – Score!
  • Ink – Copic Markers (see above), Spica Buttermilk Pen
  • Paper – Neenah. Stampin' up! Stampin' Up! Crushed Curry and Dusty Durango card stock, Bo Bunny Kitchen Spice Nutmeg, Reminisce Star Swirls
  • Stamps – Mo's Digital Pencil Camping
  • Tools – Bazzill In Stitch'z piercing template, Stampin' Up! Circle Scallop die cut




Be sure to stop a Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge blog to see some of the other beautiful samples for this week's challenge. If you play with us, leave me a comment so I can see come visit you and see your "get in shape" card.




Sweet Comments

  1. Beautiful work…the embellishments are great…the colours are so bright and clear…I love this card…Mo's has some wonderful digital stamps and you did a great job with it…thanks for sharing your project with us…have a stampin' good day.
    Stampin' HUGZ

  2. Linda, this is perfect for the challenge :).  Love the colors and design. Your embellishments are always great!

  3. Linda, this is absolutely adorable! I love the paper-piecing, especially.

  4. Very cute, Linda.  Love the lantern charm and the circle layout is wonderful  Great challenge card!

  5. Love the card!!! You did an awesome job! Gold star for sure. Where did you find the image from Mo?
    Blessings, Sharon

  6. Your are so talented – everything you create is wonderful – but I LOVE this card!  The colors, the layout, the paper piecing – it all fits perfectly with this great image!  Fantastic card!

    Barbara Diane

  7. Fantastic card for the challenge Linda!! Thanks for doing such a great job.

  8. Cute card Linda, love that image it's such a cute one.