It’s in the Stars for InKing Royalty Blog Hop


Welcome to the June InKing Royalty Blog Hop. This year we our themes are around our favorite card making and today it is all about Stars. I hope you’ll hop through and see all the wonderful creations we have to share with you today. Let’s get started.


I try to do something a little different, especially on Blog Hop Days but I admit, I was struggling with this month’s theme of Stars. I just don’t use them very often. But I was up for the challange and pulled out my Stitched Stars die set to start.

This card has changed many times before the final version. Have you had that happen to you? It starts out one way and ends up completely different. The only thing that was the same were the stars on the background. Let me show you how I made them.

The Stitched Stars has lots and lots of stars but also some little dies to enhance the stars. I used the star indicated above and the five little dies also indicated to make this shape then used it as a stencil on a piece of Pattern Party Designer Series Paper. (Note-I love this pack of DSP. It is only available to purchase with $18 Host dollars and comes with 48 sheets of 12×12. It makes placing an order of $150 or more so worth it)



  • Black cardstock 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 scored at 4-1/4
  • Pattern party dsp 3-1/2 x 5-1/2
  • Black 1-1/4 x 3-1/2
  • Crushed Curry 1/2 x 3-1/2 and 6 x 1
  • Crushed Curry and black scrap pieces large enough for die cuts

Steps to create Star Card

  1. Create stencil using 5 small dies and star together on piece of white cardstock. Use Blending brush or dauber to apply daffodil delight ink to DSP. Use light hand on some and heavy hand on others.
  2. Cut stitched zigzag die from Basic Borders on 1 x 6 piece of crushed curry to create two border strips. Adhere to back of DSP with tape runner as shown. Adhere panel to card base
  3. Place crushed curry 1/2 x 3-1/2 to black strip with tape runner. Adhere Bumblebee ribbon as shown with glue dots or tape runner and adhere panel to card front
  4. Die cut 4th largest stitched star from crushed curry and black card stock and adhere together with tape. Adhere to card with tape or dimensional.
  5. Stamp Many messages on whisper white with memento ink using stamparatus for best coverage. Die cut with message dies and adhere your favorite sentiment to card front with tape or dimensional
  6. Die cut in crushed curry the swirly die (bottom right corner of image above). Save the swirly for another project and use stars on card as shown.

Thanks for hopping along with us today. Check out the next stop in our hop by visiting Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping.

Stars InKing Royalty Blog Hop Line Up

  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  3. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  4. Renae Novak at Blessed by Cards
  5. Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl
  6. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  7. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  8. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  9. Sheryl Abernathy at Elegant Sentiments

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Thanks for visiting my Site. My name is Lynn Kolcun and I'm a Stampin Up Demonstrator. I love being creative with paper and ink, learning new techniques and sharing my craft with you.


  1. Your stars are great. And I love all the other layers and pieces. A very special card.

  2. What a burst of excitement! I love how you created a super-fun stencil from the dies. So smart! ♥

  3. Lynn, your starry birthday card will definitely bring a smile to the recipient’s face. I love the stenciling. Very clever. Thanks for the instructions. Enjoy your day!

  4. Brilliant use of the dies! Love this card Lynn!

  5. I like your card. Great idea for a graduation even! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Beautiful card! I love the background. What a great idea to use all the resources in that die set to create a stunning look!

  7. Beautiful! I love how the DSP looks like pegboard at first glance. The stenciling is fabulous! There’s a lot of little details that all work together to pull you in. Nice!

  8. Sheryl L Abernathy

    I love this card. Everything works perfectly together – the paper – the stenciling (WOW!) – the die cuts – the layers. All gorgeous. Someone I know will definitely be getting this card. Caseing it for sure. Thanks for sharing!

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