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Wednesday’s Card: You Shine

You Shine

You Shine

Hi All!

I feel like I’ve been using stars a lot lately. I think it has to do with the Tiny Stars Background, which I love and keep using with lots of other star-related stamps. Last I checked, it is in-stock at Ellen Hutson. Sometimes this stamp can be hard to find.

I used my Stampin’ Up! Star framelits (which I also used on THIS CARD a couple of weeks ago) and my Enchanted Gold embossing powder (another fav I’ve used a lot) to create the shiny star. The tiny stars are white-embossed on vellum. I mention in the video that my heat tool has two settings on it – low and high. For vellum, I keep it on the low setting because vellum is so fragile. It takes much longer to melt the powder, but it barely warps at all. I don’t know if other heat tools have multiple settings, but this is a great feature to look for.

Okay, so about the vellum… I purchased this Bazzill Vellum. I should have noticed that it was only 21lb. It’s too thin for heat embossing. I think it would be great for layering, but not heating. When I heated it, it got all wavy and curled, even on my low heat tool setting. I ended up using the Paper Studio vellum that I have been using for awhile (I couldn’t find any online links to this vellum – I purchased it a my local JoAnn’s). Although I like this vellum, I wanted something a little better quality. I plan to order some thicker vellum soon, maybe the Bazzill 40lb vellum. I will let you know how it compares.

Come back Saturday! I’m participating in a blog hop. Enjoy the video and see you then. 🙂



To purchase at Ellen Hutson, click the EH link. To purchase at Simon Says Stamp, click the SSS link.

Stampin' Up! Star Framelits
SU Star Framelits
Hero Arts Tiny Stars Background Stamp
Tiny Stars Background
Lawn Fawn Lucky Stars Stamp Set
Lawn Fawn Lucky Stars
Ranger Enchanted Gold Embossing Powder
Enchanted Gold Embossing Powder
Stampin' Up! White Embossing Powder
White Embossing Powder
Versamark Ink Pad
Versamark Ink
Eclipse Masking Tape Roll
Eclipse Masking Tape Roll
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Neenah Cardstock
Stampin' Up! Basic Black Cardstock
Black Cardstock
Stampin' Up! Heat Tool
Heat Tool
Vellum Bond
Vellum Bond
Tombow Mono Multi Glue
Tombo Mono Multi Glue
Sizzix Big Shot Machine
Sizzix Big Shot
Ranger Craft Sheet
Craft Mat
ATG Tape Runner
ATG Tape Runner
Stampin' Up! Mini Glue Dots
Mini Glue Dots


  1. wrote on July 9th, 2014 at 10:31 am

    Anita Holmes

    Gorgeous card Darlene, thanks for sharing. I am now at the end of 2011 of your video’s and just read the drama you went thru’ with SU. So, I just want to say, I am so glad that you did not take down any of your amazing video’s ( which I so enjoy ) and that you made the right decision. I, like you, enjoy all the different products in the paper crafting world and could not imagine just using one line.
    You have a wonderful talent and are so inspirational to everyone that comes across your site.
    Again, TFS

  2. wrote on July 9th, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    Casey Thrush

    I love it!!! Very Awesome!!! I love that you re-use things such as that star background because when I saw you use it previously I had to have it so now I have it and can use if for this card!

  3. wrote on July 9th, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    Sharon Hayes

    Darlene, I am always inspired by your videos. Your blog is bookmarked on my iPad, and I check your site daily eventhough I know your videos are on Wednesdays. Thank you for the tips on vellum and your expertise that you share.

  4. wrote on July 9th, 2014 at 1:52 pm

    Gloria Taylor

    I love how you cut out the star & embossed it with grogeous colors. What I really want to mention is how you lay the embroidery on the card by just using the adhesives in the back and not worry on putting it in the front. Yes simply card but absolutely awesome. Thank you, Darlene!

  5. wrote on July 9th, 2014 at 1:59 pm

    Maria Rodriguez

    Oh Darlene, I just came home from running some errands and all I wanted to do was to see if you had posted your video. I love this card, it’s simple but beautiful, the starry stamp is a must have, it was out of stock but now, it’s back so I’m getting it. I didn’t know there was a special glue for Vellum, I always have the hardest time using just regular white glue and the glue dots are always visible from the front. Thanks for the information about it, I’m also getting that ASAP.
    Thank you for your videos and for the time and effort to make them and share them with us.

  6. wrote on July 9th, 2014 at 5:33 pm

    Celeste Goff

    What a fun card Darlene! I have yet to try heat embossing on vellum yet but will keep that brand in mind for future use.

  7. wrote on July 9th, 2014 at 7:20 pm

    Robin in WA

    Beautiful card!! Thanks for sharing. I like how you cut away the vellum from the top of the star, therefore not getting overwhelmed with all the tiny stars. Very ingenious!

  8. wrote on July 9th, 2014 at 7:50 pm

    Diana W.

    Darlene – sweet, sweet card. And I had no idea there was such a thing as Vellum bond. Thanks for showing how that works. I need to get some. You never cease to amaze me.

  9. wrote on July 10th, 2014 at 6:30 am

    Dale Rose

    Love this card–it is simple and elegant at the same time. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

  10. wrote on August 17th, 2014 at 6:58 pm

    Colleen Dietrich

    This is simply sweet as can be, Darlene!

    It’s been a pleasure visiting your blog today. I’m new here! Have a great week. 🙂

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