Stampin’ Up! Starry Night Sky Covered in Sunshine Sneak Peek

Good morning – its the VERY.  LAST.  DAY.  Of 2022 that is!  Yup – when you wake up tomorrow – it’ll be 2023!  Yes – I am making the assumption that you – like I – will SLEEP thru the actual transition!  If you’re NOT like me – enjoy your New Year’s Eve Party and STAY SAFE!

I made a card that is a riff on a card my friend Faith made – she used the Adorable Owls set – but…I played with the new Covered in Sunshine stamp set – which you’re going to be able to get your hands on in…six days!  Take a look-see!

Stampin' Up! Starry Night Sky Covered in Sunshine Sneak Peek


Faith made a totally cool night sky – she used the Daffodil Daydream set (I did, too) to make the silver embossed stars.  I added some gold embossed “shooting” stars from Covered in Sunshine.

A couple months back, I used the scalloped die in the Basic Borders Die Set to cut out a Window Sheet cloud “template” that I used on this card (there’s even a video there on how to make the clouds!) Being a semi-smart girl – I tucked that “template” into the Storage Pocket with my Basic Borders dies!

Stampin' Up! Starry Night Sky Covered in Sunshine Sneak Peek

So – I pulled it out again and used it to create my starry night sky.

Starting at the bottom of my Basic White cardstock panel, I used a Blending Brush to create “clouds” with Orchid Oasis Ink.  I did it all over the panel – leaving the center of the panel mostly clear.

Stampin' Up! Starry Night Sky Covered in Sunshine Sneak Peek

When I’d covered the panel with clouds, I….covered up almost ALL the clouds – using a Blending Brush and Starry Sky ink.

If you look closely – you can see that the clouds are more defined and visible BELOW the sentiment – and the “sky” is darker and more homogeneous ABOVE the sentiment.

Have you ever flown at night – with a cloud deck underneath you and more clear skies above?  THAT is what I was going for!

Not gonna lie – I feel like I sorta nailed it! 😎😎😎

Stampin' Up! Starry Night Sky Covered in Sunshine Sneak Peek

Once I had it as dark as I wanted – I let it dry.  And helped it with my Heat Tool a little.

I brushed the panel with my Embossing Buddy, then stamped the sentiment from the Covered in Sunshine set in Versamark Ink, sprinkled it with White Embossing Powder and heat set it with my Heat Tool.

Full Disclosure:  look closely at the close-up photo above. You CAN see a very light smattering of white embossing powder “inside” the sentiment that didn’t come off before I heat set it.  I suspect I didn’t wait QUITE long enough for the panel to dry before I stamped the sentiment in Versamark.  But – for THIS card design – I actually like it like that – it makes it sort of….glow!   If you hate it – wait LONGER, be sure the panel is totally dry and really brush it with that Embossing Buddy before you stamp the sentiment, okay??

Stampin' Up! Starry Night Sky Covered in Sunshine Sneak Peek

Using the splatters image in the Daffodil Daydream stamp set, I stamped several times above and around the sentiment with Versamark.  Then I sprinkled the “stars” with Silver Embossing Powder and heat set it.

I stamped the shooting stars images – yes, there are TWO of them! – in Versamark, sprinkled them with Gold Embossing Powder and heat set them as well.

Stampin' Up! Starry Night Sky Covered in Sunshine Sneak Peek

With everything dry, I quelled the urge to do anything more – and adhered the panel to a Basic White mat and then to a Starry Sky mat, using Stampin’ Seal.  And that was it for the card front!

Stampin' Up! Starry Night Sky Covered in Sunshine Sneak Peek

For the inside, I used the Stamparatus to help me stamp a second Covered in Sunshine sentiment in Starry Sky on a Basic White panel.  I added the shooting stars in Daffodil Delight.

Stampin' Up! Starry Night Sky Covered in Sunshine Sneak Peek

You know – I really love these BIG SENTIMENT sets!  But – sometimes, there’s nothing IN the set that lets me decorate the inside of the card or my envelope.  And that’s irk-ifying for me. THIS stamp set, though, DOES have small images – a sun, the shooting stars and a single stylized star image! – that you CAN put to good use!!  I love it!

Stampin' Up! Starry Night Sky Covered in Sunshine Sneak Peek

I used Stampin’ Seal to adhere the panel to a Starry Sky mat and into my Thick Basic White card base, popped the double-matted card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Basic White Medium Envelope got more Daffodil Delight shooting stars on the front…

Stampin' Up! Starry Night Sky Covered in Sunshine Sneak Peek

…and Starry Sky “stars” (from the Daffodil Daydream set) and Daffodil Delight shooting stars on the envelope flap.

Stampin' Up! Starry Night Sky Covered in Sunshine Sneak Peek

Et Voila!  I love this stamp set, y’all!  While you MIGHT have overlooked this little beauty in the new Jan – Apr 2023 Mini catalog, the big, fun sentiments from Covered in Sunshine – coupled with the sweet little images – are perfect for making quick and beautiful cards! Then – if you want –  you can add some extra BOOM with clouds – using a Basic Borders die cut “template”!  So cool. 😎

Stampin' Up! Starry Night Sky Covered in Sunshine Sneak Peek

I’ve also created a printable PDF with written instructions and a list of the products used to create this project.  You can download, print and/or save it by clicking this image:

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Some of you know that I create labels for my Stamp Cases, Die Magnets, Embossing Folders and Punches!  They help me immensely to keep my stash organized!

If you’re ready to get more organized and get a jump on the new catalog products you’ll have headed your way soon – then now’s a great time to grab the labels for the Jan – Apr 2023 Mini Catalog AND the Jan – Feb 2023 Sale-a-Bration Catalog!  YEAH!!

Head over to my Stamps-N-Lingers Labels For You page and to find all the available products.  You’ll get the documents right away and be all set to print your labels at home!

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Do you have a long list of things you really need to have from the amazing new Jan – Apr 2023 Mini Catalog!?  I know I did!

So, to give you a hand, I’ve gathered up some products from the new Suites (and beyond!) that coordinate with each other and will get you well on the way to making great cards and projects!  When you order them, you’ll save around 15-20% off ordering everything yourself!  And every Special Bundle includes a FREE GIFT! 🙂

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If you’d like to take a look at the bundles – plus see the free goodies you can  score –  head over to my Jan-Apr 2023 Mini Catalog Special Bundles page and use the form there to get signed up!  The more you buy the more you save and the more Sale-A-Bration goodies you’ll get!

Around 29 December, I’ll send you a PayPal invoice and then I’ll get them ordered on 5 January 2023 and on the way directly to you!

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Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Thick Basic White Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

Starry Sky Cardstock: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (x2 – bottom mat for card front and only mat for inner liner)

Basic White Cardstock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (middle mat for card front); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″(card front); 4″ x 5 1/4″ (inner liner)

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Finn Fan Fix 


Finn had to go to his doctor yesterday for his Annual Physical.

He got a clean bill of health – including a compliment on the beauty and cleanliness of his toofs!  No – we have never had them cleaned.  Yes he IS 6 1/2.  Yes – his pearly whites are very pearly.  And..white!

So – all is good.

But – he didn’t really LOVE his visit like he usually does.  He was very good but…well.  I think this picture says it all.

To protect his privacy, I cut off the….uhm…aft end.

Let’s just say…his temperature was normal! 😳

But…how RUDE!




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16 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Starry Night Sky Covered in Sunshine Sneak Peek

  1. Such an awesome card! Love the way that you created the sky! And poor Finn…physicals are awfully embarrassing!

  2. Po-o-o-r Finn. The indignity of it all! You can tell he is displeased!
    This is a stunning card, and I do believe you nailed the image you wanted. I love it. Thanks for sharing your creativity. And, Happy New Year tomorrow.

    • stampsnlingers

      Yeah – he really wasn’t having a great time. He was ready to head out the door! Thank you, Julie – and Happy New Year to you, too! 🙂

  3. Karen Lang

    Great card! Lots stars…….but, I don’t know about you but I count 3 shooting stars!!!!!! Was this a test to see if we noticed or is it just the end of a crazy year????? Sure hope 2023 is a better year for man & country!
    Glad Finn had a good check-up & yep, somethings are a little rude!!
    Happy New Year to the Deatherage family……

    • stampsnlingers

      Yep – three shooting stars!! And it has sorta been a crazy year! Back to the start tomorrow – maybe it’ll get better! Thank you, Karen! 🙂 Happy New Year to you and your family, too!

  4. Kate

    Most excellent card!!!
    Yeah, the temp thing is a definite insult to dignity.

  5. JudiH

    Amazing card! Your inking for sky is sooooo realistic. In that same set, I want to use the stamp that mentions wildflowers with the Dainty Flowers DSP. Glad Mr. Finn got an A+ on his checkup.

    • stampsnlingers

      Oooooh! That will be awesome – can’t wait to see it when you share it on our Team FB Page!! Thank you so much, Judi! 🙂

  6. Faith Simpson

    Hi Mary…..what fun to see your ‘night scene’ card! I really love it!! Such a lovely way to show off the focal point sentiment.
    I’m so glad to know that Finn had a good report at the doctor! And wow….such a good sport for those intrusive indignities! I hope he got lots of hugs and treats.
    HAPPY NEW YEAR to all at the Deatherage house!

    • stampsnlingers

      Well – yes, he did. I mean – he never ever USUALLY gets lots of hugs and treats! 😂😂 Thanks so much, Faith – your pretty card was TOTALLY the inspiration!! 🙂

  7. Debra Anderson

    Your card is wow … just WOW!!!

  8. I love how you put this together!! I didn’t have this on my “like” list —thanks – I think!! Beautiful card!!

    • stampsnlingers

      You’re welcome – I think?! 😂 It’s a great stamp set – easy to overlook! Thanks, Verna! 🙂

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