This is a card that I came up with for a swap for convention…it uses that adorable Under the Stars stamp set featuring a bear and a cute racoon…I couldnt fit both of them on my card so I decided to use the bear on his own…

I love scrapbooking and this spills over into card making as I love to make my own embellishments and when I saw this stamp set I just knew I needed to make a tent…I also love to stamp onto Designer Series Papers – this gives a fab effect that you can see below with the sleeping bags and it also saves coloring in the images :-)

The card base is Night of Navy onto which I stamped the trees in the same colored ink using a stamp from the classic set Lovely as a Tree (pg 110). I then took a piece of Creamy Caramel cardstock and used my Color Spritzer Tool (pg 192) and Creamy Caramel Marker on it to make a speckled effect to resemble dirt – this tool is so easy to use and gives a fab effect – I then tore the top edge and adhered it to the base.

I wanted to make a 3-d tent so figured out my template and cut it out of a piece of Kraft cardstock – I scored 4 lines and folded to make the tent flaps. I attached eyelets onto those flaps and tied through a piece of Linen Thread. I then painted and cut to size some cocktail sticks and tied the other end of thread around them to make tent pegs – I glued these onto the card base using Tombow Multi-purpose Glue. I adhered the tent to the base using tape and Dimensionals under the flaps.

Next I stamped the sleeping bags onto various bits of DSP from Pink Flamingo, Thoroughly Modern and Tall Tales packs – I cut them out and adhered the two side ones with tape and the center one with dimensionals. I stamped the bear onto Close to Cocoa and cut him out – I paper pieced his nose and belly in place and adhered him to the tent – I used tape to secure his lower body and arms and a Dimensional under his head to make him pop out and look like he is coming out of the tent. Finally I stamped the star using Stazon Black Ink onto Brushed Silver cardstock and glued it in place.

Isn’t it cute? I am planning to make some bag toppers using a similar design to package the ingredients for S’mores into for this coming autumn’s annual camp trip – they are sure to bring big smiles :-)

Under the Stars…
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19 thoughts on “Under the Stars…

  • July 24, 2009 at 9:12 pm

    This card literally made me smile right when I saw it! I just love it! What lucky demos to get one of these in a swap – have a super time at convention, and thanks for sharing your amazing card!

  • July 24, 2009 at 10:40 pm

    Oh my goodness! This just couldn't be any cuter! I hope you're making hundreds of these because EVERYONE at convention is going to want to swap with you!

  • July 25, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    so cute! i love that bear sneaking out of the tent! the other swapers will be thrilled.

  • July 26, 2009 at 7:02 am

    oh I just love this card. What was your template for your tent. As said before me those at convention are going to love this

  • July 26, 2009 at 11:40 pm

    so cute!

  • July 27, 2009 at 4:37 am

    I love this! It is so clever and ultra cute. well done!

  • July 27, 2009 at 4:40 am

    LOVE your camping card! Absolutely terrific!!! :-)

  • July 27, 2009 at 6:39 am

    Super duper cute card – Sarah!!! I love how you made the tent opening – very clever!!!

  • July 27, 2009 at 6:54 am

    OMGosh…..I sure hope I get to swap with you at convention. I just love this card! You did an awesome job. I totally love the bear and how you paper pieced him…Love it…love it!!! Please swap with me!!!?

  • July 27, 2009 at 7:27 am

    This card is absolutely adorable. What a clever use of this stamp set!

  • July 27, 2009 at 7:55 am

    How fantastic! That's the most creative thing I have seen done with this set in a while! Nice!

    Shelli D.

  • July 27, 2009 at 9:29 am

    soooo cute!!!! :)

  • July 27, 2009 at 10:52 am

    So fun! Love the tent idea and the multiple rolls of sleeping bags. So clever!

  • July 27, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    Absolutely adorable!! The folded back tent w/eyelets is spot on!

  • July 29, 2009 at 5:49 pm

    This is so cute!! Love it!!

  • July 31, 2009 at 6:47 pm

    This is without a doubt one of the cutest cards I have seen using this stamp set. This is absolutely adorable. What a clever idea with the tent. I sure hope you are going to share how you did this. AWESOME!!!!!!

  • August 6, 2009 at 6:58 am

    This is sooo cute. I have this set and absolutely fell in love with it from the first look. I was wondering could you please share the tent template ??? PLEASEEEEE ;)

  • August 29, 2009 at 7:07 am

    This is just the cutest card I've seen with the bear used. I may just have to buy this set …. just to make this card.
    thanks for sharing.

  • January 26, 2010 at 11:30 am

    I love your underthestars card! I just purchaced the stamp set and wasn’t sure what to make….would you share your tent template? I would love to give it to a friend that we camp with.

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