Stepped Up Ink Blending with Stencils | Starburst Night Sky Stencil |
birthday, Birthday Cards,, Stencil

Step Up Your Stenciling | Easy Birthday Card with

Hi Crafty Friends! is having a BIRTHDAY BASH all week long. Join me and to inspire YOU to start making your birthday projects for the year now! Every day this week, SBC’s YouTube channel will feature a new video showing a different birthday technique.

Today I’m on the YouTube channel where I made this quick and easy birthday card using some stepped up stenciling techniques with products from

Stepped Up Ink Blending with Stencils | Starburst Night Sky Stencil |

Watch my video on YouTube or below to see how I made my card.

I started with a piece of Neenah Solar White cardstock that I cut to 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″.  I added the following ink colors to the white cardstock – Glass Slipper, Pink Flamingo, Parisian Purple, and Pink Lemonade.  These colors are all the lighter colors in their color families. Make sure you add the lighter color first because later on you will be adding the darker color in the same color family over the starburst design on the stencil.

After applying ink to the white cardstock, I added the first layer of the Starburst Night Sky stencil overtop of the inked background and then added darker inks from the same color family to the starburst designs. The inks I used are the Confetti Pink, Lagoon Blue, Havana Red, and Mardi Gras. This gives a beautiful tone-on-tone effect.

Next, I added the second layer of the Starburst Night Sky stencil over top of the cardstock. This is the layer with the stars.  I added the Glitter Gold Pops of Color to cover the stars on the stencil. I set the cardstock aside to dry. This adds a beautiful glittery sparkle to the stars.

Next, I added three word dies from the Celebration Party Sentiments which I die cut from the Spellbinders Gold Mirror Cardstock.

Stepped Up Ink Blending with Stencils | Starburst Night Sky Stencil |

This card makes for a perfect birthday, congratulations or celebration card and it was so quick and easy to make. If you would like to see how I made my card, be sure to watch my video tutorial HERE.


  1. Starburst Night Sky Stencil
  2. Celebration Party Sentiment Dies
  3. Pops of Color, Glitter Gold
  4. Premium Hybrid Ink Pad, Glass Slipper 
  5. Premium Hybrid Ink Pad, Pink Flamingo 
  6. Premium Hybrid Ink Pad, Parisian Purple 
  7. Premium Hybrid Ink Pad, Pink Lemonade 
  8. Premium Hybrid Ink Pad, Confetti Pink  
  9. Premium Hybrid Ink Pad, Lagoon Blue  
  10. Premium Hybrid Ink Pad, Havana Red 
  11. Premium Hybrid Ink Pad, Mardi Gras  
  12. Ink Blending Tool with Domed Foam Applicator 
  13. Cardstock 8.5 x 11, Neenah Solar White 
  14. Ranger Ink, Tim Holtz, Distress Palette Knife Set 
  15. Sizzix Stamp and Stencil Tool  
  16. Spellbinders Gold Mirror Cardstock 
  17. Spellbinders Precision Layering Basics Collection Dies, A2, Set A 
  18. Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive 

Thank you for stopping by today! Have a great day!


Follow me for more inspiration:

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s