Star Effect Card ft Mama Elephant

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This standing star effect cards is the hottest card on one of the cardmaking groups I belong to on Facebook … everybody is making them!  It was difficult to find a tutorial for it at first, and when I did find one, it was in German!  But it is a really simple card, very fun to make, and just a little bit addictive.

So … today … I thought I’d throw my hat into the star effect card tutorial ring, as it were, and show you how I made mine.  This is an excellent stashbusting project, and while I used some 6×6 cardstock & pattern paper from The Reject Shop (of all places!), you could get 4 of these babies from a single sheet of 12×12 cardstock and 12×12 pattern paper with ease!  First, let’s take a look at the card … because it has monkeys and bananas 😀

Next, let’s take a look at the basic template that will help you make this card … I promise it will make more sense as you watch the video 🙂


Stamp Sets – Lunar Animals and Carried Away (Mama Elephant)
XPress It blending card
Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad
Ranger Archival Jet Black ink pad
Yellow 6×6 cardstock
6×6 pattern paper
Self healing mat
Craft knife
Bone folder
Mini Misti stamping tool
Tombow Monoadhesive
Small scissors

Monkeys – E21, E23, E25, E27, E31, E93
Party Hats – Y00, Y04, Y06, Y08

So … now that we’ve looked at the pretty pictures, and the technicalities of the supply list is all done … it’s time for the fun part!  On with the show!  I hope you enjoy this fun card as much as I did 🙂


  1. Marcia

    What an awesome card! Thank you for sharing your tutorial, especially since a German version would not help me very much. 🙂

  2. Brooke W

    Great looking card! I’m currently making this and have botched up the lining of the stars (as in the banana paper)… I only had 3 bits of lining that fit (the 4th piece was backwards!)…. Such a dufus I am 😉

  3. Joy Skaines

    Thank you for a great tutorial. I’ve seen these but didn’t know how to make it. Can’t wait to try it now.


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