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.

  4. Karen Moss

    Thank you so much Dawn and so easy to do !!!!!


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