Rainbow Layered Star Birthday Card

Hi there stampers and happy Thursday!  Today's card was inspired by Jennifer McGuire who has the most amazing cards!  If you aren't following her blog and YouTube channel, well you are missing out so get over there and subscribe.  She had a video showing the technique for this card and it just blew my mind.  I knew I wanted to CASE her creation but make my card a rainbow.  Go check out her blog post HERE to see where I got this idea.
I started with a rainbow of colors cut to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 pieces.  The colors I am working with in rainbow order are: real red, pumpkin pie, daffodil delight, pear pizzazz, pool party, marina mist, and wisteria wonder.  I took the fourth die from the center of the Star Framelits and cut out the star image from the same location of each color of cardstock.  How I did this is I worked with two pieces at a time, placed the star die in the middle towards the top and secured it with tape, then sent it through my big shot.  This left an impression in the next cardstock below so I could use that to align the die perfectly and add another piece behind to get the indention in that piece.  I continued this process until all colors had been cut with the star die.

I then cut each piece using my paper trimmer in the same place across the star which was at the 3 3/4 inch mark on the trimmer.  After cutting all the layers, I begin glueing them together in rainbow order.  I started with the bottom pieces and using the indention from the star die, I lined up each piece on top to the indention from the star and glued it down.  I did the same with the top pieces.  I then cut the next size down star die out of all the same colors.  I then glued all the stars together in same color order.


I then glued the stacked star layers on the top and bottom of an A2 top folding card base made from thick whisper white cardstock.  I used my scissors to cut off the excess that was hanging off each end.  I should have paid more attention to where I lined the top of the star up to the top of the card.  After I glued it down to the card front and cut the excess off, I realized I glued it down too far up which resulted in me cutting the top of the star off.  However I wasn't going to start over so I just went with it.  

To finish the card, I glued the stacked star in the center of the layers and added some sparkle from my Spectrum Noir clear sparkle. I then heat embossed in white embossing powder the sentiment from Me=Grateful stamp set.  


I did film the process for making this card and am working on editing the video.  I will have the video up soon on my YouTube channel so stayed tuned for that.  If you are not a subscriber to my channel, head on over and subscribe HERE.  Be sure to also subscribe to Jennifer McGuire as I mentioned earlier in my blog post.


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