Today I’m sharing a project I made for the Altenew Academy class ‘Seasonal Scene Building.’ This course is all about creating beautiful scenes using your stamps and dies in creative ways. There were a ton of great examples in the lessons and I was inspired by one of the project examples for this card.
To start my card, I did some masking and ink blending. I stamped out the solid moon image from ‘To The Moon’ on sticky back paper and then fussy cut the shape. I laid this on my white cardstock and started ink blending around it. This technique gives a really cool glowing effect to your moon and night sky. I started with my lightest color in the center and worked my way out with the darker colors. For this blend I used Tumbled Glass, Broken China, and Faded Jeans. I also blended on some scattered straw in the moon area after I removed my mask.
Once my ink blending was done, I used some Gesso to splatter on some white – this gives the effect of stars (and shooting stars!) in the sky. It makes the night sky so magical! Next, I did some copic coloring of this adorable elephant from the ‘Ori Kami’ set. I used warm greys for this combination. Then, I fussy cut the elephant.
I loved the look of the clouds in the class project example, so I used a stitched cloud die to layer a few clouds in my sky – I also cut a piece from vellum to add some interest. I used a copic marker to draw a shadow around the base of where my elephant would go, then adhered my elephant to my card.
I grabbed some black ink and used my Mini MISTI to stamp my sentiment, ‘I love you to the moon and back.’ Such a sweet sentiment. To finish off the card, I added some Navy and Clear sequins – the perfect amount of sparkle!
I hope you love this card! I really enjoyed seeing all of the different ideas and techniques in the class. This is a great thing to have in your crafty tool belt when you set out to make cards.
Hugs and love to you all,