Sunday, 26 July 2015

Starry Night- One Layer

Today, I wanted to challenge myself to create a simple one-layer card.
I have had this star stamp for awhile and haven't really used it so today was the day.

I began by masking off the sides of my card with painter's tape.  I find even though the painter's tape is a low tack tape it can pull your paper a bit so I stick it on my clothes first, then onto my paper so it is less sticky.  With the tape in place, I stamped the grunge stars with Versamark ink and embossed them with white powder.  I then sprinkled Brusho over that and sprayed with water to activate the paint.  I love the splotchy colourful background.  
Lastly, when all was dry, I stamped this perfect sentiment for my card using Memento black ink with my MISTI.  I love using my MISTI for stamping over a painted background as I can repeat stamp for a dark image.  When I removed the tape, I had a nice crisp, white border with no layers.

Adding my card to these challenges:

  Seize the Birthday- ANYTHING GOES 

Crafting With Friends- ANYTHING GOES

The Stamping Boutique- STARS and STRIPES
(the stars have small grunge stripes)


Simply Papercraft- ANYTHING GOES

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Supplies:  stamps- Impression Obsession, STAMPlorations/ Versamark/ wh embossing powder/ Brusho/ Memento bl ink/ painter's tape/ mini mister


  1. Amazing design Karen. Such a beautiful one layer card. I don't know how you keep the brushos just in your masked off area. I'm so messy and they end up all over my card, work table, floor, ceiling :) I'm with you on the Misti ... fantastic stamping tool. xx

  2. Another great card, love the sentiment. Karen x

  3. Fun technique! Love the starry sky you've created. Thanks so much for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

  4. Gorgeous Karen, I just love the result of your amazing framing technique! Beautiful. hugs :)

  5. Thanks for introducing me to Brushos!!!! They came last week and I can't stop playing with them. You are truly an inspiration. Off to find my star stencil (-: oxox Peggy from MN

  6. Gorgeous!! I love the background!! Thanks so much for joining us at The Stamping Boutique challenge!!

  7. Another beautiful card Karen. I too love playing with the Brushos. Hopefully I will buy the Misti shortly as this Friday my card making group is having a garage sale and I will buy the Misti with my winnings. It is difficult to stamp a sentiment on wc paper.

  8. Another beauty!
    The background is fabulous - such an amazing effect!
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at Seize The Birthday!

  9. So pretty and interesting. I love the touch of red in there. Very nifty!

  10. A WOW moment!!! Beautiful!
    Paper Hugs,

  11. Another lovely Brusho card. Aren't they just the most fun! Pretty, pretty, pretty!

  12. What a lovely card. Great design and texture for a one-layer card. Thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar. Good luck.
    Lynn, BSCB DT

  13. I am very glad you joined us this week at TSB. I hope you had fun!!! See you back very soon to play in another fun challenge. :)


    The Stamping Boutique Design Team Member