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


Dotty Jo x said...

Another beauty! Jo x

Loll said...

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

Karen Ashbrook said...

Another great card, love the sentiment. Karen x

OttawaMom said...

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

Pamellia Johnson said...

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

Verna Angerhofer said...

Wow! This is magnificent!

Anonymous said...

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

melissac said...

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

OH Babs said...

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.

Anni said...

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

Princess Judy Palmer said...

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

Jan Castle said...

A WOW moment!!! Beautiful!
Paper Hugs,

Craftychris said...

Gorgeous, framed image! xxx

Rufus said...

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

Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...

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

CraftyGirl said...

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. :)


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