Watercolor Night Sky
Hello crafty friends!! Please join me for a new challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. This week the challenge is
Reach For The Stars
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As always, the generous folks at Simon Says Stamp will be giving away a $25 voucher to one randomly selected winner to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store. You can enter 5 times which means you can make 5 different projects following this week’s prompt and have 5 chances to win a shopping spree!! Sounds like a win/win to me!! I’ve linked all of the supplies that I used at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.
I had so much fun making this card this week. I love doing night sky scenes because they turn out so different each time. I started out on a piece of Arches Cold Press Water Color paper. I cut it to a little over 8.5″ x 3.5″ so that I could tape it down to my cutting board. I used my Mijello Mission Gold Water Color Palette to create this beautiful night sky.
Once my background was dry, I stamped the star images from the Seeing Stars stamp set by Simon Says Stamp and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. I also heat embossed the sentiment on a strip of black card stock.
I set my background aside and colored my adorable little bears image from the Bear Hugs stamp set by Mama Elephant with Copic markers. I used the Grassy Edges wafter die by SSS and some black card stock to cut out my grass. I wanted my bears popped up a bit so I used Thin Black Foam Squares on the back of my bears as well as on the grass.
I decided to put a little Vellum behind my sentiment to make it pop a bit more. I used one of the border dies from the Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Borders 3 set to cut the vellum and I used the Sentiment Labels die by SSS to cut out the sentiment strip. I added a banner end with my scissors, but the die does come with a separate die to add the banner edge. I added a few of those black foam squares to the back of the sentiment and placed it on top of the vellum.
To finish off my card, I used some Fog Card Stock on the inside and stamped a few of the images from the same Seeing Stars stamp set in clear ink.
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