To the Moon Valentine

Have you had a chance to check out the new Seasonal Expressions which was just released January 1st??? There are so many great things in there!!! I love the stamp set To the Moon B1507.  I knew when I saw this it would be great for my son and to design boy theme cards and layouts.  The first thing that come to mind was designing my own background to look like the night sky.  I LOVE the way this turned out and I am now hooked!!

To the Moon ~ Boy Valentine ~ Create your own sponged background ~ CatScrapbooking.comIf you are wondering how I created this background I will explain it now.  I started with a piece of White Daisy cardstock.  I used a punch to cut out a 1 3/4″ circle.  I used the reverse to ink my sun with Canary and Saffron.  I then took the punched circle and using a little bit of adhesive I attached the circle to mask off my sun while I sponged the sky.  I used Glacier, Crystal Blue and Sapphire inks and a sponge and began applying color.  I started with Glacier then added Crystal Blue and lastly the Sapphire.  I then used my spray pen with a combination of alcohol and White Daisy re-inker.  I like to use alcohol instead of water as it dries a bit faster.   I misted the sponged background which gave the mottled look.  I then came back with my watercolors and with a brush which was saturated with water and white paint I tapped it over cardstock creating the bright white flecks which look like stars.

Here is the full list of supplies used:

  • Cardstock ~ Ruby and White Daisy
  • Inks ~ Canary, Saffron, Glacier, Crystal Blue, Sapphire, Ruby and Momento Black
  • Stamp Set ~ To the Moon B1507

Happy Crafting!

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