Saturday, July 13, 2019

Night Sky - Friend Like You Bundle & Waterfront Stamp Set

I had this idea for a night sky version of my bulrush card using the Friend Like You Bundle.  I also needed a card for a colour challenge within the bigger team I am part of so thought I would tie the two together. 

This card was my initial result. When I had brainstormed the idea, I saw myself using the star and constellation stamps from the Little Twinkle stamp set as well as white embossing.  I like the effect but it's almost like the white stands out too much in my opinion.  I also wasn't 100% pleased with how layered my brayering looks (I'm still learning this technique for sure).  The smaller palm trees are stamped from the Waterfront stamp set.  I stamped the image twice to ensure I had full coverage.

Inks used to brayer: Pretty Peacock, Blueberry Bushel, Blackberry Bliss

Cardstock used: Pretty Peacock, Basic Black, Blackberry Bliss, Coastal Cabana

Embossing: Versamark Ink & White Powder; Memento Ink & Clear Powder
 This is version 2 and I LOVE it!! I brayered using the same colours and in the same order but changed up my approach.  Pretty Peacock is on the bottom with Blueberry Bushel overlapping in the middle.  This time, however, I brayered Blackberry Bushel more in the centre of the sky to try to create an image of where the sun would have been.  I then brayered more Blueberry Bushell around the edges.  I was pleased with how it turned out but know that if I tried this approach again it wouldn't look the same. 

I also wanted a more subtle star effect. This time I chose to use clear embossing powder and I switched up the stamp I used.  This time I used the speckle stamp from Waterfront.  I'd still like to figure something else out but I do like this effect.

The only thing I would still change about this card is for the sentiment to pop more.  I don't want to introduce white or vanilla cardstock but perhaps if I stamped on Pretty Peacock or Blueberry Bushel cardstock instead of Blackberry Bliss.

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