Hello again! I am so very happy you’ve stopped over for part two of my monochrome mini-series!

For this fun “I miss you” card, I wanted to create a night scene, with the emphasis on a glittering shooting star flying across the midnight sky. This was a very interesting and challenging design; using only black and gold, I had to get creative in making something that incorporated both enough light to have dimension, yet dark enough to create the illusion of the nighttime setting I had in mind.

 

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I began by cutting a black cardstock panel at 4″ by 5 1/4″ and tracing a medium sized star from the Memory Box “Starry Nights” stencil with a gold gel pen. I filled the star in and drew some dashed lines to create a “trail” behind it as a shooting star.

Now, because I did not want to take away from my “star of the show”, I carefully stamped some stars across the rest of the sky using stamps from the Avery Elle “Storybook” set, and the Lawn Fawn “Blue Skies” set. I used some Delicata “Golden Glitz” ink, and only stamped about five of each star across the sky.

 

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My “wishing” sentiment is handwritten with a gold Gelly Roll gel pen; I chose the Gelly Roll pen as the ink is super fluid, and stays wet for a good amount of time, allowing me to sprinkle on some gold embossing powder and heat set the sentiment. The word “wishing” helps tie in the idea of “wishing upon a star.”

I inked the bottom portion of my panel with the same Golden Glitz ink, to create the illusion of a nighttime glow in the distance, as well as to provide some light behind the silhouetted mouse that I created. I also used my gold gel pen to create some faux stitching around the edges of the panel.

 

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The silhouetted mouse is stamped on some black cardstock using the Avery Elle “Storybook” stamp set and Jet Black StazOn ink. I took a black multiliner and added some shading to him as well, just to help create some depth and dimension. I did some fussy cutting to create the ground, and trimmed around the mouse as well. This entire piece was attached to my sky panel with dimensional foam tape.

I cut an A2 card base from some more black cardstock, and layered my sky panel to the card with some foam tape.

The “wishing” sentiment I created on the front of the card continues along on the inside to say “you were here”, as I felt it would be sweet for this mouse to be wishing upon a shooting star for someone he misses to be with him… For the sentiment I used the same star stamps used on the front of the cards, as wel as Lawn Fawn’s “Milo’s ABC’s” stamp set and some Golden Glitz ink.

 

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And that completes my second creation using a monochromatic color scheme! Be sure to stop over to check out part one of my mini series: “Monochrome Cards Part One: Merci“.

Thank you so much for stopping by today… I hope you’ve enjoyed!

Happy Creating!

 

Inspiration & Challenges

The inspiration for my monochromatic card is from the CASology week 134 “Monochrome” challenge and the Muse challenge #105. This card is submitted into both challenges.

The layout of the card is inspired by the My Favorite Things sketch challenge #216, and is submitted into the challenge.

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