Hello and Happy Thursday!
I am back today to share with you a boy-themed card that could be used for a variety of occasions, such as birthday, congrats on an achievement, etc.
For my card, I chose to work with a lot of distress inks and texture paste to create a fun and dimensional night scene. Starting off, I created my moon by die cutting a circle from cardstock, and using the negative to apply texture paste onto another piece of cardstock, which I had previously inked with a light coating of Peacock Feathers distress ink.
Once all my paste was applied into the circle “stencil”, I pressed my fingers into the paste to create “craters” on the moon’s face. I then removed the stencil and set the moon aside. After the paste was dry, I fussy cut the moon out.
To create my night sky, I inked a cardstock panel, from right to left, with Peacock Feathers, Faded Jeans, Dusty Concord and Black Soot distress inks. I then mixed up some texture paste with a bit of Wild Honey and Golden Glitz inks, and applied the paste onto my night sky, which was covered with the Memory Box Starry Nights stencil.
The rocket is a Jane’s Doodles digi stamp and is colored with Derwent watercolor pencils, before fussy cutting it out. I applied Glossy Accents to parts of the rocket, as well as some highlights with a white paint pen.
Putting my card together, I layered the night sky onto some black cardstock, and attached the piece to my card base with foam tape. The sentiment strip is stamped with the Milo’s ABCs stamp set from Lawn Fawn, and layered onto some more black cardstock. This strip is then adhered over top the card and panel with foam tape.
The moon is trimmed and attached to the upper left corner and the rocket is adhered to the panel with some foam tape. Some finishing touches include Wink of Stella glitter to parts of the moon, rocket and sky, as well as some white details created with a paint pen.
I love how bright and masculine this card turned out! And the moon is my favorite part of the whole design. I really like how the Peacock Feathers ink underneath the paste adds just a bit of shadowing and color tint to the moon, and the “craters” add a more realistic feel.
I hope you’ve enjoyed! Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Inspiration & Challenges
My card’s layout is inspired by the Freshly Made Sketches challenge #182, and is submitted into the challenge.
I’ve also submitted this card into the Simon Says Stamp “Make Your Own Background” Wednesday challenge, and the Virginia’s View Challenge #14 “Layers and Dimension”.