You Rock Kiddo!

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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.


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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”.


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11 Responses

  1. Claire A says:

    Congrats on your win at FMS Nina – totally well deserved…it’s a fabulous card!

  2. Ela says:

    This card is amazing, I love all the details. Congrats too, to winning at Freshly Made Sketches!

  3. Andrea says:

    Hi Nina, This card definitely rocks, LOVE all the dimension :) Congrats on being Queen at FMS :) and thanks so much for the lovely comment on my blog. Ax

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  5. SonjaK says:

    Oh my, I must have been blind not to have seen this before. This card is a stunner! So many details and such a great sponging and coloring and stenceling. Awesome!

  6. Debby says:

    Your card is brilliant what a great way to make the moon and the stars are a perfect finishing touch for you rocket image, fabulous.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  7. Cindy Hall says:

    This card is amazing! The moon looks so real, and the sky, going from lighter to darker is an awesome effect. All of your details are awesome. This is a work of art that should be framed! Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  8. What a FUN card…love what you’ve done with the JD Rocket!

  9. OM goodness, I love this card. The texture on the moon is an amazing addition.

  10. disp6194 says:

    Wow Nina! It’s awesome! I love all the dimension you achieved, that moon looks amazing :)

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