March 7, 2014

Starry Sky card

I've started making 'best wishes' cards for my co-workers, for when I'm laid off.  This card is for a manager who loves astronomy and camping.

I started out by stamping the fire.  I masked it with an edge to edge post-it note (stamped and fussy cut out).  I then inked in the ground (using beige, brown and black ink and a sponge).  Then I stamped some trees.  I masked around the sky to make the moon, and around the fire to make the yellow glow.   I masked the ground, the moon and the fire/glow and started brayering two shades of blue and some black.  I punched the stars, careful to avoid punching the moon.  Lastly I stamped, coloured, cut and pop-dotted the raccoon.  Oh, and to make the stars yellow I inked some yellow and orange on the inside top of the card (with a mask so the ink stops just below where the stars land.


Karin said...

Very Nice!

Have you ever thot of expanding your stamping to doing larger pictures for framing?

Jessica Strider said...

Not with stamped designs. You'd have a LOT of sky with this picture if I did it 8 1/2 x11.