Wednesday 30 March 2016

Morning Glory and stencilling

What a difference an hour makes! I know everyone tends to get all bent out of shape when the clocks go back, and yes it's annoying to lose a whole hour but the light in the evening is wonderful. I got home, caught up with reading the blogs I follow, had time to make a card and even photograph it in daylight. How wonderful is that! 

Today's card was inspired by a bunch of challenges. I was inspired by the circle theme over at Make My Monday, the stencil theme over at AAA Cards and the Celebrating Spring theme over at Daring Cardmakers. Last but certainly not least I was inspired by the colours over at Color Throwdown and the sketch over at Paper Play Sketches. I'm also linking up with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge where Anything Goes this week.

I started by stamping the gorgeous Morning Glory Large stamp from STAMPlorations in black Versafine ink and coloured it with Distress Ink and a watercolour brush. Then I masked the flower used the Retro Circles stencil and stencilled Twisted Citron and Mermaid Lagoon ink. Next, I inked another piece of card using the same stencil and ink. I die cut both cards using the Lawn Fawn Stitched Journalling Card die, and die cut the little chevrons using another die from the same set. I inked some card to create the ombre sentiment, and last I splattered some Distress Ink onto the background card before attaching everything and adding some Crystal Effects to the sentiment. 

Card: 300 gsm textured card, 160 gsm Hobbycraft white card
Stamps: STAMPlorations Morning Glory Large
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Twisted Citron, Mermaid Lagoon, BluePrint Sketch, Mowed Lawn
Other: Lawn Fawn Scripty Hugs and Stitched Journal Card dies, STAMPlorations Retro Circles stencil, Stampin' Up Crystal Effects

Tuesday 29 March 2016

First Christmas Card of the Year

Compared to last year, I'm late getting started with my Christmas cards this year. But luckily there is still almost nine months to go, and to be honest, I really don't send that many cards, so I should still be fine. I think I even have a few cards left over from last year to be honest. 

Today's card was inspired by the current Lawnscaping challenge where the theme is to include something sweet on your card. I thought I would use the adorable Party Animal and some Christmas goodies from Holiday Party Animal. It's all very simple to be honest, I coloured the stamped images with Copics and die cut with matching dies. Then it was just a question of die cutting the tag from Let's Bokeh in the Snow paper and some vellum snow using the Stitched Hillside Border dies. I stamped the sentiment using the Happy Everything stamp set and die cut a panel from the red Let's Bokeh in the Snow paper. I'm also linking up my card with Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge where the theme is "We can see clearly now" (use something clear, like acetate or vellum), Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge where the theme is to use a sentiment, Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra where anything goes and Sweet Stampin' Christmas where the theme is Cute Christmas.

Card: white 300 gsm textured card, Neenah Solar white card, Dovecraft 110 gsm premium vellum
Stamps: Lawn Fawn Party Animal and Holiday Party Animal and matching dies, Happy Everything
Ink and Colouring: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Other: Lawn Fawn Let's Bokeh in the Snow paper, Stitched Hillside Border, Stitched Rectangles and Tag You're It dies

Monday 28 March 2016

Rose and weathered wood

Well, I'm back from Finland, I can't believe we are at the end of the Easter holidays. I can't face the thought of going back to work tomorrow, the silver lining is that it's just a four day week to ease us back into it all. I have spent the day sorting some of my inks into my new crafting desk drawers, which was great fun. I had a bit of trouble flexing my crafty muscles, but I managed to get a card done in the end. 

I started by masking off the area I wanted to stencil, and stencilled through the STAMPlorations Weathered Wood stencil using Stampin' Up Crumb Cake and Baked Brown Sugar inks. Then I stamped the rose from the Blossom Overture stamp set using Versafine and coloured using Gansai Tambi watercolours. After fussycutting the rose, I stamped a sentiment from the set onto vellum. Last, I die cut a banner using a Lawn Fawn die from Let's Polka in the Dark red polka dot paper.

My card was inspired by the colours over at ColourQ and the sketch over at CAS(E) This Sketch. I coloured the flower with red and pink, the pink doesn't show very well on the photo unfortunately. I was also inspired by the lovely floral image on the wooden table from Inspired by All the Little Things. Furthermore, I was also inspired by the Stencil theme over at both AAA Cards and CAS on Sunday

Card: 300 gsm white textured card, Dovecraft 110 gsm premium vellum, 190 gsm watercolour paper
Stamps: STAMPlorations Blossom Overture
Ink and colouring: Versafine, Stampin' Up Baked Brown Sugar, Crumb Cake, Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolours
Other: STAMPlorations Weathered Wood stencil, Lawn Fawn Let's Polka in the Dark paper and Tag You're It die

Saturday 26 March 2016

Rainbows, clouds and dragons

While you read this I'm back home in Finland enjoying Easter with my family, far far away from my craft room. Unfortunately I managed to catch a terrible cold just before I was leaving. Fortunately my family is choc-a-block with doctors of the medical kind (not a "namby-pamby" PhD doctor like me, as my medical doctor sister likes to remind me!) so I was pumped full of drugs (of the legal kind) and the flight wasn't too uncomfortable despite blocked sinuses and lots of mucus. I think I have now gotten over the worst of it and feel much better. I have been busy stocking up on Finnish chocolate to take back home (it's the best chocolate in the world, forget about Belgian or Swiss, Finnish milk chocolate is simply the best) as well as a whole new stash of Moomin towels.

I made this card a while ago but haven't gotten around to post it until now. It's created almost exclusively using things from my leftover stash box. Last summer I created rainbow coloured backgrounds using the smooshing technique with Tim Holtz Distress Paints,  the journalling card in the background is one I created back then and it's been hanging around in my leftover box ever since. I also put together the rainbow from leftover die cuts, and the sentiment was found in the same leftover box, I have no recollection of when I created them. Last but not least, the dragon from Lawn Fawn Critters Ever After has also been coloured and die cut very lovingly at some point but then abandoned in the leftover box. So all I had to do to create this card was to die cut the clouds from a scrap of vellum, put all the pieces together and add a dash of stickles to the rainbow. It feels so good to give the leftover bits a home and created something lovely at the same time.

I'm linking up with the following challenges:
Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers - L is for legend
Addicted to Stamps and More - Anything Goes
Freshly Brewed Challenge - Happy Birthday
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge  - Come Rain or Shine (I'm assuming rainbow is close enough...)
City Crafter Challenge - On Cloud Nine
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - Anything Goes with a twist - cute creature

Card: White 300 gsm card, scraps of coloured card, Hobbycraft 160 gsm white card, Dovecraft 110 gsm vellum, 300 gsm watercolour paper
Ink: Various Tim Holtz Distress inks and Distress markers
Stamps: Lawn Fawn Critters Ever After and matching dies
Dies: Lawn Fawn Rainbow, Puffy Clouds, Stitched Journalling Card and Scripty Happy Birthday border die
Other: Ranger Ice Stickles

Wednesday 23 March 2016

More Lilies for Easter

Finally we are coming to the end of my series of Easter cards using the Stampin' Up stamp set Remarkable You and watercolours. The two other cards I made are here and here. It's funny that I ended up making so many Easter cards as I usually don't send any at all. Oh well, I guess as carmakers we take any opportunity we get, right?

I started by stamping onto watercolour paper, then colouring with Tim Holtz distress markers and a watercolour brush, using light colours only wanting to enhance the image a little but not overwhelm the simple beauty of the strong lines of the flowers. I did make a bit of boo-boo with my colouring, but I'm just saying it makes the flowers unique and with a hand-made look. It was deliberate, I'm sure. I die cut the panel, and die cut the happy for the sentiment from a leftover scrap of card I coloured with Distress Paints for some other project which never got made. Last, I stamped the second part of the sentiment from a Lawn Fawn set and added a few adhesive gems for that final little extra touch.

I'm linking up with the following challenges:
Amusing Challenges - Easter
Glitter N' Sparkle - Anything Goes
Allsorts - Easter
Sweet Stampin' - Easter
Addicted to CAS - Delicate
Crafty Cardmakers - Easter

Card: 250 gsm white card, 300 gsm watercolour paper, a scrap of watercolour card I coloured with Tim Holtz distress paints
Stamps: Stampin' Up Remarkable You, Lawn Fawn Happy Everything
Ink: Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Markers Fossilized Amber, Mowed Lawn, Tumbled Glass, Twisted Citron and Weathered Wood
Other: Stampin' Up Hello You dies, Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle dies

Monday 21 March 2016

Welcome James!

Greetings from underneath the covers. Let's just say I'm not feeling very well right now. My manager sent me home from work (I have the best manager!), that must mean I looked and sounded quite terrible. I really need to get well soon again as I'm going back home for Easter, so I'm focusing on rest and healing. Can you will yourself to heal from a cold?

Anyhow, today's card is for my former manager who just got a little dog named James. I thought I would get little James a welcome card. He is sure to be a very happy dog, my former manager is such a great lady.

I'm linking up with the following challenges:
Curtain Call - Rainbow
Make My Monday - Something Fluffy
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Cute and Cuddly
PDE Linky Party - Anything Goes
Cards For Galz - Cute and Cuddly

Card: white 300 gsm card, Dovecraft 110 gsm premium vellum
Stamps: Lawn Fawn Critters at the Dog Park and matching dies, STAMPlorations Sketchy Alphabet
Paper: Lawn Fawn Let's Polka, Let's Polka in the Dark and Let's Bokeh in the Snow
Ink and colouring: Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, Tim Holtz Distress Markers Fossilized Amber, Mermaid Lagoon, Wilted Violet, Mowed Lawn, Festive Berries
Other: Lawn Fawn Puffy Cloud Border, Stitched Hillside border, Grassy Border die and Stitched Journal card die

Saturday 19 March 2016

Another Easter watercolour card

Happy Saturday, peeps!! I can't believe it's been a week since I have spent any time in the craft room. Well, technically that's not true, I spent quite a bit of time in the craft room both Wednesday and Thursday evening but that time was spent assembling flat pack furniture, not doing any crafting. I have finally executed part B of the great craft room plan and bough myself a new desk. Those chests of drawers took some assembling, and very annoyingly one screw was missing from one of the flat packs. However, very luckily my Culinary Consultant discovered that one of the screws in my old desk which I was taking apart to make room for the new desk had a screw that was just the right size, so I was able to finish my building frenzy and now have a luxuriously large crafting table. And just look at all that storage space in the drawers, I can have so much more stuff right at the tip of my fingers while crafting! Sadly it still looks quite desolate, but in time I'm sure that will change.

Today I'm showing you my second Easter card in my watercolour Easter card series I made using Stampin' Up Remarkable You - the first one with Calla lilies is here. I simply stamped the flower in Staz-On Jet Black Ink and coloured with my Gansai Tambi watercolours, adding some glitter with a Wink of Stella pen. Last, I stamped the sentiment using Lawn Fawn Violet's ABC. Perfect one layer card for sending (I have learned that it's very expensive to add embellishments on cards going abroad - just one rhinestone can push it past the limit of maximum thickness and all of a sudden the postage goes up 50%).

I'm linking up with the following challenges:
Just Add Ink - Just add E (Easter)
The Card Concept - Inspiration Image (I chose to go with the Pink and the Eater theme, but also the blue around the flower is inspired by the straw around the eggs in the basket)
The Friday Mashup - This time I chose to only go with the Easter theme, and I'm also very sad to see that this is the last ever Friday Mashup so thank you for all the inspiration over the years!
Brown Sugar - Spring
In The Pink - Spring flowers in pink 

Card: 300 gsm white textured card
Stamps: Stampin' Up Remarkable You, Lawn Fawn Violet's ABC
Ink: Tsukineko Staz-On Jet Black and Memento Tuxedo Black, colouring with Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolours
Other: Wink of Stella pen

Thursday 17 March 2016

March STAMPlorations CAS challenge - Mid-month inspiration


The mid-month reminder for our monthly CAS challenge over at STAMPlorations always stops me in my tracks. I can't believe how quickly the month is passing by. I hope you have had a chance to craft and maybe play along with our challenge already? If not, there is still plenty of time to join us for our Anything Goes with an optional twist of yellow challenge. The fantastic and very creative DT have a new bunch of cards to show you and inspire you with if you need a bit of help to kick-start the good old mojo. Don't forget that the winner will be rewarded with a $15 gift card to the fabulous STAMPlorations store ($10 if not using STAMPlorations products in your submission). 

I started by stamping the lovely Narcissus Large in Scattered straw Distress ink, and painted it with my lovely Gansai Tambi watercolours. I finally got a chance to use my brand new ultra fine Winsor & Newton Series 7 Kolinsky Sable Watercolour brush. So worth every penny! After finishing the flowers I added some green and turquoise around the flowers, and splattered really fine splashes of colour on the background. Last, I created the sentiment by spelling out "Easter" using the gorgeous Sketchy Alphabet and added a "Happy" from Blossom Overture. Whoever says you have to have lots of stash to create a card? All you need are a few stamps and some watercolours. And maybe a ridiculously expensive brush or two...

I'm linking up with the following challenges:
AAA Cards - Easter
Unicorn Challenge - CAS (My third entry for the challenge)
Deep Ocean Challenge - Easter
Try it on Tuesday - Nature
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes with an optional twist of Easter

Card: 300 gsm textured card 
Stamps: STAMPlorations Narcissus Large, Sketchy Alphabet, Blossom Overture 
Ink: Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Scattered Straw, Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolours 

Disclaimer: I have received some STAMPlorations products for free in exchange for creating cards for the challenge. All opinions however are completely my own. As you can see by browsing my blog, I have been using STAMPlorations products (which I bought myself) way before my time on the DT and I wouldn't recommend them unless I absolutely loved them myself.

Monday 14 March 2016

Easter Calla lilies

I was working out in the greenhouse on the weekend, and after turning the soil over for about a minute, I was sweating all over. That is a clear sign that spring must be on it's way. It was lovely to feel the sun, even though it was only warm inside the greenhouse - outside I still had to put my jacket back on. But it was lovely to enjoy a bright and sunny day, and I think my cheeks caught a few rays of sun as well, they feel nice and warm. 

Another thing that's quickly speeding towards us is the chocoholic holiday that is elsewhere known as Easter. I'm not big on sending Easter cards, but happy to use the excuse to create some flower themed cards. This particular one has a greeting in Finnish, so you will just have to take my word for it, but I promise it says Happy Easter in Finnish. I used the lovely Calla lilies from Stampin' Up set Remarkable You and coloured with my Gansai Tambi watercolours. All stamped and coloured in one single layer using nothing but two stamp sets and watercolours. It doesn't get much more clean and simple that that.

I'm linking up with the following challenges:
AAA Challenges - Easter
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Add a Little Bit O'Green
Allsorts - Spring is in the Air
My Time to Craft - Flowers 
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge - Anything Goes with twist Easter

Card: 300 gsm watercolour card
Stamps: Stampin' Up Remarkable You, Lawn Fawn Violet's ABC
Ink and colouring: Tsukineko Staz-On Jet Black and Memento Tuxedo Black, Gansai Tambi watercolours

Sunday 13 March 2016

Hoppy Easter from the Crazy Birds

Sorry for the lack of posts lately, I have had a very special guest stay with me. Said special guest, who happens to be my favourite sister (just to make clear, she is also my only sister, so I'm not playing any favourites here), invited me to go to dragged me kicking and screaming to the gym first thing Saturday morning. As I haven't been to the gym in the last month three months I'm not able to move a muscle at the moment. Just sitting down or standing up is agony. Is this what it feels like to get older? Just a simple gym class will render you immobile... Of course the solution would be to go back there regularly, but it just seems like so much work! And cuts off the crafty time, and we wouldn't want that now would we?

Anyhow, we did have some shared crafty time together which was great fun. I made a Easter card which was inspired by the sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches, although I used birds instead of squares. I was also inspired by the colours over at ColourQ. I also think my little birds-disguised-as-bunnies go with the theme of "Laugh" over at CASology, the Spring/Easter theme over at Time Out (where this will be my second entry for the challenge) and the Hoppy Easter theme over at Creative Corner Challenges.

The cute card my Sis made for her friend.

Card: 300 gsm textured card, 190 gsm watercolour paper
Stamps: Tim Holtz Bird Crazy&Crazy Things and matching dies, Lawn Fawn Happy Everything
Ink: Versamark Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin' Up Calypso Coral, Pacific Point, Coastal Cabana and Summer Starfruit
Other: Lawn Fawn Let's Polka Mon Amie DSP

Thursday 10 March 2016

Steampunk or Punk a$$

Well I can safely say today's card is way out of my comfort zone. But hey, it's fun to mix it up a bit form time to time, right? The challenge over at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers is "G is for gears" with a theme of steampunk. I'm never sure what steampunk really is. All I know is it's all about gears and men in top hats. Ok, so gears and top hats it is then! I started by inking up my Tim Holtz Steampunk embossing folder with Vintage Photo and Ground Espresso Distress Inks, and ran a piece of cardstock through my Big Shot. Then I inked the embossed gears using Hickory Smoke ink, adding a bit of shadow around the edges using Black Soot. Then I used a brush to add some Perfect Pearls on the gears as well. Next, I stamped one of Tim's Crazy Birds and some paraphernalia from the Crazy Things, coloured it all with Copics and die cut using matching dies. Last, I created the sentiments using Lawn Fawn Violet's ABCs and STAMPlorations Sketchy Alphabet and distressed the edges of the sentiments and the embossed panel. I also added some Vintage Photo and Ground Espresso ink to the edges of the sentiments. I matted the whole shebang onto black card.

I'm also linking up with Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge where the theme is Make Your Own Background, Little Red Wagon where the theme is "Mainly Manly", Left of Center where the theme is "Big Eyes", Craft Rocket Challenges where the theme is "Feathers or Fur" and  Craft Your Passion where Anything Goes

Card: 300 gsm black card, 300 gsm white textured card, scraps of Tim Holtz Core'dinations card and a scrap of a homemade coloured card made with Distress Paints
Ink and colouring: Tim Holtz Distress Ink Vintage Photo, Early Espresso and Black Soot, Tsukineko Versamark and Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Stamps: Tim Holtz Bird Crazy and Crazy Things and matching dies, STAMPlorations Sketchy Alphabet, Lawn Fawn Violet's ABCs
Other: Perfect Pearls, Steampunk embossing folder, black glittery embossing powder, Tim Holtz Distress tool

Wednesday 9 March 2016

Chikoo Goes Bananas

Today we are having a special blog hop to celebrate the release of Deepti's new super cute stamp set called Chikoo Goes Bananas for her STAMPlorations line Dee's Artsy Impressions. I couldn't stop at one or even two cards as I was having so much fun with the adorable little monkeys and their bananas.

You can hop over to the release post on the STAMPlorations blog to see what our other designers have created using this set. And the best part is, Shery is also giving away the stamp set to one lucky winner who has commented on one of the blogs in the hop. You don't have to comment on all the blogs along the hop, but the more comments you leave the more chances you have in the draw. The commenting will be open until 11:55 p.m. Pacific on April 11th (that's 7:55 am on April 12th GMT), and the winner will be announced on the 13th.

You can find the Chikoo Goes Bananas set in the STAMPlorations store here, and for one week (until March 16th) it will be 10% off! 

Monday 7 March 2016

Keep calm and buy shoes

Yesterday I have finally conquered the mess of the craft room! I feel like I should give myself a gold star. I can see my desk again. And even craft without just pushing stuff further to the side, as I have been doing for weeks if not months. And it wasn't just putting stuff in their places, it was the whole nine yards with dusting and even moving the sofa and vacuuming behind there. So what better way to celebrate the clean craft room than doing a bit of stamping? And of course put all the stuff back in their place after finishing. I feel very smug!

Today's card is inspired by the sketch over at Retro Sketches and the colours over at ColourQ. I decided to keep things really simple, just the super fun STAMPlorations A Girl and Her Shoes stamp set and a stencil from Stampin' Up. I'm also linking up with Unicorn Challenge where the theme is CAS and this is also my third entry in Darnell's NBUS challenge (NBUS stencil which has been in my drawer for ages and ages...). 

Card: 300 gsm textured card, Neenah Solar white card
Stamps: STAMPlorations A Girl and Her Shoes
Ink: Stampin' Up Slate Grey, Tim Holtz Distress Inks Peacock Feathers, Blueprint Sketch and Mermaid Lagoon
Other: Stampin' Up stencil of unknown name

Sunday 6 March 2016

Spring has sprung

I guess we are well into spring already as the daffodils are out. But it's also really cold and we just had a touch of hail so maybe it's not quite spring yet... Anyhow, it's spring in the craft room with some daffodils and narcissi on the windowsill and bright colours in the watercolour palette. 

Today's card was inspired by a couple of challenges with a spring theme. First of all, it was inspired by the elemental inspiration image over at Daring Cardmakers. I was inspired by the spring flowers (I don't have a tulip stamp so Narcissi it was this time), the colour scheme of yellow, green and wood, and the woodgrain on the table as well as the large letters. I was also inspired by the Easter/spring theme over at Time Out. There is also an optional twist of masking, and I chose to include the twist by masking the stamped image when I inked through the woodgrain stencil. Time Out is also celebrating 2 years of challenges, happy birthday to Time Out and here's to many more! I'm also very excited to link up with the brand new CAS Mix Up challenge. The theme for the first CAS Mix Up challenge is stamping + watercolouring + your choice. I choose masking and stencilling as my choices. I'm also linking up with Just Us Girls where the theme is flowers and Darnell's fabulous NBUS challenge which is already on round 6. Lots of NBUS on this card; STAMPlorations Narcissus stamp, the Weathered Wood stencil and the Sketchy Alphabet stamps are all out and about for the first time, but most certainly not the last. 

I started by stamping the STAMPlorations Narcissus stamp in Antique Linen and watercolouring with my Gansai Tambis. Then I masked the flowers and inked Vintage Photo through the STAMPlorations Weathered Wood stencil. Last, I used the Sketchy Alphabet from STAMPlorations to spell Spring in green ink, and I completed the sentiment using the Stampin' Up Alphabet Rotary stamp, and a stamp from the Mixed Media Elements set.

Card: 300 gsm textured white card
Stamps: STAMPlorations Narcissus Large, Mixed Media Elements and Sketchy Alphabet, Stampin' Up Alphabet Rotary stamp
Ink and colouring: Tim Holtz distress inks Antique Linen, Vintage Photo, Stampin' Up Pear Pizzazz, Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolours
Other: STAMPlorations Weathered Wood stencil

Saturday 5 March 2016

Northern lights and puffy clouds

Saturday morning means cleaning the house time in the craft room. I'm having a quiet morning as the Culinary Consultant had to go for some work. I'm planning a lazy weekend with a bit of domestic stuff and maybe cuddling down with a big cup of coffee and a good book. Maybe a bit of chocolate... Any good book recommendations? I just finished 'The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks' and it was a really great read, could hardly put it down. I seem to have very short attention span with fiction these days, I much prefer biographies. Another really good book I've read lately is 'Travelling to Infinity', which is written by Stephen Hawking's first wife. I read all through the night!

Today I was inspired by a few challenges and ended up with a night sky and northern lights. I seem to be on a night sky inspiration streak after my night sky and feathers card yesterday. My first inspiration was the sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches. I was also inspired by the colours over at The Friday Mashup, and thought they would be perfect for some Northern lights. I was also inspired by the Silhouette theme over at House of Cards, and the 'No White Paper' theme over at Shopping Our Stash. Last, but certainly not least I'm playing along with the fabulous Darnell's 6th NBUS challenge. My NBUS is the lovely Tree Silhouettes stamp set from STAMPlorations.

I started by inking some Neenah Solar card in Tim Holtz Peacock Feathers, Victorian Velvet, Spun Sugar and Picked Raspberry. Then I added Black Soot ink to create the night sky. I used a Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle die to cut the background. Next, I stamped the pretty Tree Silhouettes in black to the bottom of the night sky. Last, I die cut some vellum using the Lawn Fawn Puffy Cloud Border dies, stamped a sentiment in Versamark and heat embossed in white embossing powder. As a last touch, I added some start with a white gel pen, and a few rhinestones, and attached everything to black card. 

Card: Black 300 gsm card, Neenah Solar card, Dovecraft premium vellum
Ink: Tim Hotlz Distress Inks Peacock Feathers, Victorian Velvet, Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry, Black Soot and Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black and Versamark
Stamps: STAMPlorations Tree Silhouettes
Dies: Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle dies, Puffy Cloud Border dies
Other: White gel pen, Papermania Seafoam White embossing powder, adhesive rhinestones from my stash