I might have been awake somewhere in the middle of the night and figured it I was up, I might as well do something. So I sat down to create something and ironically, found myself creating an abstract night time scene using some Elizabeth Craft Designs stamps. So I figured I would share a little bit of this night time card with you today. And since I am apparently trained to photograph my cards as I create them, I have a pictorial tutorial to share with you.
Step One: Using copic friendly black ink, stamp out the owl duo and the moon from the Give a Hoot stamp set onto a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock trimmed to 6×6 inches.
Step Two: Create masks of both the owls and the moon using some masking paper and add it to the cardstock. Stamp the Stripes Background stamp onto the cardstock using some dark blue copic friendly ink.
Step Three: Removing the masks from the stamped images.
Step Four: Color the background in using a pattern and your alcohol friendly markers. I used B34, B37, and B39 for the first pass of blues.
Step Five: Repeat step four with a second collection of blues. I used B14, B16, and B18.
Step Six: Repeat step four one more time with third collection of blue colors. I used B95, B97, and B99.
Step Seven: Add yellow highlights to the clouds and the owls using alcohol markers. I used Y21, Y26, and Y28 copic markers.
Step Eight: Using a glue pen to adhere the glitter, add Cool Diamond Silk Micro Fine Glitter to the stamped stripped lines, the moon, and accents areas of the owls.
Step Nine: Trim a piece of Bonnie Blue Soft Finish Cardstock to 6×12 inches, and score and fold it add 6 inches to create a 6×6 inch card frame.
Step Ten: Die cut a piece of 6×6 Bonnie Blue Soft Finish Cardstock with the Garden Notes/Frame it Square die to create a frame.
Step Eleven: Add the focal image to the card frame using some 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive. Add the die cut frame over the focal image using some three dimensional tape.
Step Twelve: Since a sentiment was not included on the front of the card, I stamped a sentiment inside the card in blue ink using the Happy Birthday Collection stamp set. Additionally, stamp a little owl and moon around the sentiment.
I am just loving the simplicity of this card with it’s abstract night sky. I hope you enjoyed seeing how this card got create as well.
Let me know in the comments below what you do when you find yourself up in the middle of the night. Do you find yourself crafting too? Until then, happy crafting.