Monday, March 31, 2014

176,177, 178

Simon’s Monday Challenge is NO RULES.  I was inspired by my good friend Angela  to create this card.  Here is a link to hers. I loved using the distress inks to make a soft sky.  I used my very very old Stamping Up cloud stencil which has some stars in the middle of it and the stars looked rather large after I embossed them.  Hmmm.  what to do?  Well a single element wasn’t going to work with those honkin’ big stars.  Maybe my StampScapes would look good on here.  I grounded them out on a hill of green and love the way it turned out.  This will go out to our son-in-law hopefully on time.  I am 21 days ahead of the date.

I used clear embossing powders and heat set the stars after using versa mark ink to rub over the stencil.  Then sponged two colors of Distress inks over the stars.  They resist the color.  Then I misted the card with water so there were no harsh lines.  I dried it with heat gun.  Then stuck a punched circle down and held it in place and went over the circle with the sponge again creating the beautiful moon. 

This uses three different stamps from StampScapes.  The cabin, the windmill and the geese.  It’s always fun to build a scene with their images.

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Images: StampScapes

Sentiment: MFP

Clear embossing powder

Distress Inks: Pumice Stone and Broken China

Dies: My Favorite Things



  1. Janeen, what a fun card!!! I love those large stars! Love how a few are tucked behind the hill and I love that fabulous moon!

  2. Janeen, what a fun card!!! I love those large stars! Love how a few are tucked behind the hill and I love that fabulous moon!

  3. You have created an awesome scene, Janeen! I love the moon and stars with the bird formation!! Hugs, Darnell

  4. Great card Janeen and a perfect one for a guy. Love the foreground scenery. Very creative with the sky. 10 out of 10 for this one.

  5. This card is awesome! I love the big stars. They say out in the boonies you can see the stars so much better and your card reflects that. I love the moon and how you made it too. The rolling hills go with your scenery so well. You rocked it with this one!

  6. This card turned out amazing and I had to laugh as you described your creative process (those "honkin' big stars")! You really have a talent for combining stamped images to create some incredible scenes and this card was no exception! I really felt like I could walk into your card and would've been totally content to do so. In fact, I looked at the card first, then read your write-up and it was funny that I hadn't even noticed the stars after you got the whole thing finished. You did a great job and I'm so glad that you shared this piece with us here at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!