Saturday, 27 February 2010

Moon Beam

As soon as I saw this stamp, I fell in love...this cute little character by Leanne Ellis is just adorable. And I also knew exactly how I wanted to create a card using the image and I'm really pleased with the way it's turned out.

The first thing I did was cut a scalloped die-cut shape from white card, using the Cuttlebug. I then stamped the image onto it with an Archival Ink pad in black and coloured in the little girl using Promarker pens. For the moon, I used a Sakura metallic stardust pen, to give a glittery, sparkly look to it.

Now, comes the fun part....using a blending tool and my beloved Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Broken China, Faded Jeans and Dusty Concord, I blended the inks working in from the edge towards the image, until I got this dusky blue sky. When I was happy with the colour, I used a water mister and lightly sprayed the whole of the image and then flicked just the tiniest amount of water with my fingers onto the card, to give me the starlight effect.

So, the hardest part is really done...once that is dry and I found the perfect match in backing paper, all that I needed to do was assemble the card. I matted the scalloped die-cut using 3D foam to give some height and I also wanted her to look as if she was floating in the sky. I highlighted the flowers on the backing paper with Stickles Glitter Glue and then used some glitter flowers, which I'd popped a crystal stone in the centres of, for more definition and texture. A red ribbon and a greetings plaque were the final touches, to a card that I was really pleased with.


  1. OH MY've REALLY out done yourself with this card!!!!!! :-o

    Leanne Ellis' stamp is the cutest ever...the die cut is fabulous as well as your choice of backing paper...but how you blended the distress inks and applied them to give that slightly dusk sky look really takes my breath away! A step beyond just highlighting the edges of a layer, but more the centerpiece of the whole card...

    Jaw dropping stuff, continue to amaze! :D <333

  2. This is just so beautiful Emma, I'm a huge fan of Leanne Ellis and love this little image. Your colouring is amazing!
    Love Sarita xx

  3. Likewise you might have guessed~I love Leanne Ellis' work and I think this has to be "one" of my favourite images.

    Thanks for your lovely comment and I hope you're having a good weekend!

    Love & hugs, Emma x

  4. I just love this card so cute and fantastic colours and image dear
    Hugs Jacqui x

  5. Thanks for your comment Jacqui, that's really nice of you to say. It's a beautiful image to work with and I'm glad you think I did it justice...

    Have a wonderful week,
    hugs Emma


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