ID: MC Oct16 - Easel Celestial Sky - ECD Always Thoughts - Sometimes I Just Look Up card
size: 7"w x 5"h (easel closed)

Created: October 15, 2016

I came across a celestial sky that inspired me, so thought I'd recreate it...

I'm using a couple of an A Way With Words dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs "Always" and "Warm Thoughts" also available on Quietfire Design HERE and HERE

I'm using a  quote and part of a quote  stamp  from  Quietfire Design  

("Sometimes I Just Look Up..."); ("I Shut My Eyes...")


Scored, and folded my gold metallic card to create the easel. 

Created the Celestial Sky (see step by step pics below)

Adhered some Sookwang tape to my white cardstock and die cut a star (Spellbinders). Applied Stickles "Star Dust" glitter, then adhered to sky.

Stamped the quote using Distress "Picket Fence" and embossing with white embossing powder.

Adhered sky to card front adding some white rhinestone stars.

On the floor: 

Die cut the words "Always" and "Thoughts" from white cardstock, inked with Versamark and embossed with Pearlescent embossing powder.

Cut a piece of the white, scored and folded in half, inked the front with Distress "Black Soot" and adhered the word "Always" to the edge, then adhered to floor to act as the stopper.

Used a stamp positioner to stamp the "In My" using Versafine Black Onyx and clear embossed.

Stamped the moon (Faerie Song) using Versafine "Blue Lagoon" and embossed with Emerald Creek "Blue Sparkle" embossing powder.

Adhered the "Thoughts" die cut.

Sponge "Mustard Seed" in various places around the edge and working toward the middle on white cardstock. 

Sponge "Picked Raspberry" over some of the yellow and in various white spots.

Sponge "Broken China" all over the edges and towards the middle. 

Sponge "Chipped Sapphire" around all the edges and also working towards the center, leaving a lighter area.

Sponge "Black Soot" heavily in each corner and working around all the edges and towards the center, leaving the center very light.

Sprinkle water all over, leave for about 30 seconds, then blot up. Dry

Mix up some white ink or acrylic paint or gesso. I used my watered down Copic White Opaque ink on my craft sheet with a couple more drops of water to make it liquid. Dabbed my toothbrush in the wetness and flicked the ink over my sky to get very tiny dots.

Used the paintbrush to flick some larger dots.


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