Friday, August 3, 2018

Dies R Us Inspiration - You Are A Star!

Hello All!
Today I'm filling in for DT member Felicita over on the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog!
 
Through the month of July the planets in our solar system were the closest and brightest they have been or will be for many years and hubby & I had been keeping a watch each evening.  It's been fascinating!  Being able to see the brightness & red color of Mars even when it was positioned close to an almost full moon was amazing.  So that is what was my inspiration for today's creation.
 


Lawn Fawn - How You bean? Stars Add-On Stamps
 
Memory Box 'Beloved Stars' #99056 (Out of Stock)
 
Once I decided I wanted to use Moon & Stars as my theme, I had to create my night sky and here's how that came about.  First I sponged on my various distress inks onto my card stock going lightest color to darkest using large sponge daubers.  Being sure to leave some 'light' in the center.
 

 After applying the blue colors, I wanted to add that 'night sky' darkness and used the Oxide Black Soot ink and a small finger dauber for that process.  I didn't want to get too much black so used the small dauber vs the larger ones.  After applying the black, I went over the outside edge with the large sponge dauber used for my darkest blue shade (Faded Jeans) to smooth things out.


Next I wanted to add some background stars so mixed up some white paint with water and applied with a painters brush in a 'stippling' motion ... very lightly.  The paint I used has a pearl finish so it has a sheen depending on how you look at the card.


Now it's time to gather all my pieces and start assembly.
 I die cut 3 of the larges stars in the Memory Box set and before gluing them together, I snipped the 'bow' from the beloved stars die cut and glued it between star #1 and #2.

 
Obviously the moon was die cut from a piece of yellow card stock and the extra stars from the die cut were also positioned here and there around the main star.
 
 
I've used my Tim Holtz positioning platform for the stamping on the star.  Would have been easier had I thought to do that FIRST before I had my card all assembled but I'm still happy with the end result.
 
I hope you've enjoyed what I've shared today!

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5 comments:

Greta said...

Love the background for your wonderful card! I was amazed, too, at how bright Mars was even with the full moon! One good thing about having a hot summer with no storms, although we're sure ready for some rain out here!

Diane said...

Oh this is another FABULOUS card, love how you added the white 'splatters' and the black soot ink, it really 'makes' this card...very cool!! (I have to admit thought you had me a little rattled when I saw the name DRU and the title of your post, I thought I missed something for DRU...I think you know what I am referring to lol)!!

scrAPpamondo said...

I just LOVE this! Fabulous striking card!!

Leslie Miller said...

I love how you designed this with the hanging stars. You've got that pretty yellow moon against the cool night sky background and the glow in the middle -- awesome! We were able to enjoy the night sky a lot more when we were on our trip. Here on the coast the fog often rolls in at night, so we miss a lot of the good stuff.

Conniecrafter said...

Your shading on the background is terrific, love how you did the background for the far away stars, as well as the pretty diecuts!