Moon Over Pond – Tutorial #228


I have a little pond scene for you using this great flower image from the Stamp Sheet “Summer Elements III” by Innovative Stamp Creations.  If you wish to check out all the great stamps from Innovative Stamp Creations here is the link:

My tutorial today shows how to put a moon in the scene using a simple masking technique and White Pigment ink.

Hang out a moment or two and check it out. 🙂

Let’s get started. . . .


Stamps: Innovative Stamp Creations “Summer Elements III”
Paper: Stampin’ Up Whisper White, Kiwi Kiss & Not Quite Navy
Ink: Stampin’ Up Ruby Red, Close to Cocoa, Kiwi Kiss, Craft White, Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy, Really Rust
Accessories: Sponge, Brayer, White Gel Pen, Versamark Pad, Clear embossing powder, Heat Gun, Faber Castell 174 Green Marker

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On a 3″ x 8″ piece of Whisper White card stock, stamped the flower image three times by loading my stamp first with Versamark and then with Kiwi Kiss ink before stamping each image.


Heat embossed the images using clear embossing powder and a heat gun.


Brayered Baja Breeze ink at the top of the card stock.


Brayered Not Quite Navy ink at the top of the card stock, not covering the Baja Breeze ink entirely.


Brayered Really Rust ink at the bottom of the card stock.


Brayered Ruby Red ink at the bottom of the card stock, not covering the Really Rust ink entirely.


Added a dark Green marker shadow to the right sides of the plants.


Added some White gel pen lines at the bottom of the card stock.


Colored in the flower heads with the White Gel Pen.


Use the negative piece of card stock that I cut a 3″ circle out of with a Circle Cutter for a Mask to create my Moon.  Sponged White Craft ink (Pigment ink) in the open area of the mask.


Removed the mask and sponged Close to Cocoa at the base of each plant and at the very bottom of the card stock.


Sponged Not Quite Navy ink at the top sides and top edge of the card stock.


Assembled a few simple layers and here is the finished card measuring 4″ x 9″.


May your day be filled with great summer images as well.  🙂

Until my next post. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 

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12 responses to “Moon Over Pond – Tutorial #228

  1. I am a fan and each day just reinforces why I am! I have an efinity with water especially pond scenes. Love this one as you didn’t use traditional colors for water. Your technique using the white gel pen is one I learned from you a long time ago and use a lot!! Thanks for this tutorial and hope your workshop was a success. I’m sure it was, who am I kidding????

  2. I love how the white gel pen adds definition. I must really give this a try.

  3. COOL card, have a great week. Hugs…

  4. Very lovely pond scene Michelle! So calming. Thanks so much for sharing the tutorial with us.

  5. WOW..This is gorgeous,

  6. Question: Is there a reason that you chose to sponge the moon in white ink, rather than punching out a “mask” in the beginning, before you started to use the brayer? I’m just curious. I’ve seen you do it both ways, and wanted to know what makes you decide.

    Also, I really do LOVE your use of that white gel pen. I’ve never seen anyone use it quite so nicely!

  7. ohhhh wow!!! This card is really gorgeous!!!
    I’ve got some waterlilly’s……I’m going to try something like this I think!!!

  8. I love your artwork! Please check out my blog – I left you something there!

  9. Very pretty. love this one.

  10. Lovely as always. My first “word” when I saw this was “mmmmmm” the “how nice”. Very tranquil.

  11. Great tutorial, I love the work you do, it inspires me so much, I have learned so much about shading and color combination from your site. Always a pleasure to check out.

  12. Wow, Beautiful! I love the colors and the technique with the brayering and sponging with the moon, the green highlight on the flowers and the white gel pen on the flowers and water. Beautiful scene!