Under the Stars and Moon – Tutorial #550


Hey There,

Do you believe this is tutorial number 550!!!   I like to pat myself on the back for every 50 tutorials I put on here, lol.  Pat, pat, pat, pat, pat. . . . . . . . . .  Isn’t sharing fun!  Well I hope you are enjoying my tutorials as much as I enjoy doing them for you.

How about a card for that nature lover today.   You know the guy that likes to camp or that person that just loves to sit by a bonfire.

This project highlights the emboss resist technique.  Great way to get those light images in front of dark backgrounds.

Psssstttt. ..  .There is a little sneak peek on this card. . . I’ve used one of the ticket stamps from a new set that will be out in the up coming Occassions Catalog. . . stay tuned for that catalog, it is out of this world wonderful!!

Checkout the tutorial for this card below.




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Now on with today’s tutorial. . . . .  . .

Project Supplies:

Stampin’ Up! Stamps: The Great Outdoors, Pennant Parade, (That’s the Ticket – Not yet available)

Card Stock: Stampin’ Up! Whisper White, Island Indigo, Bashful Blue and Midnight Muse

Ink: Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Old Olive, Always Artichoke, Midnight Muse, Island Indigo and Whisper White

Accessories: Stampin’ Up! Ticket Punch, Brayer, 1 3/4″ Circle Punch, Sponges, Versamarker, Markers (Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze and Daffodil Delight), Clear Embossing Powder, heat gun.

Stamped the campfire on a 3″ x 6″ piece of Whisper White card stock using craft Basic Black ink.  Heat embossed the image using clear embossing powder and a heat gun.  Colored the flames with Daffodil Delight marker and the logs with Crumb Cake marker.

Added Pumpkin Pie marker to the flames and Early Espresso marker to the logs.

Also added Cajun Craze the flames and blended the logs using the Crumb Cake marker.

Colored over the image using a Versamarker and heat embossed the image using clear embossing powder and a heat gun.

Brayered Island Indigo ink from the top of the card stock down to the logs then Brayered Midnight Muse ink at an angle on the top right and left corners of the card stock.

Sponged Old Olive ink in for the ground area and then sponged Always Artichoke ink at the bottom of the card stock.

Punched a 1 3/4″ circle from a scrap piece of card stock and used the negative circle to mask for the moon.  Sponged Whisper White ink in the circle and then stamped the stars using Whisper White ink.

Sponged Basic Black ink around the edges of the card stock.

Cut a 3.5″ x 8.5″ piece of Island Indigo card stock and sponged Old Olive on the bottom half of it.

Added a 4″ x 9″ Midnight Muse card base, a 3 1/8″ x 6 1/8″ Bashful Blue panel and cut the Island Indigo panel twice at the bottom to give a stacked effect.   Stamped the ticket stamp using Whisper White card stock 3 times and punched them out.  Added them to the bottom of the card.

Here is the finish card measuring 4″ x 9″.

May your weekend be extra special.

I’m off to Florida this weekend.

Until my next post. . . . . .



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7 responses to “Under the Stars and Moon – Tutorial #550

  1. Congratulations, Michelle, and yes, I have looked at every single one! Thank you so much. I have learned so much from you. Here is to the next 550!

  2. If I did the quality of you do, I’d celebrate after every card! You’re the best at making your inks work for you. I’m trying…. With your help I must say I’ve improved. Keep ’em comin’ cuz I’ll keep readin’ ’em.

  3. I do love your tutorials. I just pulled up and copied shamelessly your houses on the water tutorial……takes me back to Venice! This one also will be copied one day as I love the dark night scenes. Here’s my pat on your back for 550…pat, pat, pat

  4. Fantastic card! Thanks for the tutorial!

  5. I love all your cards, but this one takes the cake. Or should I say the s’mores. The flames are beautiful. My family loves to camp and this will be a perfect card to CAS. We all love your tutuorials and keep them coming. Each one is great. Congratulations and thanks so much for sharing them with us.

  6. Maranda Mitchell

    I agree with one of the other comments. The cards that you produce are fabulous, and should be celebrated after each and every one. I adore your style and the time you put forth in each one. I love your ideas and learn so much from each of your projects. Thank you for taking the time to share each one of them.

  7. You create such beautiful things and y-our tutorials are awesome. I can’t wait to try this out. Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us.