Wednesday, June 8, 2022


Shall we sail into the sunset today?  Some days that sounds like it would be a relaxing and beautiful experience, doesn't it?  Well, probably only if someone else is taking control of the sails and the helm!

As I was making today's card, I wanted to try to capture the reflection of a beautiful sunset in the waves with lots of shimmer and sparkle from a bright moon.

To achieve the sparkle, I used our Gilded Leafing.  I love the effect this embellishment provides, but I'll be honest, it can be messy.  Those gold leaves like to float everywhere!

But can you see the how the moon shines on the gold?  I think it makes it worth the temporary mess!

I used Shimmery White cardstock to make my scene, so that adds some extra shimmer that is more visible in person.  To create the sky, I first masked the moon and then used my Blending Brushes with So Saffron, Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, and Sweet Sorbet ink to create the sky.

I used my Stamparatus to stamp the wave.  I inked the stamp with my sponge daubers and Starry Sky, Balmy Blue and Blushing Bride ink.  I repeated the stamping multiple times adding color here and there to get the variation of color that I wanted.  After the stamping was complete, I used my Blender Brush to add a little more Blushing Bride color to the white spaces on the waves.

Once I had the blues and pinks to my liking, I inked portions of the wave stamp with VersaMark and stamped the cardstock.  I then heat-embossed with Heat & Stick Powder to adhere the Gilded Leafing.

Do you like the shimmer and sparkle from the Gilded Leafing?

After my scene was complete, I added a sentiment from Charming Sentiments, and placed it on a Starry Sky circle mat die cut with the Stylish Shapes dies. Three birds were stamped on the moon with Starry Sky ink and three Iridescent Gems were added on the upper left for a little more bling.

You may be wondering why my moon has some gray in it.  That's the Man in the Moon!

For the inside of my card and the front of the envelope I repeated the stamping process I used for the wave on the card front to create the waves on the inside and envelope.  The colors are light, so, if necessary, I can easily write a message over my wave.  Or I can use the waves as a perfect "excuse" to keep the message short and only write in the white areas.

What do you think?  Are we sailing into the sunset?

If you would like a detailed tutorial for today's card, you can use this link to download a copy.

Refer to the Product List below for items used to create today's card.

Product List

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