Animal Star Gazers

Good evening friends!  Just swinging by to share a card I made with some cute animal star gazers! 🙂  I thought evening would be an appropriate time to post it:


When this set first came out from Lawn Fawn called Upon a Star, I knew I had to get it as I fell in love with it.  I really hadn’t used it all that much, so it was great to get it out for a play as I needed to make a commissioned card.  I have created a scene for these critters using masks that I made with my circle die set and some ink blending with my distress inks.  For the stars, I took a brush and splattered some “Super Sparkle Lumiere Paint” watered down a bit while masking off the moon and hill.  The moon was created with some watered down distress inks and a brush.

I then stamped the critters sitting on top of the grassy hill where I wanted them and colored them in with my Copics.  I took a brush filled with clear water to “take out” the inks  on the critters before I did that.  I also took a gray Copic marker to create shadows on the animals as well as draw in my own shadows on the hill.  I took a white gel pen to add some highlights on the animals where I thought the moon would be shining on them.  I also put dots in the center of the bunny’s eyes to make it appear as if a star is reflected in them.

To cut out the image panel, I have used a rectangle frame die which was used to cut out some watercolor cardstock.  I then used the same die and cut out a piece of this gorgeous black glitter cardstock and popped the frame up with foam tape to go around the edges of the image panel design.  I mounted everything over a black A2 sized top folding card base.


Here’s a closer look at the details.  Here you can better see the shimmer on the moon.  As always you have to get just the right angle for the photograph, but I covered the moon with a Spectrum Noir Glitter Brush Pen.

I took a couple of the tiny solid stars from the stamp set and heat embossed them with (a new favorite of mine!) Sparkle N Sprinkle Vanilla Ice EP [EP265].  Love the way it gives a bit of extra sparkle!  I think the stars really show up beautifully and it always looks better in person of course! 🙂

I do not have a sentiment on this as waiting for instruction on how to proceed with that if necessary.  I’m happy with the way this turned out and look forward to playing with more starry sky creations!

Thanks so much for stopping by this evening and I wish you a wonderful weekend my friends!


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43 thoughts on “Animal Star Gazers

  1. Such a gorgeous night sky, and darling little star gazers! I love that you continued the “galaxy” look in your pretty, sparkly frame, Vicki! It’s beautiful! hugs, de


  2. In a word WOW–absolutely brilliant card and what your stamps were waiting for !!! Love the cute stamps–the sparkly stars -fabulous shadows on the hill and the black sparkly frame finishes it off perfectly–did I mention I love it lol
    Carol x


  3. WOW Vicki, what a stunning card and absolutely gorgeous nighttime scene!! I love the little animals and the fabulous shadows on the hill and what a beautiful, sparkly frame, love this card!
    Hugs, Tammy


  4. Brilliant in more ways than one. I have this set and it is still in the original pkg. what an amazing scene you have created. Love the shadows of the little characters..and the night time sky is amazing.


  5. Ooooh! Such a sweet scene card, Vicki! Love the night sky you created with fabulous ink blending and I love the shades according to the direction of lights. You are so talented at coloeing. Perfect card with all those pretty details!

    Thank you for joining our Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.



  6. So adorable and gorgeous Vicki..I love the wee critters and their wonderful shadows as they sit up on the hill gazing at the moon and stars..Fabulous scene..

    Luv CHRISSYxx


  7. This is so realistic…I just want to walk right out into that sweet, serene scene. Beautifully done, as always! Thanks for the inspiration!


  8. This card is so awesome, Vicki!! I love that huge glowing moon and the shadows it casts of these sweet animals marveling at the night sky!! It is MARVELOUS!!


    1. Sorry Sue, I entered it on the challenge without realizing it was for last week’s challenge. I left a comment to ask that it be deleted. I also removed it here from my challenge listings. Thank you and sorry for any confusion! 🙂


  9. Vicki, I saw this beauty on SCS and wanted more details. It is a stunning card and I’m glad I stopped by as I have a better appreciation for its beauty! The sky and moon are fabulous behind the gorgeous image! Outstanding work, Vicki!! Hugs!


  10. Your night sky is stunning and those cute little star gazers are fabulous. Wonderful framing and the most atmospheric and gorgeous card x.


  11. This is so precious in so many ways!! I love the little scene but the night sky you created is fabulous too! Just love those cute little critters star gazing! Adorable card!


  12. Gorgeous sky, my friend, and I love how well you did the shadows of the adorable bunny and fox on the ground! The moon and its aura are absolutely perfect. Stunning card, Vicki.


  13. Utterly adorable! The night sky looks fantastic and I love how you made the animals’ shades on the grass. You’ve got a great eye for detail.


  14. Ooh cuuuteee Image Vicki
    and love your scene
    the star and dots in silver so adorable too
    love love your scene card and this is waaay to cute
    PS; I am sorry I am busy with my spanish homework
    did not make cards only made my DT card and not visiting bloggy land today I try to catch up your lovely blog Vicki


  15. Oh wow this is adorable and the scene is just superb. I was immediately drawn to the critter shadows on the hill – you didn’t miss a detail!


  16. Such a beautiful scenery! Love these two cuties looking up the sky! Your background is stunning!
    Thank you for playing along with us over Simon Says Stamp MOnday Challenge, we all hope to see you again soon! xx Zoey


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