Hello friends! It’s Thursday and time again for a new challenge over at the Cute Card Thursday Blog! The theme for this week’s challenge is to “Add a Quote” to your project! I happen to love quotes and find them very inspirational to help lift my spirits and I think it’s a wonderful type of card to send to someone who might need a little lift. So here’s the card I created for the challenge:
There’s always something magical about a night sky especially with some soft glowing lights hanging up in your backyard!
Starting with the background, I took some watercolor paper and the Night Shift Aqua Pigments along with some sprayed water and some acetate to move around the watercolor and mix them together to create the “night” look I wanted for the background. I then took some circle stencils that I made myself with some circle dies and white Ink with a sponge to create the “bokeh effect” over the background in the upper portion of the design. Then I white heat embossed with white EP using an image from the stamp set. I also heat set the quote at the bottom. I also added some “splatter” at the top of the card with some watered down Pearl Aqua Pigment and a brush. I then colored in some of the open stars with it. I’ve used some Brown Aqua Pigment to color in the branch too. I used some yellow chalk to make the “lights” around the branch glow and then covered them some glitter. Then I took some TINY star confetti and glued them around the branch area for more sparkle.
It’s hard to photograph all of that shimmer from the Night Shift Aqua Pigments and sparkle that’s all over this card, so I thought I would share it in motion:
I want to keep replaying so that I can see that shimmer in the background!
Here’s a closer look at the quote I’ve used in case you couldn’t read it. “It is important to remember that we all have magic inside of us.” – JK Rowling … Love that!
You might be able to see a little bit of that shimmer on the background here if you look at the left lower portion of the card.
I hope you’ve enjoyed my card today and I appreciate you stopping in!
Challenges I’d like to enter:
- CCEE Stampers – Embossing wet/dry CCEE1932
- Crazy 4 Challenges – C4C497 Inspiration from a Book (Harry Potter)
- Allsorts – Sun, Moon and/or Stars OR something for Baby (stars)
- Through the Craftroom Door – Anything Goes