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  • Writer's pictureBonnie Crane

Rainbow Starry Night featuring Simon Says Stamp’s Magic Stars Background

Hello everyone! I have made a few cards with the new Magic Stars Background stamp from Simon’s Make Magic release. This is one of those stamps that can used for any theme or occasion … love that! Central to today’s cards is a fun stamping technique followed by emboss resist. Super easy! So before I get started let me ask you … how does a rainbow starry night strike you!

For these cards, a stamping platform and daubers are necessary. The stars were stamped on Bristol Smooth card stock with a rainbow of Distress Oxide inks; Candied Apple, Carved Pumpkin, Squeezed Lemonade, Mowed Lawn, Mermaid Lagoon and Wilted Violet. Ink was applied with a dauber to a group of stars, stamped and clear embossed two times. It is important to use anti static powder for each stamping to avoid unwanted white specks on the background when the blended background is applied. When moving from one colour to the next, the stamp was not cleaned providing a clear indicator of which stars were to be inked next. Pretty don't you think!

Now for the emboss resist technique! A diagonal ink blended background was created working with the darkest ink on the opposite corners and working towards the middle with the lighter tones for a ‘glow’ effect. One background was ink blended with Chipped Sapphire, Mermaid Lagoon and Tumbled Glass. The other used Chipped Sapphire, Cracked Pistachio and Fossilized Amber. A microfibre cloth was used to remove any ink sitting on top of the embossed stars.

The panels were die cut with the largest die in My Favourite Thing’s Stitched Rectangles die set, adhered to black sheet foam and Simon’s Soft Navy card stock cut to 4 1/8” by 5 3/8”. The top folding card base is A2 sized.

Simon’s You Shine die set was used to create the sentiments. Bristol Smooth card stock was ink blended with the two lighter colours used on each card. The scripty YOU was cut from this and coated with Gina K's Iridescent Glitz Glitter Gel. The shadow die cut card stock inked with Chipped Sapphire and foam. The sentiments were stacked and adhered to the card.


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