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Sky High Friends Miss You

Hi crafty friends! Today I’m trying an emboss resist technique that I saw on Jennifer McGuire’s YouTube channel to make this gorgeous night sky.

I started out by stamping the Hero Arts Starry Night cling stamp with yellow Pinkfresh Studio inks onto a piece of Clairefontaine DCP 250 gsm cardstock using my Misti. I then cleaned the stamp and stamped it again in Versamark ink so I could clear emboss the image to do an emboss resist technique. The clear embossing will show the color of the ink underneath but will resist any ink I put on top so I can then blend the night sky out with Concord and 9th inks.

For my focal point I stamped this hot air balloon image from the Sky High Friends stamp set by My Favorite Things in Versafine Onyx Black ink onto Canson Montval 200 gsm watercolor cardstock and colored it in with my Karin Brushmarkers. I added details with a gold Posca Paint Marker and then fussy cut it out.

For my sentiment strip I colored a piece of cardstock with the same burgundy marker I used on the balloon and then heat embossed the sentiment on there in Gold Rich Pale embossing powder. To put it all together I layered scraps of cardstock behind the background panel and the sentiment strip to give them extra dimension and glued that all together with Bearly Art Precision Craft Glue. I propped up the focal image with some foam squares. For a matching envelope idea, please watch the video below!

That finishes up this card! Please let me know if you have any questions. Make sure to follow me on Instagram, I post a new card every day! And subscribe to me on YouTube for video tutorials. In the supply list you can find all the products I used. Where possible I’ve used affiliate links. If you choose to purchase through these links, I will make a small (5 – 10%) commission to no extra cost to you. This helps me out a ton! You can also use code STUDIOKATO at checkout in the Crafty Meraki store or the Joy Clair Designs store to get 10% off your purchase!

  • Clairefontaine DCP 250 gsm cardstock
  • Canson Montval 200 gsm watercolor cardstock
  • Hero Arts – Starry Night cling stamp
  • My Favorite Things – Sky High Friends
  • Pinkfresh Studio ink: Sunshine, Marigold, Clementine, Regal Kiss
  • Concord & 9th ink: Oceanside, Peacock, Midnight, Eggplant
  • Karin Brushmarkers
  • Gold Posca Paint Marker
  • Versamark ink
  • WOW Clear Gloss Super Fine embossing powder
  • WOW Gold Rich Pale Regular Embossing powder –
  • The Original Misti
  • We R Memory Keepers – 1-2-3 punch board
  • Bearly Art Precision Craft Glue
  • Foam squares
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