I couldn’t resist using the new Vertical Christmas Greetings stamp set so I could play with the fabulous silhouette stamp. Do you love ink blending night sky scenes as much as I do? It’s one of my favorite things to do. No two scenes ever look alike!

I started with a piece of ultra smooth cardstock. You can use the 110# cardstock or Maker Forte’s Perfect Blend to get a beautiful ink blended background.

I ink blended on some Mustard Seed distress oxide ink along the bottom of my card front cut at 3-3/4 x 5″. The base of the silhouette stamp measures about 5″.

I put the yellow at the bottom so that I could have a nice glow from the lights around the town scene. Next I added some Picked Raspberry to add that pinkish purple glow above the yellow. I topped this with the Blueprint Sketch.

I also added a touch of the Black Soot around the outside edges for a bit more of a moody look. I’m liking really dark edges on my ink blended backgrounds lately!

I gave this a good spritz of water with my Mister Perfect misting bottle. I just got this bottle and I love that it gives me a nice spritz of small spray all over and I can get some big spots as well. The drop size depends on how much you depress the lever on the mister.

I also love the size of that mister…it holds a lot of water!

I stamped the silhouette scene in my Maker Forte Eclipse Black ink after conditioning it with the stamp conditioner.

The vertical greetings were added as banner. These are stamped in Eclipse Black on white cardstock and simply trimmed to the size I wanted for the front of the card.

Finally, I added the top panel to a layer to a layer of Doctor Blue cut at 4 x 5-1/4″. I added a layer of Eclipse Black cut at 4-1/8 x 5-3/8″ before attaching it all to a card base cut at 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″. Also, I finished off the card with 5 Solar Flare Crown Jewel Gems!


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