Welcome to our blog! I'm taking a break from fall cards done in traditional autumn colors and created today's card using only blue and black inks! Once again, our Simple Blend Circle stencil takes center stage, this time as a huge harvest moon! Let me share the details! I began with a piece of Bristol Smooth card stock and taped down the stencils frame then lightly sponged Faded Jeans distress oxide ink around the edges of the circle to create the outline of the moon. I have a really cool texture stamp that I always use for a moon so I inked that up with more Faded Jeans and stamped it a few times to mimic the shadows, then again with Black Soot oxide.
Next, I placed the circle stencil (mask) over the moon to cover it up, and heavily sponged Black Soot and Faded Jeans oxide around it to create a night sky. It's barely noticeable but I also lightly sponged a teeny bit of Zest just above the horizon line! I heat-embossed my tree in black right over the panel. I then added fine spatters of white craft paint to depict stars.
Once my tree was in place, I got really excited for how awesome it already looked!! But it needed to be grounded, so I used a paper mask to create the hillside with Raven Detail ink then stamped the line of geese. After cutting the panel with Stitched Rectangle dies, I mounted it to a piece of fun foam to lift it up and then onto an off-white base card.
I LOVE how this card turned out! I'm not sure if I'll add a sentiment, but in the meantime, I'll just enjoy it's striking simplicity! Have you checked out the Simple Blends stencils yet? They're great because you get the outside frame as well as the inside shape, they're very durable and the design is placed so that your stenciling with always be centered on your A2 card! And we not only have the Circle, but an Oval and Square as well! Now, how cool is that?!