So my cousin won an award recently and I wanted to send him a congrats card. But I don't have many guy cards. I have the Totally Tool set, but he's not really a tool kind of guy. Then I remembered this one card I have had in my stash that's seriously like 5 years old, but works very well.
Can you believe I made this at my very first demonstrator meeting? It was one of our make and takes that my upline had for us to make at our group meeting. While I signed up for the discount, I think that meeting was what hooked me on Stampin' Up! demonstratorship itself. There are just way too many cool idea sources!
This is made to look like you're laying down, staring up at the moon through the trees. Can you picture yourself there in the woods?
Obviously I was fairly new to sponging, as you can see by the globs of color in some spots, but I think overall you can enjoy the view. :) This card uses the Lovely As A Tree stamp set, which has been in our catalog since before I was a demonstrator. Every spring, when the retiring list comes out, I pray and hope it's not retiring! It's just too versatile. It has every tree type under the sun. It is a great Christmas set, masculine set, fall set (oak tree), camping/outdoorsy scrapbook page set, etc.....
When you make a card like this, you want to use glossy white cardstock. It lets you blend the ink colors easily as you sponge or brayer.
I made this card by punching a circle from a sticky note and using that in the middle of the card. Then I sponged around it with various night colors (blues and dark purple). I also sponged lightly across the moon after I removed the sticky note. So basically, cover moon shape (mask), sponge color, stamp trees, then sponge lightly over the moon and trees again.
***To Note***One of the main blues I used on this was Brilliant Blue, which is retiring soon. If you want this color, or any other supplies from this project, you can purchase them at my Stampin' Up! website.