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Nature's Harvest Night Sky

In Selecting this card design this week I had a couple of things in mind. Of course the first was to highlight the Natures Harvest Stamp Set and Die in our July-December Mini Catalogue and second to play around with some simple background ideas. This card is simple to complete however can give the wow effect with just a few easy steps.

For this quick tutorial I will give a brief overview of products needed to complete however if you don't have the exact product you can easily substitue for what you have and at the same time, add the products to your wish list and contact me for purchase. I will also give you a brief step by step on how to put it together along with measurements and colours.

Let's get started!

First of all don't feel this is only a fall night sky thank you card. With some added features and a little creativity such as a few small bats, a different branch or tree a white blanket of snow on the bottom you could totally change this to a "halloween", "winter view" or "Christmas Card".

Measurements: (in inches)

Blackberry Bliss Base: 8 1/2 x 5 1/4 Scored on the long side at 4 1/4

Basic Black layer: 3 3/4 x 4 3/4

Whisper White layer: 3 1/2 x 4 1/2

Whisper White Inside:4 x 5 1/4

Gold Foil: 4 1/4 x 2

Sentiment punched from small oval from the Double Oval Punch on Whisper White

Mask punched from 1 1/2 inch circle punch (I used Gina K masking magic) however a sticky note or painters tape will work

2 die cut branches (1 mirrored) from the Harvest Dies in Basic Black



  1. Fold Card base in half.

  2. Emboss Basic Black layer with Time Worn Type 3d embossing folder to add texture.

  3. Adhere the gold foil to the center (approx) of the card base.

  4. Apply mask to Whisper White layer approx 5/8" down and 5/8" in from top and left of paper.

  5. Using the following inks in order given to create background.

  6. Daffodill Delight - using Blending Brushes start adding ink from off the page encircling the moon and a couple of random spots on the page. You can go as light or dark as you want for you desired look.

  7. Pumpkin Pie - repead as above coming out from the DD ink so as to leave a yellow hue around the moon.

  8. Georgeous Grape - repeat as above covering the remainder of the layer. You can at this point go back and add more of the DD and PP and keep working your blending brushes to give your sky the look you desire, either the dark of night or dusk.

  9. Memento Black - you can if you desire give a slight touch of black only to the outer edges of the card to give the night hue effect.

  10. Using white craft ink refill or any acrylic white paint and your water painter or paint brush. mix water with ink/paint to water down and lightly splatter onto entire surfuce of night sky layer. Don't splatter too heavy or you will get "blobs" rather thank random flicks or splatters giving the impression of stars (or snow)

  11. When layer is dry, remove the mask and adhere the black trees/branches. Adhere this night sky layer to the embossed black layer and pop onto card base over foil base, centered. Add the sentiment of choice and 3 embelishments of choice to accent. (I used brushed metalic adhesive backed dots (copper colour) Add an inside layer using Whisper White 4 x 5 1/4 measurements


Products Used:

Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black, Blackberry Bliss Foil Sheets: Gold (Annual Catalogue)

Stamp Set: Nature's Harvest (Mini Catalogue)

Die: Nature's Dies (Mini Catalogue)

3d Embossing Folder: Time Worn Type (Mini Catalogue)

Blending Brushes (Annual Catalogue)

Water Painter (Annual Catalogue)

Ink (Annual Catalogue)

Craft Stampin' Ink Refill

Memento Black

Daffodill Delight

Pumpkin Pie

Gorgeous Grape

Double Oval Punch (Annual Catalogue)

I hope that today's tutorial will inspire you to get out the wonderful stamping and blending products and play and create and have fun.

Next Monday I will be exploring a Fun Fancy Fold with a fall theme, light bright and easy peasy! I hope you will join me on my blog and we "Create it, Stamp it, and Love it!" Till next week, Happy Stamping...Margie

If you are interested in any of the products used in todays tutorial you can contact me at or message me through my facebook page, Margie's Stampin' Studio.

Catch my BLOG every Monday for a new product or card/papercraft highlight.  See you then!
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