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Video: Creating a Celestial Night Sky Background

Jul 15, 2019 Michelle Short

Hello there, Michelle here and today I have a card and video to share with you using the From The Vault Celestial set. This is a wonderful set, perfect for creating fun backgrounds. Today I thought I would create a night sky as a background for my focal image. 

Here is the video showing how I made the card:

If you are having trouble viewing this video, you can watch it HERE in HD on YouTube. 

For my card, I started off by creating the night sky background. I took a panel of Periwinkle Hero Hues Cardstock as my base for ink blending.

Celestial Sun by Michelle Short for Hero Arts

I first added Blue Hawaii Reactive Ink on to the panel using an ink blending tool. I kept the top middle area clear from ink, so that it shows the Periwinkle colour. I then added on Navy Mid-Tone Shadow Ink around the edges, followed by Intense Black Ink. This really darkened up the sky and gave it a night-time look. I took the White Iridescent Shimmer Spray and splattered this on to the panel using a paintbrush. I also added on splatters of White Liquid Watercolor to look like stars. 

Celestial Sun by Michelle Short for Hero Arts

For the focal point, I took the From The Vault Celestial set and stamped the celestial sun image on to Classic Vellum Layering Paper using Clear Embossing & Watermark Ink. I applied Gold Glitter Embossing Powder and heat set. This was then die cut using a Nesting Circle Infinity Die

Celestial Sun by Michelle Short for Hero Arts

I took the sentiment from the same set and stamped this on to Pitch Black Hero Hues Cardstock using the same Clear Embossing & Watermark Ink. This time I applied White Detail Embossing Powder and heat set. This was then cut into a strip. I added the sentiment to the sun piece first, using foam tape and then added adhesive to the back of the vellum behind the sentiment, so that it does not show though. 

I think the image works really well with the night sky and I love the added sparkle from the shimmer spray, as well as the embossing glitter. Thanks so much for stopping by today, I hope you have a great day!

20 Responses

Pat

Pat

July 21, 2019

I absolutely love the colors and treatment of your night sky!

Lee

Lee

July 21, 2019

Very clear narrative, very wonderful card.

Nancy Singer

Nancy Singer

July 21, 2019

Very pretty card, love the blue sky and the vellum sun, thank you for the instructions.

Jo Ann F.

Jo Ann F.

July 20, 2019

Thanks for showing us how to make that beautiful card. I especially love that gold sun image.

Sandi

Sandi

July 19, 2019

Michelle, I love your Celestial Night Sky Card. It’s beautiful and your instructions were spot on! Thank you so much!

Caroloyn Mongeon

Caroloyn Mongeon

July 19, 2019

Not complicated, but extremely lovely. The vellum and gold adds an elegant note.

Barbara Smith

Barbara Smith

July 19, 2019

Really pretty card. I enjoyed the video, great tip using the colored cardstock. Thanks.

Melanie Cowart

Melanie Cowart

July 19, 2019

Very pretty card and great video instructions

Jean Hempel

Jean Hempel

July 19, 2019

Beautifully done Michelle. Love everything about this card but then Hero Arts make it easy to make easy cards with their beautiful stamps and kits. Thank you for sharing your video

Melissa K

Melissa K

July 19, 2019

Thanks for instructions on how to make this beautiful card. Didn’t ever think to use bluish ink on bluish paper! A lot of these skies seem very difficult to recreate, but you’ve made the process a lot easier while still having a sparkly fun card. Thanks for sharing your idea!

Shirley Wallen

Shirley Wallen

July 19, 2019

So,so pretty.

susan lawson

susan lawson

July 19, 2019

Love this night sky video … it made a beautiful card, thank you for sharing.

Karen Person

Karen Person

July 19, 2019

Very pretty card. Enjoyed watching.

Henriétte

Henriétte

July 16, 2019

Gorgeous card Michelle. I always forget that you easily can use coloured cardstock as basecolour for ink blending. You show again that the colourblending is much easier than. Thank you so much for your great video tutorial and have a great week.

Jeanne Kelly

Jeanne Kelly

July 16, 2019

Thanks for the tutorial – i’ll Have to try! Beautiful results!

Helen

Helen

July 15, 2019

Such a lovely card, Michelle. The celestial image on the vellum works so well with the night sky background you’ve created. Your video is so helpful for seeing how this card came together. tfs

Beth Buss

Beth Buss

July 15, 2019

I really like these products you used to make this card. The mist and liquid watercolor are something I have not done.Thanks…

Barbara-Jean

Barbara-Jean

July 15, 2019

Thank you so much, Michelle. It was a wonderful video and the thought of beginning with colored card stock is a good and helpful one! This gives me an idea for a background for some Christmas cards!

paperpicnic

paperpicnic

July 15, 2019

Your card is GORGEOUS, Michelle! I love the starry night sky so much! Stunning!

Karthikha Uday

Karthikha Uday

July 15, 2019

Fantastic background!! <3

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