Distressed Starlight Fade Background and Die Cut Layering


One of the coolest things about working with distress inks is the spotted choatic look you can give it just by sprinkling some water on it, and I just absolutely love the effect it leaves. I’ve been wanting to make a starry night time background for awhile, and what better to match it with the WPlus9 Wishing You stamp and die set!

I was so eager to finish this card that I forgot to take progress shots. Sorry! But I used three Tim Holtz Distress Ink colors, in order from top to bottom: Stormy Sky, Chipped Sapphire, and Seedless Preserves. I wanted to keep a painted look so I used my paint brush and casually painted on the colors in that order while making blending it down the bottom of the card. I did not worry about the sides being clean or not. My first layer was actually a little too light, so I actually went back and did a second layer after drying to have sharper colors. And for the final “distressed” touch, i sprinkled some water with my hands and dabbed it dry with a tissue


For the clouds, I used the lawn fawn puffy cloud border dies. The front layer was cut from regular white cardstock, and the inner layer was cut from vellum. I layered these cuts with some foam tape to get a fluffy look! Then, after attaching my bunny that I’ve colored with copics between the two cloud layers, I added a few sequins for a finishing touch!

Hope you like this card as much as I do! Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting 🙂


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