Card Making · Crafting

Card Challenge #4 – MarkerPOP#112

This card challenge from the MarkerPOP blog has to include stars or the Moon or a night scene. I looked forward to doing this one since it gave me chance to use my Altenew ‘to the moon’ stamp set which I love as it’s so realistic-looking.

I masked the moon shape out on my card and created the night-sky background using a combination of distress inks and memento dew drops as I don’t have all the colours I needed in distress inks. I quick-dried this with my embossing heat tool and then took the mask off. I used the first part of the stamp with memento ink and the second layer with the same but I stamped it on scrap paper first to get a lighter look. 



I then just stamped the park bench and lamppost using StazOn ink; I went over the lamppost with my Wink of Stella clear pen but then didn’t like how the lamp itself wasn’t very visible so I used liquid pearls in gold pearl and my water brush pen and went inside the lamp just to give it a subtle yellow sheen. I then created some very distant stars using watered-down liquid pears in silver pearl and applied this with a toothbrush by flicking it over the card (I masked the moon again for this)

I put a navy blue piece of card stock through my die machine with an embossing folder to give a bit of a pattern and then attached this to a plain white card and then put my moon picture on to this so there was a border. 

For the sentiment I used the Altenew stamp set again and stamped onto black card and embossed this with white powder. I added a strip of sparkly silver washi tape and then put the sentiment on top using 3D foam squares. 


To finish I put a few incandescent rhinestones on.



I’m pleased with how this turned out – I love the colours!

Materials used:-

  • Card stock from Hobbycraft
  • Sizzix ‘Swirly Stars’ embossing folder 
  • Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Picked Raspberry and Wilted Violet
  • Memento Dew Drop Inks in Tuxedo Black, Paris Dusk and London Fog (for the moon)
  • Altenew ‘To The Moon’ stamp set
  • Tsukineko StazOn jet black stamp pad
  • Bench & Lamppost stamps from ebay
  • Ranger Liquid Pearls in Gold Pearl and Silver Pearl
  • Sparkly Silver Washi Tape from The Works
  • Tsukineko EMBOSS clear stamp pad
  • White embossing powder
  • Wink of Stella brush pen in ‘clear’
  • Docrafts 3mm incandescent adhesive stones
  • Dovecraft 3D foam squares (5mmx5mm)


Sutz xxx



4 thoughts on “Card Challenge #4 – MarkerPOP#112

  1. Oh, my goodness!!! This is just FABULOUS!! I saw your amazing card over at MarkerPOP and had to come get a closer look. What a beautiful work of art. That’s an awesome stamp set. I hadn’t ever seen it before. Your night sky hues are gorgeous. Wow!!! Wonderful work!!
    ❤ J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com


    1. Thank you so much! I love doing night skies – all my favourite colours! The stamp set was just a cheap one off eBay! I had to do a bit of modification on the lamppost because it randomly had a birdcage hanging off it haha. I like the little bird perched on the bench 😊 Thanks again for your lovely comments! xxx


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