Are you enjoying all the Inktober fun right now?  I certainly am, and I’ve also had a blitz with the Hedgehog Hollow October 2019 Subscription Box this week while I’ve been having a few days off to relax from work.  I’ve got some fun projects coming up for you over the next couple of weeks!

My project today focuses on the silhouette-style stamps in the box – the row of trees, the reindeer, moon and the star trail.  You might not have even noticed these in the stamp sets as they’re quite small – but you can totally make a scene out of them with some ink blending and splatters!   I’ve created a video showing you the whole process which you can check out here or over on YouTube.

To create my card, I wanted to first create a sky scene – I used the panel of Navy cardstock from the box. This is a perfect base color for a night sky, and Distress Oxides can be used to blend over colored cardstock as they are opaque!  I blended Tumbled Glass, Broken China and Faded Jeans up from the bottom of the cardstock leaving a couple of inches of the Navy cardstock showing at the top.   I darkened it up a little bit along the very top edge with some Black Soot Distress Ink.

To create my stars, I flicked on some white acrylic paint mixed with a little water, some clean water and some Altenew Antique Silver Metallic Ink Spray with a small paintbrush.   I then dried it really well.    I stamped the silhouette trees in Midnight Ink by Catherine Pooler Designs using my MISTI.  I lined it up a and stamped a couple of times to get the row to go all the way along the base.   I then re-stamped it a couple more times without re-inking to get the faded trees so they look like they’re on rolling hills in the distance.

I stamped the reindeer with Walnut Distress Oxide, and then added some edges of Distress Oxide in Espresso along the bottom with a mini ink dauber just to add a little more definition.  I also stamped the star trail in WOW! embossing ink and heat embossed with WOW! Metallic Gold Sparkle embossing powder.  I highly recommend using a powder tool before heat embossing on an ink blended background, no matter how dry you think it is!

As a finishing touch I stamped the moon in white pigment ink.  I could have heat embossed it in white for a brighter image but wanted it to be a little faded back.

My sentiment is also from one of the sets in the box heat embossed in Opaque Bright White on black cardstock and popped up on foam tape.  I thought this sentiment went well with the star trail!

I love the versatility of silhouette stamps when creating scenes – what else could you do with these four stamps?

Jenny x


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