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Moon & Stars Embossed Backgrounds

Hey guys! We’re making sparkle moon & stars embossed backgrounds today with stamps from The Hedgehog Hollow January subscription box. This box is full of images perfect for celestial focal points and backgrounds.

YouTube Tutorial | Sparkle Moon & Stars Embossed Backgrounds

I left a mistake in this video so you could see how I fixed it and salvaged the card. Watch here or in HD on YouTube.

Gold Stars

For the first card, I used 3 different star stamps to create a background pattern. I stamped and heat embossed one at a time to ensure images didn’t overlap. WOW! Metallic Gold Sparkle and Metalline Himalayan Musk embossing powders created a beautiful high-contrast color palette.

After embossing was complete, I trimmed 1/8 inch off the top and bottom of the card front and glued on strips Curious Metallic Gold Leaf cardstock. I also stamped a sentiment from the set on a strip of Gold Leaf cardstock.

Embossed Resist Moons

Next, I choose an ink blended card front from my stash of extra backgrounds. Do you have a stack of these? They definitely come in handy. The panel was ink blended with Altenew Azurite, Purple Wine, and Orange Cream inks.

I started by stamping a pattern on the ink blended background with embossing ink. I thought it would create enough of a resist, but ultimately it was too subtle. So I restamped the background, clear heat embossed it, and ink blended again.

Because the embossing ink is clear and difficult to see, my images were not aligned perfectly. As a result, you can see ghosts of the original images behind the heat embossed images.

Next, I stamped the moon lantern image and sentiment on vellum with Staz-On Pigment Ink in Piano Black. This stamps beautifully on vellum and dries quickly. It also doesn’t have the same strong odor like the original Staz-On.

That’s all for today. Thanks for stopping by. Let me know what you think down below and I’ll see you soon with more inspiration.

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  1. Denise M Freeman says:

    Hi amber, received an email today for video but I take the link and it shows “This video is private”, what’s up? Thanks, Denise

    1. Hi Denise,
      I’m hoping you received the second email I sent out. I have a lot of posts in February and I accidentally posted that one 1/28 instead of 2/28 so I took it down. It will go back up on 2/28. Thanks for checking!!

  2. Inkin' Chickie says:

    Thanks for the video. I like the star card. I appreciate the process left in when making the card, even if it doesn’t initially work out, because then I can get an idea of how to fix my own work.