Svitlana is here. Today I want to share a card with a mystical or spiritual, if you will, feeling. I made it using a beautiful lotus flower from the Lotus Stamp Set and an incredible moon from To The Moon Stamp Set. I have had this idea in my mind for quite a while, after seeing a similar picture on some poster. And I promise you it wasn’t planned, but I think it’s my third in a row monochromatic card I made for Altenew. Haha.
I started by stamping the moon and lotus using the Starlight and Turquoise Crisp Dye Inks onto a Solar White Cardstock. Both these stamps have a bottom solid stamp, but I skipped it as wanted them to be lighter. Next, I die-cut the moon using a circle die and hand cut the lotus image.
I cut a panel of 4″ x 5.25″ out of Solar White Cardstock. After that, I created masks out of a masking paper for both the moon and lotus and adhered them onto the panel. I then blended the Turquoise Crisp Dye Ink onto the bottom part of the panel. Next, I masked the bottom part with a painters tape and blended the Starlight Crisp Dye Ink onto the top part. And then I removed the masks and added some splatters of the Pure White Ink Spray.
Next, the panel was foam mounted onto a white card base and the moon and lotus were popped up onto it right above the corresponding masked area. I did this trick with masking the panel before ink blending to add more air and lightness to the card, which, by itself, is pretty bold and dramatic.
To finish off the card, I added several white crystals. I really like this particular set of blue inks (Deep Blue Seas). It gives kind of shining result, perfect for night sky, sea or galaxy scenes.
Have a wonderful day!