A Color Challenge for Cardz 4 Guyz # 279

I used Frenchie Martin’s million sales achiever’s stamp set, After the Storm. The colors are Misty Moonlight, Basic Grey, Smoky Slate, and Bumblebee.


  • The Misty Moonlight base measures 5-1/2 inches by 8-1/2 inches, scored at 4-1/4 inches.
  • I used Bumblebee for the middle mat. It measures 5-3/8 inches by 8-3/8 inches.
  • Believe it or not, the top layer started out as a piece of white cardstock. It measures 4 inches by 5-1/4 inches. While I had the white out, I trimmed a same sized piece for the inside of the card.
  • I used scraps to crop out the Misty Moonlight, Smoky Slate, and white circles for the front sentiment.

What I Did:

  • I started with a blending brush and Basic Grey for the bottom quarter of the card. My goal was to have a dark bottom part of the sky. As I got higher, I started to use less Basic Grey so I could blend the colors together.
  • Next, I used the same blending brush with the Smoky Slate ink pad to lightly color the rest of the sky grey.. Then I used a blending brush with Misty Moonlight. For this layer, I colored over the grey unevenly to add different depths of blue to the sky.
  • Next, I stamped the clouds, again using Smoky Slate. I double stamped each of them to add texture.
  • Then, I used Bumblebee to stamp the rays of sunshine. I only had one shot at it because I didn’t use the Stamparatus. I’m pleased with the result of the varying depth of color and lengths of the rays. The result is a depiction of one of my favorite Florida skies.
  • The sentiment also comes from the After the Storm stamp set. I stamped it in Misty Moonlight then cropped the circle using the (very sadly retired) Stitched Shapes dies.
  • The Misty Moonlight circle is attached to the front of the card using multipurpose liquid glue, as is the sentiment on the grey circle. I used dimensionals under the grey circle to pop up the sentiment.
  • As an afterthought, I stamped the three seagulls from Sailing Home in tuxedo black on the bottom left corner.
  • Finally, I stamped “You have been on my mind” from After the Storm in Misty Moonlight on the inside panel of the card. I also added the three birds by the sentiment.

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