IG DT Alumni Project Created by Candace Gillespie

Becoming an Alumni Design Team Member means that I get to play with the stamps that are more than six months old. This is one that I remember Maymay using in a video where she colored and shadowed the main image, an old truck, on craft cardstock. This card, however, features the secondary images, the three trees! What stamp set is it, you ask???

Supplies Used:

- MMI Stamp Set: Memory Lane

- Versafine Black Onyx Ink
- Gelly Roll White Gel Pen
- Art Glitter Glue
- Round Paint Brushes
- Kuretake Hansai Tambi Water Colors
- Tim Holtz/Tonic Studio Stamp Platform
- Circle Dies
- Tombow Mono Multipurpose Glue


My first step was to die cut a circle that I thought would fit well as a moon. I added Tombow Glue to the back side and spread the Glue into a thin layer and let it air dry. This made the circle sticky on the back. I stuck the die cut circle down where I thought a moon would look good.

Next, I wet the surface of my cardstock with plain water and gave it a coat of rich blue paint. Along the top third I added some pink and yellow over the blue. Once that was dry I gave it another coat of blue. When it was dry I splattered some white paint on to create a sky full of stars. This is when you can remove the sticky circle to reveal a white moon. For the moon I added some clear water and touched the surface with black paint. Once that was all dry I painted the bottom portion black. This took a couple of layers.

For the stamping, I stuck my panel into my Stamp Platform and mounted the tree stamps and stamped away using Versafine Black Onyx Ink. When I was finished stamping I took a wet paint brush and smoothed out where the ink pooled on top of the paint.

Using my Gelly Roll white gel pen I drew on some sparkles in the starry sky.

I glued it onto my card panel using my trusty Art Glitter Glue!

For the inside I simply took the same blue paint and painted the panel in a way that left lots of room to write in the center. I also splattered white paint to look like stars. That also got glued down using Art Glitter Glue.

I didn’t use a sentiment because sometimes a blank card gives me a chance to use my handmade card for any occasion! My dad in law also asked me to make him some cards without sentiments so he could write whatever he wanted. He totally inspired me 😊

That sums up this card! I sure hope you have been inspired to look at your stamps and use the secondary ones as your projects featured stamp.

Thanks for stopping by the Maymay Made It blog! Happy crafting crafty friends!

Candace Gillespie

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You outdid yourself on this one. ❤️ it.

Betty Hall

Betty Hall

I love it, gorgeous, beautifully done!!!

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