By the Light of the Moon – Stampin’ Up! Card Tutorial #602

Hey There,

I hope everyone had a wonderful Mother’s Day yesterday.  My grown son’s and Daughter-n-law came over and made me brunch.  What a treat!

Today’s tutorial shows how to get a bit of moonlite reflecting in the water.  Check out this brayer tutorial below.


I’ve added the featured card of the day to my sales page where you will also find some great deals on retired stamp sets and my brayer video.  CLICK HERE TO CHECK IT OUT


The new Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog is active on  May 31, 2013.  I have some on hand that can be pre-ordered.  The cost is $6.50 which includes flat rate shipping.  Please e-mail me at [email protected] if you would like to purchase one.


Now on with today’s tutorial. . . . .  . .

Project Supplies:

Stamps: Stampin’ Up! Serene Silhouettes (item #127322) and Etruscan Elegance Wheel (item #127868)

Card Stock: Stampin’ Up! Whisper White, Soft Sky, Basic Black and Summer Starfruit

Ink: Stampin’ Up! Soft Sky, Island Indigo, Summer Starfruit, Basic Black and Stazon Jet Black

Accessories: Stampin’ Up!  Sponge, sponge dauber, Regals Candy Dots (new sneak peek), White Gel Pen, Summer Starfruit Marker, Summer Starfruit Satin Stitched Ribbon, Flower Punch, Brayer, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Window Frames Framelits, Big Shot Machine and Post it Note

Start by die cutting the third to largestest Window Frame Framelit out of Whisper White card stock using the Big Shot Machine

Brayered Soft Sky ink at the right and left sides of the card stock meeting the color in the middle.


Brayered Island Indigo ink at the right and left sides of the card stock not covering the Sky Blue ink entirely.

Stamped the Serene Silhouettes Tree using Stazon Jet Black ink.

Sponged Basic Black ink at the bottom of the card stock.

Masked the top rounded portion of the card stock and sponged Soft Sky ink at the post it note edge.

Added a bit of Summer Starfruit marker on the left sides of the leafy area on the tree.

Sponged Summer Starfruit ink just above the Basic Black ground area.

Added White Gel pen highlights in the leafy areas of the trees and the grassy areas.

Cut (2) 2″ x 6.25″ pieces of Soft Sky card stock and Wheeled the Etruscan Elegance Wheel over them using Island Indigo ink.

Adhered the panels on a 5″ x 6.5″ piece of Basic Black and put Summer Starfruit ribbon up the middle of the card stock adhering the ends to the back of the card stock.

Cut a 3.75″ square piece of Summer Starfruit card stock and embossed it using the Square Lattice Embossing Folder and the Big Shot Machine.

Added a 4″ square piece of Basic Black card stock and a 2.75″ square piece of Basic Black card stock.  Added the main image panel.

Added small flower punches at the tips of the smallest Basic Black panel.

Added the sneak peek Candy Dots in the center of each flower.  The candy dots will be available in the new Stampin’ UP! catalog starting May 31, 2013.   Woohoo!  Love these.

Attached the panels over the ribbon and large panels using Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop it up.  Also tied a bit of ribbon to the already attached ribbon in a knot.

Here is the finished card measuring 5″ x 6.5″.

May your day be filled with a Serene scene.

Until my next post. . . . . .

Huge Hugs!

Weight loss in 2013: 23.4 lbs


Learn How to Brayer

I now have an online beginner brayer video class that will teach you how to brayer a beautiful 3 color sky. CLICK HERE TO GET IT.


It’s that time of year to say goodbye to some of my favorite Stampin’ Up! stamps and accessories.  It’s time to snap up the stamp sets and accessories that are on your wish list.  Check it out before they are GONE, GONE, GONE.



Here is a link to my online shopping page that you can shop at 24/7 (from the comfort of your home, even in your pj’s) and the products will be shipped directly to your door step from Stampin’ Up.   CLICK HERE TO SHOP.


Customers placing a $50 merchandise order, using me as their demonstrator,  through May 9, 2013 will receive the advanced brayer picture tutorial for this card free of charged via e-mailed.  This is in addition to my customer token program.  🙂 See token program details at the bottom of this post.

If you wish to purchase the advanced brayer picture tutorial for this card you can find it HERE ON MY SALES PAGE.

Here is a link to my online shopping page that you can shop at 24/7 (from the comfort of your home, even in your pj’s) and the products will be shipped directly to your door step from Stampin’ Up.   CLICK HERE TO SHOP.



Stampin’ Up’s Color Refresh! I love color and I know that you do too. Color is fundamental to who Stampin’ Up! is and what they offer. It’s important for us to stay up-to-date with color trends so I am thrilled to share Stampin’ Up’s updated line of colors, and hope you will be as excited as I am by the new possibilities!

Why now? In 2010 Stampin’ Up! did a big color renovation and shared their plans for smaller color refreshes every three to five years to keep their colors on trend. Well it has been three years and I am excited to announce that the upcoming 2013-2014 annual catalog will include 10 new colors (most of which are returning In Colors from previous years)! Stampin’ Up! is welcoming back some of your favorites, moving some colors around, and introducing one brand-new color, so take a look!

Beginning on April 4, 2013, all retiring/discontinued color products (i.e. ink, paper, ribbon, accessories, etc.) will be available only while supplies last. This means that some products will not be available through the retired list period. Stampin’ Up! did anticipate increased demand and based their forecasts for these retiring colors on historical sales information from previous color transitions. However, even with the most careful planning, the response to a transition of this nature can surprise everyone–including your own personal purchases. We encourage you to get your favorites and look forward to the exciting colors coming in the 2013-2014 annual catalog.



Spring is definitely in the air, and we can’t wait to show you all the new product in the 2013-2014 annual catalog. Here’s your pre-sneak peek look at A Round Array!

We’ve bundled it with the coordinating 7/8″ Scallop Circle Punch (introduced in the 2013 spring catalog) just in time for Sale-A-Bration for 15% off!

Dates: March 15 – May 30, 2013

Price Description Item #
$23.95 Spring Surprise Bundle* (English; clear) 133899

What if you already have the punch? Don’t fret! Just buy the set!

Price Description Item #
$14.95 A Round Array Stamp Set* (English; clear) 129090

*Only offered in clear-mount. Wood-mount option will be available in the 2013-2014 annual catalog.

Spring Surprise Order Deadlines:
Phone: Tuesday, May 30, 2013; 6:50 PM (MT)
OEX and Online: Tuesday, May 30, 2013; 11:50 PM (MT)


Have you checked out the great clearance rack at Stampin’ Up!  CLICK HERE


Michelle’s Free Stamp Program

Don’t miss out on my Customer’s free stamp set program. Check it out!  For your order of $50 in product using me as your demonstrator you will receive one virtual token.  Order $100 in product receive two virtual tokens, etc.  After you have collected 10 virtual tokens you will receive a free current stamp set of your choosing, a value of $30 or less.

Here is a link to my online shopping page that you can shop at 24/7 (from the comfort of your home, even in your pj’s) and the products will be shipped directly to your door step from Stampin’ Up.   CLICK HERE TO SHOP.   My free stamp set program will be an on going program.  :)

Note:  if you have actual tokens from my old program they are still good.


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4 responses to “By the Light of the Moon – Stampin’ Up! Card Tutorial #602

  1. I love this look to your card and your fabulous tutorial. Me thinks you are still thinking of Figi…..

  2. Maria Rodriguez

    Oh Michelle, thank you for this tutorial. I love this stamp set, it’s so beautiful and now, with your amazing instructions, I will have even more inspiration to use it.

  3. WOWZERS! This is super GORGEOUS!

  4. Michelle,
    Welcome back from your awesome trip. Glad you were able to go and have a good time.

    This card is gorgeous. You do so much with light and shadow, it’s amazing to me how you use a simple stamp set to create a true work of art. The color around the trees and the white accents transform this from so-so to fabulous. Thanks for sharing your artistic abilities.