Night Flight

Star-crossed Love

by Alison Heikkila

Blue handmade card by Alison Heikkila featuring night sky and an owl made using Nautical Blue Memento Ink.

I personally love to work with a wide array of colors most of the time, but there is something so beautiful about cards made in just one color, or color family. I hope you’ll try this fun technique!

Skill: Beginner
Time: 30 minutes


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Step 1

Make a mat of Mixed Media Paper to fit on your card base. Tape mat to the back of the stencil. Using the Jumbo Sponge Dauber lightly ink the paper with Nautical Blue Memento. Don’t go too heavy, or you won’t be able to see the images you stamp later.

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Step 2

Remove the stencil. Place your stamps face down where you would like to have them appear on the card. Lay a piece of acrylic over the stamps and lift up your stamps as laid out. Ink them up, using Nautical Blue, and carefully place the stamps back where you had them on the paper, all at one time.


Step 3

Stamp additional images as wanted. I used my star trail a couple of times, and added my sentiment as well. Use a Stardust pen on the stars, moon and owl to add a bit of sparkle.


Step 4

Using the Nautical Blue Memento Marker, edge your card base using the brush tip end. Mount the stamped and stenciled paper with adhesive.


Below you can see a bit of the sparkle from the pen in the stars. It’s not easy to photograph!


  • Memento Ink – Nautical Blue Dew Drop, Nautical Blue Dual Tip Marker
  • Jumbo Dauber
  • Hero Arts – Dreams are Made stamp set
  • Tim Holtz – Rays Layering Stencil
  • Stampendous – Jumbo Stamp Handle
  • Sakura – Gelly Roll Clear Star Pen
  • Canson – Mixed Media Paper
  • Card base








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