(Disclaimer: this was my second attempt)
Here is the inside:
Notice that disclaimer? Yeah, this was my second attempt, and it turned out way better than my first try. And yes, you will get inky fingers with this technique. See?
There's that first attempt off the right edge of the picture. I didn't blend the colors as well as attempt #2. I still have it. I might try to save it and go over it again with more inks. It could happen. Anyway, I embossed the sentiment with Champagne EP, then decided I needed some gold on the frame around the main panel. I used a gold Gelly Roll pen to carefully trace around the embossed edge. On the inside I stamped another sentiment in black and the stars in gold, to further the sky theme on the front. At this point, Andy walked in to see what I was up to (no good, koff), and proclaimed this to be "THE best card I've EVER made!" After we stood there admiring my card for like 10 minutes, he had a great idea. Make one of the stars on the front a bit bigger, so that whomever receives this card can, in fact, wish upon that star, as the inside sentiment hints at. (Clearly he is a genius and that's one of the reasons why I married him!) To make it stand out a bit from the rest of the white stars, I used a silver Gelly Roll pen and made the wishing star slightly bigger than the white ones. Yep, me likey a lot!!
So, that's my story and I'm sticking with it. Thanks for hanging out with me until the end, and I really hope you try your hand at a faux technique. Don't forget to link up to SHOPPING OUR STASH so we can see what you created! Oh, and please check out what my teammies created - you will be amazed!!
Stay crafty my friends!
Stamps: Inkadinkado - tree stamp; Paper Smooches - Happy Birthday, Royal Cuteness
Inks: VersaMark; Memento - Tuxedo Black, Paris Dusk, Dandelion; Ranger DI - Black Soot, Peeled Paint, Dusty Concord, Peacock Feathers; Clear Snap - gold
CS: Bazzill (black); Darice (white)
Accessories: Grand Calibur; Labels 16 Nesties; Sakura - white, gold, & silver Gelly Roll pens; Stampendous - Champagne EP; heat gun
Adhesives: SA by 3L - MyStik permanent, 3D foam squares