Ink Blending a Glittery Night Sky

Ink blending is one of those techniques that I continually use. It can be used for blending a background on a scene, adding shadow, creating a fun background with or without a stencil, and so much more! Today, I am sharing how I used ink blending to create a night sky on the background of my card, but I’m giving it a little twist by adding glitter for a starry night effect! Be sure to watch the full video tutorial below for all the details!


The Video Tutorial

The video above contains products that were sent to me free of charge for design purposes. I only design for companies I can stand behind 100%! This post also contains affiliate links.


Making the Handmade Card

There are so many different ways to create a night sky on your handmade cards. By far my favorite and the quickest for me is ink blending. Any ink that you can blend with will work, but I personally love Distress Inks for this technique because of one specific property, their reaction with water! And because I use them so often, I have my favorites that I always reach for. The colors I like to use for ink blending a night sky are Chipped Sapphire, Seedless Preserves, and Black Soot. I also like to use my mini ink blending tool since I lay the color on pretty thick!

After blending the sky I sprinkled the panel with plain water and let it sit on the ink for a few seconds, then I blotted it up. This creating white spots that are all different sizes and create a starry effect without pulling out the acrylic paint. But I didn’t stop there with this background. I also sprinkled the panel with Sheer Shimmer Spritz in Sparkle. This is a clear liquid that is PACKED with sparkle and adds a true starry night effect!

To finish this panel I used one of my favorite types of stamps from Crackerox & Suzy Stamps, a silhouette. Silhouette stamps are so versatile and are perfect for adding over your ink blended backgrounds! To get specific, I used the “City Scape” silhouette stamps and stamped it with Versafine Clair in Nocturne.

Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps also had the PERFECT sentiment for this card (which was the inspiration behind the entire design). I used the “Life Knocks You Down” sentiment and added it to the panel on a flag banner. I absolutely love the way this sentiment stamps pulled together the entire card!


I hope you all enjoyed a look at this super simple technique and handmade card! If you are interested in any of the supplies I used today, you can find them all listed and linked down below. Until next time, happy crafting!!


Supply List

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City Scape
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Life Knocks You Down
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MISTI Stamping Tool - The Most Incredible Stamp Tool Invented
MISTI Stamping Tool – The Most Incredible Stamp Tool Invented
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My Sweet Petunia - Creative Corners
My Sweet Petunia – Creative Corners
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Tombow Mono Multi Glue
Tombow Mono Multi Glue
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Fiskars - 12 Inch Personal Paper Trimmer with Cut-Line
Fiskars – 12 Inch Personal Paper Trimmer with Cut-Line
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Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder
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2 Rolls Double Sided Foam Tape
2 Rolls Double Sided Foam Tape
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Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Mini Ink Blending Tool - Round
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Mini Ink Blending Tool – Round
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Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Mini Ink Blending Tool Replacement Foams - Round
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Mini Ink Blending Tool Replacement Foams – Round
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Sizzix - Big Shot Machine - White and Gray - With Exclusive Ocean Cutting Pads
Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and Gray – With Exclusive Ocean Cutting Pads
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Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Mini - Chipped Sapphire
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink Pads – Mini – Chipped Sapphire
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Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Mini - Black Soot
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink Pads – Mini – Black Soot
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Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Mini - Seedless Preserves
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink Pads – Mini – Seedless Preserves
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Imagine Crafts Sheer Shimmer Spritz Spray, Sparkle
Imagine Crafts Sheer Shimmer Spritz Spray, Sparkle
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Lawn Fawn - Lawn Cuts - Dies - Everyday Sentiment Banners
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