Crystal's challenge this week was to create a "sky" background effect using a technique rather than a stamped background.
Last year I had seen several posts to create a night sky background by applying ink directly from the ink pad to a clear block and then spritzing with water before applying it to a piece of watercolour paper. After "stamping" the block onto the watercolour paper I spinkled on some salt, spritzed it a bit more and let it dry. Once dry I brushed off the salt and added a bit more texture to the background by stamping some "snow flurries" with VersaMark ink and heat embossed it with Iridescent Ice embossing powder (retired). The "scenes" were cut out of Shimmery White card stock using the Sleigh Ride edgelits (retired).
Stamps - Jingle All The Way (retired)
Ink - Night of Navy, Island Indigo
Card Stock - Night of Navy, Shimmery White, Watercolour Paper
Other - Sleigh Ride Edgelits (retired), Stampin' Dimensionals, Rhinestones, Frosted Sequins Embellishments (retired)