Saturday, August 17, 2013

OVER THE MOON card - FREE Silhouette file!

I was “over the moon” crafting with my sister Nina when she visited me earlier this summer and I pulled out all the stops to go with whatever creative ideas I had.  I woke up in the middle of the night with the idea for this card and simply had to get it out of my head and “onto paper” the next day.  Does this ever happen to you, or am I like… obsessed? 

Here is what I made:


4.25 x 5.5 inch card

Isn’t this just too much fun? 

Supplies used:

Black cardstock base

Designer paper for trim (this was a scrap, not sure who to attribute)

Moon silhouette cut file - Barb Derksen (see end of post)

Silhouette Sketch Pens



Pearl Gems

I had a png file from a way back on my blog - the “Moon and Stars” FREEBIE from a long time ago, so dusted it off, imported it into my Silhouette Designer Edition software and traced it.  I had to do some cleaning up of it but wound up with a basic and simple cut. 



I am not including the sketch pens file, just the moon cut, but you could make your own sentiment - even stamping it on whith a white, silver or light colored ink or draw it on with gel pens. I printed my cardface with the sentiment first so that I knew just where I wanted the moon to be in relation to it. I filled some of the lettering in with gel pens and the MOON with a Clear Star Gelly Roll pen.

I cut the silhouette file out of cardstock and then I laid it on the card base where I wanted it positioned.  Next I mixed the spackling up and applied a thin layer to the stencil/tempate.  When I was happy with the texture I removed the stencil. 


As soon as I took the template off I quickly sprinkled a layer of glitter into the wet Spackling.  then I let it dry. 


I cut and added the designer paper trim and a few pearl accents.

Nina and I decorated the cut out shapes left over from the template, spackled and glittered them up and I’m thinking they would make a terrific mobile - just punch a hold in the top, add silvery thread or strings - you might just see this in a future post…

Enjoy this FREE file for your personal use!  Please credit me and link back when posting your creations online.  Come again in a few days as I have another great and creative tutorial lined up!


(.sil file)



  1. I'm afraid I don't even get the ideas in the first place!

  2. wow you and Nina were busy ...what awesome cards you girls your moon card

  3. Lovely card, Barb & great photo of the glitter. Shows it off perfectly. Dramatic effect.
    Tine :)

  4. What a COOL idea! Love how you embellished the moon with your glitter etc.:)
    I actually have found out that it helps to have my Iphone next to the bed where I can jot down things in the middle of the night so I don't have to get up or worse..forget the next morning.:)Plus..I don't have to turn the light on.hehe

    Love and hugs,

  5. I really like the way the glitter enhances the moon in the close-up.

  6. I really like the way the glitter enhances the moon in the close-up.


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