I used some peel off stars as a mask. I put them in the formation of the Southern Cross, the constellation I always find first when I'm outdoors at night, and the constellation on the New Zealand flag.
Then I used a circle mask and two colours of ink to create a vortex effect, so it looks like the sky can swallow you up into a world of possibilities. I used Gorgeous Grunge with silver ink to simulate The Milky Way in behind the Southern Cross. Finally, I stamped in some tree tops with Black Stazon so that it looks like you're lying on the ground, looking up at the night sky.
Although it isn't so obvious in the photo, I've backed the front of the card with Night of Navy, which is peeking through the circle die dots.
Update: So delighted that this card was A Cut Above at The Paper Players.
Really delighted that this card won first place at AAA Card Challenges.
Card: Whisper White, Night of Navy (backing)
Stamps: SU A Dozen Thoughts and Gorgeous Grunge, unnamed tree stamp found at the Church Fair
Inks: SU Marina Mist, Distress Ink Stormy Sky, Stazon Jet Black, silver
Other: MFT Circle Dot Stitch die, sponges, circle framelits