Happy Sunday! I’ve had so much fun in the craft room lately. Busy trying new ideas. The other night I decided to get messy again, in a new way. This time I cut a bunch of cardstock to A2 size (4.25X5.5 inches) for backgrounds and got out my distress inks and blending tools. I almost always make a bunch of these at a time when I’m doing them just like the ink smooshing idea. After I had done a couple that were just simple ink blending across the paper I decided to try out a galaxy idea.
To do this, I used the four colors on the right and covered the background. The colors are Abandoned Coral, Mermaid Lagoon, Blueprint Sketch, Mustard Seed and *not pictured, oops* Dusty Concord. After I covered the whole background randomly with each color, I took my Black Soot and went over the whole piece with a light hand. After I did it once, I went around the edge a second time to add another layer of color. Then I spritzed it with a water sprayer and dabbed up the water drops with a paper towel. Once I liked how much distressing I had with the water, I got out my silver watercolor and flicked it all over the paper. This is the key to a really cool galaxy background. It’s amazing how much dimension the metallic watercolor gives the whole thing. Stars everywhere!
While that was drying I got out my Lawn Fawn Stiched Puffy Cloud Borders and cut two different layers of those out of white cardstock. I also reached for my Lawn Fawn Beam Me Up stamp set to figure out what characters I was going to use. I stamped the aliens and space ships out on Copic XPress cardstock and colored them with copic markers. I stamped and heat embossed the “beam” from the spaceship on velum with white embossing powder and then die cut everything.
I adhered the galaxy background to a black card base and then the bottom layer of clouds directly onto the background. I stamped my sentiment on the second layer of clouds and popped it up with foam tape. The big spaceship, alien and beam are also popped up so they meet the level of the clouds the red alien is standing on. The large alien and small spaceship are glued directly to the card front.
And just like that, this super cute encouragement card is all finished and ready to be mailed. I love these aliens. They are sure to make the recipient smile.
I hope you enjoyed today’s card and will give the galaxy background a try. They always come out different and are so fun to make over and over again.
I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!