My First Galaxy Card!

I’ve always been intimidated by galaxy cards. They look so beautiful, but always seemed to difficult to make. After watching an amazing tutorial video posted on StampNation by Taheerah, I decided to give it a try. I still need some practice on the technique, but I was pretty pleased with how my first attempt turned out.

Mel's Card Corner | You are a Star Galaxy Card

I started by cutting a piece of watercolor paper to 4.25 x 5.5″. Using a Mink Ink Blender, I created the center portion of my galaxy using Seedless Preserves and Chipped Sapphire Distress Inks. Once I had that looking like I wanted, I added Black Soot Distress Ink all around the perimeter. Finally, I went back and added a bit more of the Seedless Preserves and Chipped Sapphire to punch up those colors a bit more. I then used my heat tool to dry the ink before proceeding to the next step.

I decided to use a sentiment from the retired Pictogram Punches stamp set from Stampin’ Up!® I thought it went so well with a galaxy card. I stamped it using VersaMark ink using my Mini Misti. I used the Misti so I could repeat stamp it using the VersaMark. This helped ensure I got good coverage of the ink since I was stamping on watercolor paper. After stamping it three times, I heat embossed it using white embossing powder.

Mel's Card Corner | You are a Star Galaxy Card

Since not all stars are the same color, I decided to use a few different ink options to splatter on my stars. The first layer of stars were done with Tsukineko’s All Purpose Ink in Frost White. For the second layer, I used Picket Fence Distress Spray. Finally, for the final layer, I randomly dotted on stars using a Stardust Gelly Pen. Once all the stars were dry, I adhered the panel to a top-folding A2 card base made from Basic Black cardstock from Stampin’ Up.

Mel's Card Corner | You are a Star Galaxy Card

Since I used a black card base, I cut a piece of white cardstock to 3.75 x 5″ to create a signature panel for the inside of the card. To tie it together with my front of the card, I stamped two small stars from the same stamp set using the Seedless Preserves and Chipped Sapphire inks. Since I wanted to keep the look subtle, I stamped off twice before stamping on the panel.

I’m entering this card in the following challenges:

Until next time …

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