For today’s card, I’m featuring some of the new products released last week from Lawn Fawn. If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you probably already know I’m a major Lawn Fawn addict. We won’t discuss how many of their products I own. LOL Every time there’s a new release though, I still buy more because their stuff is just so stinkin’ cute. Now let’s get on to today’s card.
For this card, I used the new Out of This World stamp and die set. I stamped the images on some scrap white cardstock using Intense Black ink from Simon Says Stamp because it’s a nice crisp black and is safe for Copic markers. I colored all the images using a variety of Copic markers then cut them out using the coordinating dies.
I also stamped the sentiment on a scrap piece of white cardstock. I stamped the sentiment using Lobster mini ink cube from Lawn Fawn. I thought it would give a nice pop of color and would tie in with the red accents I used on the astronaut and rocket. I’m so excited Lawn Fawn has introduced their inks in the mini cubes. I’ve been wanting their inks for soooooo long, but just didn’t have room for another set of full size ink pads, so the cubes work great for me!
Next I created the galaxy background for my card using a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock. I started by randomly ink blending some Distress Inks on the background using Mustard Seed, Twisted Citron, and Wilted Violet. I then covered everything with some Black Soot Distress Ink before finally adding some Chipped Sapphire around all of the edges.
Once I had all the ink blending done, I flicked on some water to pull up part of the ink. I let it sit for about 10 seconds then blotted up the water using a paper towel. To create the look of stars, I squeezed a bit of white paint onto an acrylic block and added some water to thin it out a bit. I used a small round brush to flick the watered down paint onto my background. For a bit of sparkle, I flicked on some clear Wink of Stella as well following the same technique, but I didn’t water it down first.
After everything was dry, I die cut the background using the new Slide on Over Circles and Starry Skies dies. I added a bit of yellow glitter paper behind the die cut stars to give them a bit of color. I think silver glitter paper would have looked cool, too.
I created the slider elements for my card using pennies and the Slider Elements from My Favorite Things. I adhered them to the pennies using Multi Medium Matte which is a really strong adhesive. I then adhered the stamped images to the Slider Elements using the same adhesive. In retrospect, the Spin and Slide Discs would probably have worked better for the astronaut since this is a circle slider card. It would have given him the freedom to spin in all directions instead of remaining in one static position. Unfortunately, I don’t have any of them, but they’ll definitely be going on my wish list now!
After I had my card assembled, I decided to bring a bit of the front of the card to the inside. I used some of the stars I had die cut from the galaxy background and adhered them in the lower corner of the inside of the card. I really love how this card turned out and I hope you enjoyed seeing it today.
I’m entering this card in the following challenges:
- Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – the current theme is anything goes.
- HLS Anything Goes with Dies February Challenge
- Seize the Birthday – the current theme is anything goes birthday.
Until next time …