Hope Your Birthday is Unbelievable
My Card. . . .
The challenge at Simon Says Stamp for monday is "Try to Resist" I stamped the planets from the Mama Elephant Space bears set in Versa Mark and clear heat embossed them then did my galaxy on top. Wednesdays challenge is Happy Birthday so this card is doing double duty!
For this background the colors I used for the nebulas are Abandon Coral, Mustard Seed and Cracked Pistachio. I used the smoother side of a piece of Tim Holtz watercolor paper. I took each of those colors and blended a big ol daub of color on the paper. I made the Cracked Pistachio one kinda oblong because I knew I wanted that one to be my biggest color once I was done.
Next I filled in all the white space with Chipped Sapphire, completely surrounding all my color blobs. I went in with Black Soot, getting most of the edges, I left a corner blue, and basically just went over most of the Chipped Sapphire that I just put down. The places where I didn't go over the Chipped Sapphire end up giving you the blue black color of space. I went back in with the Chipped Sapphire and covered those blue spaces again and also did the black again, I kept adding layers until I thought everything looked nice and covered.
I trimmed my panel down a little bit so I added a stripe of blue glitter washi tape to the side and I mixed some galaxy gold Brilliance ink with water and flicked it on top and then also mixed some white acrylic paint with water and used a toothbrush to spray my galaxy with stars. . . .
I got my first My Favorite Things stamp set, Out of this world. I really wanted to use a ton of stuff from this set but I had a really hard time covering my fantastic galaxy! So I just used one of the rocket ships, water colored with the same distress ink colors, die cut and adhered to the corner of the card with some foam tape.
First I tried to do the ink smooshing method, that method never really works for me, I don't know if I have to much water or not enough but it was a fail. So I decided to use the mini round ink blending tool with the distress inks and it was perfect! It definitely takes lots of layers and I think at first it looks a lot lighter than it will be once its all dry.
See you next time!