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I have been dying to try the galaxy technique that Kristina Werner demonstrated last year and I finally got the opportunity when I needed to make a masculine birthday card! I actually didn’t have any distress ink paints but I was able to recreate the technique using re-inkers and sprays.
I started off by putting a couple drops of Wild Honey, Evergreen Bough, and Salty Ocean distress ink onto a craft sheet in a basic rectangular shape and spritzing them with water. I added a few drops of Black Soot distress ink in between the other colors and spritzed it. I mixed each color with a paintbrush so that the large drops spread out into smaller droplets. Then I turned a piece of watercolor paper upside down and dabbed it into the paint droplets. I dried it with a heat gun and then repeated it several times until there was good coverage over the entire panel. Next I sprayed some white Hero Arts spray onto my craft sheet and dabbed the panel into it after giving it a good spritz of Tsukineko frost shimmer spray. After that was dry I flicked on larger drops of water and then blotted them off to take away some color. Then I flicked on more drops of white Hero Arts spray and after it was dried I sprayed the entire panel with the Tsukineko frost shimmer spray. It’s crazy sparkly but still very masculine!
Next I prepped it with a powder tool and stamped the Neat and Tangled Time Warp stamp with versamark and heat-embossed it with Hero Arts white embossing powder. I trimmed the panel down and adhered it to a piece of silver shimmery cardstock. Then I attached that panel to a top-folding A2 card base. I stamped the sentiment from Neat and Tangled A Long Time Ago with versamark onto a piece of Simon Says Stamp black cardstock and heat-embossed it with Hero Arts white embossing powder. I trimmed banner down and adhered it to the front of the card with a few glue dots. On the inside of the card I stamped and heat-embossed the “you were born” sentiment from the same stamp set. I’m really pleased with how the galaxy turned out…I love the little hints of green, yellow, and blue peeking through the black! I’m sure I’ll be trying this again!!
And now, out of the craft room and back to the kitchen…have a big dinner to prepare tonight! Thanks for visiting, and to those who celebrate, Happy Passover!! 🙂