Good morning!! I’m here with a Star-Wars themed galaxy card to celebrate May the 4th! May the 4th is a play on words of the “May the Force be with you” greeting from Star Wars and is an unofficial holiday celebrating all things Star Wars. A crafty friend of mine, Marcie Sharp, suggested a collaboration for the holiday and at the bottom of my post you’ll find links to the other crafters who are participating in today’s celebration (and I hear there’s a giveaway on one of the stops)! 😉
So, I’m married to a HUGE Star Wars fan…like owns the movies, can quote the movies, owns the comics, and the legos, and the t-shirts, and the posters, see the movie opening night kind of fan…there was no question that I’d make a card for May the 4th! I decided to create a galaxy background using a variety of paints, sprays, and inks and celebrate one of the most iconic moments of the series!
I started my galaxy process by smooshing salty ocean, mustard seed, picked raspberry, seedless preserves, blueprint sketch, and evergreen bough distress inks onto my work surface and added drops of black soot reinker. I spritzed everything with water, smeared it around with my finger, and then pressed my paper into the ink. I’ll be honest, when you see it in the video…it looks fairly awful at that step in the process…but just give it time, each layer transforms it more and more into a dimensional galaxy!
Next I dabbed metallic gold and silver paint onto my work surface, spritzed it with water, dabbed off some of the ink with a paper towel, and then pressed my paper into the paint. I repeated that process twice but didn’t dab the ink away with the paper towel the second time. I also repeated the process with white paint to create far away stars in my galaxy. Then I flicked white acrylic paint onto the paper with a paintbrush (a trick I learned from Keeway Tsao!) and let it dry. Next it was time for sprays…I spritzed it with shimmer spray and then flicked on gold, silver, and white spray with a paintbrush.
I wanted to keep my sentiment simple and let the focus stay on my background. One of the iconic moments in the Star Wars series is the scene where Leia tells Han Solo that she loves him right before he is frozen in carbonite and he replies with “I know”. I thought that dialogue would be perfect for a cute anniversary card! The speech bubbles were cut with my ScanNCut but they’re outlines of the A Birdie Told Me stamps from Lawn Fawn. I used Milo’s ABCs from Lawn Fawn and lined up the letters on my MISTI before stamping and embossing them with silver embossing powder.
I rarely stamp on the inside of cards but decided to make an exception for this card! I used the A Long Time Ago stamp set from Neat and Tangled to create my anniversary sentiment and heat-embossed it with white embossing powder. I adhered the galaxy background to a black card base and then adhered the sentiment speech bubbles with foam mounting tape.
And that’s my card: a shimmery, dimensional galaxy for my most favorite Star Wars nerd! 😉
So I have two crafty friends who are also creating cards to celebrate May the 4th! Head over to their blogs to check out their creations and enter the giveaway! 😉
Thanks so much for visiting today and May the 4th be with you! 🙂
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