Hey Everyone! Justin here, and I am so excited to be sharing a project using the new Space- Infinity and Beyond set! This release has a lot of tough competition, but I really think it is my favorite release to-date, and I am so over the moon (see what I did there?) with these new space themed sets and stencils!
For this project, I wanted to make something a little different for me: a one layer card! So I started with an A2-sized piece of white cardstock. I stamped my astronaut with the moon balloon from Space- Infinity & Beyond and colored them in with some Copic Markers. I also wanted to continue the bottom of the stamp, which looked like the ground of the moon. So, I used an alcohol marker safe pen and extended the horizon, while adding in a couple stones. The stones were actually really easy to add in, because if you look at the stamp’s styling, the stones shadows are little lines, and were super easy to add in to the rocks I drew. I then colored in the ground of the moon with Copic Markers as well.
Next, I stamped out a mask for my astronaut and the moon on full-adhesive post-its, cut them out and covered them up. I also pieced together some torn up post-it bits to mask off the ground portion as well.
I took my blending brushes and used a red, a peacock blue and yellow ink and applied them in splotches on the white areas of my paper. I then went in with a black ink, and covered up all the splotches. I took those color inks and went back over the black ink to really draw them out of the black so it looked like a multi-color galaxy.
Now, I have 2 rules with making galaxies. The first is to never judge your galaxy until you’ve finished all your steps, because it really won’t look right to you until the very end. And the second is that it’s all about the layers and distractions. So now that we’ve layered up the inks, let’s talk distractions (really, they’re embellishments that look super pretty).
First, I spritzed my panel with water to help blend the inks together and get some nice distressed water spots. After my panel was dry, I took some sparkle liquid and splattered that onto my card and let it dry. The next thing I did was take some white acrylic paint, slightly water it down, and splatter it onto my sky for some white stars. After the white paint dried, I then took some red metallic water color and splattered that onto the galaxy as well. Once it was dry, I had my galaxy background just the way I wanted it! I know that sounds like a lot of steps, but all of those splatters really help add to the starry galaxy look to the card. And I like to believe that using splatters of different colors and materials adds a nice dimension and detail to your project!
For my sentiment, I felt the “I’d give you the moon” from the Space- Infinity & Beyond set was absolutely the perfect choice for this stamp. I stamped it out and embossed it in white powder.
I removed all of my masking and there were a couple areas that were slightly exposing the white paper. I went in with my alcohol marker safe black pen and touched them up. I also went over the moon balloon’s string with the pen as well to make it pop more.
I added my single layer panel to an A2-sized card base, and I was done!
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