A long while ago, in a craft room pretty far away, I was preparing my projects for the Kindred Stamps June Release… and I can’t believe it’s finally here! Hey everyone! Today I’m sharing my collection of 6 projects using the newest edition to the Galactic Family of stamps over at Kindred Stamps: Galactic Descendants! This set comes with 6 out of this world characters, and so many sentiment options! PLUS, I am also sharing some of the patterns included in the new Galactic Paper Pack (you’re gonna need this one)! So, let’s hop in our space ships and blast off!
For my first Galactic Descendants project, I took the staff bearing space warrior and colored her up with Copic Markers.
To make this project have a sun ray effect, I decided to stretch the use of the Candy Cane stencil. I made my background from Blending Cardstock, using Catherine Pooler Tiara and Catching Rays Ink (of course, water and ink splattering it for extra detail). I placed the Candy Cane stencil over top, and applied a solid layer of Transfer Gel Duo, and let it dry. I then ran it through my laminator with the Peach Princess Deco Foil.
I also matted this card with one of the patterns from the Galactic Paper Pack, which provided some great detail on the edges.
Pro Tip: I really enjoy using multiple colors from the same family in a project. This card, for example, I used yellow-orange inks and deco-foil to help carry a sunny-sort of sentiment.
Kindred Stamps Products Used:
Other Products Used:
Avery Elle- Elle-ments Bookmark Die
Catherine Pooler Ink: Twilight & Catching Rays
Not So Heavy Metal Sequin Mix
For my 2nd Galactic Descendants project, I decided to create a bookmark using the little round robot from the set! I Colored them up with Copic Markers and fussy cut them out, setting them aside.
For my bookmark, I first die cut out 2 bookmarks: one from blending cardstock and the other from chipboard. For the blending cardstock die cut, I placed the Gears stencil overtop, and blended over it with Twilight Catherine Pooler Ink. I then distressed the edges of the bookmark with Catching Rays Ink.
When I finished off this bookmark, I actually adhered my blending cardstock die cut on top of my extra chipboard die cut. This gave some sturdiness to my bookmark, which I just found so helpful!
Pro Tip: You can distress edges of your project with any color you want, not just shades of brown and black! This can add some fun dimension and effects to your project!
For my 3rd Galactic Descendants Project, I made a card using this pilot side-kick, using the new Galactic Paper Pack. I colored up the character with Copic Markers, fussy cut him out and set him aside.
For the card background, I just had fun playing with different colors and patterns. I based most of my color palette by the clothing the pilot is wearing. I used blending cardstock with the Spaceship Paneling stencil to make some fun patterns, both on a die cut stitched square, and the stars included with the Card Builder Basics Die Set. The Sentiment Strips Die Set also worked great for this project as well!
Pro Tip: I highly recommend investing in a good sentiment strop die set. I believe that the use of sentiment strip dies give your project such a nice finished look, as it is an exact cut. I love using the Kindred Stamps Sentiment Strips Die Set. The stitched edging on the dies just give such a great final touch to these, and you will get so much use out of them!
For my 4th Galactic Descendants project, I of course had to color up this Galactic Baddie with Copic Markers, fussy cut him out and set him aside.
For the background, I took some light gray cardstock and started blending from the outside in with Black Soot Distress Ink. I also splattered some Black Soot Distress Ink for a more dappled effect.
I wanted to foil this card as well. So I used the same technique from my first card, but using the Digital Noise stencil. I ran the dried transfer gel panel through with some Wagon Red Deco Foil, and I squealed with excitement when I pulled back the foil sheet to see my final result! The red just stood out so dang perfectly against the background!
Pro Tip: When coloring blacks (and whites as well), don’t be afraid to play with all the shades of gray! Also, as a rule of thumb, I tend to color my blacks a tad lighter than what I normally would think they would be, as this allows me to better shade my colored image.
For my 5th Galactic Descendants Project, I colored up this leather jacket wearing hero with my Copic Markers, fussy cut him out and set him aside. I wanted to make a quick project, really showing off another fantastic print included in the Galactic Paper Pack!
For my background, I chose the burgundy pattern with symbols, matted it with chipboard, and then also used some orange strips on the sides to mimic the orange stripes on his jacket! The sentiment strip dies were a great way to show off this fun buildable sentiment as well!
Pro Tip: Adding stripes or little shape embellishments are a great way to add just a little extra detail to your project when it needs it! And adding a little bit of distressing to these shapes will give them that finished edge to really make your project pop!
For my 6th and final Galactic Descendants project, I colored up the maintenance worker girl with Copic Markers, and fussy cut her out, cleaning up the edge with a black brush tip Copic Multi-liner.
For this project, I also really wanted to show off one of the 2 GORGEOUS scene prints in the Galactic Paper Pack! You all are definitely going to need to use these to make some stunning intergalactic cards! I kept this project simple by matting the maintenance worker girl on a couple deckled dies, one of which used the Mystic Moons stencil. I also heat embossed a quick sentiment to pull this all together!
Pro Tip: Don’t be afraid of using patterned papers to make effective backgrounds for your card! Jazz them up with some good die cuts, embellishments, and a pretty sentiment banner/block, and it will look amazing!
Thank you so much for checking out my blog today! I hope these projects have you ready to blast off to crafty fun, in a craft room/table/desk not so far away!
I have some more information about the Kindred Stamps June Release that I’d like to share with you as well!
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Thank you again for stopping by! I can’t wait to see what you create with the amazing sets that are a part of this month’s release!
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