This post was sponsored by Simon Says Stamp. Thanks, Simon!
My blog is basically an homage to my favorite flowers, with the occasional critter or beach theme thrown in for good measure. However, I find myself needing encouragement cards for my kiddos occasionally, and so for today’s project I created this vibrant blended “galaxy” background to work perfectly with the beautiful calligraphy Shoot for the Stars die cut from Simon Says Stamp. Sometimes, a single die can be the jumping off point for an entire card! Let’s get started with the details.
I began by blending Galaxy, Amethyst, and Lilac inks on a panel of white cardstock, creating a super vibrant background that looks almost like the northern lights or the Milky Way is running through the middle of it. To add the twinkling stars, I splattered the background with some metallic silver watercolor, adding a few larger freehand stars to create a variety of sizes.
While my splattered panel was drying, I die cut the Shoot for the Stars twice, once from Simon Says Stamp Luxe Glitter Classic cardstock, creating a crazy sparkly die cut sentiment. I adhered the two die cut pieces together with liquid adhesive, making this super delicate greeting a bit more sturdy as well as adding a bit of height to my greeting to help it further stand out from the colorful background. I also trimmed down a greeting from the Yay You sentiment card set. I lightly blended some Lilac ink on the sentiment strip to keep the colors coordinated for the entire card.
Before adhering my sentiment pieces, I wanted to add another element of shine and sparkle to th card front, so I trimmed down the blended panel slightly and nestled it into the upper left corner of an A2 panel of Simon Says Stamp’s Mirror Ball cardstock. This cardstock is super shiny and such a neat textural addition; it practically screams “outer space” to me! I adhered the sentiment pieces with liquid and foam adhesive, finally adding one last textural element with some iridescent silver gems. Having multiple sizes of “stars” adds interest to the background!
Well, that’s all for today’s project! I think that this card could be an encouragement card or even a graduation card. Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a marvelous day!