Today I am sharing a galaxy inspired card I made for the Altenew Educator Certification Programme. This card was made for the class ‘for the guys.’ Focusing on cards for boys and men is not always easy. I was inspired by a lot of ideas in this class and decided to blend a galaxy .
Galaxy backgrounds are always good fun. Each time will give a different result.
To blend the background I used some Arches cold pressed watercolour card. I selected Distress inks in various colours. Starting with yellow I blended 2 spots then added orange, pink then started another area blending pink and purple. Once the brighter colours were down I went between the areas with blue then dark blue. Then I added black working in form each edge. There is no right or wrong way to blend a galaxy and it will always look worst before it looks good but keep going.
Once the background was dry I used a paint brush and splattered some white gauche and some Gansai Tambi stary colours. White gold watercolour over the galaxy.
Once the background was finished I worked on the images. I stamped the controller image from the Altenew set ‘Best Dad ‘twice in Memento tuxedo black ink. I then coloured them with Copic markers and cut them out with my Scan n Cut.
I heat embossed the sentiment from the Altenew set ‘Heartfelt Sentiments’ on to the background using white embossing powder. I then attached the controller images using a tape runner.
To complete the card I attached the finished panel to a card base.
I love how the card turned out and the class has taught me new ways to make masculine cards.
Take care for now.
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