by Sue McRae
Hello crafters! Sue here with a Christmas card using a galaxy sky background for the cute Simple Lantern Oval die.
This is my first attempt at making a galaxy sky with Distress Inks and I have to say it was a lot of fun!
I took white cardstock and pounced and blended a few Distress Ink colours randomly over the panel. I added pink and purples first, then light blues and darker blues and finally black. And yes, it looks like a hot mess when you're starting out (as you can see in the pic) and it doesn't matter if you have blotches because as you continue to add colours it evens out and some sort of dark night sky magic happens.
When I was happy with the inking, I mixed Perfect Pearls with water and flicked it on the panel and let it dry. Then I did the same with white paint and blue metallic paint and these became the stars and/or snow! Totally up to you! It really adds to creating depth in the night sky!
I die cut the Simple Lantern Oval 4 times from black cardstock and layered them. I added a piece of glitter cardstock behind the lantern for a little sparkle.
For the scene, the house and tree were die cut from white linen cardstock and for the snow I die cut the Whittle Cloud Border from white pearl foil paper from the Polished Foil Pad.
The Holly Merry Christmas was die cut from the same sparkly platinum cardstock found in the Holiday Glitter Pad.
I hope you get inky and try making your own galaxy background and incorporate it into one of your Christmas cards!
Wishing you a crafty week!