Saturday, July 15, 2017

Galaxy Card with Distress Ink

Wowzers! Can you believe we are more than halfway through 2017!?! Say what! Pretty soon the summer will be over and that means back inside out of the cold. But enough about that glum price of news. I wanted to try to create a galaxy card using distress ink and because our new challenge over at Mix It Up is all about Distress Inks/Distress Tool, I had a go. Enjoy!

I started with some heavyweight white card stock and began blending distress ink colors. I went from the lightest color to the darkest and spritzed my card stock with water along the way. 
Next time I'll try using watercolor paper instead. :) I heat dried my card and then added the darkest distress ink-black soot. 
Then I smooshed black soot and mermaid lagoon onto my craft mat and spritzed with water. I added the ML randomly to the card to create an almost blue swirl. Then I did the same with the black soot. And heat dried it again. I then watered down some white heavy acrylic paint and splatter the entire card to create some "stars". 
While my card was drying (under a heavy book) I got started on the stars. I used some Snow Cap alcohol ink on the rusty stars and poured some DecoArt glitter to those while wet. Once everything was dry I added some TH chitchat stickers and glued the stars down with a hot glue gun. Viola!
 My first attempt at a galaxy card. Whew! The best part about this technique is there is no set pattern or colors to use. Just enjoy the process. Hugz and Carpe Diem! ~Niki
I would like to share this design with these wonderful challenges:

What is more beautiful than the galaxy we live in. :)


I was inspired by the night sky fireworks and the stars. 



23 comments:

  1. Love your galaxy, what a gorgeous card! Hugs, Valerie

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  2. This is one amazing card!!! Love the way you created the galaxy and the stars add such a great touch.
    Hugs
    Samra
    Paper Talk with Samra

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  3. Absolutely stunning, Niki!! The galaxy looks so gorgeous!! I love the colors you used and the stars!! So spectacular, my friend!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  4. WOW! You made this sound like such an easy project, but the result is tremendous. I have been wanting to try this so bad and will pin to remind myself. Big hugs, Autumn

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  5. Definitely galactic Niki - just beautiful - you did FABULOUS! Xj.

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  6. what a fabulous galaxy - I love this - so very effective! Hugs rachel x

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  7. Amazing creation thanks for playing with Scrapki this month xxxx

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  8. Very cool. And thanks for showing the steps. Ots so cool to see how its made. :)

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  9. Oh wow Niki, you really did create a stunning galaxy!! The colours are gorgeous and so perfect! I did take a sharp intake of breath when you said you coloured those rusty stars, but they look absolutely stunning and just highlight the beautiful background even more. A triumph!! Hugs, Red xxx

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  10. Wow this is amazing. Love the detail.
    Thank you for entering our Challenge at Crafting by Designs https://craftingbydesigns.blogspot.co.uk/
    Regards
    Mel DT
    https://melgeecrafts.com/

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  11. I'm all starry eyed looking at this beautiful galaxy creation. What an amazing result you achieved here Niki.

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  12. This turned out beautifully---loved reading al about how you did this too! Thanks for joining us at CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS!

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  13. Oh my goodness this is just stunning! I love the scene you created! The colors are fabulous as are the stars you made! Thanks for the tutorial too!! So glad you joined us at LTSCB and good luck! Hugs, Robin

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  14. stunning background, love how you made this, thanks for playing along at Creative Embellishments and good luck !

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  15. Great job in creating this! Thanks for joining in our challenge at Creative Embellishments.

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  16. Lovely galaxy effect! Thanks for joining us at Creative Embellishments!

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  17. What a magical night sky - brilliant word with the inks. I can hardly believe how simply adding the black completely changes the look of them.
    Alison x

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  18. super stars combo... thanks for playing along with us at Creative Embellishments

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  19. Gorgeous card! Love your background.

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  20. Totally gorgeous Niki, love the colors and your stars!
    Hugs, Sherry x
    Loose Stitches and Unraveled Threads

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  21. Punkin' you have outdone yourself yet AGAIN with this supercalegragelistic galaxy card! I have never seen one so beautiful--it really took my breath away! Pinning so I can try! Paint rust??? What! That's sacrilege! Sorry to be late...playing SLOW catch up after vacation and catch up on the DT and home front. I hope you are enjoying these hot summer days! Hugs to you, Punkin'!

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  22. so pretty and mesmerizing Thanks for joining us at Creative Embellishments

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  23. Very pretty! Thanks for playing along with Creative embellishments!

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