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I just can’t get enough of galaxies. They are SO much fun to make. And the colors. Distress Oxide inks make it simple to make a beautiful galaxy background because the inks blend so smoothly. No streaking at all.
I used the same colors of Distress Oxide ink that I used on my previous galaxy card- Wilted Violet, Blueprint Sketch, and Picked Raspberry. These colors are just perfect for a galaxy. I sponged each color (using a Tim Holtz blending tool) in sections over a piece of white card stock, letting them overlap a bit. Once the entire piece of card stock was covered in color, I took some Gina K. Designs Black Onyx ink and inked up a sponge dauber. I sponged the Black Onyx ink over portions of the bright Distress Oxide colors to tone them down a bit, being careful not to have a heavy hand. The Gina K. dye ink worked perfectly! At first I was worried because I didn’t have Black Soot Distress Oxide ink, but the Black Onyx dye ink worked perfectly to tone down the bright colors.
I used Dr. PH Martin’s Bleedproof White for the white splatters. This ink is absolutely amazing, but it is very thick. In order for it to be usable, you will need to water it down a touch. I usually pour some of the ink out into a small container to add a little water. Adding non-filtered water to the jar can cause mold. Ick.
I used a Spectrum Noir Clear Overlay sparkle pen ALL OVER the entire card front. Yes, it would have been simpler to put some Pearl-Ex or Perfect Pearls in a spray bottle with water. But I didn’t think of that until after the fact. Isn’t it super sparkly, though?
The greeting is from the Stitched Leaves stamp set at Gina K. Designs. I used the Friend die cut to cut out three ‘friends’ that I glued together with some Connect Glue. I added a few foam squares to the back of the ‘friend’ to give it some dimension.
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