Monday, September 11, 2017

In the Stars card with video tutorial
Hi everyone,

It's Monday and that means a new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! This week it's all about "It's in the Stars".

For this card I went for an outerspace theme. A pinkish galaxy with an alien-like sign that could also represent a planet. I totally leave that up to your own imagination. I started with Picked Raspberry and Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide and Picked Raspberry Distress Ink. Then I added Black Soot Distress Oxide to start the galaxy feel. The black in combination with the pink gives a dark purple color. What fits perfectly for the outerspace theme. To add some additional color I've used Are You Cerise Infusions.

The stars are made with Nuvo Mousse, this is my first time using this product, and it's so versatile. Texture paste works best for me with a plastic card, but I guess the mousse works better with a spatula. It also didn't help that the surface wasn't completely flat. The alien sign, well, that's what I see in it ... is the Triplex cutter template of Seth Apter. I also distressed it with Nuvo Mousse and with Bronze Age Metallique Wax. I adhered a sheet of vellum behind it so it stands out more and it makes it also look more like a planet.




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Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Sandra :-) the background is fabulous, I love the dark colours with the shot of bright pink, very stunning design and the vellum adds a very lovely look to the 'moon' like planet :-)

Lols x x x

Catherine said...

Wow, Sandra, the pink and black background is awesome! I love how the pink bursts through the dark colors. The whole design is so cool.

Cathie ♥

Macarena said...

Ay! The pinks looks so cool with black and infusions. Perfect colored background as always! What a pity it's only 6 minuts of this addictive movie! Hugs, Marzena

The Paper Layer said...

Cool design! And thank you for turning me on to the Kensington group, they are awesome.

ßeulah ßee said...

Great color contrast and visual appeal--love your originality!

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

What a totally clever use of Seth's die! And your color palettes never cease to amaze me. You are one talented lady in so many ways and I always look forward to your projects!

Art By Wanda said...

Wonderful card!!!!!!!!

Emma Williams said...

Gorgeous card and such a pretty background...this is fabulous Sandra! Hugs... :)

Anna-Karin said...

Such an interesting card Sandra! I love the pink starry background and the focal symbol/planet is so cool! I hope you are having a good weekend! Hugs!

Barbara said...

Pink and black.... Wow, unusual color but wonderful result! Love your use of Seth's die, fabulous! Great card as always! barbara

Kath Stewart said...

amazing colour palette Sandra and I love how you used Seth's die...hugs kath xxx

Meihsia Liu said...

This is such a fun and beautiful card! Sandra. The background colors are fantastic! Love the brilliant alien-like sign idea. :)

Zoey | Scrapsaurus said...

What a beautiful card Sandra! You rocked Seth's die!

Maura said...

Love your outer space/alien theme!! The pinks are done so beautifully with the darker colors, and love how you used Seth's die, Sandra! hugs, Maura

sanpiseth40 said...

this is fabulous Sandra! Hugs... :)