Colorful Distress Oxide Galaxy Card - Don't Stop Believin'

For today's card I used the "Great Things" stamp set from Simon Says Stamp. This stamp set was designed by Cathy Zielske. Gotta love a CZ set!

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I started out with a piece of Canson watercolor paper taper down to a board. I added a bunch of Distress Oxide ink randomly to the paper in the colors Candied Apple, Spiced Marmalade, Fossilized Amber, Twisted Citron, Salty Ocean, and Wilted Violet. I then filled in any left over space with Black Soot Distress Oxide ink. Once the blending was done I flicked some water onto the paper with my hand and then soaked it up with a paper towel. This soaks up the color a little bit in those areas.

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Next I took out my Gansai Tambi watercolors and used a small paintbrush to flick tiny splatters of paint onto the background. I used the colors white, and white gold. I also used my Reeves white watercolor to add some more splatters. I find the Reeves to be a little bit more opaque.

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I stamped three of the sentiments from the "Great Things" stamp set onto a piece of black cardstock with Versmark ink. I heat embossed these in a white embossing powder. All together these three sentiments will read "Don't stop believin' hold on to that feel-ay-e-eh-en." Which is of course awesome. Who doesn't love Journey?? I cut the smaller two sentiments into strips and fussy cut the larger one. I took the larger sentiment and glued it to some vellum using my Gina K Connect glue and then fussy cut the vellum to give it a border.

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I popped up my background panel onto a card base using foam tape. I then popped up the three sentiments on the background. I added some clear sequins and some tiny silver star sequins using my Gina K Connect glue. I arranged the sequins to flow across the background from the upper left corner to the bottom left corner. Next I used a T-square ruller and a white gel pen to add a border around the edge of the background panel. Finally I used my Wink of Stella glitter brush to add some sparkle to the two sentiment strips as well as the border of the background panel.


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