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Star Stream Galaxy

Star Stream Galaxy

Hi All,

Today I’m playing with another new die from the Simon Says Stamp recent Sending Sunshine release, called Star Stream. I had the idea to combine it with a galaxy. Galaxies can be a little nerve-racking, at least for me. You can’t really go through a series of steps and have it look the same each time. I think some people think that’s fun, lol. 🙂

I did this galaxy card last year using mostly the same steps I used on today’s card. But, this card is a lot darker. I did a lighter version of a galaxy for this card as well, which I show at the end of the video for comparison.

Here is a close-up:

Star Stream Galaxy

Enjoy the video and have a great weekend!

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Card Measurements:

Element Imperial Metric
Star Stream cut 3 7/8 inches down from top left 9.8 cm
Card base 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches 10.8 x 14 cm

Supplies:

SSS Star Stream
SSS Star Stream
Mama Elephant Shooting Star
Mama Elephant Shooting Star
EH|SSS
Ranger Artist Brushes
Ranger Artist Brushes
EH|SSS
Twisted Citron Distress Ink
Twisted Citron Distress Ink
EH|SSS
Picked Raspberry Distress Ink
Picked Raspberry
EH|SSS
Peacock Feathers Distress Ink
Peacock Feathers
EH|SSS
Wilted Violet Distress Ink
Wilted Violet Distress Ink
EH|SSS
Black Soot Distress Ink
Black Soot
EH|SSS
Gansai Tambi White
Gansai Tambi White
EH|SSS
Versafine Black Onyx Ink
Versafine Black Ink
EH|SSS
Uniball Gold Gel Pen
Uniball Gold Gel Pen
EH|SSS
Versamark Ink Pad
Versamark Ink
EH|SSS
Silver Embossing Powder
Silver Embossing Powder
EH|SSS
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Neenah Cardstock
EH|SSS
Strathmore Watercolor Paper
Watercolor Paper
Mini MISTI
Mini MISTI
Zig Two-Way Glue Pen
Glue Pen
ATG Tape Runner
ATG Tape Runner
EH|SSS

Comments

  1. wrote on May 18th, 2018 at 7:23 am

    Connie

    Thanks for sharing your steps to create a really beautiful galaxy. I definitely preferred the darker version. The SSS star stream is very effective in silver against the white. Wonder though if I would have your patience to try to create something similar.

  2. wrote on May 18th, 2018 at 2:28 pm

    Linda M Hasz

    What I love about you is that you point out ideas and/or mistakes that you feel you have made in order that we, too, can learn from them. I am the same way and I think that people appreciate it when you say something did or didn’t work for you. This is really a great card!

  3. wrote on May 18th, 2018 at 3:59 pm

    Carol Mac

    The darker version is more sky-like, I think. I have tried this and you are right, each one is different. Funny how you added the white dots three times, I can’t believe how much they fade! I like the way you embossed the star strip in silver, makes it more effective! It’s a long weekend here in Canada so I have 3 whole days to make cards!!! Thanks Darlene!

  4. wrote on May 18th, 2018 at 4:26 pm

    Andrea

    I also like the second (darker) one better. I think it just has that “deep space” look more. Thank you for sharing your faux pas with us as well. Like Linda said, it helps us not do what obviously doesn’t work (like the white watercolor stars that disappeared). I love how this card came out in the end. Galaxy backgrounds can be unnerving, because they look like a hot mess until you get to the very end, and then they don’t. I had the same thing happen when I did an Aurora Borealis sky background for a Christmas card I made this last Christmas. I just had to keep making myself go on, and it finally turned out great! You just can’t give up too soon sometimes. Thank you so much for sharing your artwork with us, Darlene, and y’all have a great weekend, too! 😺 ~ Andrea

  5. wrote on May 19th, 2018 at 1:04 am

    Glenismaree

    I think we all seem to like the darker galaxy version the best. I am not a galaxy lover but I think I am liking this one is that it doesn’t take up all of the card and it is very affective. Thanks Darlene.

  6. wrote on May 19th, 2018 at 8:01 pm

    Anna D.

    Hi Darlene,

    You had mentioned Versafine Black Onyx ink was easy for you to clean. I love that ink but underutilize it because I can never get the ink out of the stamp crevices. What’s your secret?

    Thanks,
    Anna

    • wrote on May 28th, 2018 at 6:07 pm

      Carol Mac

      Hi Anna, I use the shammy thing…not sure what they call it, but you get it wet and wipe your stamps with it. It cleans the onyx ink for me. if it is really stubborn you could wipe it with the shammy then clean it on your stampin scrub with the spray like you would a rubber stamp and then wipe it again with the shammy as it will get rid of all the lint or dust that might show up the next time you stamp. You can buy them in the automotive section of Walmart, etc. I hope that helps. 😎

  7. wrote on May 19th, 2018 at 11:12 pm

    jennyjo88

    Absolutely perfect! Love every detail of this card.

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