Double Interactive Space Theme Card + Video

Hello crafty friends!

I am super excited to share this card.  It features a fun galaxy style alcohol ink background, a slider countdown channel and two wobbler elements.  What could be more fun than that?  What a super fun card for a young child who loves this type of thing.  The My Favorite Things stamp set I used today has some flexibility to make something other than a birthday card should you choose with a different sentiment.

I created a video tutorial for this card that focuses on how to build the interactive card.  The coloring is not part of the video, so I'll share some information on how I did the background.  The stamped and die cut space ship, alien and planet were all stamped onto Neenah Solar white 80 lb cardstock with a Copic friendly ink, then colored with various brightly colored alcohol markers - most Copic and a few Spectrum Noir.  I didn't keep track of the colors I used this time.

The background was created using Yupo alcohol ink paper from Ranger.  I dropped several blue and purple colors as well as silver mixative onto the paper, then used a straw to move the colors around until I was happy with the result.  After the alcohol inks dried, I wanted to create the look of a galaxy and stars.  I used watered down gesso and flicked all over the panel with a paintbrush and allowed it to dry overnight.  The colors I used will be listed at the end of this post.  (Note: affiliate links are used  which don't impact your price at all and if you use them to purchase products seen here, I may earn a small commission - your support is definitely appreciated as it allows me to continue bringing you inspiration, videos and giveaways, like this one.

Here's the finished inside of the card, where I used a couple of the other colored die cut pieces and another sentiment reading "hope your birthday is unbelievable".

I am also playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge, which is an "anything goes" style challenge. Since the SSS design team at SSS is using My Favorite Things products, I thought it would be fun to pull out this super cute stamp set called "Out of This World" and the slider channel dies and voila! Sadly I found this particular stamp set is not available anymore- I will link to some similar stamp sets that could be substituted for the one I used.

The slider channel builder die set is still available which is very useful for creating this type of card.

I appreciate you stopping by today to take a look - if you have any thoughts about this card or technique(s) used, please do leave a comment.  I'll always reply to questions and try to reply to all comments as time allows me to!

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1 comment

  1. What a great design, inside and out, Teresa! Thank you for playing with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!


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