Simon Says Stamp | Easy Galaxy Background. Video

Simon Says Stamp | Easy Galaxy Background. Video

Hello friends! I have been playing with Simon’s Seeing Stars stamp set and stamping various backgrounds for my cards. As I was experimenting I came across an easier way to create a galaxy background and I’d like to share it in today’s blog post.

I used two colors of embossing powder to create cards I’m sharing in this video – Gold and Rose Gold. Both are stunning, but the Rose Gold will pleasantly surprise you – it shines beautifully when the light hits it, this is especially noticeable with artificial light. Rose Gold embossing powder looks dull on the photo below, but be sure to check the rest of the photos and video too to see the shine.

Simon Says Stamp | Easy Galaxy Background. Video

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VIDEO TUTORIAL

I’ve filmed a video tutorial where I explain the process in detail. Watch my video below or on my Youtube channel:

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CARD DETAILS

This is a one layer layer. I started working on this project by heat embossing the sentiments first. I went with “I Miss You. Though We’re Far Apart, We’re Sleeping Under The Same Stars”. If you heat emboss other elements first and sentiment last, you run the risk of not having enough space on the card to fit it, so its best to start with the sentiment.

Simon Says Stamp | Easy Galaxy Background. Video

I also used images of star constellations and embossed them on the background around thee sentiment. The little gaps were filled with little solid stars, that also came from the Seeing Stars stamp set.

Simon Says Stamp | Easy Galaxy Background. Video

Instead of starting this card on a white piece of cardstock like I always do, I started on Simon’s Soft Navy card. This gave a nice blue background for my project. Having a colored background makes it much easier to add additional color as there’s a lot less ink blended needed.

First I blended white pigment ink over the central portion my heat embossed card front. White ink created a placeholder for other colors and also an illusion that this piece was white to begin with. Next I used Distress inks and added additional colors. I went with the same colors of ink I always use when I go to create a galaxy – Seedless Preserves, Peacock Feathers, Wild Honey. This time I also blended a bit of Chipped Sapphire around the edges to darken them.

Simon Says Stamp | Easy Galaxy Background. Video

Lastly I used my Wink Of Stella glitter pen and added a bit of glitter to some of the larger stars.

I also have one more card to share using this stamp set, but this one was done without any ink blending, stars were heat embossed onto same Soft Navy cardstock, but using Gold embossing powder this time. Chipped Sapphire ink was blended around the edges to darken them and make the center look lighter.

Simon Says Stamp | Seeing Stars - When We Are Together I See Stars

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OTHER GALAXY BACKGROUNDS

I love creating galaxy backgrounds for my projects and I have a few more examples on my blog. Click the image below to see entire card and blog post:

Simon Says Stamp | Masterpiece Box - Large Sentiments Cards. WPlus9 Whimsy Alpha Simon Says Stamp | Galaxy Ink Blended Background - Look For The Miracles MFT Guest Designer | Galaxy Background - Count the Stars Altenew | Galaxy Background with Altenew inks. Video Spellbinders | Using other planet image on a globe. Video

SUPPLIES

I’m listing the products I used below. Click on the link to go directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much for your support!

Simon Says Stamp Card Kit of the Month 2016 Subscription
Simon Says Stamp Card Kit of the Month 2016 Subscription
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Simon Says Stamp Card Kit of The Month August 2016 Seeing Stars CK816
Simon Says Stamp Card Kit of The Month August 2016 Seeing Stars CK816
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Simon Says Clear Stamps SEEING STARS sss101640
Simon Says Clear Stamps SEEING STARS sss101640
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# SOFT NAVY Blue SN23
Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# SOFT NAVY Blue SN23
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Simon Says Stamp Rose Gold Embossing Powder
Simon Says Stamp Rose Gold Embossing Powder
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Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder PW100
Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder PW100
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Versamark Watermark Emboss Ink Pad
Versamark Watermark Emboss Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp Pigment Ink Pad WHITE INK039 Cold Hands Warm Heart
Simon Says Stamp Pigment Ink Pad WHITE INK039 Cold Hands Warm Heart
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad CHIPPED SAPPHIRE Ranger
Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad CHIPPED SAPPHIRE Ranger
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad Peacock Feathers
Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad Peacock Feathers
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad Seedless Preserves
Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad Seedless Preserves
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad Wild Honey
Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad Wild Honey
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Ranger Mini Round Ink Blending Tools
Ranger Mini Round Ink Blending Tools
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Ranger Mini Round Foam Refils
Ranger Mini Round Foam Refils
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ZIG Wink of Stella Glitter Pen
ZIG Wink of Stella Glitter Pen
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Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board
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EK Success Powder Tool Applicator
EK Success Powder Tool Applicator
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2 Comments

    1. This is a stunning card. And love the detailed video. Thanks for sharing!

    1. These backgrounds are awesome! You’re really mastering galaxy theme!

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