How-to: Night Sky / Galaxy Card Tutorial with Hero Arts Cathedral of Trees Bold Prints Stamp. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula

Hero Arts | How-to: Night Sky / Galaxy Card. Video (Blog Hop + Giveaway)

Hello, crafters! In this video, I’ll show you how to create a stunning night sky background for a handmade card with the help of Hero Arts stamps and inks. This technique, while looks complicated, is easy to replicate and is sure to give you great results.

How-to: Night Sky / Galaxy Card Tutorial with Hero Arts Cathedral of Trees Bold Prints Stamp. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula

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VIDEO TUTORIAL

As always, I filmed a video tutorial showing how to create this project from start to finish. I’m hoping you’ll enjoy it. Watch it below or on my Youtube channel:

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CARDS DETAILS

I am using a new background stamp from Hero Arts called Cathedral of Trees, it is from Hero’s new Oh What Hun Holiday 2019 catalog that was just released. It’s a 6×6 cling background stamp that can be used for both portrait and landscape cards. I’ve been on a lookout for a stamp like this for a long time as this look is very on-trend these days and I don’t have anything similar in my stash.

How-to: Night Sky / Galaxy Card Tutorial with Hero Arts Cathedral of Trees Bold Prints Stamp. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula

The idea is to stamp this image in black ink, heat emboss it to protect that black color from any ink that will be applied over it and ink blend the background.

To begin, I used a MISTI stamping tool and first stamped the image in clear embossing ink. I did not use white cardstock but went with Hero Arts Arctic cardstock instead. You can, by all means, start with a white panel, but it is easier to start with a light blue one instead. This will require a lot less ink blending down the road.

How-to: Night Sky / Galaxy Card Tutorial with Hero Arts Cathedral of Trees Bold Prints Stamp. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula

Next, I stamped the same image in black ink, covered the image with Sparkle embossing powder and heat set it. Several colors of ink are needed to achieve this look. I like to use a few blue and purple pads for this, including Hero Arts Reactive inks as they will give us that beautiful sky look.

I used Navy, Grape JuiceBlue Hawaii, Grape Slush, Splash and Sea Salt. The latter was applied direct to paper and blended out on the panel. Next, I sprayed the background with Iridescent White Shimmer Spray and let it sit for about 30 minutes for the moisture to absorb into the paper and dry. To add more stars to the sky I used a white pen and added a bunch of white dots in various sizes.

How-to: Night Sky / Galaxy Card Tutorial with Hero Arts Cathedral of Trees Bold Prints Stamp. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula

I made a very simple card using my background – I trimmed the background down a bit and added to a white card base, I white heat embossed a sentiment that reads “May Peace, Love and Prosperity Follow you Always”, this sentiment comes from a new Holiday Messages and Icons set. I heat embossed it on Hero Hues Cranberry cardstock and embellished the card with red enamel dots from the Sunset set also from Hero Arts, it’s another new product from Hero this year.

How-to: Night Sky / Galaxy Card Tutorial with Hero Arts Cathedral of Trees Bold Prints Stamp. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula

Have fun stamping!

BLOG HOP

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GIVEAWAY

We will give away $50 gift cards to the Hero Arts shop to two lucky winners drawn from all comments left across the hop. Comment by August 31 at 11:59 PST. Winners will be announced on the Hero Arts blog the following week.

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!

Hero Arts CG787 Cathedral of Trees Bold Prints
Hero Arts CG787 Cathedral of Trees Bold Prints
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Hero Arts CM375 Holiday Messages and Icons
Hero Arts CM375 Holiday Messages and Icons
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Hero Arts CH328 Sunset Hero Hues Enamel Dots
Hero Arts CH328 Sunset Hero Hues Enamel Dots
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Hero Arts Ink Pad Intense Black Ink
Hero Arts Ink Pad Intense Black Ink
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Hero Arts AF428 Splash Reactive Ink
Hero Arts AF428 Splash Reactive Ink
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Hero Arts AF429 Blue Hawaii Reactive Ink
Hero Arts AF429 Blue Hawaii Reactive Ink
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Hero Arts AF432 Grape Slush Reactive Ink
Hero Arts AF432 Grape Slush Reactive Ink
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Hero Arts AF434 Sea Salt Reactive Ink
Hero Arts AF434 Sea Salt Reactive Ink
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Hero Arts Navy Ink Pad
Hero Arts Navy Ink Pad
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Hero Arts Grape Juice Ink
Hero Arts Grape Juice Ink
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Hero Arts White Iridescent Shimmer Spray
Hero Arts White Iridescent Shimmer Spray
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Hero Hues Premium Cardstock Arctic
Hero Hues Premium Cardstock Arctic
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Hero Arts Hero Hues Cardstock Dove White
Hero Arts Hero Hues Cardstock Dove White
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Hero Hues Premium Cardstock Cranberry
Hero Hues Premium Cardstock Cranberry
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Misti Stamping Tool
Misti Stamping Tool
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Hero Arts White Detail Embossing Powder
Hero Arts White Detail Embossing Powder
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Hero Arts Clear Embossing & Watermark Ink
Hero Arts Clear Embossing & Watermark Ink
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Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun
Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun
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Hero Arts Silver Sparkle Embossing Powder
Hero Arts Silver Sparkle Embossing Powder
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Ranger Mini Round Ink Blending Tools
Ranger Mini Round Ink Blending Tools
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Spellbinders Circle Replacement Foam
Spellbinders Circle Replacement Foam
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FSJ Dauber Dowel Small (2 cm)
FSJ Dauber Dowel Small (2 cm)
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SB
Sakura Classic White Gelly Roll Pens Set of 3
Sakura Classic White Gelly Roll Pens Set of 3
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SSS | AZ

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188 Comments

    1. I love the night sky technique. So beautifully done!! Keep up the GREAT work!

      1. That sky is so peaceful you can almost hear the crickets and frogs. ♡♡

    1. Gorgeous Card! Love the technique! Thank you for sharing and the video!!!

    1. Lovely card. I am going to go watch the video to see your ink blending technique.

    1. WOW! Love how you did the sky! So beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration and chance to win. 😀

    1. Such a beautifu l card. Galaxy cards aren’t just for space! Peaceful and elegant. Thank you for the perfect ending for this wonderful blog hop!

    1. Your backgrounds are amazing! Absolutely beautiful. Your tree card is suitable for framing!

    1. Great card and fabulous technique. I may give this a try just have to find the time. That’s always a problem. Thanks for another great video and card.

    1. This is my favorite background stamp! And that gorgeous galaxy sky background coloring is stunning!

    1. Gorgeous scene! Love this beautiful card with the Cathedral of Trees stamp! Fabulous colors and details!

    1. Gorgeous winter woods card – the depth of colour is gorgeous and the details give it a magical winter night feel – stunning!

    1. Your galaxy is awesome. Thanks for the wonderful video and all the details.

    1. This is a must have background stamp. It is so beautiful. Thank you for your video & the great tips I’d never heard before. I’m going to bookmark it in order to refer to it again, likely many times. Your card is absolutely glorious Yana!!! Happy Independence Day!

    1. Gorgeous, elegant card. The background you created is amazing. I find the Cathedral of Trees stamp so peaceful — beautiful.

    1. Yana, I always look forward to seeing what you will do with new products, and you never disappoint. This is absolutely gorgeous! I love that you used the sparkle embossing powder on the trees, and the pop of red just sets everything off for a festive look. Beautiful!

    1. Wow! You really elevated the tree cathedral stamp to a new level with your night sky ink blending. It’s gorgeous.

    1. Can’t wait to create with these amazing new sets! You have done such an amazing job creating with them.

    1. You used my favorite stamp from this release, the Cathedral of Trees. Showing your blending process is very helpful. As always thanks for the inspiration!

    1. Reminds me of a peaceful, snowy Christmas Eve. And I love how the red pops against the dark background! Beautiful!

    1. Love your card and the fact that you share a video of your creative process!!

    1. Absolutely gorgeous card! Super video, as always — makes it so much easier to learn the techniques you use! TFS!

    1. You’re ink blending looks great! I always enjoy a good ink blending tutorial. I really like this stamp. I can see me using it for masculine cards for different occasions. This is very pretty-especially with the extra sparkle from the spray.

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