Wow! - My 400th Post!

I can't believe that I'm already at 400 blog posts!  That's a lot of cards! Lol :)
Thank you so much to all of you that have made these last few years of blogging so wonderful!  I love and appreciate your super sweet comments, and that you take a little time out of your day to visit my small blog.  You mean the world to me!!

So you've probably seen a lot of this type of card around lately (see Kristina, and Dawn's cards! And Jennifer just posted one too!).  I've loved them so much, I decided to try it out myself, with a little twist.
I love the galaxy look.  There is something so peaceful about space.  It's mystery and beauty.  While I don't think my card is totally accurate in capturing that beauty, I still love it!

Over the past few weeks I have been working to finally collect all the mini distress ink pads (and can I say that I have totally fallen in love with them!).  I had wanted to try doing the galaxy with my distress paints, but just never got around to being that messy.  And I'm a little chicken to try the watercolor style yet...but that one's coming, I can feel it!  So I decided to try it with the distress inks.

I took a couple of the mini blending tools and splotched some of the colors onto my watercolor paper.  Then covered it very generously with the black.  I gave it a few squirts of water to get the inks moving and mixing a bit, then dried it with my heat gun.  The black wasn't quite deep enough for me, and some of the fun color spots had faded out.  So I reapplied some of the colors to intensify them and added more depth with the black.  Light misting again and set it aside to dry.

I LOVE it!!!  Oh, forgot to tell you.  Before I did any inking, I heat embossed the Starry Backdrop from Lawn Fawn over the whole panel.  Now that it's done, I think I might have chosen to do that more sparingly, a little more sporadically around the card instead of the whole card front..but I still love it so much!

While the stars are all amazing, I wanted some smaller flecks as well.  So I pulled out my watercolor paints and did some shimmery white splatters around the card to get the tiny white star dots.  Perfect!!!

To finish it all off, I grabbed the In My Heart stamp set from Mama Elephant and used one of the oh-so-fitting sentiments.  I stamped it with the distress ink, and because it stays wet for awhile, I was able to cover it in clear embossing powder and emboss it!!  The final touch was some die cut silver sparkly stars.

I can see myself making a ton of these cards!  It was so incredibly fun and I love, love, love the end result!!

I'd like to enter this card into the Lawnscaping texture challenge.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. I'm not very good at messy either lol. Love how the distress inks look so vibrant on this fab card and congrats on your 400th post!

  2. Congrats on 400 posts I love your card what a beautiful job <3

  3. It turned out amazing!! I just saw Jennifer's video yesterday! I made a card today with embossing the images first and then rubbing the distress inks over that for the "resist look"...still need more practice with my foam brush tool though!! LOL!! LOVE the look of this!! Thanks for sharing and congrats on your 400th post!! YAY!

  4. Oh this is lovely, great job!

  5. beautiful!! the sky is GORGEOUS! and i love the colors you used!! those stars really pop!!! thanks so much for joining us at the lawnscaping challenge! :D

  6. Hey! Congrats on your 400 posts!! That's awesome!! And now... WOW just wow!! That background is amazing I could stare at it for hours, it's so gorgeous! love your card!
    Thank you so much for playing with us at Lawnscaping challenges :)

  7. You did a beautiful job with this! It turned out so pretty and peaceful and serene. Thanks so much for playing with us at Lawnscaping!