Hello everyone! I hope y'all had a great weekend!
I had a chance to "play" the other day and since I had my watercolours sitting out from making this card I decided it was high time to attempt to make a galaxy background with watercolours. I've seen SO many people make them for cards, as well as a ton on YouTube by watercolour artists and they always turn out looking so amazing.
My first attempt was at least passable enough to make into a card LOL! Like I mention in the video - these Loew Cornell watercolors have a very chalky consistency (hence the price being so low). While that's fine for a lot of things it can be a pain to deal with when creating something like this with a lot of layers. I found as I was handling it and die cutting it it was rubbing off onto my hands. That didn't bother me at all as I wasn't surprised, but I am pointing it out here for those that have the same type of watercolours and might wan't to try out techniques like this. One of these days I'm going to have to try out this technique with my nicer (aka more expensive/professional quality) watercolours as I assume not only will I get better (more vibrant) results but there won't be residue like this b/c they aren't full of fillers.
I still love my cheap watercolours though - they're fun to play with and I get great results with them - so if you're on the fence about the whole watercoloring thing I recommend a set like this b/c it won't break the bank and you can do so much with it.
I ended up turning it into a shaker card because why not? I used them new SSS Stacked Stars die to cut the "window" through the galaxy background then inlaid the die cut from some black glitter card stock.
The sentiment is from the new Sine On stamp set - it was just too perfect for this card.
I used the die cute stars I had left over from die cutting the galaxy background and adhered them to the inside of the card to finish it off (or you could totally use those to make a second card - but y'all know me and my need to finish off the insides of my cards!).
To see how this card came together check out my video below:
Or watch in HD over on YouTube HERE <-----click!