“Strap in….”

“….. you’re not gonna want to miss the view!”

Welcome back, friends! Any idea where my quote is from?? Just having some galactic fun!

Staying with the theme of my new blog background this month, I’m off to create another galaxy-inspired card. Watercolor you say? Umm…..NO! I like watercolor and 💖💖💖 the Youtube watercolor artists. But that is not my jam. However, the inspiration for this card does come from watercolor art. Instead of watercolor, I used a host of Distress Inks, along with a little masking. Stay cool!


  • Papers: Arteza Watercolor Paper, Shimmer Blue Card Stock
  • Inks: Distress Spray Stain (Candied Apple, Black Soot, Uncharted Mariner, Prize Ribbon, Picket Fence) Distress Oxide Stamp pads (Black Soot)
  • Stencils: Moon masl
  • Sizzix dies: Rupert – colorize
  • Masking fluid: Winsor & Newton
  • Tim Holtz Deckle Trimmer


Cut the watercolor card stock down to 5.75 x 4.5. Tape your watercolor paper onto a board using low-tack tape. For your planet or moon, use the smallest moon mask and trace the outline; mask your planet using masking fluid. Once the fluid is dry, use a combination of inks and water on your paper applying in layers until you are happy with your sky. Allow drying. Remove your masking fluid and paint your planet/moon. I used a combination of Uncharted Mariner with Prize Ribbon to obtain the color I wanted. I then used the second moon mask to create some dimension for my planet. It was then embellished and smudged with more layers until happy. I added a little spaceship for fun that I drew and cut with my Cricut. I tried the watercolor paper down to 5.25 x 4.0 and mounted it on the shimmer blue card stock.

Enjoy! Stay creative!!

Challenges entered: SSS Monday Challenge, The Fairy and Unicorn Challenge, The Cupcake Inspiration Challenge

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