Sunday, March 20, 2011

Outer Space Tutorial

I tried to describe how I made the outer space scene the other day and as I was writing it down, I was thinking "I really need a visual for this". So, here we go:



First I used Versamark ink and a dot stamp from Itty Bitty Backgrounds to place little dots all over the piece. Oh, the cardstock is Stampin' Up Whisper White which I love for sponging because it has a slightly slick surface that lets me move the ink around a bit. I covered the Versamark with clear detail embossing powder and heated to emboss. These will be the stars.

Next I sponged some Pacific Point kind of randomly. I made a line across the top and a "V" shape across the bottom. Always wipe with a paper towel after each inking to keep those white spots white!



Both above and below the Pacific sponged lines, I sponged Not Quite Navy.




Both above and below the Not Quite Navy, I sponged Night of Navy.



Finally, I added black all around the edges and heavier into the corners. Ta Da! You are all set to put this piece into use in an outter space card like this one:


Enjoy!
Michelle B.

6 comments:

Chelsea said...

This is soooo cute! Thanks for the instructions and inspiration!

Leanne said...

whoa!! that's awesome! thanks for the tutorial, it's seems pretty easy!! TFS!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Fabulous tutorial, I'm definetly going to try this out, thanks so much for sharing!

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 said...

Oh, this is so fabulous - LOVE how you made it. Really appreciate the step-by-step visual tutorial - makes it so easy to understand. I just bought some astronaut/alien stamps so this background will be so perfect. Thanks Michelle :-)

Emily Leiphart said...

Michelle, this is so cool! I love the tutorial and the way you inserted the banner.

Cole said...

Hey Michelle! New to your blog, thanks for the awesome tutorial! Really appreciate you taking the time to show us that! Love your work and your blog...