Hey peeps. With hurricane Dorian never making land fall I was able to still craft my weekend away. Making Brea Reese galaxy and big dot background cards was a better way to spend my time. Let me share with you the two cards I made.
For my first card I made a galaxy background with several alcohol inks on Brea Reese waterproof paper. I set this panel aside to dry while I worked on my design. When I’m making cards, I like to have a plan. I may sketch out the design first or I may already have a design in mind. For this one I knew I wanted to use the new Waffle Flower Big Dots die. I could use the left over pieces to make another card.
Once the panel was completely dried I ran it through my Gemini Jr. with the Waffle Flower Big Dots Die. Since I also knew I wanted to make this a shaker card I cut out additional backgrounds so I could stack them all together. I needed to have a background for the panel to sit on so I grabbed my distress oxide inks to create the colorful back drop. Since the galaxy panel was really busy I didn’t want to risk stamping a sentiment in the middle. Instead I pulled out my hello die from Pink and Main and die cut it out of silver paper. I also die cut additional hellos to stack the sentiment for weight.
Now it was time to assemble the card. To make things easy I took the Big Dot die and used a pencil to tray the dot areas on the background panel. I pulled out some colorful sequins and placed them in a few of the dots areas for the shaker aspect of the card. Once I had that complete, it was time to place the galaxy background on top. Using the pencil to trace the openings made it super easy to line up. To complete the card I added the sentiment and adhere the entire panel to a white card base. I literally squealed when this card was complete. 😍
Now let’s see what I did with all those left over dots. It was so easy to put a card together with the galaxy dots that were left over. I placed the Big Dot die onto a white card panel and traced around each opening so I had a grid on my paper. I then adhered dots onto the traced lines and the card came together quickly.
For the sentiment I used one of the sentiments from the Big Dot Sentiment stamp also from Waffle Flower. I wanted to have color on this sentiment that matched a color in the galaxy dots so I used the archival ink in the color of plum from Ranger.
I layered this piece onto a purple background and adhere the panel to a white card base. This card is stunningly beautiful in real life. The different colors I was able to achieve with the Brea Reese alcohol inks is what totally made this card so beautiful. Remember if you have an alcohol ink background that you’re not sure you completely love it, pull out die cuts and make backgrounds with them. You can use word dies, shaped dies or cover plates like this one from Waffle Flower.
Thanks for stopping by today. I have all the products I used listed below for your shopping convenience. Have a great day everyone and I’ll see you back here soon.