Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Get Messy!

I don't generally consider myself a 'messy' cardmaker. Things are kept neat, tidy and organized on my desk and that seems to flow over to my cardmaking canvases as well. Clean and crisp designs are what I tend to favour. That being said, sometimes it is FUN to get messy and play around with supplies on hand. 

I put Cracked Pistachio Distress Ink to work on this card by blending it in along with black dye ink onto a white card base. I heat set it to make sure it was fully dry before using my finger to smear some Versamark ink in a few places. Gold sparkle embossing powder was sprinkled over top and I heat set it from underneath so it wouldn't blow away. The sentiment from Starry Night was heat embossed with white powder, and the word 'stars' was stamped in black and heat embossed with clear over top. A few black stars were stamped, and some black ink splattered over top. The final touch was a couple of teeny tiny gold star sequins adhered randomly. 

The galactic look is a fun end result. Getting inky and messy isn't that bad is it? :) Are you a neat and tidy cardmaker or do you love getting messy? I know that I'm going to try and approach my cardmaking with a more relaxed attitude and get dirty! 

Products used from Butterfly Reflections, Ink are highlighted by links above. Please click on them to take you to the shop for more fabulous products. 


  1. I LOVE creating backgrounds like this!!! <3 Beautiful!

  2. You have created a lovely night sky . Love the sentiment. Hugs Mrs A.