Free Project: Spring into Space

25 January 2019
MAIN-92106.jpg Free Project: Spring into Space
Here we have publishing apprentice Ellis O'Connell and junior editor Sam Cooper's favourite project, taken from Spring into Space! back in September 2018!


Fly to a galaxy far, far away with these intergalactic star cards!

The blended Distress inks perfectly form your space background and we love the way Sue has used star dies as a trio!


For more fabulous inspiration, top tips, tricks and more, pick up your copy of Making Cards & Papercraft magazine today!


Spring into Space: September 2018

Designed by Sue Hastead

Spring into Space: September 2018


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What do I need?
For all cards
Black & white card
Pierced Stars die set by Whimsy Stamps
Die-cutting machine
Worn Lipstick, Peacock Feathers, Chipped Sapphire & Black Soot Distress inkpads
White acrylic paint
Alien Invasion & Blast Off stamps by Gerda Steiner
Selection of alcohol marker pens
Extreme Black Hybrid inkpad
Moonlight White Brilliance inkpad
Mini wobble springs
Copic Marker pens:
Skin: E04, E11, E01, E000
Hair: E41, E43, E44
Red: R29, R24, R14
Blue/green: BG57, BG53, BG11

Where can I buy it?
Whimsy Stamps, MFT & Lawn Fawn products available here
Inks available here
Copic marker pens available here

1 Use the 13cm and 10cm star dies to create card blanks from black card with the fold at the top. Use the 10cm and 5cm star dies together to create a frame from black card. Use the 7cm star to die-cut black card. Set all to the side.
2 Create three 15cm squares from white card. Blend a third of the card with Worn Lipstick, a third with Peacock Feathers and a third with Chipped Sapphire. Blend Black Soot around the edges bringing it into the square by about 2.5cm. You can see the Distress inks create a galaxy effect inside the Black Soot outline.
3 Flick water and white acrylic paint over the squares.
4 Die-cut one square with the 13cm star die, another with the 10cm and the third with the 7cm. Fix the two larger stars firmly to the card blanks set aside earlier so that the inks are diagonally across. Fix the 7cm star to the 7cm black star in the same way. Fix all three shaped cards together as shown, fixing the points at the rear of the card to the left. Fix the black frame firmly to the centre card.
5 Use black ink to stamp the spaceman, the rocket and the alien on white card and fussy cut. Colour the images as shown. Use white ink to stamp ‘Blast Off ’ on black card and trim to size.
6 Fix the images and sentiment to the card as shown, using a mini wobble spring for the rocket and foam pads for the spaceman and alien.


Don't forget, you can still pick up the September 2018 issue of Making Cards & Papercraft here



For more fabulous inspiration, top tips, tricks and more, pick up your copy of Making Cards & Papercraft magazine today!



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