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Stitched Galaxy Card

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Stitched Galaxy Card

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There are various ways to complete your constellation scenes. Using a flicking motion, apply small specks of ink to your galaxy backgrounds with a white gel pen or paint to create abstract starry skies. If you’re after a little more sparkle, you could even sprinkle over a little embossing glitter through a stencil and heat set it to give your make a lovely twinkle, or give paper stitching a go using silver thread.

YOU WILL NEED:
Dies: Lawn Fawn Embroidered Hello, Presscut Circles
Stamps, stars
Ink pads: Ranger Distress Oxide Faded Jeans, Squeezed Lemonade, Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet
Cardstock: pink, white
Paint, white
Wink of Stella glitter brush pen, clear
Thread, silver
Sewing needle
Adhesives: glue, low-tack tape
Die-cutting machine

METHOD:
1. Die cut a circle from thick scrap card to create a mask. Attach it to white card, 10.5cm x 13.5cm, with low-tack tape. Apply patches of distress inks in various colours. There is no need to blend or keep it looking neat.

2. Blend Faded Jeans distress ink around the edges and into the centre. Spritz with water and leave to dry. Flick white paint over the top, then remove the mask.

3. Die cut an embroidered ‘Hello’ from the centre of the circle and embroider using silver thread and backstitch. Stamp stars in grey ink around the edges of the card, then add fine glitter with a Wink of Stella brush pen. Adhere to an 11cm x 14cm pink blank.

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