One of my favorite stamp sets from the June Release is this one, LUCKY STAR. This set if full of fun space themed images that are just screaming to be colored! I decided to try my first slider card with this set because the rocket ship just looked like it needed to be interactive.
The very first thing I did to build this card is I grabbed my Surface Inks to create a galaxy background. I started by blending on some ZEST, CABBAGE, and SEA inks, leaving some white space in between. Then, over those colors I used some black Distress Ink to add the darkness of space. I then took some white paint, mixed just a little water with it, and used my stamp block and a paintbrush to add white splatters to create a ton of stars.
To build the slider part of my card, I cut a panel of cardstock the height of the card, and created a galaxy on that, as well. I then made the slider track on this panel by punching a hole at each end and then, using a ruler and a craft knife, I cut out a track. It was then easy to attach the rocket to some foam adhesive that was cut to fit into the track, and then attaching it to the slider piece behind. Before attaching the slider piece, I stamped and embossed the sentiment. I then adhered the whole slider panel down to the card with some foam adhesive placed close to the slider, which helps to keep it in place.
After the track and rocket were in place, I just added some planets here and there with some liquid glue. I colored all the images with my Prismacolor pencils, trying to keep the colors somewhat similar so that they coordinate. I love how these images already have some of the shading in place for you, so it takes the guesswork on where to do much shading. For an amateur at colored pencils like myself, this makes coloring so much more simple!
As I mentioned earlier, this is one of my favorite stamp sets so far, and I just know I'll be creating more with it in the future! Galaxy backgrounds are so fun to do, and making your cards interactive adds something a little special to your projects. Don't be afraid to give these techniques a try!
Until next time,