Monday, June 24, 2019

FSJ + Spellbinders Hello Summer Blog Hop


Do you love the starry nights of summertime? I'm just returning home from a vacation in the mountains where we enjoyed huge starry skies, fireflies, and fireworks. Perfect summertime magic, if you ask me. 

It's great timing as I welcome the Starry Night collection from Fun Stampers Journey, along with some amazing designers, as part of the FSJ + Spellbinders Hello Summer Blog Hop

If you're starting here, head to the Spellbinders blog so you don't miss a thing! 
If you've been hopping along the way, you should be arriving here from Nicol Spohr



Let's look at three cards that feature different ways to use the Space Galaxy background stamp, one of the new stamps from the Starry Night collection. 

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There's not much better than simple silver embossing on black cardstock. It always looks striking, and this card is no exception. To recreate this look, emboss the Space Galaxy background stamp onto black cardstock. Stamp and emboss the rocket ship in black onto silver cardstock. A vellum die-cut star makes an accent to highlight the sentiment without losing the fun background focus.

Add the panel onto a teal card base, and affix a few bright enamel dots to give this card the finishing POP it needs. (I'm always ALL about a POP of color!)

To create the look on the next card, emboss the Space Galaxy stamp onto white cardstock with white embossing powder. Then, sponge Liquid Colors (liquid dye ink) over the top. (I used Sweet Pear, Cool Pool, and Pretty Amethyst.) The embossing will resist the watercolor - Such a fun technique!


And to create the third look, sponge Cool Pool Liquid Color across a damp panel of watercolor paper. Then, stamp the Space Galaxy stamp with Catalina Splash Liquid Color - stamping it with liquid dye ink, right onto the damp watercolor paper allows the color to blend and spread just a little bit, giving the image a dreamy space look.

As a Concept Designer at FSJ, it's so exciting to prepare for these new collections as we develop the products and create for the catalogs and launch parties - and it's so satisfying to finally be able to share it all with you! 

To celebrate this release, we are giving away a $50 gift certificate to one lucky blog reader – selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop. 

Leave me a comment and let me know what your favorite new product is!  Giveaway closes on Monday, July 1st, 11:59 pm EDT. Winners will be announced in the blog hop post next Tuesday. 

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Other FSJ Supplies Used on Today's Cards: Color Splash Sheets (they're on an AWESOME sale right now!) | My Sunshine Die Set | Liquid Colors (guess what!? also on sale!) | Star-Dom Die Set | Space Cadet Stamp Set |


69 comments:

Unknown said...

So cute

Debbie Rumpza said...

Fabulous cards!

Rhonda Neith said...

I think these are adorable!

Lori said...

Inspiring cards! LOVE

Kris Kreations said...

Love these! Nice job

Christine said...

Great cards. I think a group of paper crafters are "Pure Awesomeness"
I missed this kit but have to order my bundles tonight!

Pam said...

Love your cards with this great background stamp. Can’t wait to get mine so I can play!

Deb Selby said...

Your cards capture the starry goodness of the stamp set.

Lynn A said...

Love your galaxy cards, especially silver on black!

photocrafter said...

Love your cards! having ideas for boys is wonderful to see. I don't see very many out there.

Amanda Nolt said...

Love your cards!!! Wowza!

Karen @ Misplaced Mojo said...

All 3 cards are great but my fav is the black and silver!!!

Kristen Snoozy said...

All of these are so fun! Great backgrounds!

rosemls1959 said...

Hello !! love this Summer collection! love your style of teaching crafts ! thanks

Marsha said...

Cute, cute, cute!

Karthikha said...

Fantastic cards!! The black and silver galaxy is my fav of all! :)

StampinCarol said...

Your cards are so cool! My favorite is the silver on black, the first one! WOW! Thanks for sharing!

Janet D. said...

OH I love what you created!!

melonyscreations said...

I love the space background and the little ship. Just perfect for a out of this world birthday.

Paula B said...

I follow your creativity. I like your talent in card crafting.

Darlene said...

OMG what fabulous and fun creations!

Julie B said...

I love the three different color schemes. I never think to use anything except the "standard" space colors.

sharon g said...

What a great rocket. Just in time for the 50th anniversary...

Cherry Blossom said...

I love your color selections!

Unknown said...

Love the galaxy backgrounds! Cute cards!

Linda M said...

Love your cards—especially the one with the black background!

Unknown said...

Love the pastel background. Unexpected but great!

Andre M. said...

Gorgeous palettes used on these fun cards. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

Carole said...

Great galaxy theme

Dianna said...

So glad I got this set and I can't wait to use it.

Unknown said...

The backgrounds look so different... even though they’re the same. Beautiful job!

The Junk-It Folk said...

The spacecraft card is so cute and great for a boy! Thanks for the inspiration!

Debbie Sheffer Kissel said...

That black card! LOVE LOVE LOVE it!

MadeByMeghanK said...

I LOVE your ENJOY the Adventure card! SOOOOOOO COOL!

Darlene DeSario said...

Great colors! I love the 2 bright colored cards! Love love love them

Amy C. said...

This is such a fun theme! Both of my boys would love it. The embossing is great.

Eve N said...

This starry background looks so versatile. Love your sponged technique to give it so much pretty color.

jeannieob said...

Love all the cards! This is a fabulous release!

kim.mom said...

Gorgeous! Love that silver embossing!

Kelly Kennedy said...

Every card is spectacular. Amazing job on these!

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Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Such fun cards. Well done !

monica said...

Cute

Isabel Z said...

I love blog hops because they inspire me to create. Thank you!

Birgit said...

Great galactic designs!! Love these!

Susie, Clermont FL said...

Great job, I love the black galaxy card

Unknown said...

The silver embossing on the black background is very eye-catching!

Gardenrose said...

so cute and creative - love the black/white theme!

sprgstn16 said...

Love your choices of color! Great cards. :)

Dee Earnshaw said...

love your pretty cards - very inspirational

Jansart46 said...

Love the cards, especially the astronauts

ArtfullyJune said...

Oh your cards are fabulous as always. My favorite stamp set is the mermaids.

Sabrina Leavell said...

Cute cards I love your galaxy backgrounds. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration

Gloria Loungeway said...

Like that you used 1 stamp 3 ways. And that you used the liquid dyes on the last card with the stamp and watercolor paper. I had not seen that before, which is why I enjoy hops! Learn something new.

Zlatka said...

Beautiful cards! The backgrounds are awesome!

Julie said...

wonderful cards! I especially love the new galaxy stamp. Embossing is my go to...

Sue D said...

Fabulous variety of space/galaxy cards.

Unknown said...

wow, such cute cards, very talented

Lisa Byers said...

I love your Galaxy cards!! So awesome. My favorite product has to be the Summer release. I love anything oceanic.

Chark said...

love these--the silver and black is my fave!

Lori said...

Love your cards. Thank you for sharing your ideas and creativity.

NicoleN said...

Fabulous cards.

Claudette Schoonover said...

Love that space card, so cute.

Lauryne Cunningham said...

Awesome cards! I love the silver embossing on the black cardstock!

Cyndi said...

I love your celestial backgrounds, particularly the one with the black background. My son and grandchildren love to learn about the stars and planets and they would love these cards.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Super cool cards Laura... love the galaxy images... the silver heat embossing looks awesome on the black!

Darlene DeSario said...

Loving these cards. Tyfs!

Denise Bryant said...

Great set of cards!

DJ said...

Love the cards. I think my favorite is the one with black and silver.