Monday, September 21, 2015

I'm too tired to do what I should

  Hello Crafters!
Normally there would be a CASEing Genius post here but there isn't.
I worked a ridiculous amount of overtime this weekend and it just wasn't happening.
I didn't want to leave you with nothing so I'm sharing a card I made a few weeks ago using some WPlus9 products.
I basically violated this piece of watercolor paper. :)
I had done a "galaxy" manicure quite some time ago where you basically pile color on top of glitter on top of sponging and add more glitter. I figured I could apply the same kind of idea to my watercolor panel. Heads up, It works better on nails. I squished Chipped Sapphire, Salty Ocean, Seedless Preserves, and Picked Raspberry on to my Ranger craft mat and sprayed it with water. I laid my paper in it and then dried it. I did this several times until I was happy with the look. After that I dropped on some clean water and blotted those up to remove the color. Then I added stardust stickles all over the background with a paintbrush. I used white acrylic paint to sponge on some white. For the heck of it I added some white spatters too. Then I added more distress ink. Then more glitter. Yipes. It was crazy.
Once my paper screamed mercy I dried it and die cut it with the Starry Background from WPlus9. I added it to a white card base.

For the sentiment I die cut some clouds. a sentiment square, and a moon using several die sets including: Going Places, Gift Card Layers, and Wishing You. The stars are leftovers from another card but are from that same Starry Background. I added more glitter to the moon and clouds because I have an addiction problem. The sentiment is from the Wishing You Sentiments set.
I'll have my ish together tomorrow I promise.
See you then.
Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Kelly! I love that starry background and the card is simply stunning! Thanks so much for sharing.. :)
    Suchi xx

  2. The background turned out amazing! So fun!

  3. Wow, what an amazing looking card. Thanks so much for sharing how you created it. No worries from me regarding the regularly scheduled post. Life gets totally in the way sometimes. I hope you get some rest though!! :)

  4. Wow that is one gorgeous starry sky!!! It turned out wonderfully!!

  5. That's gorgeous!! I love that starry background and your colours are amazing. Can never have too much splatter and glitter!! Hope you're feeling a bit more rested after your hectic weekend. Xx

  6. love this whole project! and it's not a glitter addiction, it's more of a quest to beautify the world :)

  7. Well, despite working this cardstock over within an inch of it's life, the outcome is really gorgeous. Think you can take your rest without the guit.

  8. hey there... awesome galaxy technique idea:) thanks:) go ahead and rest AnD no guilty feelings... :) love ya...

  9. What an explanation...fabulous look.

  10. What a stunning background Kelly - and I don't care if the paper called for mercy or not, it's amazing and to my eyes beautiful. Love the way you finished it with the stars and sentiment with accents.

  11. I just love this!! I did a similar one but yours is so much brighter! It's okay to take a break... hugs.

  12. Lovely starry night scene, Kelly. So many "stars" that it makes me think I can gaze into the universe! No need to apologize about the missing 'Regularly Scheduled Program' . Life always throws us curve balls. The trick is to go with the flow :-)

  13. Such a wonderful sentiment on a really wonderful card!
    Sandy xx