Are there any Star Wars geeks in the house?
OK OK I need to come clean. I’m not a Star Wars fan. I’m sorry! I’m a hopeless romantic, and science fiction doesn’t appeal to me. So now you’re asking why in the world did I make a Star Wars card, right?
I’m in a great group with some talented craft bloggers, and each month’s challenge is a movie. In honor of the 40th Anniversary of it’s release, this month’s movie is Star Wars. Sometimes I need to step outside of my floral, bright colored box, and make something completely different.
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Supplies Needed For Star Wars Card
- 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ Navy Cardstock
- Two pieces of 5 1/4″ x 4″ Cardstock
- 5″ x 3 3/4″ Medium Blue Cardstock
- Small scrap of white cardstock
- 5 Bright Colors of Craft Ink
- Navy Craft Ink
- Ink Daubers
- 1 1/2″ Circle Punch
- Cricut Explore
- White Craft Paint
- Small Paintbrush
- Scrapbook Tape Runner Adhesive
- Pop Dots
I love my Cricut Explore. It’s a great tool for writing on cards when you have a custom saying and can’t find a stamp, which was the case for this card. I used the font called Cricut Sans to write “A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. The font is free with Cricut Access.
Making the planet for this Star Wars Card was pretty easy. I saw someone do something similar on a video last week. (I can’t remember who it was so I can give them credit though.) I started with five bright colors of ink. I used Stampin’ Up ink, but any brand will work. I sponged a random pattern onto a 3×3 square of white cardstock.
Small ink daubers worked well for this since it wasn’t a very big area. Then I used a dauber to cover the whole area with navy ink. The brighter colors will still show through, giving you a dimensional looking planet.
After you are finished inking, punch out the planet with a 1 1/2″ Circle punch. I used Pop Dots to attach the planet to my card. The pop dots add a little more dimension.
Are you new to making cards or looking for some tips? Visit How To Make Handmade Cards to get started.
I used white craft paint to make the stars. You will only need a tiny drop. Add a little bit of water to the paint to thin it down. Dip your brush in the paint and water. Then hit it against your hand while holding your hand over your paper.
Cover your work area before splattering. The paint is hard to aim, and I had splatters all over everything. Thank goodness it wiped up with a wet rag. The first time I added too much water, and my stars looked more transparent. I let them dry, then did a second layer of stars with less water. They are more white and opaque. The combination of the two gave the card extra depth.
You can use this splatter technique to create a starry sky or snowflakes. It’s an easy technique that can be used for all kinds of projects, not just cards.
I let my stars dry for an hour before I assembled my card. If some of your splatters are thick, you might want to let it dry longer, so it doesn’t smear.
I used scrapbook tape runner adhesive to attach my white cardstock mat to the card base and the front to the white mat.
When you look closely, you can really see how some of the stars are white and others are more transparent.
I finished the card by using the Cricut Explore to write, “You started college. Congratulations!” You could change this to say, “You were born” or “You were married” for a birthday or anniversary card.
I hope you have a Star Wars fan in your life, so you can try these techniques.
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