Saturday, May 14, 2016

Galaxy Background with Color Bursts

Hi all, last month I shared this card with you using Ken Oliver Color Burst powder.  Whenever I do technique pieces like that I make a few so I can choose which one I like best for the project I am working on.

While I didn't feel the background featured on my card today looked nice with the Rose Background die, it looks great as a night sky!  This has a more spotty appearance, like a galaxy background.  To achieve this look, you'll want to use less water on your paper before sprinkling on the Color Burst.

I couldn't resist using this galaxy background along with the Wishing You stamps, Sentiments and dies and Starry Background die.  They all just work wonderfully together. 

I hope you'll play with this technique a bit.  Try using different amounts of water and powder to see which look appeals to you most.  Get creative on how you use those backgrounds too!

Featured Supplies

For your convenience, here is a list of all of the supplies (or equivalents) used on today's project(s), along with links to purchase. Please note: this list does contain some affiliate links.



  1. This is AMAZING!!!! I am going to have to get some of this to try now!!

  2. Hi Mo ~ This is absolutely AMAZING!!! Gonna rain here in NY tonight and all day tomorrow so this is a perfect rainy day project. I L.O.V.E. Color Burst (& pretty much everything Ken Oliver's company produces!!)and your creation is stunning. This card made me totally decide to get that Starry background die I've been eyeing. Thanks for sharing another fantastic card!

  3. Beautiful background and just a lovely card altogether :-)

  4. This is so sweet! The background looks INCREDIBLE!!

  5. What a fabulous card - it is just bursting with beautiful color!! Love how wonderful this is!!

  6. It does look like a night sky, and the perfect pairing with the images & greeting! Love how you cut out the stars & popped the panel up on your card. ~ Andrea

  7. The background is incredible. So realistic. I love how white bunnies contrast with the background. Such a great look!

  8. Such cute but also elegant card, awesome background!


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