I made the trifold card base by overlapping two standard size A2 cards cut from Bristol Smooth White cardstock. Since it is pretty thick, it gave my front panel enough stability. I diecut a rectangle from the front panel with a rectangle die measuring 3.75″x5″ so that there is a quarter inch border all around. I then cut a rectangle of vellum a tiny bit smaller than 4.25″x5.5″ and glued it to the inside with a thin bead of Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive after I had stamped and heat embossed some images with Versamark Ink and white embossing powder. Once dry, I could not see the glue at all so I didn’t bother creating a cardstock frame to cover it up. I stamped the sentiment with Versamark Ink and heat embossed it with Ranger Gold Embossing Powder. I recommend using the Superfine Gold Embossing Powder for crisper results.
For the other folding panel, I used my set of VersaMagic Chalk Inks to ink blend the background. I first stamped the planet at the bottom as well as the star clusters higher up with Versamark Ink and heat embossed them with white embossing powder. I masked off the planet with Gina K Designs Masking Magic paper and ink blended the remaining background. Since the inks are pigment inks, they blended really well. I used Night Sky, Purple Hydrangea, Mango Madness, and Turquoise Gem.
I stamped the images with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored them with Prismacolor pencils. I’m sorry I can’t tell you which ones I used but I just used one shade of each color, not doing any blending. Once colored, I diecut them and glued them to the panel. I didn’t think to add splatters before I glued the diecuts down so I used my Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen to add some dots to simulate stars. I also added three starts that I diecut out of gold glitter cardstock from Concord and 9th’s Neutrals Glitter Paper Pack.
To the inside of the card I added a stamped, colored and diecut rocket as well as a white heat embossed sentiment. I inked a piece of white cardstock with the Night Sky ink for the sentiment strip.
There is something special about a trifold card and I love making them. My card got a little bent while raveling back but if you use sturdy cardstock, you won’t have any travel with the mail.
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