Avery Elle Astronauts Tri-fold Vellum Front Card

Avery Elle Astronauts trifold card

Happy Thursday! Today I’m sharing a cute trifold card I made with Avery Elle’s Astronauts stamps and dies. Avery Elle has such cute stamps! You may have seen my Fairy Happy card HERE.

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.

Avery Elle Astronauts trifold card

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.

Avery Elle Astronauts trifold card

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.

Avery Elle Astronauts trifold card

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.

Avery Elle Astronauts trifold card

Thank you so much for checking out today’s card!

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