CAS(E) This Sketch 285 Meets Fusion

Thursday, August 16, 2018

My card today, which combines the sketch at CAS(E) This Sketch with the inspiration at Fusion was a doozy for me!  Many years ago I tried my hand at a galaxy technique which made a fun background that looked like a long view into space.  I forgot how I did it so I resorted to Google to help me out!

I found a video from Jennifer McGuire using Distress Oxide inks that seemed pretty easy.  So I embarked on my galaxy adventure using her technique.  Lessons learned include using WAY less PearlEx in my spritz bottle and probably going a bit easier on the Black Soot ink so that some of the colorful ink underneath shows up. 

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you play along with our sketch at CAS(E) This Sketch.  But I hope you also play along with us at Fusion.  There you can use the sketch, the inspiration, or both for your card!

Stamps:  All About You (My Favorite Things)
Paper:  Solar White (Neenah); Black Licorice (My Favorite Things); Pretty Amethyst (Fun Stampers Journey); Distress Watercolor (Tim Holtz); Vellum (Graphix)
Ink:  Nocturne (Versafine Clair); Wilted Violet, Fossilized Amber, Picked Raspberry, Peacock Feathers, Black Soot (Distress Oxide)
Accessories:  You Trio die (My Favorite Things); Picket Fence Distress Paint (Tim Holtz); Silver PearlEx

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10 Responses to “CAS(E) This Sketch 285 Meets Fusion”

Tenia Nelson said...


Barb Ghig said...

I'm so impressed with how you combined the sketch from CTS and the inspiration photo from Fusion...Stunning background and I love your sentiment, Jen!

Christine K said...

Very cool take on this sketch! I love the background!

Lisa Elton said...

To infinity and beyond Jen, super cool!!

Linda Callahan said...

I love that. Background you created! Beautiful card!

Karren said...

Another great combination of the CTS sketch and the Fusion inspiration photo. Your galaxy background looks great - one of the reasons I used this photo for the challenge was to force me to make another galaxy background because it's been too long. Turns out, I didn't make one, but the intent was there :)

Leigh Penner said...


Claire said...

Great way to use that background Jen - it fits perfectly with that CTS Sketch. Love how you used the big you' die cut as one of the elements from the sketch too - so clever!

Kim S said...

You galaxy is wonderful! And I love your use of vellum with the sketch to show as much of the galaxy as possible!

Claire Grantham said...

I LOVE this, it is so gorgeous. The simplicity of that giant YOU. Cx