You Are My Universe

Simon Says Stamp | Out of this World Release

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Hi there!

It’s release day at Simon Says Stamp!  Today’s release is called “Out of this World” and it is simply amazing!  I hope you’ll check it out!

My card today features the new “You Are My Universe” stamp set.  I thought the galaxy technique would work well with this set, so that’s the route I went.  I hope you like it:

To make this card:

  1. Mask a 4 x 5.25 panel so that you have a large band near the top for your galaxy. I used Post-It tape for my masking but you can use whatever you have on hand.
  2. Create your galaxy by blending Distress Oxide inks. I started out with the lighter colors (Picked Raspberry and Squeezed Lemonade) I wanted in smaller areas, but I only do that because otherwise I forget to leave room for them!
  3. Once you have the smaller areas you can blend your sky – I used blues for this, but I think it would look great with purple, too! I used both large and small blending brushes so that I could be careful not to overlay the smaller, lighter areas.
  4. If you want to darken the edges, ink-blend a little Black Soot around the edges.
  5. Once you have the galaxy the way you want it, splatter the panel with a bit of water, leave for a few seconds, then dab it off. This creates a mottled look which is perfect for a galaxy.
  6. Once that is completely dry, splatter it with some diluted white acrylic paint. You could also do silver or gold paint!
  7. Once the panel is completely dry (again), remove the masking tape and stamp your sentiment.
  8. Adhere the panel to a piece of black cardstock cut to 4.25 x 5.5 using foam adhesive, then adhere that to your card base.
  9. Lastly, stamp your Saturn using Distress Oxide inks. I used sponge daubers to apply the ink directly to the stamp.  I started out with the yellow in the center, then moved out in each direction – gently tapping my sponge dauber and being careful not to overlap too much.  Once you have the ink on the stamp, you can stamp it on a piece of white cardstock.
  10. Because I had so many colors in the main circle of the planet, I chose to skip the other layer and add the rings. I used Hickory Smoke for the wider ring and I used a permanent black ink for the smaller ring. 
  11. Die cut your Saturn.
  12. Adhere your Saturn to your galaxy using foam adhesive.
  13. Add a few gems for some sparkle!


Have you ever created a galaxy using Distress Oxide inks?  If not, I hope this card inspires you to try it!

Thanks for stopping by today – be sure to check out the new release! It really is “out of this world”!

Have a wonderfully creative day, everyone!



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  1. Lori Spitzer

    Beautiful, Jean! Love the colors you blended to get that “galaxy” band.
    Lori S in PA

    • Jean Doeringsfeld

      Thank you, Lori!


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I fell in love with card-making many years ago and I’ve been hooked on it ever since. I love trying out new techniques and finding the perfect color combination for whatever I’m creating.

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