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Hero Arts: Galaxy Background Christmas Card + Behind-the-scenes Video

by May Park-

I have been a big fan of Yana Smakula‘s work for a long time. Her cards are always well designed while keeping the elements so clean and simple with a fun technique involved.

She showed me and Nina(from Waffle Flower Crafts) one of her favorite techniques while we were at a craft retreat in Ohio last October. We were so excited to watch her creating a galaxy background with watercolors in real life -it was like a magic!

After a few practices, I was finally confident enough to make a card with a galaxy background inspired by Yana’s card. FYI, I heat embossed the lights bold image from Christmas Lights Bold Prints with gold embossing powder.

Be sure to head on over to the Hero Arts blog to see how I made this card. You can see more photos and details there.

Quick Video Tutorial by Yana Smakula

I took this video using my iPhone while I was watching Yana demonstrated how to make a galaxy background. It’s very short, but I hope you enjoy watching it. For the more detailed video tutorial, please check out Yana’s video HERE.

If you haven’t done so, I highly recommend you follow her blog and Instagram to find amazing inspiration – you won’t regret it!

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Supplies 

I have listed the supplies I used below. I participate in several affiliate programs including Simon Says Stamp(SSS)Ellen Hutson(EH) and Hero Arts(HA). Compensated affiliate links may be used at no cost to you where possible. Thank you so much for your support.

Hero Arts Christmas Lights Bold Prints Stamp
Hero Arts Christmas Lights Bold Prints Stamp
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SSS | HA | EH
Hero Arts Peace Stamp & Cut
Hero Arts Peace Stamp & Cut
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Hero Arts Luggage Tag Alphabet Frame Cuts
Hero Arts Luggage Tag Alphabet Frame Cuts
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Zig Kuretake Gansai Tambi 36 Color Set
Zig Kuretake Gansai Tambi 36 Color Set
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Mijello Mission Gold Watercolor Set
Mijello Mission Gold Watercolor Set
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SSS | AZ
Inkadinkado Embossing Magic Powder Bag
Inkadinkado Embossing Magic Powder Bag
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Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder
Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder
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Silver Black Velvet Brush #12 Round
Silver Black Velvet Brush #12 Round
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SSS
Scrapbook Adhesives Black Foam Squares
Scrapbook Adhesives Black Foam Squares
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SSS | EH
Altenew Gold Foil Cardstock
Altenew Gold Foil Cardstock
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AN
Hero Arts Intense Black Ink
Hero Arts Intense Black Ink
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Neenah Solar White Cardstock 80LB
Neenah Solar White Cardstock 80LB
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Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder
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Spellbinders Platinum Diecut Machine
Spellbinders Platinum Diecut Machine
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3M Foam Tape 1/2 Inch
3M Foam Tape 1/2 Inch
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Strathmore watercolor paper
Strathmore watercolor paper
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My Favorite Things Colored Cardstock
My Favorite Things Colored Cardstock
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MFT
Tim Holtz Tonic Paper Trimmer
Tim Holtz Tonic Paper Trimmer
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Wagner Embossing Heat Tool
Wagner Embossing Heat Tool
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T-Square Ruler
T-Square Ruler
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SSS | EH

9 Comments

  1. margessw

    That’s such a fantastic card ! The background is stunning and I love the mirrored sentiment. margessw@icloud.com

    30 . Nov . 2017
  2. margessw

    That card is fantastic !! That background is stunning and I love the original mirrored sentiment. margessw@icloud.com

    30 . Nov . 2017
  3. jlingraham

    Oh my! Your card is stunning and inventive!!

    29 . Nov . 2017
  4. Patt H.

    A gorgeous card, May! Looks like you gals had a great time crafting. I love Yana’s blog & awesome work & love yours just as much! Lots of great inspiration here.

    29 . Nov . 2017
  5. Karen McCoy

    Beautiful background, especially with the lights embossed over it!

    29 . Nov . 2017
  6. MJ

    Beautiful card!

    29 . Nov . 2017
  7. Kathi

    Really enjoyed this,Thank you for sharing as I a always looking for new ideas and New ideas to play with my colors!

    29 . Nov . 2017
  8. Sharon Brand

    Love the card! I follow Yana and am always intrigued by her work. Always looks so good!

    29 . Nov . 2017
  9. Karthikha Uday

    I admire Yana’s work and this galaxy background is lovely! Beautiful lights with gold embossing 🙂

    29 . Nov . 2017

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