Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Inspire Me Tuesday

Hello! Today is the first Inspire Me Tuesday over at MyCreativeTime. Today we are all making something and sharing our inspirations. For my card, my inspiration is one of my favorite songs. A song  by Eddie Vedder about/inspired by an incredible love story. The song is "Satellite". It's about Damien Echols and his wife Lorri. Damien is now a free man, but was wrongly convicted and spent 18 years and 78 days in prison. He is one third of the "West Memphis Three". {google it for more info} Eddie Vedder was a huge supporter, and helped to raise funds for them. Here is the song. Makes me tear up every time I listen to it. ♥

I was inspired to think of an actual satellite orbiting in space. And that's how this card was born. I'm sorry for the in progress pictures, it was LATE {like middle of the night late}. :)
I started by cutting a bunch of stars out of Post-It paper using the Stitched Button Dies. I'm using these for masks, so I covered up the button holes with little bits of Post-It paper. See, some are already covered in the above picture. And then I got inky. VERY inky. :)
I started with salty ocean distress ink. It looks terrible at first, but after all the layers it turns out cool! 
After the first layer of salty ocean I layered on faded jeans, stormy sky, chipped sapphire, and black soot distress inks. I left one area light, because I wanted that bit to "glow" behind my Earth. And here's how it turned out. {sorry, forgot to get a pic of the mask reveal}
After I peeled up the masks, and heat set it, I misted the background with perfect pearls and water in a mini mister. I wanted it to look sparkly like the night sky. :) I cut the heart shaped Earth using the Give A Hoot cricut cartridge. I inked it with green hills shadow ink and tumbled glass distress ink. I also misted it with perfect pearls and water. 
I white heat embossed the greeting from the My Favorite Sayings set on some vellum. And that's my card for today. 

Pop over to MyCreativeTime to see what inspired the other DT girls today! 

♥ Nikki ♥


  1. OMG!!! LOVE YOUR CARD & LOVE YOU!!!!!! You ROCK lady! ;)

  2. Your card is so awesome and you know you are someone who is always s thoughtful and kind and do spread the love around and your card says it all. God Bless you Nikki you are one special gal and always touch our hearts thru your kindness, thoughts and deed. God Bless you and your wonderful husband as he makes our world a better place too. Have a blest day my dear.

  3. Great card...love all your inking techniques. I watch all these videos but never give it a try myself. I love this look.

  4. Awesome card Nikki!! Your sky looks Beautiful!!

  5. AWESOME job with your inking Nikki,your card is FANTASTIC!!! :)

  6. Love your card!! The starry sky affect is gorgeous with your fabby inking!!!

  7. Nikki ~ Oh my WORD!! That is beyond COOL & BEAUTIFUL!! I love that background and how your created this!!! I have to try this sometime!!! Thanks for pictorial too! I heard of this story ~ thanks for sharing the video too! GREAT inspiration!!!

  8. Amazing and beautiful card. The technique is great and clever to use the buttons. Super!
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  9. I LOVE this card, Nikki!! Thanks for sharing how you created it, I am going to give this a try. It really does look just like a galaxy! xo Angelica


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