Step 1: take a sheet of 7.5 by 11 cardstock and score it into 3 even sections. Make the first fold away from you, and the second fold towards you to form an "accordion"
Step 2: set aside and cut down 3 panels slightly smaller
Step 3: for the first panel, I used my Distress Inks in Salty Ocean to create the sky. For the second and third panels, I used Salty Ocean and tons of Memento Tuxedo Black ink to get the dark sky. Then I splattered watered down acrylic paint to get a starry effect.
Step 4: for the first panel, I hand drew and cut out a grassy border and used a woodstock paper for the ground. In the third panel, I took Kraft cardstock and colored over it with colored pencils to give it a more layered look.
Step 6: after adhering those images, I went in with a touch of glitter in the cloud and added glossy accents on the aliens' eyes and astronauts ' helmets. And then you have an awesome tri-fold space card!
Lawn Fawn's black cardstock
Tim holtz ink dabbers - Alternative: Tsukineko Sponge Daubers