I have wanted to make a space card for ages and I’ve often seen rocket ships on boys cards and I was inspired by an article in an Australian Simply Cards to start creating. I started by carefully studying the night sky above my house and noticed that most of the stars were in a bit of a line directly above the house, I think it’s called the Milky Way so I placed my stars that I punched from some Kaisercraft designer paper in a similar line. I used a blank white cardstock card base and created my night sky using only 2 different blue inks Adirondack- Denim and Stampin Up- Tempting Turquoise I applied the inks using my Sponging block just like I had seen Tim Holtz create a distressed background for a bookmark he made me when he was last in Australia. Then I used one of my home made green mica powder mists to help create my arty distressed night sky, that totally shimmers if you hold the card at an angle. I’m very happy with the result. Then my astronaut had to land in a rocket ship which I just hand drew straight onto some silver and red papers, and my daughter reminded me that my astronaut needed a couple of windows in his rocket ship so he could look outside,excellent point and duly noted and added! I made the flag from a bamboo skewer that I coloured with my Copics so it matched my beary cute astronaut.
This first photo is inside the card.
I’d love you to come and Join our Challenge this week at
Card Crafter’s Circle 24th Challenge
The theme for you this week is
STARS and STRIPES!
It doesn't have to be patriotic, but I know with the 4th of July is only a month away for all my American friends.
We are excited to have a fabulous returning sponsor
Our randomly drawn challenge winner will receive 4 digital images (uncoloured) of their choice... what a great prize!
Swing by and see the great creations showcased by the Card Crafter’s Circle Design Team.
Challenges I am entering:
- Cute Card Thursday - Transportation Theme
- SJ Papercrafts-All about the Boy
- Willow Sketchie-Sketch or make your own backing paper
- Little darlings Challenges - Boy Card
- Crafty Cardmakers- Distress It
- Daisy Doodles Creative challenge - Beary Cute
- Forever Friends - One for the Boys
- Lexi's Creations - For the man/Boy in our lives
- Simon Says Stamp and Show- One for the Boys
Have a great weekend