Monday, September 16, 2013

3.....2.....1.....BLAST OFF!

Greetings, Earthlings.  Please do not attack -- we come in peace.  Repeat -- we come in PEACE.
YES, it's fun to be silly sometimes, and the silly bug got me for this weeks' Card A Day Blog theme.  It's a full week of 'Kiddie Cards.'  I must warn you that making cards for the kids is not exactly my usual cup of tea, but I did have some fun with this one.

I broke out the old Cricut, some aluminum foil, a few scraps and a new embossing folder that I couldn't wait to use.  It was only after I had all my card elements ready that I decided my card base would be black and cut to 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" to fit the standard A2 envelope.

As I am certain you have guessed, my card has an outer space theme.  I started out by cutting a piece of heavy duty foil and embossing it with my new folder using my Cuttlebug.  Then I used the Cricut Craft Room to prepare my designs for cutting.  Here is your first photo:

I wanted the background to have the look of the interior of a space ship -- no I've never been in a space ship, but I used to watch Star Trek.  Anyway, just let your imagination take over for awhile.  I cut all the pieces at 2 1/2" except the rocket, which I cut at 3 1/2".  I used Copics to do the small bits of coloring that were needed.

I layered the pieces that needed to be layered, then used some glitter pens to add a little sparkle.  If you look closely, you'll see that the astronaut's helmet shows that he's from the USA.  I didn't want to get too fancy so I just wrote the letters by hand with one of the glitter pens.


 The rocket was affixed flat to the background.  The other elements were added using foam tape. 

I haven't added a sentiment, yet, because I think this card could be used for a number of occasions.  However, I did add a layer for writing or stamping to the inside, as well as a few foil stars to bring a bit of the outside in.

If you haven't made any cards for the younger set, go ahead and create a few.  Even if you have no one to send them to personally, there are plenty of organizations who would love to have cards on hand to give to kids who could use a lift.

I hope you've enjoyed my little 'spacey' card today.  Here are a few details:

     Paper:  Recollections and heavy duty aluminum foil
     Dies:  Shapez (for Xyron) "Star" by Spellbinders
     Cartridge:  Cricut "Everyday Paper Dolls"
     Embossing Folder:  Stampin' Up "Honeycomb"

If you're here from the Card A Day Blog then you know about our monthly challenges and prizes, and I thank you for visiting.  If you've never been there, I'd like to invite you over to check us out.  We have several themes each month with the chance to win a nice challenge prize if you enter.

'Til next time.....



  1. OMG, what a cute and fun card! Love the embossing on the aluminum foil and the adorable little spaceman.

  2. Wow that is adorable and I love the honeycomb folder with the aluminum foil (got to remember this!) perfect kiddie card


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