Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Zoom, zoom, zoom we're going to the moon

Hi there,

First let me say thanks to everyone who left me a comment last week I wanted to drop past blogs and say thanks individually but just haven’t been able to get to the computer. Why? well its been an interesting week. I had my youngest superglued to me for several days while he was feeling sick with a fever. Thankfully he is now on the mend. But the enforced time of being pinned down gave me lots of time to think and ponder the sketch Makeesha set for her challenge this week. Here’s the sketch.

The key for me is really to find a purpose for the card and once I decided that I wanted to use the sketch for a father’s day card for my hubby things fell into place. Since my DH is an astronomer by trade I usually try to do something that reflects that. Here’s the card.
A side view showing how various layers are popped up on dimensionals and also gives you a glimpse of the inside.

Probably the trickiest part of the card was trying to find two something’s to use as templates to cut the large half circles on the RHS. They turned out to be a Milo tin and a small pudding basin – my circle nesties just weren’t big enough. Hmm obviously I have a hardware gap that needs to be addressed;). Anyway back to the card. On browsing through my DSP collection I came across the retired Spring Showers and I really liked the Bashful Blue stripy pattern. So I decided to use this as the base for the card. I used my Classic Stars wheel and using Chocolate Chip ink ran it over the half circle DSP. I made the sketch circle element the moon, made by first stamping a little moon, punching it out, then layering behind it a large circle of vellum, overlaying a chocolate chip circle and finally a circle of DSP the same size as the vellum. I got the idea for using the vellum from an element Cindy Major used on a scrapbook page she posted recently. The sketch horizontal “ribbon” feature became a spaceship headed for the moon. I inked up the stamp in Bashful Blue and then rock and rolled it in Chocolate Chip. Using my Jumbo Outline alphabet I stamped “dad” on the DSP and then paper toiled the letters out and lined them up on the long vertical panel. To finish off that panel and the half circle one I paper pierced along the edges of both. Final details are three stars on the LHS with Bashful Blue brads and a chocolate brad for the spaceship. The spaceship and moon, by the way, come from a really cute clear stamp set called Space Ships and Robots from My Cute Stamps. Overall I am quite happy with the result – I really like the combo of Bashful Blue and Chocolate Chip. Wishing you all a good week.

Recipe: All SU unless otherwise noted
Stamps: Classic Stars jumbo wheel, Jumbo Outline Alphabet, Spaceship and Robots (My Cute Stamps)
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Bashful Blue
Accessories: Vellum, ¾”, 1 and 1 3/8 “ circle punches, Milo tin and small pudding basin, small Star punch, Bashful Blue brads and a small Chocolate Bo Bunny brad, Mat pack and piercing tool, Spring Showers DSP (R), Dimensionals, SNAIL adhesive.


  1. Great male card. Love blue and brown.

  2. Hi Kim
    I liked this card so much on Makeesha's blog that I had to google you. Now your blog is in my favourites too. Great card.


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