To The Moon, Alice!

Who remembers that show? Ah, the good old days :-)

I've seen so many of these galaxy backgrounds and I was just fascinated by how cool they look. Some of them seem really involved - 4 or 5 colors, blending till your arms fall off, spritzing and splattering with this and that, etc. I watched the videos (over and over again) and checked out the blog posts, and finally settled on this one from Jennifer McGuire.

It was much easier than I thought, and I love the way they turned out. 

So, I made a birthday card for my sweet (31 year old) baby girl. I cut out the moon using a circle die and added some tiny stars for the shaker bits.

After I put the whole thing together it occurred to me that there are no stars in or on the moon. It's art, just go with it, I said. So I did. She liked it and that's all that matters to me.


One More Valentine Card

This one is for the most adorable little guy in the world, my grandson :-)

I've had this stamp set forever and I thought it would be perfect for this occasion. The little monster is on an action wobbler! He's too cute!

He's colored with Copics, and I used similar colors of ink with the MFT Distressed Patterns stamp set for the background. I embossed it using a We R Memory Keepers Next Level embossing folder. The tiny hearts were made with a Simon Says Stamp stencil and I die cut it with a postage die from MFT.

Just some Valentine's Cards

I should probably post these separately, but I'm feeling a little lazy this morning. 

I had to make a couple of shaker cards, and I finally tried a simple watercolor background.

I was inspired by this card on Torico's blog. I used a Simon Says Stamp stencil for the tiny hearts. The shaker part is a little shallow, but it was a PITA to put the foam tape on the back of that die cut piece so one layer was all it got. It still shakes and I didn't add too many shaker bits. I wanted to use fun foam for the backing, but my brain just went blank since it involved 2 separate dies.

I love this stamp set from My Favorite Things! It's called Distressed Patterns. I added a little nest of silver thread behind the heart on this one.

Silver washi tape and some glittery hearts here. The large hearts are left over from the shaker card above. I actually made 2 shakers but apparently neglected to take a photo of the other one.

This heart die from Concord & 9th is fabulous. I die cut it from white and also from some cardstock on which I had done a little ink blending with Distress Inks, then added the colored pieces back into the die cut.

I may have gotten a little over-enthusiastic with the stamps on these 2 :-)

The heart is die cut from a piece of cardstock that I covered with some washi tape strips.

Happy Valentine's Day!


Another Birthday Card

I found this photo on my phone and thought I had posted it, but apparently not.


The ‘happy’ die (My Favorite Things) is adhered to craft foam cut with the same die for some added dimension, and the ‘birthday’ die (Papertrey Ink) was cut from yellow craft foam – apparently mounted a little wonky, although it could be the angle of the photo Smile I think I added some Stick-It adhesive to the back of both dies before cutting. It is SO much easier than trying to get liquid adhesive on them. I just saw a post on Laura Bassen’s blog this morning where she adhered the cardstock to the craft foam BEFORE die cutting and she said it worked perfectly. I will try that next time.

The balloon was made using an MFT die. I embossed the stars with white embossing powder and sponged some Distress Ink over it before die cutting. I added some sequins (adhered with micro glue dots), some die cut hearts, and a little twine on the balloon.