Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Back in the Stamp Studio

I have actually made quite a few cards lately, but just haven't blogged about them.

In December, I made 20 baby thank-you cards for my friend Anne who had a Sci-Fi themed baby shower. She requested them as her baby gift, so I made 10 of each of the following. These took a long time to make, as they included a lot of detailed hand work. I used my Cuttlebug for the cut-outs and stars. 

The spaceships were made by tracing the circles and hand-cutting 30 of them - 20 yellow and 10 striped that were cut in half. I drew around the outsides of the spaceships and the hole-punched wheels to give it a more polished look. They're all popped up on dimensionals. The aliens were a circle punch that I trimmed down with scissors to give them some body, and include hole-punched ears and drawn-on details. I sponged around them and added a googly eye to really make these guys pop. The stars were embossed with the Cuttlebug and then hand-cut.

I didn't have enough of that cute outer space paper to make 10 more cards, so I came up with a second layout. The blue base was stamped with stars & Versamark and the red layer was CB do give it a little more texture. I used some coordinating papers and adhered 3 strips together to make the striped strip.

Although they took quite a bit of time, I thought they turned out pretty cute and were well-worth the effort.

Stamps: Stars from America the Beautiful (Kim Hughes-CHF) set, Sentiment from Baby wishes (A Muse) set
Paper: SU Real Red, Light Blue CS, and I'll try to find the brand of all of the coordinating striped and outer space
Ink: Black Versafine & Versamark, SU Green Galore for sponging
Accessories: Cuttlebug, scissors, hole punch, Black pen, white gel pen, orange marker, red twine, googly eyes

Have a wonderful Wednesday!


Wendy said...

You've never been able to make a 'simple' card but that's why I LOVE it when you spend time crafting!!! These are SOOOO adorable and Anne had to LOVE them! What a precious and sweet gift!

mrszahller said...

I have been the proud recipient of TWO of these already - I'm looking for more ways to get Anne to thank me! They really are stellar, Melinda.