Tuesday, 28 January 2014

CTS#61 Boy Birthday Blast

Waltzingmouse Stamps Half Pint Heroes

I had the idea to use silver mirror card, white on the inside so easy to write a message and gloriously shiny on the outside evoking machines and space. What I didn't spend much time thinking about was photographing it, in any lighting conditions never mind the dull wet Irish days! 
I've used CTS #61 for the  layout of this card but I rounded the elements a little. My planet is a woodgrain embossed circle die cut which has been coloured with distress inks and lightly misted with white paint. The Waltzingmouse sentiment wouldn't fit into the Lawn Fawn speech bubble so some masking and partial die cutting was called for. This was my first attempt at this technique and I love the options it opens up for your stamps and dies.
I like this card and layout, however I couldn't stop. I love the idea of the astronaut talking from his rocket- speech bubbles are so much fun! So I've added another one and then some die cut letters so you know who he's talking too. 

Waltzingmouse Stamps Half Pint Heroes

Waltzingmouse Stamps Half Pint Heroes

I think this is a fun card for a five year old boy and I love the punny WMS sentiment that comes with the rocket and the countdown which allows me to highlight the age (more masking).

CAS(E) this sketch #61
I ♥ ProMarkers Challenge #203: For the Boys 
Passion for ProMarkers Challenge #232: Anything Goes 
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Let's Have a Laugh 


Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps Half Pint Heroes, Lawn Fawn A Birdie Told Me
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Barn Door, Spiced Marmalade, Wild Honey, Mustard Seed, Memento Tuxedo Black, Hero Arts Neon Blue
Dies etc: Lawn Fawn Lawn Cuts Circle Stackables, A Birdie Told Me, Cole's ABCs, Tim Holtz Woodgrain Texture Fades
Paper: Silver & White card from stash
Highlights: Silver gel pen, glossy Accents, Stickles, Wink of Stella, Dylusions white linen ink spray
Colouring: Promarkers/Flexmarkers

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  1. Stunning boys card Gra.The metallic backing looks fab and great fun image.
    Thanks for joining in my theme this week at PFP :D

    xx coops xx

  2. Oh, these are fabulous! I love how you added the name and extra speech bubble on the second one!

  3. This is really sweet and cute, love the mirror card and image. Thank you for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers this week and good luck xx

  4. Brilliant card. Love the planet and the colouring is out of this world ;)

  5. Aww...this is so Awesome! Love the silver mirror card, So Fantastic with the space ship :)

  6. aww I love this, that shiny card really sets him off against his moon!!
    thankyou so much for playing along with us over on the pfp challenge blog
    hugs Lou xx

  7. Now this is a winning design. So unique and a wonderful boy/masculine card!

  8. fabulous card Gra :-) the space rocket is very cute and the mirri card is a brilliant idea ! I am sure the birthday boy will love this :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Lols x x x

  9. Awesome card for a boy, Grá! I love the textured planet and the mirrored sky. Thanks so much for playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Let's Have a Laugh!

  10. Super fun take on the sketch and I love the mirror background! Thanks for playing along with CAS(E) This Sketch this week!

  11. Very fun and very charming. I wouldn't dare using the mirri card like that. Always a night mare to photograph, you have done a great job! Thanks for playing with us over at PFP this week.
    Love n hugs


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