Sunday, October 26, 2008

Fly Me to the Moon

This card is for the Gina K Land Cruise challenge, GKLANDEM, which required the use of chipboard on a card.

I had to make a card for a four year-old boy, so I started with the chipboard. The super cool retro K&Co "Kazoo Kids" chipboard. I chose the rocket, star, and Explore sentiment.

To start, I wheeled Star Studded on the blue card base, and then used the Cuttlebug "smoosh" technique on the yellow layer with the Numbers Collage embossing folder. It reminded me of a countdown to blast off. Yes, I am in love with that technique!

I sanded down the rocket and sentiment to distress them a bit more, and used my 2 1/2" circle punch to create the "planet". To avoid having to cut the pie shape out of the circle, I just punched a corner of the paper. I edged it in Close to Cocoa.

To add some "space-age" embellishment, I used a Krylon gold leafing pen to add a frame around the yellow layer, as well as colour the large chipboard star, the smaller stars (originally green and yellow brads), and some accents on the other two chipboard pieces.

The yellow layer, rocket, and sentiment are all popped up on dimensionals.

Stamps: Start Studded wheel (SU)
Paper: Blue, yellow (The Paper Company), pp (unknown)
Ink: Blue Bayou, Close to Cocoa, Summer Sun (SU)
Accessories: Numbers Collage embossing folder, CB (Provocraft), Chipboard (K&Co), brads (Making Memories), 2 1/2" punch (Marvy Uchida)
Techniques: Cuttlebug "smoosh"

On a side note, I really need to get some scrapbooking done. So if you see me posting more cards, please send me a virtual kick in the butt!

1 comment:

Leanne said...

Maybe you should change your blog name to Hooked on Smooshing.......