Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Having a Blast with SNSS!!

I am having a lot of fun using Sweet N Sassy stamps this month and I have so many great ideas floating around in my head that I can't wait to share with you! Today's project was a BLAST to do! I never have enough boy cards in my birthday card stash, so I decided to use SNSS's Blast Off digistamp set to create one.

After printing the images onto GP cardstock and heat setting them, I used my Copic markers to color in the Rocket! I used Bazzill CS for the card base, moon and mats. The dotted DP was chosen to simulate a starry sky and is from Graphic 45. The striped paper is from Heidi Grace Designs. And I am pleased as punch to tell you that ALL these papers were taken from my scraps stack. Don't you just love it when you can economize???

Another way that you can economize is by buying this stamp set from SNSS!! This set and ALL the sets at SNSS have recently been discounted by 25%!! The stamp set I used for this card is called Blast Off and it comes with all the images and sentiments needed to make an adorable birthday card, or scrapbook layout for your fun loving boy!

Here is a view of the inside of the card! I still had some scraps left, so why not decorate the inside too!

To create the moon, I used my largest EK Success circle punch that I have and then ran it through my Cuttlebug with the Quickutz embossing folder called Polka Dots. It was important that I turned the circle upside down so that I was actually DEbossing and not EMbossing. I was trying to create the craters that are on the moon. I did shim my folder to get extra depth with the debossing. To emphasize the debossed areas I took my C1 Copic marker and ran it around the edges of each debossed circle and then blended it in with my colorless blender. Can you see how it defined the edges of the "craters" a bit?

For added dimension, I popped up the rocket on top of the moon. I am not sure the picture shows it well, but I also added liquid glaze with Inkessentials Glossy Accents to give the effect of glass for the windshield. The finished card size is an A2.

If you want to see my post for today on the Sweet N Sassy blog, click HERE!!

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day and may your bucket overflow with enough paper scraps to make your next project!!


Sandy said...

This is way too cute! I love all the detail you put into the card. Your coloring is perfect and that moon is awesome!!!

queen-of-nostalgia said...

Super cute! Great texture and dimension :)


Ceal said...

Kelly, This is too dute! I love it thanks for sharing

Delilah said...

SO cute! I LOVE it!

PaperCrafty said...

Super cute Kelly!! I love how you used the embossing folder!!