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!