Tuesday, 8 February 2022

Out of this world

Luke, the son of a neighbour, has a Birthday coming up next week - and for once I managed to make a card for him in good time, rather than the usual last minute panic:

I used:

- 5.5" x 4.25" white card blank, tent style

- background paper came from a Crafters Delight book of scrapbooking papers called 'Watercolor Galaxy'

- trimmed the paper to leave half an inch of white card blank at the bottom of the card and to overhang the sides by about quarter of an inch on each side

- glued the paper in place and, once the glue had dried, trimmed off the excess from each side (from the back) with scissors

- then stamped a selection of images using Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink and MFT's 'Out of This World'  set of stamps onto snippets of white card

- stamped the sentiment at the bottom of the card - same ink pad and same set of stamps

- coloured the images using Polychromos pencils

- die cut most of the images using the matching set of dies. However, the ordinary circular dies were joined so tightly together there was no room to get my wire snippers in between the dies - help!

- began to fussy cut them leaving a white outer edge the same as on the die cuts but soon realised that any imperfections would be glaringly obvious against the dark background so I opted to cut all the circular images right on the outer line - same for the flames from the rocket, which oddly enough didn't even come with a matching die

- then just glued all the elements in place using Cosmic Shimmer glue

I even coloured the little astronaut's hair pale blonde just like Luke's own hair. ☺

I freely admit that I have lots of scenic background papers and many night sky ones as well. They're lifesavers for fast cards! I also have some different 'space themed' stamped and die cut images still to use - sent to me by a lovely friend.

This card it so very much like a Lawn Fawn website sample card that it would be cheating to enter it into any challenges - but it was fun to make!



  1. What an adorable card -- great idea!

  2. How cute card for that boy Luke, I'm sure he will love it!! The sentiment is fabulous, so appropriate!! It's a clever card!!

  3. What a wonderful card Di - beautiful colouring of the various images
    Stay safe

  4. Fabulous card Di! Out of this world! Xxx

  5. Totally agree with Lesley’s comment above!!!!

    Am sure Luke will love it.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  6. What a fun space themed card for Luke and the sentiment is fabulous too x.

  7. Such a fun card and I reckon Luke will just love it.

  8. A fabulous card for Luke - I'm sure he will think so too.
    Kath x

  9. Hi Di this is a stunning card. I love it. I am sure Luke will love it too. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  10. Adorably cute cute card and what a fabulous background too, just perfect! I am sure he loved it!!

  11. A gorgeous card for a little boy Di. Sadly, all my grandsons are a bit to old for it. Stay safe, hugs, Carol S.xxx

  12. OH! How wonderful Di, I love this and I'm sure Luke will too, fabulous colouring and images, love your sky.
    Faith x

  13. What a perfect card for a lad Di and that sentiment is fabulous x

  14. Great card Di....be the loves it! xx

  15. This is a cute card with the space theme Di and the galaxy background paper looks great and a wonderful sentiment..Luke will really love this card. x

  16. It's a fun card Di. Love the galaxy paper. Hugz

  17. Fab, fun card Di, young Luke will love it!

  18. One word: Cutie! And I am sure that Luke will love it!

    Hugs from Finland,

  19. Oh my goodness, I LOVE this card Di! What an adorable scene and what a perfect sentiment to use with it. You have such useful papers too and are always inspiring me to go and find some similar ones. Sending hugs, Vicky xx

  20. Yay!! I see that you inked up that fun space themed Lawn Fawn set that both of us have (still haven't used mine...shame on me). The galaxy print looks wonderful for this scene and I know that Luke will love his card.


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