Friday, March 11, 2016

Out Of This World!!!!!

Hello Everyone: This week at the Shopping Our Stash weekly challenge the theme is "A Galaxy Far, Far Away!" The cards need to have an Out of Space feel, or feature green little aliens, stars, planets, etc. This cards are typically for kids and I always like to have a good stash of them (not the kids) at hand for our little nephews and my youngest daughter extended family so, here is my card.  I'm linking it also to the LiveLoveCards "Colored Card Stock" challenge.

Ok, when I was thinking of a card with an out of space theme I thought of space travel and the only, ONLY stamp I had with a space ship was from the retired SU set "Pun Fun", which is adorable. I usually go to Pinterest for a bit of inspiration and it didn't disappoint this time, I found THIS card that gave me the idea for mine. 
Now, can you guys see JUPITER?  Ha!!! When I was embossing the "Moon" and "Mars" I wanted to incorporate Jupiter in this layout, after all, it's the Giant Planet on our Solar System, I wanted to make it as realistic as possible so I grabbed some pencils and markers to try to paint the famous big spot on it but with no luck and then I remember this old wood grain embossing folder I've had for years and in it, there is a part that looks like it could be the spot for my Jupiter, what do you think? I was so darn happy about the way it looks I'm still smiling, seriously! 
The little robot is from another adorable, retired SU set called "Lots of Bots", this sets are just perfect to make cards for little kiddos. I stamped it, colored it and punched him out with the retired Postage Stamp punch from SU, I did the same with the sentiment, it's very small but it reads "Happy Birthday, Human", hilarious.
Here is a close up of my little space ship and my awesome Jupiter with it's very famous spot.

This design on the folder is right at one of the edges but there was enough room to make it look great, the space ship is stamped onto Canson water color paper and colored with SU markers and the aqua painter, I added some silver confetti stars and some other "stars" using my silver gel pen.
Here is a picture of the finished inside.

The sentiment is old and from my stash, the fireworks are from The Ton and it's called PYROTECHNICS ,  really fabulous set to have for any occasion. 
Here are the pictures of the retired stamp sets I used, this one is "Lots of Bots".

This one is "Pun Fun".

Thank you for stopping by, until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.


Sonny said...

This is a really funny and clever card . Plus I love your Pluto !!

Maria A. said...

LOL!! It's Jupiter, but still, glad you liked it.
Thanks Sonny.

Mary Fish said...

Stellar job, Maria!

Maria A. said...

Thank you Mary, this cards are so much fun to make, this one had me smiling all the way through.

Donna said...

Great card Maria! Thanks for joining the crew at SHOPPING OUR STASH for our "In A Galaxy Far Far Away" challenge!!

Maria A. said...

Thank you for stopping by Donna, this card was a blast, no pun intended, LOL!!

Patti Willey said...

Wow look at this card! Love the texture on planets & colors! Great for the little "human"!

Maria A. said...

LOL!! I think making cards for kids is just so much fun. This card is already given away to my little grandson Steven's, who will be 9 in July, friend for his birthday party today.
I really like the way Jupiter looks!!!

lauren bergold said...

what an amazing card, i especially love the embossed planets, and YES, jupiter is totally my favorite! :) thanks for SHOPPING YOUR STASH with us this week! ♥

Maria A. said...

Thank you Lauren, it was one of those instantaneous ideas to use that embossing folder for Jupiter, the "spot" landed where it was supposed to.

Chris Dring said...

LOVE your embossed planets and moon! What a fantastic outer space scene you created! Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

Maria A. said...

Thank you Chris, I had a lot of fun creating this card, this was a really fabulous challenge.