Wednesday, May 16, 2012

He Comes In Peace

Happy Hump Day! I'm looking forward to the weekend. Going to get to spend some time with my son! I sure do miss having him around. So thankful that schedules working out to get together.

This card reminds me of my son. He was  c r a z y  about aliens when he was little. So, in honor of my son ~

This is a standard A2 size card (5 /12 x 4 1/4).
This is a detailed card. Be sure to read through all the instructions before you start.
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Owl Punch
Pennant Builder Punch
1 3/4'" Circle Punch
White Craft Ink
Soft Suede Ink
Basic Black Ink
Old Olive card stock
Whisper White card stock
Calypso Coral card stock
Basic Black card stock
Tempting Turquoise card stock
Pacific Point card stock scrap
White gel pen
Extreme Elements stamp set *retiring 5/31/12
Tombo glue
Sponge Dauber
Snail Adhesive
wiggle eyes - craft store
tooth pick - craft store

Take a piece of Old Olive card stock and punch out 2 owls. From the first owl trim off the feet. Using the second owl, cut a triangle starting on either side of the feet and continue into the body. Flip over the "footless" owl, rotate the owl so that the rounded portion is now on top. Attach the feet to what is now the bottom. Using the owl that you cut the triangle from, trim the ear area down into the body of the owl. These will be used for the antenna. Use the 2 circle that punched with the body and attach to the top of the antenna and then attach to the body. Grab some wiggle eyes as many or as few as you choose, and attach. Tombo glue is great for attaching these small parts.

Draw a half circle on the Whisper White paper. I did mine free hand but feel free to grab a small plate or use a circle cutter. Sponge the half circle with Soft Suede. Crinkle the sponged piece making sure to have a few deeper creases. Sponge those deeper creases. Adhere to the bottom of the card.

Attach your alien to the card with dimensonals.

Using the "comet" stamp from the Extreme Elements stamp set and white craft ink stamp 3 times randomly on the basic black background. Don't be afraid to stamp off the edge. This creates interest in your background.

While the craft ink is drying on the background, punch a circle from Calypso Coral card stock using the 1 3/4" punch. Lightly sponge Whisper White craft ink on the circle. Now, grab a pencil with a flat eraser on top. Tap the pencil eraser into the craft ink and stamp on the Calypso Coral circle to create craters. I also used the open end of the Sponge Daubers to create the large crater.

Once all the Whisper White craft ink is dry, attach the Calypso Coral circle with dimensionals to the Basic Black background. Take the white gel pen and make random dots and * . I also enhanced bits of the stamped "comet" to add dimension and interest.

While all the gel pen work is drying punch a flag with a scrap of Pacific Point card stock and the Pennant Builder Punch. Use the dotted background stamp from Extreme Elements and Whisper White craft ink to make the background. Use the stars from the same set and Basic Black and stamp on top.  Once all inks are dry glue the flag to a trimmed down tooth pick. Use a dimensional on the flag portion and Tombo glue on the pole portion and adhere to card.

Hope you enjoyed this as much as I did! This was one of the most fun cards I've made in a long time.
Grab your supplies and give it a try!

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