Friday, September 28, 2012

Blast Off With Fab Friday!

  Is everyone ready for the awesome new challenge at Fab Friday?  We had another great turnout for the last challenge and hope everyone can play again for challenge 3!  This time Mindy has given us a fun sketch to play with.  There are so many possibilities with this layout and I know you're going to knock our socks off!  To play along just follow the sketch, post it to your blog or online gallery and then link it up back at Fab Friday using the little Inlinkz tool at the bottom of the post. 

  And now for the sketch:

  For my card I did take some liberties with the placement of my main image panel but I do love how it turned out....maybe so much so that I won't be able to give it away!

   How fun is that little guy blasting off into space in his rocket ship?  While the stamping on this card isn't difficult I did take a bit of time with the details.  Check out the chevron embossed Early Espresso panel, the brads on the 3 flags, the paper piercing around both window framelits, the hand cut flames and the mini brads accenting the points on the rocket ship panel.

  But wait!  There's more!  I had myself a bit of fun with the Glimmer Paper - silver and champagne.  Using the retired (but still very handy) Crop-a-dile I punched some champagne glimmer paper circles to jazz up the rocket ship...just a little dab of Tombow Mono-Multi glue holds them down perfectly.  Next, I decided that I needed a moon on my card....who doesn't need a moon right? (No, not that kind of moon....geez people get your mind out of the gutter...this is a stamping blog! LOL!) I punched one champagne circle and one silver circle.  Then using 2 different sizes of handheld circle punches I randomly punched some circles in the silver circle.  Then I glued (again with the mono-multi) the two glimmer paper circles together so the champagne color comes through the holes. Voila!  Moon craters! I popped the moon up with a double stack of dimensionals to make sure it got the attention it deserved.

  But wait!  There's even more!  After stamping the rocket ship but before adhering all the layers together I used the 1 1/4" circle punch to punch out the window.  I used my Circles #2 die to cut a circle from a sheet of acetate.  I adhered the acetate circle to the back of the rocket ship.  Then I stamped the space dude on a scrap of Whisper White and layered the rocket ship over the top.  I love this little detail of the clear window and the space dude looking out.  You can kind of see it in this photo with a bit of glare on the window.

 Kind of fun huh?  Go check out the super talented design team and get inspired to play along with us at Fab Friday .  I can't wait to see what you create!

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Blast Off

Ink: More Mustard, Pool Party, Pumpkin Pie, Early Espresso

Paper: Pool Party, Early Espresso, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, Silver Glimmer paper, Champagne Glimmer paper, acetate

Accessories: Chevron, e.f., mini brads, piercing template, dimensionals, Circles #2 die, Windows Framelits, circle punches, Crop-a-dile, brads


  1. Oh my gosh, Amanda! This is soooooooo cute! I love that stamp set and you made an adorable card with it. I LOVE all of the little details that make this card extra special! Great job! :)

  2. Love it!! What a perfect boy card!!! Genius move on the moon!!

  3. OMG this is sooooo cute! I might have to get this set to make cards for my nephew! I think he'd love it!

  4. Cute stuff! I hope you have a stash of these ready for birthday parties this year!

  5. Ha Amanda, I love that you used this stamp set to give me some motivation. I love your card and thanks for the sweet comment on my card. Hugs, Bev

  6. This is really cute Amanda! Any little guy would love to receive this card, that is... if you can let it go :).


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