Thursday, July 1, 2010

To the Moon and Back

Whew...I'm back! I worked a full day yesterday, which left me with little time for much else, and I'm knee deep in design projects so I'm sharing a card I made months ago. This is one that I submitted for publication but did not get selected. Now I can finally share it on my blog! My card was created using the set The Places You'll Go from Taylored Expressions. I adore this set as it's chock full of sweet phrases from favorite children's books. Not only have I read the book "Guess How Much I Love You" to both of my boys but I tell both of them that I love them all the way to the moon and back every night. (My oldest likes to respond with, "I love you all the way to Pluto and back!") For the layout of my card, I actually copied one used in a magazine, as that was part of the submission challenge. The paper I used is a sweet boy-themed print from Crate. After I completed the background section of the card and stitched around the edges, I covered a piece of chipboard with red paper and stitched in a random circle around the cut out. (Note to self, be very careful sewing chipboard!!) For my rocket, I stamped, colored, and cut out the image and then used a piece of wire to attach it to the card. The wire makes it look like it's flying off of the card! I also used some clear, sparkly stringy things (that's a technical term) for the smoke coming from the rocket blast off. (You can just see it in the photo above) The sentiment...now that was a little tricky because it's actually part of the rocket image and curves around the rocket. After I cut out the rocket, I cut out the individual words, aged the edges, and then created a paper banner for them to adhere to. The giant eyelets are from SU! A tiny star attached to the chipboard was the finishing touch! Enjoy! (And thank you so much to everyone for your very kind comments on my Waltzingmouse card. It was a fun project to create! Oh, someone asked about what SU! punch I used, it's the Scalloped Circle punch.)

1 comment:

Tiffany said...

Kim! What a FUN card! I just love the way you did this!!