Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Blast Birthday Card

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It's blast off time! This card's ready to leave orbit. It was made with a digital stamp set from Sweet 'n Sassy called, "Blast Off!". The challenge I used is from the same company's challenge blog, The Sweet Stop # SSS22(see the badge on my right sidebar). The challenge was to use any combination of red, black, and tan on your creation in addition to following the sketch.

I had the hardest time starting in on the coloring of the rocket. It took me a week to figure out what light source I wanted to do and then if it would look realistic. The latter really is what stopped me dead in my tracks. As I was finishing up the coloring on the second, no third ship (Ha Ha Ha), it dawned on me all I needed to do was go out and search on the internet for a rocket to look at as an inspiration. Nope, I haven't searched. I don't want to know now. I like my rocket wherever it might be cruising and whatever natural or supernatural light source it is reflecting. ;)

I used my favorite materials to make it. Prismacolor Markers, Cuttlebug folder, dimensionals foam adhesives and i {stick} papers (red line) tape

I got the idea for the planet from Amy Sheffer's card here. I decided not to emboss it since it was mostly covered by the rocket and sentiment.

Card Details
Stamps: Sweet 'n Sassy "Blast Off" digital stamp
Ink: Prismacolor markers (PM 4, 10, 108, 110, 116, 121, 169)
Paper:Mohawk Smooth White Cardstock, LSS tan paper, Basic Black, Real Red
Accessories:Cuttlebug Dots and Spots EF, Black Button Thread, paper piercer, Marvy star punch, 1/16" hole punch, 1/8" hole punch, Offray Black grosgrain ribbon

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1 comment:

  1. Hi Janelle!
    this is an awesome looking card! It has a clean neat design and your coloring is wonderful!!
    Have a super weekend and take care!
    Blessings, Maria

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