Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Reach for the STARS

Hello crafty friends,

Mary here with three cards showcasing the Out Of This World Stamp Set and the Out Of This World Die Set.

I started this set of cards a little differently.  This time before I even thought of card designs I knew I wanted to have piles of stamped and die cut elements to work with.   So I stamped several copies of most of the elements from the stamp set onto white card stock and spent an afternoon of  somewhat mindless TV watching (reruns of old shows are good for this activity)  coloring my stamped images.   Once colored, I die cut them and created little piles of rocket ships, astronauts, planets, stars, etc.  I should have taken a photos of my piles :)  

This cloud card was the first one I created.  I started w/a piece of cloud pattern paper and using distress inks I created my atmosphere layers.   I wanted to get the affect that the rocket was leaving the earth... going into space. I added some punched clouds and stamped my sentiment across two of them.  Stamped some star clusters and single stars, which I accented w/a tiny crystal gem.  Lastly I added my rocket and my planet/moon and stars stamped die cut.

This second card has a little more modern feel, because of the wood grain pattern paper background.  I used two small pocket journaling cards I had laying around.  I used several strips of washi tape (the clear star layer).  I placed several of the star cluster stamped die cuts under and around the rocket and the planet/moon and stars stamped die cut.  I stamped my sentiment onto a piece of white card stock and trimmed the ends into fishtails, to make a small banner, which I tucked under parts of the rocket.

My third and final card for today was inspired by some circle graph pattern paper. I cut the paper into a circle and stamped the star clusters all over it.  Next I added some stamped and die cut star clusters forming a center spiral of sorts. I added a die cut sun element ( I didn't stamp the sun, just die used the solid die cut) and a die cut star.  All the elements were colored using the same blue marker and wink of stella for a glittery affect.  

I love how these cards turned out and I think they would make wonderful encouragement cards for school kids.  I would even say they would make great graduation cards.

I hope you have enjoyed your time on our blog today and that came back soon.  If you haven't had a chance to check out the new stamp and die sets, what are you waiting for... go do it right now.  Until next time


  1. Mary ~ These three cards are awesome!! They all turned out great, my favorite is the top one with the different atmosphere colors! You are a Rock Star!!

    1. Thanks Lori. You are so sweet, you never miss commenting on our projects... you are a great teammate.

  2. These cards are awesome. Love them all.