Sunday, May 12, 2013

Spacey Teen Card

Happy Mother's Day!

Today begins another fun weekly challenge at Pile It On: Our theme is "For a Teen," and we're sponsored by Simply Betty Stamps. Betty generously allowed the DT to pick their own images, so I chose the fabulous We Come In Peace / Brittany digi.

The sentiment wordart is a freebie from Digital Doodling. I printed it on vellum, used a glitter pen on the front, and added color to the back with a glaze pen.

The globe pieces were cut with the Sizzix/Tim Holtz Vintage Fan & Globe Movers & Shapers die, but not by me! They were part of a card kit from a class I took with my mom in November (thanks Debbie!) The "water" piece is grungeboard, heat-embossed in silver. The sentiment banner is attached with a silver brad, and the whole thing is attached to the card with an Action Wobble. 

I used a Spellbinders die for the window; which actually caused me a lot of trouble because my BigShot is sorta broken (I lost the screw for the handle, so the pressure isn't correct). The silver paper is embossed with a Fiskars Texture Plate. The black-and-silver frame is actually a leftover from a wedding announcement project I did almost 2 years ago. The hexagon border is also a scrap; I had just this off-cut on my table from another project, and it ended up being the perfect touch to bring the card together.

The metal tags in the top left-hand corner are made especially for embossing by Imagine Crafts. The blue one was dry-embossed with a Cuttlebug folder. The "blue" is actually a protective film, but I liked the color so I left it on after embossing; eventually it will curl and peel, which I think will look cool! The little silver tag is heat-embossed with silver. I knew to take the blue film off first, as the metal heats super-quick.

I digitally placed the image on an actual photo of Mars:

I colored the image with Copics (mostly florescents) and Sakura glitter pens. It's so much brighter in person. Coloring with floursecents is a bit difficult, because it's almost 3d! I'll be sending this to a special Teen.

Crafty Bloggers Network: O's & X's Challenge (diagonal left to right: Die cut, Stamps, Tag)
Crafty Sentiments: Use a Sentiment
Divas by Design: Anything Goes
My Heart Pieces Digital Stamps Challenge: Anything Goes
Paper Minutes #268: Neon colour(s)
Shelly's Images: Kid Theme
The Perfect Sentiment: Dry embossing + sentiment
Wobble Wednesday Challenge #53: Anything Goes + Action Wobble (2nd entry)

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  1. This is such a great card thanks for sharing with us at Divas by Design this week with our Anything Goes

  2. Great card for a teen, love the embossing, thanks for joining us at Craft Sentiments and Divas by Design this week, Jac x

  3. What a super card! Love it.

    Thanks for sharing at Crafty Sentiments this week.

    Susan x

  4. Very cute card! Love the world and sentiment! Super fun! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments!
    Jackie W :)

  5. Such a fun card.
    Thank you for joining in the Crafty Sentiments Uae a Sentiment challenge.
    Cathy xx

  6. CG, I think this has to be the cutest card that you ever made - I adore it!!

  7. Ohhhh, that is so cool! Thanks for participating in our MY HEART PIECES challenge!! Hope to see you again next week!

    A Little Bit O' Paper

  8. Hahaha, great idea, so much fun! Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design this week.



  9. Fun image! Great card. Thankyou for joining us this month at Crafty Bloggers Network.
    Geraldine M
    CBN DT


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