Saturday, October 5, 2013

World Card Making Day!

Yes, there really is a World Card Making Day. And it's today! What a great excuse to celebrate, and maybe even make a card or two. Indulging this little hobby of mine has made me friends around the world, given me the privilege of being part of two fun papercrafting design teams, let me participate in lots of creativity-stretching challenges and given me the opportunity to learn some beautiful art techniques. Oh! And make cards, of course. 
On this day, I thought it might be appropriate to join in with one of my design teams, using one of my favourite brands of stamps. 

It's not officially my week to post on the Drunken Stampers challenge blog, but luckily the Tropical Hooters team doesn't mind if a Yellow Canary decides to play along. ;) The challenge this week is a PERSON: Neil Armstrong. Of course, you also have the option of making a space- or astronaut-themed card. Naturally, some of the design team rose to the challenge and created cards dedicated to that pioneer astronaut. I went with a slightly more generic space card: 

How cute is this little Paper Smooches space alien in his UFO? Not surprisingly, I'm not the only Drunken Stamper using this fun stamp set today. As a Star Trek fan, I would of course like the sentiment to read "boldly go", but I realized that, out of context on a card, that could actually sound a little rude. :P
Since part of my card-making journey has been entering challenges, I'm going to enter this card in two: the current Paper Smooches SPARKS Anything Goes challenge, and Simon Says Stamp's We're Going Dotty challenge. 
Happy World Card Making Day! And happy weekend, of course. 

Supplies: white cardstock, Echo Park Dots & Stripes Metropolitan patterned paper, Paper Smooches Space Cadet stamps, Memento tuxedo black ink, Bic Mark-Its, Sharpies, Uchida Deco-Liner silver marker, Recollections silver half-pearls, ancient silver sequins from my stash, Multicrafts googly eye, pop-dot tape

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Chris Dring said...

Love love love your card Lindsey! And your comment about boldly going had me cracking up!

Emily Leiphart said...

So cute, Linds! I love the sentiment on the arrow and those silver pearls and sequins. Great card!

Karen Schroeder said...

Fantastic card! I love the half pearls on the spaceship...such a cool detail! I'm so glad you joined us!

Jenny said...

What a great blog post and an out of this world card too..... This little alien looks great in his shiny spacecraft :0) I had a laugh at your thoughts on 'Boldly Go!!' :0)
Thanks so much for linking up to our challenge at the Sparks blog on WCMD :0)
Jenny x

Jessi Fogan said...

OMG, boldly go....that would be a great 'see ya!' card :) lol!
You know I'm loving the googly eye, and I can't believe I don't have that set!

Donna said...

Oh Lindsey! I love love love this card! I love the little googly eye on the cyclops alien...for some reason I have "Star Trekkin through the universe in my head" LOL thanks for THAT!

Stephanie said...

Cute card! I love how you added that googley eye. Happy World Card Making Day! :)

Unknown said...

oh my cute!

debby4000 said...

Oh what a fabulous, fun card, I love it.

Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge.


Linda Ledbetter said...

Lindsey, this is darling!!! I wouldn't mind an extraterrestrial visit if the little guy was this cute!

Chelle (PhotoArt/MaybeCreative) said...

Great job. Thanks for joining us.

Lee aka Violent Kittie said...

I'll go boldly or boldly go. I would get the reference!! Plus I am not easily offended. I had fun with this stamp set too!