Saturday, 22 October 2016

Keeping looking up…that’s the secret of life

So I had to whip up a birthday card real quick for one of my nephew and I used cute Astronaut Oscar from Simply B Stamps for it.

My nephew got an indoor sky dive for his birthday present, which he loved, so the flight suited Oscar was just perfect.  I cropped the image down to suit the current card sketch at Stick It Down.  The image formed my “shape”, and then I curved my text around a circle, all of which I did in Photoshop.

I printed everything and then coloured my image before embossing the sentiment by going over it with a VersaMarker.  The embossing really helped to frame the image.  With my embossing I am entering my card in the current challenge at Creative Knockouts.  As my card is for a birthday I am also linking it up at Little Red Wagon for their Let’s Party!  challenge.
Skin E000, E00, E11, E21 (E02 cheeks)
Eyes E30, E33, G02
Lips E11
Hair E39, YR20, YR24, YR27
Outfit E70, E71, E74, E81, E84, E37, E89, W5, W7, W9, Y21, Y23, Y26, Y28
Helmet BG10, BG70, C00, C0, C02, C4, C6, C8, 110
Chalks & Powders etc
Print Blocks Embossing Powder ~ Copper Metallic
Inks & Paints etc
Tsukineko ~ VersaMarker
Simply B Stamps ~ Astronaut Oscar

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. This is a great boy card! Great coloring job, too! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Stick It Down!

  2. I just love this card. Great job on the coloring. Thanks for joining us at Stick it Down.

    Colleen--Stick it Down Design Team

  3. Fab card! I really like those stars. Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

  4. What an adorable card. Love your colouring work and those bright gold stars. He must have been just thrilled to receive his personalized birthday card. Thanks so much for joining us at Stick It Down.

  5. Great ideas to versa emboss over a printed image! Thanks for creating with us at SID.

  6. Great card and fabulous job coloring! I am sure your nephew loved his card. Thanks for playing along with us at Stick It Down.

  7. What a fantastic gift, and the card goes perfectly with it. I bet he'll turn out to be a daredevil! Love your take on our sketch! Thanks for using it as inspiration for your card!

    Evelyn, Stick it Down design team


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