Monday, July 20, 2009

The Perfect Occasion for a Spacey Card!
I've been having SO MUCH FUN over the past couple weeks working on samples for Clear Dollar Stamps' July releases...I can say for sure that at least two of this month's releases will become my all-time favorites, and the set I used to make this card is definitely one of them! It's called "Lost in Space" and it was designed by my fellow dt gal, Kim Teasdale. Be sure to check out her blog (as well as those of Lori, Laurie, Angela, Tori & Stacy) for more great cards using this adorable set!

And isn't this the most perfect of days to post a space-related card...the 40th anniversary of humankind's first walk on the moon!? Ever since seeing the movie "Apollo 13" (one of my top 3 movies of all time...guess I'm quite the science nerd!), I have developed an avid interest in the space program, particularly that era leading up to the moon landing.

I'm sure part of my enthusiasm lies in the fact that the Apollo program was going on during my childhood, and so in a way, I almost feel like I was a real part of it. But also, it's the sheer AMAZEMENT I feel every time I look up at the moon and think "We have been there, walking on that surface!" And then you look at all else that NASA has accomplished since...the Space Station, the Shuttle Program, etc. It all just fills me with awe and wonder, and I have so very much respect for the men and women that fly...I mean, lives have been lost along the way, yet these amazing engineers & scientists, for the sake of knowledge and advancement, are still willing & eager to take flight.

The whole subject just restores my faith in mankind and all the positive things we are capable of! But now back to my modest little corner of card; here are the ingredients:

Stamps: "Lost in Space" - Clear Dollar Stamps
Inks: Staz-On "Timber Brown"; Ranger "Antique Linen" Distress
Markers: Copic #s B00, B01, B02, R35, R37, W1, YR000, YR15, YR16
Cardstock: SU "Riding Hood Red" & "Tempting Turquoise"; Papertrey Ink white
DP: Cosmo Cricket "Li'l Man" collection ("Silly Sam" sheet)
Dies/Punches: Nestabilities Large Classic Circles
Accessories/Embellishments: SU "District" ribbon (orange); Making Memories "Sam" Kids (star trim); Darice gemstones; googley eyes (craft supply)

I should have taken a side-view shot so you could see that, using foam adhesive, I raised up the blue panels of the spaceship for some dimension. And then I popped up the entire ship using TWO layers of foam. Oh well, you know how that works anyway! I'll be posting another CDS July-release card later tonight (omg, TWO in ONE day??!?), so I hope you'll come back and take a look. Have a wonderful evening and a great week ahead!


Randee E said...

Ooooh I LOVE this card. IT is just too darn cute! Definitely a must have, especially with 3 boys!! And the fact that I was born the day the man walked on the moon :0) My mom says they wheeled a TV into the delivery room and asked if she could "try to hold it" until AFTER they stepped out onto the surface :0).

Lisa Lara said...

ERIN, this is totally OUT OF THIS WORLD girl!!!!!!!!!!!! I just love the 3-D effect you achieved. Wow. This is definitely a WOW card. I love the BG Cosmo Cricket paper with yo-yos. I also enjoyed reading your comments.

Justine said...

This is so much fun, love their eyes.
Great coloring