Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Zig-Zag Background; My Favourite Things - Gift Card Greetings
Inks: Stampin' Up! - Early Espresso; Versamark
Dies: Die-namics - Beautiful Bows
Accessories: White Lustre Card; SU Card - Early Espresso; SU DP - Early Espresso; Copics
If you're a fan of Dr Who, then this reference will be obvious, if not, it refers to the fact that the 11th Doctor (Matt Smith) wears a bow tie and thinks they are cool! Before cutting out the pieces, I stamped a zig-zag pattern on the card using Versamark. I used the large Die-namic bow die to cut out the pieces. The resulting bow has a rounded end, so I simply made the bow more triangular by cutting off the bits I didn't need. I created the sentiment on the computer using the Arial font and added the subtle glow. I finished the inside with a piece of brown design paper and a bold, fun greeting.
My next card is for a little boy on his birthday:
Stamps: Winnie & Walter - Big Bang Confetti; Waltzingmouse - Half Pint Heroes
Inks: Kaleidacolour - Blue Breeeze; Stazon - Jet Black; Memento - London Fog; Versamark
Accessories: White Lustre Card; Stampin' Up! Card - Real Red; Glossy White Card; Copics
The little rocket comes from one of my favourite WMS sets - I've used it a few times! And it just had to come out for a science fiction theme. To create the background I punched a small circle from post-it note and placed it on the card, then I stamped lots of stars in Versamark. I used a brayer to colour the background using Blue Breeze which gave this lovely gradient of colour. After I removed the post-it circle I ran the brayer across the "moon"" to blend it with the background. I stamped the rocket twice and colour the images with Copics. I cut them and adhered them to the card with dimensional tape. I finished with a simple greeting stamped in Stazon. For the inside I cut a mat of red card and on the white card repeated the rocket image and added a birthday greeting.
For more inspiration with our Science Fiction theme, check out the cards from the rest of the design team. I'm really looking forward to seeing what you make. I have to admit to science fiction in all its forms is one of my favourite genres! See you soon.