You're Out of This World!

This card was made as an inspiration card for Double Trouble Challenge #60 which as always is a three-part challenge. Thing 1 gave us a lot of freedom this time with her "Something, Anything, Everything Goes" part, Thing 3 gave us the optional twist to use red, white and blue colors and Thing 2's Double Dare was to partner with any of our past challenge partners.  I chose Crafting Happiness Challenge #55 that requires an outer space theme (I just LOVE outer space, and wanted to be an astronaut when I was 12). 

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Crafting Happiness Challenges

I love the "outer space" background you can create with alcohol inks, so used them on Yupo paper and blew them around with a straw to form galaxy patterns.

The rocket was digitally cut as 14 pieces, then glued down on a black background piece of cardstock shaped like the rocket. The file I used for the rocket was from DesignBundles' Amazing Craft SVG file bundle "Outer Space" by Pretty Grafik.

The planets were stamped in red and blue, then hand colored with Copic markers. The sentiment on the ring of the blue planet was typed using Microsoft Word, then curved using Word's "Word Art" tool I then fussy cut it out and glued it to the ring.

This will make a great card for a special occasion card for adults or kids.

I am rating the difficulty of the card as a "3" out of a possible "5" because of the need to assemble the rocket, custom create the sentiment, and time spent creating the alcohol ink background.

Stamps: Recollections Outer Space
Paper: Yupo Translucent Sheet, SU Real Red, Pacific Point, Whisper White, So Saffron, Calypso Coral
Paper Size: 5"x5"
Ink: Copic Markers, Ranger Alcohol Ink Indigo, Silver Mixative, SU Real Red, SU Not Quite Navy
Accessories: Recollections Outer Space Dies, Xacto Knife, Computer, Brother ScanNCut, Tombow Multi Liquid Glue, Paper Snips
Techniques: Alcohol Ink Background, Digital Cutting, Die Cutting, Paper Piecing


  1. Love that alcohol ink background - the space theme goes perfectly with it! Great card for anyone who loves outer space!

  2. Your alcohol ink background is fabulous! I adore the outer space theme and I really should make another outer space card as it's been a while. Thanks for inspiring! I enjoyed being your Crazy Cousin this month!

  3. That's so cute that you wanted to be an astronaut as a kid! The alcohol ink background is super cool. What a fun card and you incorporated the red, white, and blue perfectly! :)

  4. Your background is so out in it. Adorable and fun card.

  5. That background looks so cool! You did a good job combining the challenges.


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