Tuesday, August 24, 2010

To the Moon and Back...

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Today is the Taylored Expressions Blast from the Past Blog Hop! Hopping officially begins at 11 am EST, so if you've hopped over from Sarah-Jane's blog, then welcome! If you get off-track and would like to hop back on, visit the full list of hoppers at the end of this post.

For my hop project, I wanted to make something special for my darling hubby's birthday. I created a card for him. He's a hard-working and wonderful man, a loving father, and a kid at heart. I began by stamping the adorable rocketship from The Places You'll Go, one of my faves. I colored it in with Copics, added a little bit of glitter pen on the moon and star, and then carefully cut it out. To add a little shine and dimension, I covered the entire image with glossy accents and set it aside to dry. Next, I stamped the sentiment on yellow card stock, then cut it out at a rounded angle and used my fingers to bend it into a round shape. Once my rocket was dry, I adhered it to the sentiment strip. I then die cut a label that resembled a book page layout and trimmed another piece of white paper to sit behind the "pages," trimming a piece of red card stock for the "binding." I found some perfect black and silver swirly star paper in my stash and added some ribbon that happened to match (it's from a very, very old Christmas roll!)
Finally, I assembled the entire card, popping out the rocketship -- I love how it "zooms" off the page. I really do love my guy to the moon and back and I hope he had the happiest of birthdays.
BEAN NOTES: Taylored Expressions The Places You'll Go Stamps; Memento Tuxedo Black Ink; Copic Sketch Markers; Black and Silver Patterned Paper (unknown origin) Stampin' Up Real Red and Bleu Bayou Card Stock; Neenah Solar White Card Stock; White Satin Christmas Ribbon (generic); Sakura Gold and Silver Glitter Pens; Foam Tape
HAPPY BEANS: Spellbinders Labels Seven Nestabilities; Big Shot; Ranger Glossy Accents
Now hop on over to to Ann's blog see her fabulous hop project. Thanks so much for hopping by!

33 comments:

Pam~ said...

Now this is an awesome card! Your blog is looking great too! Have a great day!

Christy Farneth-Kerr said...

Very Cool :)

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

This ROCKS Regina! LOOOOOOVE how the rocket is taking off from the card! GENIUS!

Martha said...

Love your "blast off" card! Awesome coloring. I love your blog changes as well. Your banner and colors are clean and simple. Great challenge list. Your sideline shows what you are passionate about, the art and craft. Really nice.

Diane - Rubber 'n Rafters said...

Love this card. Great for guy or boy. Very cool.

Love following you
http://dianeoliver.blogspot.com

okcapitolgirl said...

I would comment, but I just fell off my chair! THIS is WONDERFUL! WOWWIE KAZOWWIE!

Jenny said...

Very creative card! I love it!

Lea L. said...

This is darling! I love that the sentiment is on the rocket's jet stream!!

♥♥♥Lea

Natalie said...

That is so clever!!! Fun card! Your dh will love it.

Carol's Ink Spot said...

How special! Love your card and how you designed the ship to 'the moon'.

Kelli said...

Just a plain good ol' fashioned... WOW!!!!!

Keva said...

Oh my goodness..that is adorable! He should really love that..the sentiment placement is very cool.

Mary Fish said...

Clever, creative and "outta this world." Love your new blog look, too, Bean :)

Hugs, M

Katie Cotton said...

LOVE this! I have GOT to get that set now!

Terri E. said...

What a fun rocket pop up card!

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Ann Kranitz said...

What a fantastic pop up card.

Stacey Schafer said...

how fun and cute!

Tangii said...

Great idea! This is just too cute.

Pieces of Home Designs said...

Love it!

Kathy Martin said...

What a creative card! Awesome! :)

Kristie said...

This is way cool!!! Awesome creation!

Donna said...

Wowee zowee! This is fabulous!

Karen Motz said...

WHAT!!!!!!!!! This is out of this world FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Taylor said...

So cute and clever! I love the open book!

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

This is such a cool card, I love the rocket ship!

Chris L.

Libby Hickson said...

Oh my goodness how adorable and fun!

Courtney said...

Such a fun idea. That rocketship is awesome.

Joan Ervin said...

OMG...this is FABULOUS!!!! How clever to pop up that adorable little rocket...totally genius design!!!!

Carla Bazhenow said...

WOW, truly awesome and so you!!! I love that book and how the sentiment trails off the rocketship... and then it rockets right off the page. Super fabulous!!! Hugs,

TannyP said...

Genius! I love your book =) This card is to the moon awesome!

Monika/Buzsy said...

What an awesome card! Love the rocket flying out of a book! So creative. Great colors! :o)

Lori said...

Absolutely awesome!

Jackie Pedro said...

This is awesome, Regina!!! Love it!