August 25, 2019

Birthday Blast

Hi there!  My youngest nephew turns 4 in a couple of days, but his party was today.   I made this card for him and his eyes opened wide as he exclaimed, "It's an ASTRONAUT!"  He sure knows how to put a big smile on his auntie's face! 😊

I used just the Space Explorer stamp set for this card.  Started by stamping the rocket with black Copic friendly ink on Copic friendly cardstock, then masked it.  I swapped out the balloons so he can go on a little rocket ride.  Did this by masking the balloons directly on the stamp itself before inking the astronaut image, then stamped him.  Masked him before starting on the background.  Ink blended Salty Ocean, Chipped Sapphire and Black Soot distress inks (di) with blending brushes for a glowing trail effect.  

White heat embossed the sentiment within the trail and added Salty Ocean to make it pop and to give it that glow as well.  Splattered with white gouache paints then added some shining stars also along the trail with a white gel pen.  Normally, I don't use glitter on masculine cards, but this background was calling for it, so it was spritz with a Sparkle spray.  Removed the masks and coloured in the images with Copics.  Adhered the panel to a white card base to finish.

Thank you for stopping by.  Have a. wonderful week.

Watercooler Wednesday - #235 Marsha's Masculine Anything Goes
The Male Room - #118 Flight
AAA Birthday - #4 For the Boys
My Favorite Things - Color Challenge 124
Penny Black and More - August For Boys and Men


Christine Alexander said...

I'm sure your nephew loved the card, what little boy wouldn't. You crated such an amazing scene with your blending and masking :)

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Happy Birthday to your nephew !!! :D Aorable card, love the astronaut :) and that glowing trail effect is stunning!! Fabulous effect also with the glowing sentiment and the sparkling!!! Wow!

brenda said...

A cute image and such a sweet card in the pretty deep blues, thanks so much for sharing with us and joining our 'Men and Boys' theme at Penny Black and More challenge.

B x

Helen said...

What a wonderful fun card, Trina, as always! I'm sure it will be a favourite with your nephew! Super colouring! Thanks so much for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week!

Brenda in IN said...

What a fantastic card, Trina! Your space sky is awesome and the "trail" adds the movement for the astronaut. It's so nice to have that kind of response when someone opens a card.

Jane said...

Awesome card and I can just picture his face when he opened it. Apart from the mega cute astronaut I'm sure his parents were super impressed by the amazing background too! Thanks for playing at AAA Birthday, hope to see you join in with future challenges too.

Bonnie said...

Wow! Of course he loved it! Wonderful detail with the blending and coloring! Love the splatters! What kind or brand of gouache do you use? I may need to look into that.

Lisa said...


Tracy said...

Fab creation, thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Mac Mable said...

Sure brought a smile to my face too. Glorious background and what a fun astronaut.....and your heart must have melted .....Well done Auntie x

Tina said...

Love this, Trina! Gorgeous coloring and awesome background! Thanks for playing along at AAA Birthday, hope to see you join in us in future challenges too. Tina DT

Ela said...

Oh my, he's a cutie! Love the vivid colours, brilliant!

Mervi said...

Gorgeous colours, cute card!
Thank you for sharing at Penny Black and more;-))m

Nananas said...

Such a cute card and I really love the background! Thanks for joining our AAA Birthday challenge!

Wei said...

Such a beautiful card with a beautiful galaxy background. Such an amazing creation! Love the layout and all the textures. Thanks for playing along with us at The Male Room Challenge. Looking forward to seeing your creative projects in the future galleries again.

Papercraft Boutique said...

Adorable card, Trina! Love your gorgeous ink blending, especially the glowing trail effect!
(Belated) happy birthday to your nephew! He must have melt your heart. :-)
Hideko xx

Monika Skinner said...

This is such a sweet card. Love it. Thanks so much for playing along at The Male Room Craft Challenge. Good Luck!

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Perfect for a little boy, he will love this super spaceman with the amazing sky. Thank you so much for joining us in our Flight challenge at The Male Room this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.

Faith The Male Room DT

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