Saturday 3 February 2018

Happy Birthday | Mission Control ft. MFT "Space Explorer"

Hi everyone, thank you for stopping by. I hope you're having a great day.

When I was able to get my hands on this set from MFT I was over the moon (pun intended). I mentioned before (several times) that I find it difficult to make cards for men, but just as difficult are cards for the boys. This set is fantastic for either gender, but it is really nice to have a set that can be easily used for guys.

To begin, I stamped this little spaceman and the planet from MFT's "Space Explorer" set with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a piece of 110lb Copic-friendly cardstock. I coloured all the images with Copic markers and fussy cut them out. I would normally have used my Brother 2 Scan N Cut, but my craft room is kind of a mess right now and I was in a hurry.

Next I created the galaxy background by sponging on Wilted Violet, Mermaid Lagoon and Twisted Citron Distress Ink, I then used Chipped Sapphire to fill in the spaces between the coloured areas and finally Black Soot over the top, ensuring that it was darkest around the edges. I used my Distress Sprayer to splatter clean water and patted that dry with a paper towel. Once the panel was mostly dry I splattered Copic Opaque White to create all the stars.

When the panel was completely dry, I prepped the lower left corner with my powder tool and stamped the greeting from the same set with VersaMark ink and heat embossed with detail white embossing powder.

I adhered my galaxy panel to the front of a standard A2 sized card base, then added the planet. For the spaceman, I used a small action wobbler to tack him down. So when you touch him he wiggles back and forth. Once I sort out videos, I'll be sure to include (at least) one with an action wobbler. They add such a great interactive element to a card!

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