Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Space Aliens Birthday Guy Card

 Hey there! Hope all are well this Tuesday. Honey and I are good. I'm busy getting mail addressed and crafting projects done, while Honey is doing house projects (caulking, painting, cleaning). We are both staying busy. Today I'm sharing another birthday guy card, this time one with a space alien theme. It actually turned out better than I'd envisioned and I've heard from the happy recipient, so I may well make another version of this card again.
I began the card with a 6x6" base cut from 12x12" Bazzill textured card stock, which I also used as matting, along with some green marble-y KI Memories 12x12" card stock. I printed out a digital background from We Are 3 Digital Shop's Moon Desert Papers
So this is what the background looked like before I darkened it to print and added my other elements.
 
I used this sketch from Splitcoaststampers for my layout design. The hardest part of this sketch is getting elements 2-5 to all fit together and be square, so measuring is key. I used 4 identical paper strips with double sided tape that I adhered 2 different designs of washi tape to, said a lil prayer and thankfully everything lined up perfectly! πŸ™
I stamped and die-cut the Altenew moon and then stamped and die-cut the Gerda Steiner spaceship and two aliens. I colored them all with Promarkers and then added metallic gel pens to the ship. Once I had everything arranged and adhered, I stamped the Gerda Steiner sentiments with black Versafine Clair ink.
I included a handwritten note on the inside right, but I matted the left side with a sheet from Carta Bella's 6x6 Space Academy papers. The recipient loved reading the 2138 Intergalactic Schedule. 😜
I used another sheet of the Carta Bella papers on the back of the card, along with a strip from the scraps and a circle-punched Technique Tuesday stamped siggie colored with Promarkers.
  
Some close-ups to show the shine coming off the card and the front-back coordinated look!
And a final view. These aliens make me happy to look at and I love the rainbow-y look of the washi tapes together, so I'll link it to the final  Rainbow Card Challenge -- that's where you find a rainbow, in space! πŸ˜„ Thanks for visiting me today and until next time, stay crafty and well! XOX
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The washi tape I used has a variety of stars, some shiny.
My scenic background is a digital paper

23 comments:

Carol said...

Wonderful card Aimeslee. I looked to see if I could find a digital version of your aliens but didn't manage it.
Thank you for your visit and lovely words. You can see that I am managing a little typing with help from new painkillers. I hope to be up to speed in the New year. Have a super Christmas.
Hugs
Carol xx
CD Sunday Plus DT

D.L. Walls said...

Ah, this is an adorable card and those cheeky aliens are just too much! Great card, Thanks for linking up with us at The Inspiration Station Challenge. Donna

Lori Podolsky said...

Your card is so adorable, whimsical and creative, Aimeslee. Thank you for sharing your lovely card, and for playing along with us on The Paper Shelter Blog Hop. Good luck on your entry and I hope to see you again. Hugs, Lori - DT

Zoechaos said...

Fun guys card love how you used our theme this time at Inspiration Station, good luck xx

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

OH! Aimeslee, this is absolutely fabulous, love the monsters and the spaceship and the sentiment is hilarious, love everything about this card. I'm here with both hats on so will say - Thank you so much for joining us in our challenge at QKR Stampede Good Luck and looking forward to seeing you again in our next challenge.
Faith A DT

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

It's me again and I still think this is hilarious and wonderful, with another hat on I will say - Thank you so much for joining us in our Food challenge at The Male Room Good Luck and I hope you will join us in our next challenge.
Faith DT

Pamela said...

A great quirky card - I love your aliens and the colourful background.
Pamela
CD Sunday Plus DT.

MortiCraft said...

Clever use of the digital background and you’ve really made it come alive with the wonderful bright colours. Thanks for playing along with The Male Room. X

Em Louise Fairley said...

Adorable! Thanks for joining us for the last Rainbow Card Challenge.
Hugs,
Em, DT Co-ordinator

Nat said...

Fab fun card, this made me smile. Thank you for sharing at PFM
Natx

Jocelyn said...

This is a fun card and I love the sentiment. Thank you for sharing with us.
Jocelyn x
CD Sunday Plus DT

Cardsbymaaike said...

take us to your cake..giggle..so cute!. great card. Thank you for playing at the Male Room Challenges

Jackie C said...

Just perfect for the Challenge!
Great project!
Fabulous that you have shared this with us here at Colour Crazy.
Good luck and we hope you will come back again! Jackie DT Member xxx

Alyson Mayo said...

Those monsters are adorable (well, as adorable as monsters can be, I suppose...) The sentiment is so perfect and I really like the other panels that are decorated!

Margarets designer cards said...

Lovely fun card, lo=ve the Aliens
Thank yopu for joining us
Margaret
CD Sunday plus DT

MeSi said...

Such a fun card! Thanks for sharing at The Paper Shelter challenge. Good luck and hope to see you again!
-Merja DT

ahlers5 said...

This card is just too cute! I love the images.

Sammy said...

that's such fun! Thank you for joining in with us at The Paper Shelter birthday Celebration this week. Sammy-x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A bright and fun card, thank you for entering our Mega Christmas challenge at Passion for Markers.
Lorraine

sue t. said...

Fun card! Thanks for joining our last challenge at The Rainbow Card Challenge!

Katy said...

Super fun card! I love how your frame is rainbow colors! Thank you for joining us at the Rainbow Card Challenge! Merry Christmas! :)

Julie said...

Such a fun, bright card! Thanks for joining in our Mega Christams challenge at Passion for Markers, good luck! Juliexx

Sari / Granne said...

Such a fun and colorful card all around, love the sentiment, goes perfect with the images. Thank you for joining The Male Room "Food" challenge, I hope to see you in our new "For a Teenager" challenge also. Happy New Year 2022!