Special Guest - Katie Brooks

Happy Monday friends!  I am super excited to share with you that I am Guest Designing with Whimsy Stamps this month!  I am so thrilled and honored; they have adorable images!  Here is my first of two posts.

Aren't these images cute?!  I love them so.  And I thought this would make the perfect guy birthday card.

Here is how I made it:
  • I stamped my images from A Boy's Dream onto Copic-friendly paper and colored them with my Copics. 
  • I used my ScanNCut to cut them out and set them aside. 
  • Next, I used distress inks to create the sky.  I used mostly blues (Faded Jeans, Chipped Sapphire, and a bit of Blueprint Sketch), but put just a bit of purple in the center (Wilted Violet) so I could pull out the color later. 
  • Using a white re-inker and paintbrush, I added a few flecks to the background to make it look a bit like the Milky Way. 
  • I die cut a basic circle and used distress inks to color it yellow with a bit of orange (Mustard and Spiced Marmalade).  Then I added in some craters using my Copic marker and used my fingernail to distress the edges.
  • I mounted that in the corner using foam tape.  
  • Then I mounted all the other ships and planets as well.  I used an enamel dot for the end of the antenna on the larger ship. 
  • I added these Itty Bitty Black Star embellishments just for a little extra sparkle. 
  • After I mounted the panel onto some navy cardstock, I pulled out a scrap of purple to stamp the sentiment on.  I added the strip to the top with foam tape. 

This view gives you a better look at some of the finer details.  Also, I originally picked blue for my alien because my daughter likes blue.  But in the end, I decided that I wouldn't give her this card, but would save it for my brother because space isn't her thing.  I have other stamps for her! :)

One last look at the final product, I hope you like it!  Big HUGE thanks to Whimsy for letting me be a part of the show today, so exciting!  

Thank you for visiting me today! 

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