Monday, April 25, 2016

GSD Share Your Designs #20 & Virginia's View Link Up Party

Hello, friends!  I am stopping by today with a fun card I made for two current challenges.

First up, the current 20th Share Your Design Challenge at Gerda Steiner Designs. This is a great place to share your cards using any of her stamps, and you have a chance to win a $15 coupon to her store.

Second, I was so excited to see that Virginia opened up a "linky party" at her Virginia's View Challenge.  She is asking us to link up one card using a hello/miss you/friendship message.

I could not wait to ink up my recently purchased stamp sets from Gerda Steiner Designs.  The recent blog hop for this release was out of this world -- no pun intended!  I ordered both "Blast Off" and "Alien Invasion" and combined images and sentiments from both sets for my card.

This card is going to my nephew who is in kindergarten.  He loves to get mail, and he has enjoyed some recent sleep-overs at our house.  I hear from his mom that he wants to come back for more...hopefully soon!  In the meantime, a card to let him know Aunt Judy is thinking of him and missing him.

I masked the main panel as well as the "moon," then stamped my images and masked them as well.  Next, I mixed a variety of distress inks to make the outer space sky. I spritzed the whole sky with Perfect Pearls mist for a silvery shine and stamped some stars in white dye ink.  Finally, I colored the stamped images with Copic markers and filled in the boy's mask with Glossy Accents.   

Depending on the light, the sky is either dark...

...or very shiny!

I hope to make a few more cards with these fun stamps and share them soon.  In the meantime, be sure to check out the challenges linked above!

Thanks for stopping by,


  1. Oh, this is absolutely adorable, Judy! Your outer space sky is fabulous, and the little astronaut is too cute! I'm sure your nephew is going to love it, too!

  2. Awww, what a cute little astronaut fella! Your nephew is a lucky little boy to have an aunt as sweet and thoughtful as you. I love the gloss you added to his helmet visor. Adorable card Judy!!

  3. For your nephew! That is just perfect. What a sweet thing to do, Judy. So glad you shared this card with us! :-)

  4. For your nephew! That is just perfect. What a sweet thing to do, Judy. So glad you shared this card with us! :-)

  5. That is an awesome background!

  6. That is an awesome background!


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