Tuesday, September 15, 2015

SHOPPING OUR STASH #219 - Outta This World

Good morning and welcome! A new challenge is starting at SHOPPING OUR STASH - Outta This World! We'd like to see you use aliens (any sort of monster would work here) on your project. If aliens don't float your boat, as an alternative, you could use anything celestial (moon, stars, planets, etc.) See? Choices! Here's my card:

 And the inside of my card:

Last year we did a challenge to try a faux technique, and I made this card using the faux Northern Lights tutorial. I made a couple attempts, my second attempt turning out much better. But, I couldn't throw that other panel away. Nope. Just. Couldn't. Do. It. So I kept it thinking some day I might use it. That day has arrived. I die cut the sky panel into a smaller square. I had to MacGyver the embossed star panel and partially run it through my GC few times, since I insisted in stamping the sentiment in the bottom corner, and the folder frames I have don't have a space that far in the corner. (If you have the Darice folder frames, you'll understand what I just said. Hopefully.) Anyway, that getting done, I stamped, colored and fussy cut my little alien, and added Glossy Accents and Crystal Stickles. A few star shaped rhinestones and it was done. 

I hope you find some time to play along with us at Shopping Our Stash! Please check out what the other ladies have created for your viewing pleasure, and leave them some bloggy love! Thanks for hanging out with me, and have a great day!

Supplies: Paper Smooches - Space Cadet, Happy Birthday
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black and various others used for the Northern Lights panel
CS: Recollections
Accessories: GC; MFT - Zig Zag Stitches Squares Die-Namics; Cuttlebug - EF; Darice - Folder Frames; Sakura - white, gold & silver Gelly Roll pens; Ranger - Glossy Accents & Crystal Stickles: Recollections - star rhinestones
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, 3D foam squares


  1. MacGyvered - HA! You did well, though.I was going to suggest partial embossing, but that would have left a strip across the bottom, You've managed just the corner. You win!

    Love that Northern sky; I would have kept it, too. The Northern Sky technique is one on my To Do list.

  2. i rarely throw away the unsuccessful essperiments, either. & surprisingly enough... i generally use them for SOMETHING. i'm sooooooo glad you saved this one! it's awesome! the WHOLE CARD is awesome, actually, in all its mcgyvered glory! (ps: love that someone else uses that in a papercrafting context lol) ♥♥♥

  3. Love that Northern Sky, never tried it though. I have folders that I want to use vertical and the image is horozontal, like my clouds.Awesome job.

  4. The Northern Lights panel is awesome — thank goodness you didn't toss it! Fab card.

  5. Yep - this is awesome! Fab job lady, love that background!

  6. Oh, wow! This is really cool, Chris! I really love this design! Just the small panel of Northern Lights works so well with that embossed background, and I love how the alien goes off the edge. Really really fun!

  7. aliens float your boat....hmm....I have such a vivid mental picture of that!
    I love this card - LOVE - love - LOVE it !


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