and i am fine with that!
see, the way i look at it, i have two hobbies: buying art supplies--which i enjoy very much--and making stuff, which is also fun! the fact that hobby #2 makes excellent use of the things acquired via hobby #1 is an *AWESOME* bonus, in my opinion!!! and when you consider that hobby #2 also allows me to save $2.50 a pop on boring flat store-bought greeting cards, i figure i am up on the deal! :)
so do you want to see the card with all the stickers on, then? cool. here it is:
(patterned paper: basic grey & sei; stickers: sandylion; chipboard: fancy pants; inkjet transparency: embossing folder: cuttlebug; staples; pens: sharpie; rhinestones: michaels (re-colored w/copics); other: mylar stars in several sizes, plus tiny star-shaped nail art gems, glitter glue; adhesives: tombow monorunner, 3m foam tape, glue dots, uhu gluestick)
this is for my friend's son who's turning three next month. he's one of the few people i know who loves robots and monstas as much as i do, so i am hoping he will enjoy space aliens, too! i started out using this week's sketch from friday sketchers:
but as you can see, my card mutated quite considerably from the plan... (space aliens will do that every time!!!) ...so i don't think i can really send this in afterall. it's a GREAT sketch, though, maybe i will have another go.
i was pretty much enitrely on track until i decided--midway through the process--that this should be a shaker card. then it became necessary to lose both the large square frame, and the small rectangular inset, in order to have more visible "window" to see the stars and small rocket ships inside.
at that point i also set aside the scalloppy cardstock circle i'd traced from this piece of fancy pants chipboard, and decorated the piece itself to serve as a more solid frame. i colored it with a blue sharpie, embossed with cuttlebug's swirly e/f (i had to run it through twice due to size, but it came out pretty well!) and then embellished it with a silver metallic sharpie. i backed it with an inkjet transparency, added the shaky bits, and attached it using many mannnnnnnny small curved bits of foam tape to seal the entire circle. then i added all the adorable stickers. (most of which are backed with dark blue cardstock and cut out, to make them both sturdier and more dimensional) a few rhinestones and touches of glitter glue later, i was done.