Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Star Trek Birthday Cards

Hello, everyone!  Before I get started, I would like to welcome my newest follower - Carole - thank you for joining me!

Today I'm sharing two cards I made for Brian's birthday! Today is his day!  When I asked him a couple months ago what kind of card he would like, he requested a Star Trek theme so this is what I've made!

Card #1
This is the first time I've attempted a galaxy background with Distress Inks. I used Mustard Seed, Seedless Preserves, Blueprint Sketch, and Black Soot. I add splatters of water as well as some white acrylic paint mixed with water. The galaxy background was a little trickier than I thought, and of the two I made, this was the better one, so I went with it.  I die-cut the inky background with Gina Marie Designs Stitched Rectangles and mounted on black cardstock.

I found an image of the original Starship Enterprise by doing a Google search.  I printed it on photo paper and fussy-cut.  I found the sentiment through a Google search as well and then die-cut with Gina Marie Designs Drop Pennant. I finished off the card with three tiny star sequins.

Card #2
For my second card, I wanted to mark the 50th anniversary of Star Trek's debut in 1966.  I found the Trek 50 insignia through a Google search, printed it on photo paper, and placed it behind a card panel die-cut with Gina Marie Designs Dot Studs Circle. It's hard to tell in the photo but the card is outlined in sparkly black washi tape and there is a thin strip of sparkly black washi across the card. I followed the sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches (shown below).  The sentiment is from Create with TLC and it was a freebie at one point (thank you!).  I printed it on yellow cardstock and die-cut with Impression Obsession Banners and Tails.

I would also like to support the following challenges: Artistic Inspirations AG UE; Craft Your Passion AG 2/3; Creative Craft Cottage AG 1/3; Crop Stop Linky Party #20 (Card #1 - Distress Inks available at Crop Stop here) 3/5; Die Cuttin Divas Birthday 1/3; DL.ART September Linky AG UE 1/d; Doing Life AG with Create with TLC (Card #2) 1E; Glitter n Sparkle AG 3/3; Inspiration Destination AG UE; Just Keep On Creating AG UE; Memories Crafter Catherine's Challenge - New Colouring Medium (Card #1 - first time trying galaxy background); Mod Squad Celebrate Your Inner Splat (Card #1) 1/3; Not Just Cards September AG UE; One Stitch at a Time AG Special Day UE; Penny's Paper-crafty AG 1/3; The Male Room Star Trek; The Outlawz Twisted Thursday Punches or Dies 2/2; Through the Craftroom Door AG 1/2; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment wk2 1/5



Thank you for looking at my cards! Wishing you a joyful day!

46 comments:

Melissa Craig said...

So cute! Thank you for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Natalie said...

Fun galaxy background! Super cool! Thanks for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday!

vinita jain said...

Star trek is my favorite serial! And you created the Galaxy BG so perfect with this beautiful image and the other one is so cute! I can bet Brian will love them!

Valerija said...

Great galaxy cards. You made a fantastic background on the firs one.
Valerija xx

Stir Your Creativity said...

The cards are fantastic. The galaxy background had come out so well!

Hetty said...

OMG, these cards are fantstic! Great male cards.
What a beautiful gallaxy background. You really nailed it!

brenda said...

Really super images and cards Kitty, I have a Treckie son would would love these - one of his friends recently got married and they had a Treckie wedding - really !!

B x

cotnob said...

Fabulous cards Kitty, your galaxy background is brilliant.
Wishing Brian a belated Happy Birthday.
Pauline
x

Glennis said...

Super cards, I am sure Brian will love them

Bad Kitty said...

amazing card with galaxy!
and this 2nd card is wonderful!
happy birthday to Brian!
lots of hugs
Fiki

Barb said...

What a super card Kitty. I bet Brian loved it. Your background looks fantastic and what great fussy cutting. Barbxx

Desire Fourie said...

Great out of this world masculine creations. Its perfect for our 3rd ‘ATG with CREATE WITH TLC’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck and hope to see you play with us again.
Hugs
Desíre
{ATG with a CREATE WITH TLC Element}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Lisa said...

What cool and awesome cards these are... love the galaxy background! I bet he loved (will love) them!

Carole said...

Very clever, Kitty! Love the galaxy one - the sentiment is perfect for a greeting card. x

suzARTe said...

My husband would love this card, this is very cool.Thanks so much for sharing your creation at
Anything goes September link-up, Just keep on creating
Susan xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

Two fantastic creations Kitty, I just know that Brian loves them too. Happy Birthday Brian.
Hugs
Cathy
xxxxx

scrAPpamondo said...

HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY BRYAN!!! :D
Surely he will be very surprised by both your cards, even if he has choosen the theme! They are so cool!!! I just can see his smile from here! :D Your inked galaxy background is really stunning! Wow! And just perfect for the Starship Enterprise and the pennant with the sentiment!
Also the second card looks wonderful with the aperture and the the Trek 50 insignia! Another brilliant idea, my friend!! And I have seen the black sparkling stripes (I enlarged the photo), they look so well!! Two clever cards, just fabulous for masculine recipients! Bryan will love them very much!

Tinka's paper wonderlland said...

Great cards Kitty!! Love the first one and cool background tooo!!
♥Hugs Valentina♥

Annemi said...

Fantastic card. So creative. Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Regards,
Ann-Marie
TTCRD DT
Annemi {My Blog}
Through The Craft Room Door
ttcrd.blogspot.com

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Good for you for figuring out how to incorporate Star Trek into a card. I have a couple of foam mounted Star Trek stamps I found in a grab bag giveaway. They sit proudly on hubby's desk.

I have to say that I like your galaxy background sooooo much better than the "galaxy fingernails" my friend just showed off. It looked like someone poured random goop all over her nails. Ick. Your background is anything but ick!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Wonderful card designs for all the Treky fans.

Deborah Frings said...

You made me so happy with two Star Trek themed cards! I love the blended space background behind the USS Enterprise - just fab. Love the 50th anniversary card too. You rocked it! Thanks so much for playing along with our Star Trek (space series) theme at The Male Room. Deborah, DT.

Patti said...

Oh my STARS! Kitty!! You have created two amazing cards! I am in awe of your galaxy background!! Wow girl you are now the QUEEN! of masculine cards! Hubby is going to flip over these!!

Patti

crafty-stamper said...

Belated happy birthday to Brian and bet he loved his card-fabulous background -great 50th card too
Carol x

Debbie said...
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Debbie said...

These are both great cards! My son would love the second one!! I love it, too!
Thanks for playing along this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!
Debbie
Debbie's Dash of This and That

Jane said...

Stunning starscape and looks like The Male Room's current challenge came at the perfect time for you. Thanks for playing along.

Tracey said...

Super fun cards.....the galaxy background looks Fabulous, well done!

Tracey said...

Super fun cards.....the galaxy background looks Fabulous, well done!

Donna said...

Hope you and Brian had fun celebrating his day, I have no doubt he loved his card, that background is amazing.

marion said...

Happy Birthday sweet Brian, hope you and Kitty had a lovely day. You sure are spoiled with the cards already. They are amazing. Love the background on the first one, so creative and the layout on the second one. Lots of hugs and love, cuddles to Kiwi, Honeydew and Snowie, Marion

Olga Fink said...

Happy birthday to your husband! Gorgeous card Kitty and I'm sure my husband would be jealous of it! We are big fans of star trek!
Your Galaxy background is gorgeous! I also love the second card!
xoxo Olga

CG said...

These are so amazing! I'm so inspired to try that background. I've really enjoyed catching up on classic Star Trek. Best, CG

Pia S said...

You should be so proud of that space background, it looks perfect to me! The perfect backdrop for this starship...seems to me you nailed it!

Judy Woodland said...

How utterly clever. LOVE the galaxy, and using that Enterprize image is genius!!! Great take on the challenge, thanks so much for playing along with us this week over at the Mod Squad!
Judy - Challenge Host

Carolyn Cochran said...

Great card-masculine cards are usually such a challenge but you nailed it perfectly! Thanks for playing with us at Craft Your Challenge!
Carolyn DT

Heidi Stamps said...

Very cool background! Love this card!

Judy V said...

Great Star Trek cards! Thanks for sharing with us at Glitter 'N' Sparkle!

ann van dijk said...

Wonderful card designs . Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage challenge good luck
Anneke DT

Daffodil Cards said...

I absolutely LOVE these cards, they are SO Star Trek and of the era. Wonderful work on both. Thank you for joining us at The Male Room Space theme challenge. Faith DT

Patricia Alvarez said...

Great card! I really love the background. Thanks for sharing with us at Inspiration Destination this week. Good luck!!! Patricia

Christina Hor said...

Both cards are beautiful Kitty but I absolutely blown away by your galaxy card! Beautifully done! You really taken me back to all those Star Trek TV series. And awesome job with the fuzzy cutting. Thanks so much for sharing this in Catherine's challenge. It truly made our night! You're so sweet. Take care and have a lovely new week. Hugs.

Rocky said...

Both cards are a perfect tribute to Star Trek's anniversary. The background to the Enterprise is cosmic, thank you so much for joining us at TMR with both amazing cards.

Buffy said...

Great cards, Love how your Enterprise fit on the background so well. Thank you for joining in with us at The Male Room.

Buffy x

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Very creative! Thank you for so much for sharing your card in the OSAAT "Anything Goes with Special Day" Challenge!

Andreja L. said...

Such a beautiful "space" card you made.
Thank you so much for joining us at The Male Room!
Hugs, Andreja