Today I am blasting off early on a space adventure with another retiring stamp set. The Blast Off! set. I love my little spaceman and rocket! We have used him for Birthday wishes this time and in a lovely pop-up card. This is the single card layout which you have seen me use before. I had seen the planets layered with dimensionals online (sorry I cannot remember the demo name) and I thought they were fantastic. I simply punched my circles (twice), punch one circle with smaller circle and hole punches, daubed with some ink round the holes and then layered them with the dimensional foam pads.
The stars are made from the stars in the set and a bit of a cheat, I used some yellow card punched with a hole punch to make the small star-specks. The spaceship in this set looks lovely embossed in silver.
He is attached to a strip of window sheet that I cut to size and I then fed this through a strip of folded card attached to the underside of the card base. I am not sure if you can see this from the photos clearly.
I added a 'Lift Off!' finish to the bottom of the strip to operate the space expedition. Just push it up and the window sheet strip slides in the card placeholder to push the spaceman out of his rocket. I even added some baker's twine to him to look like his lifeline back to the craft.
This set is a fantastic purchase for mummies with little ones, but who is to say it is just for the kid's. I certainly loved playing with it for this card. I think you can tell with my push-up design creative moment! It is staying in my collection for more birthday wishes, invitations and celebrations to come. It is also going to be a great set to play with during our mummy stamping sessions.......when I let little one get his hands on it that is!
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I hope you like the spaceman and the pop-up idea. If you do have any comments or queries then I would love to help answer them.
Blast Off! stamp set
Silver emboss powder
Brights Collection markers
Baker's Twine (whisper white)
Circles Collection Framelits dies
Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight, Basic Black, Whisper White cardstock