Teapot Tuesday finds us honoring (Redi2stamp) Mary's son Rich Summers. I hope our cards help brighten their day.
42,000 splitcoastion years ago, in a galaxy called Redi2stamp (slightly north of Teapottersville), a googly eyed clan cruised around the universe in the spaceship "Rich Summers".
As you can see, driving a spaceship is a serious business, however if you are lucky enough to be a passenger it is a whole lot of fun. Hair straighteners and hair dryers were strictly prohibited on the planet Redi2stamp, hence all the bad hair.
Now about the card...I tried to make Beate's circular step card, but it was beyond me today. I have resorted to my favorite fold - stair step. The actual card is made from acetate (you wouldn't believe the "paper" cuts I've got). It does have two steps, but the spaceship was rather large, so i just added characters to the back step (kinda looks like Rosie for the Jetsons don't you think?).
I used a circle cutter to cut half circles, adjusting the cutter by half an inch for each layer. I punched holes in random places and added some bling. The top half of the spaceship is also made with acetate,the red edge is cardstock to give it some stength.
The pilots are cute little Basic Gray stamps, I used a sharpie pen to draw wild hair, and then cut the images out. I could only find 6 googly eyes, so some of them have to share!!
I hand shaped the big alian (alien, hmmm neither looks right), I punched holes in him and added a MS spider web punch cut out to his tummy. He is holding a little Hera Arts Japanese girl stamp, I gave her a new face LOL. She is held on using a brad.
I had a heap of fun making this and I hope Rich won't mind this is a vintage trekkie card.
Date: Tuesday, May 7, 2013 GMT Views: 1408
Registered: March 24, 2006 Location: Deep in the Heart of TEXAS Posts: 16128
Tue, May 07, 2013 @ 6:45 AM
Susie, this is adorable! Love your googlie-eyed astronauts dressed in tuxedos and your clever story! They are having a bad hair day! That is one neat space ship! Great bright colors on this lovely card! Another stellar card for a cardmaking star....
------------------------------ Phyllis Young at heart, slightly older in other parts. We really never grow up, we just learn how to act in public!! What if you woke up today with only what you had thanked God for yesterday??
Registered: September 3, 2007 Location: native Texan living in N. GA Posts: 56450
Tue, May 07, 2013 @ 9:33 AM
This is sooo cute! And so creative! It does remind me of the Jetsons and I LOVE the Jetsons. I always thought when I grew up the world would be like that. I'm still waiting for the Rosie robot and instant dinner, lol.
Registered: March 15, 2012 Location: Alabama Posts: 11086
Tue, May 07, 2013 @ 11:20 AM
LOL Oh Susie!!! This is (SQUEAL) SO CUTE!!! Love your amazing spaceship!!! Your occupants are all adorable and sharing eyes is such a fantastic idea!!! I think they look even cuter with the mixed eyes! I just am in awe of your talent! You really made it work, this is AWESOME!!!
Registered: July 11, 2009 Location: eastern Ohio Posts: 1689
Tue, May 07, 2013 @ 11:35 AM
Oh My.. this is gonna be treasured and shown off like some blue ribbon prize ..I just know it!.. thanks for bringing out the kid in all of us! Just too adorable, and betcha my youngest grand daughter, Natalie will say those kids represent her and her sister! Just know it!