Sci-fi, bad movies and shaker cards. Yes it was time to make a birthday card for my other half again. This time I went straight for This Island Earth aka Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie and created an interocitor.
Once I found a reasonably clear image of the whole of the interocitor, I used that as the basis for creating my own outline version — this time with a graphics app on the computer rather than the light box as it is mostly straight lines and circles.
Once I’d coloured it, I fussy cut it out, including the inside of the triangular screen, which I then turned into a small shaker element with an alien in the background.
I split the card background in two: half being a floor for the interocitor and the happy birthday to sit on and half being a galaxy background with a space ship and planet and stars. I’ve only tried galaxy backgrounds a couple of times, but I was really happy how this one turned out; it’s amazing how much difference white star spatter makes!
And the important thing is that he loved it 🙂
And now I’m starting to panic over what on earth I’m going to come up with this year!
My Favorite Things – out of this world
Lawn Fawn – Finley’s ABCs
Uni-ball – Signo – UM-153 – white
- Distress ink pads:
galaxy – picked raspberry, mustard seed, salty ocean, black soot
floor – weathered wood, stormy sky
- Copic markers:
alien eyes – G12, G14
alien body – YG07, YG09, G07
alien mouth – BV02, BV13, BV04
alien background – V91, V93, V95
flying saucer – T0, T2, T4, BV02, BV13, BV04
planet – T0, T2, T4, BV02, BV13, BV04, V91, V93, V95
stars – Y32
interocitor – C3, C4, C5, C6, C7, C8, C9, C10, Y18, Y17, Y38
Specialist Crafts – seed beads – silver
Specialist Crafts – seed beads – gold
- paper and card:
Neenah solar white 216gsm
Papermill Direct – plain – azure blue
Ranger – Distress paint – picket fence
Inkadinkadoo – stamping mask paper
Another catch-up post. This card was created on 12th July 2016 during The Daily Marker 30 Day Colouring Challenge.