Cake n’ Shake

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Almost the middle of July (how?), so that means it’s time to get the thinking cap on and come up with an idea for a birthday card for my other half.

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MST3K: The Creature from the Black Lagoon

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It’s my other half’s birthday today, so of course I had to create something special and geeky for him. I returned to a common theme: Mystery Science Theatre 3000. Specifically, this time, the new ones where Gypsy appears as a silhouette on-screen and Tom Servo flies around occasionally rather than being stuck in the seats. (If you don’t know MST3K, it’s basically “one man and his robots make fun of bad movies”.)

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Birthday card: MST3K 50th

Happy 50th birthday


Made for my other half’s 50th birthday. It took a while before I struck on the MST3K theme — obvious in hindsight — and set about making the elements. I downloaded a cinema seats silhouette, printed it and fussy cut it out. The flying saucers were stamped, coloured and fussy cut; one was suspended on an acetate strip in a window in the card. The saucer beams were cut from acetate and coloured with a Copic marker.

Inspired by:

The background starry sky was inspired by Easy Galaxy with Distress Paints at KWernerDesign.


  • stamps:
    Rico Design – aliens & robots – flying saucer
  • colour:
    Distress paints – salty ocean, evergreen bough, mustard seed, black soot, picket fence
    Sakura – Gelly Roll pens
    Copic Sketch marker
  • paper and card: