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This is a blog I use to share my papercraft projects. I make them for friends and family, as well as selling them to fund my craft stash. You can get in touch with me at loumac03@gmail.com if you have any questions or would like to place a commissioned order.

Sunday, 17 June 2012

Star Trek Birthday

Here I am to show you another commissioned card I whipped up rather quickly for a friend. It's her Dad's 50th this weekend, and he loves Star Trek, so putting this card together was easy peasy..

Just as soon as I found a relevant Star Trek 'picture' as it were!! I decided to use the Star Trek colours, with the mustard yellow, red and turquoise-y blue. Here's me thinking I don't like Star Trek - I seem to know a bit about it though! LOL!!

So here's what I came up with. I found the b+w Star Trek image on Google, I've probably crossed all sorts of lines and committed a million violations by using it on my card, but I did try my best to find Copyright info so I could link.. there was none to be had.

 So I printed that off onto Neenah cardstock and distressed the edges using my TH tool. I then layed some vellum over the top to take away from the harsh black. I kinda like how it turned out. All of the base layers have been adhered at jaunty angles. The main area of the card has all been pieced together on top a PTI die cut which I have stamped with Real Red ink from SU! I used another PTI stamp for the 'Happy Birthday' and cut the '50' and 'DAD' using my MM Slice. :) The stars have been cut and punched from the same Lime Twist paper as the letters. To finish, I added a few red rhinestones in strategic places to keep my vellum in place. :) 

I'd like to enter this card into these challenges:
Dream Valley Challenge - For that Special Guy 
Simply Create Too - Father's Day or For a Male 
Charisma Cardz - Male Cards

While I'm here, just this one time. Thought I'd share a stoopid picture with you all!! Messing about with my new photo editing software seeing as Picasa and all of it's other components have been given the cold shoulder from me. Big style! Hope you likey.


  1. Phasers on stun, Mister Spock! My daughter's boyfriend is a Trekkie and he says this is 'awesome' - there is no higher praise lol! Thanks for joining in at Dream Valley Challenges!

    love Mags B x

  2. Hi Lou
    Thank you so much for your lovely comments. Very much appreciated.
    Your Star Trek card is brilliant! Great design.
    Michaela xx

  3. Awesome Lou! Love how you put the vellum over the black and white image to take the edge off and great idea to use the star trek theme colours :) And look at that cutie! hehe I love your glasses :)

  4. Cool stuff in Picasa, right!? I just finally messed around with all the extras the other day too, I could sit on there for hours messing with photos! You have to try Picnic too, that's in Picasa, even more fun!!

    That card is flippin' fantastic! I would have died if someone asked me to do a Star Trek card, you really nailed it! I totally love the vellum you laid over the pic, nice touch!

  5. Fab photo Lou! Not stoopid at all!

    Great card - you can make one for me as I'm a trekkie too! Voyager version for me!

  6. you totally rocked this card lou.just perfect for a trekkie and perfect colours :D
    greta pic of you too hun, lol :D

    xx coops xx

  7. awesome trekki card...goodluck at charisma this week

  8. Lou: Your card is just great for our Challenge #15 - "Happy Father's Day [or for a Male]" Challenge. A big thank you for joining in at Simply Create Too.

    Simply CreateTooDesign Team Member

  9. Great card!!

    Thank you joining us at Charisma Cardz this week!



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