Sunday, August 7, 2011

Shoot For The Moon Card

I hope everyone had a great weekend! Mine has definitely been relaxing now that my summer classes are finished up and I have a nice 17 day break before the fall semester starts. I plan on getting a lot of card making done in those 17 days so that I don't fall behind once I become swamped with homework! 

This card is definitely one of my favorites! The idea sporadically came to me out of nowhere and I decided to just go with it. It's based off the well-known quote "Shoot for the moon, even if you miss you'll land among the stars." I believe it's also the first "inspirational" card I've created.

I also decorated the inside of the card, which I don't normally do on cards that I'm just making for fun. The blank white paper in the middle is where a message could be written, I promise I wasn't too lazy to finish the card :O)

Here's what I used to make the card:
Paper: White, light blue & dark blue cardstock, glittered yellow star paper from The Paper Studio
Embossing: Cuttlebug, D'vine Swirl embossing folder
Embellishments: Chipboard moon, light blue brads, wood stars, yellow acrylic paint, gold & white glitter
Stamping: Mini alphabet stamps made by Studio G, cyan ink
Basic Tools: Paper trimmer, decorative scissors, Elmer's glue pen, adhesive dots

The collage below shows how I personally created the stars that are used on the front of the card. I started off with small wood stars and then painted each of them with light yellow acrylic paint. Once the paint had dried, I used an Elmer's glue pen to drizzle glue on star and then sprinkled them with gold glitter.

And that's basically it! Once everything was attached on the front of the card, I used the glue pen to draw lines coming out of the stars and then sprinkled those with both gold and white glitter. 

Now that I have some time on my hands these next couple of weeks, I'm going to be working on taking my blog to the "next level,"  so to speak. When I first created this blog I couldn't find a template that I liked enough to use, so I went with Blogger's ribbon background and told myself it was temporary. I've grown to like it, but also feel that Made Especially For You could use a little makeover. 
I'm undecided about changing the design, so I'm leaving it up to my followers, to whom it affects the most! I've created a poll on the top left-hand side of my home page, if you could please take a moment to answer it, I'd really appreciate it!

Thanks so much for reading and for all of your support! My two month blogaversary is coming up and I'm hoping to coordinate my first blog candy giveaway by then - stay tuned!



  1. Hi Ashley,

    Your card is beautiful. Love the sparkly wooden stars and also the sentiment. Hope to see more cards soon before the school starts :D
    Your blog is cute...but if you decide to change it yourself...let me know if I can help.
    Have a great week. Hugs -- Tenny

  2. This card is so adorable, Ashley! I love the embossing on the cloud and the patterened paper for the moon! The stars are just fabulous and the sentiment is awesome! Love it :)


  3. Cute card! Thank you for visiting my blog and I'm a new follower of yours!


  4. Adorable card! What are you going to school for? I'm a student also & I'm enjoying my last few weeks of break. Thank you for visiting my blog :)

  5. @Tenny - Thanks so much for your sweet comments and also for the offer to help!

    @Lisa - Aw, thanks! The embossed cloud was a last minute touch, I'm glad i came up with it!

    @Robin - Thanks for stopping by! :)

    @Linda - You're welcome! I'm studying elementary education so that I can become a teacher. I'm excited but it's a lot of work! How about you? :)

  6. Cute card! I like that quote a lot and think more of us need to follow it. Thanks for posting comments on my blog this weekend and becoming a follower. I too like the ribbon, but I do have a ribbon fetish!

  7. I LOVE THIS! How clever to put the sentiment on individual clouds!


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