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!