alien banner

I had a very productive card-making day yesterday using a $1 ($1.50 CAD) stamp I bought at Michael’s a couple of months ago.  As soon as I saw this stamp I knew it would be perfect for quick cards (solid image – no need to colour!) and I loved that the image gave me the potential to use “googlie eyes” on my card.

While making some “boy” cards, I decided to make a girl card too.  I thought to myself that this was a great non-gender specific image and started mulling over the uses it has.  I came up with a few:

  • Get Well Card – makes a great alien invader or a germ!
  • Birthday – (obviously, as that was what I started out with)
  • Halloween – the alien could be a monster
  • Good Job card for either a co-worker or a student  – You’re out of this World
  • Valentine – yup!  you read that correctly.  It’s all about the sentiment…you’ll see at the end of this post.

So, back to my cards – first I made a couple of boy cards:

 alien boys

(of course, they could be girl cards too)

…then a more “girl” colour scheme:

alien girl

…and then I cranked out some mass-produced Valentines (I made 4):

universe valentine

I ended up making 7 cards all using the same stamp but I didn’t feel bored as there wasn’t any colouring and it was fun to cut out the banners and add the eyes to the images.   I think I got my money’s worth out of this stamp!