Thursday’s Way to use it challenge was fun! It was called “It’s in the Notes”. We were to be inspired by Music.Β  While doing my morning chores I was thinking what sets I have and what would work for that challenge. Then the Rocket from Pun Fun popped into my mind along with Elton Johns’ “Rocket Man”. I was singing that song in my head all day Thursday.


I started by deciding what Designer paper I wanted to use with the stamp.

I picked the striped paper from the Western Sky Designer paper and picked my colors from that paper.

The Rocket was stamped in Black StazOn on a 2″ x 2 1/4″ piece of Watercolor Paper.

I colored it in with Aqua Painter and Classic inks (River Rock, Blue Bayou, Ruby Red and Soft Sky).

I layered the watercolor paper on a 1/4″ bigger sponged piece of Blue Bayou cardstock and paper pierced the edges.

My card base was a 4 1/4″ x 8 1/2″ piece of textures Soft Sky cardstock. I cut 1″ off the front of the card and layered the inside of it with a 4″ square of Ruby Red. I liked how the red of the inside peeked out.

The top of the card front was layered with a 3″ x 4″ piece of the Western Sky Designer paper. I added a 1/4″ x 4″ strip of paper pierced white cardstock on the lower part of it and tied Double Stitched Blue Bayou ribbon over it.

For my accents I punchedΒ  three small stars out of Ruby Red cardstock. I sponged all three, layered them with 1/4″ River Rock circles and added a black brad in each center.

The top right corner looked a little empty so I added a double Photo cornerΒ  out of sponged Blue Bayou and sponged Ruby Red cardstock. The photo corner were topped with three black brads.


Stay at Home Mom of Three, Splitcoast Team Member and Copic and Spellbinders die Lover.

53 Responses to “Rocket man”

  1. Way too cute! Thanks for sharing.

  2. I love it! The layout is great, the colors fabulous and, as a new baby boy has just joined the family this week, I’m really in the market for fun color combos for the little boy birthday cards, etc. that are now in my future. Thanks for sharing.

  3. This is a gorgeous card!!! And I always sing Rocket Man when I use this set as well! I even used it as a page title for a scrapbook layout about my son and his toy rocket!
    I am so inspired that I am going to have to take my Pun Fun set back out!!

  4. This is sooo fun! I love the layout and the colors, so happy and cheerful. Great accents with the stars and your coloring is beautiful! Have a super weekend. πŸ™‚ Denise

  5. I love how you accented the stars with the circle and brad–so simple, but what a great detail!

  6. You’ve made me want this set now and I thought it was one I didn’t need!!! LOL Try as I might at just can’t get the beautiful watercolored results you do with the aqua painter and I really want to be able to do that! πŸ™ I can get nice results with the Prisma color pencils but the painting with our inks just seems to be beyond me. I need to do a search and see if you have a tutorial on watercoloring. As always your work is beautiful, thank you for sharing.

  7. ooohhh this is neat!! just perfect for boy!! now I have to get set! LOL πŸ™‚

    Thanks for showing all of your awesome cards!!

  8. Oh I LOVE this, Beate! What a fabulous card! I’ll have to check out this challenge. It sounds right up my alley with the music!

  9. I’ve just ordered Pun Fun and the star punch so I can’t wait for them to come. You and Corrine have had such cute samples with this set. I’d love to see more for inspiration. I can’t wait to start playing!

  10. Love this card, perfect for a little boy :)!


  11. Oh my…. this is stinkin cute and I wasn’t even a fan of that set. When I get a little of your talent I wil send you some cards but for now they would just be a let down. I don’t have the talent you do. What I think amazes me the most is your watercoloring skills. Mine never come out as good, any tips you can share with use on what you do? Love ya!

  12. I love this card. I can’t wait until I’m home from the hospital so I can try some different things with my cards. My husband thinks I have enough things here already! Love your ideas. Thanks for sharing them.

    Alicia Weiman

  13. Hi, Beate! Just wandering what envelop size you use for these cute square cards that are 4 1/4? I love all of your square card designs.

  14. So fantastic! Love these colors and that rocket is super cute! Your watercoloring looks great too!!

  15. This is awesome Beate!

  16. Love that card! Those colors rock! πŸ˜‰

  17. wowwwwwww,gorgeous!!! I love all your layers…

  18. How totally cute Beate!! I love this – and I was struggling with what to use this rocket for, sheesh!! This card is darling! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

  19. Gooosh, that is great, love your details, like the stars, brads, and photocorner in your card !!

  20. How cute is this!!!! There you go with the Pun Fun again! πŸ™‚ Man I need that set! Your watercoloring is fab as well! So, so cute! Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend Beate! πŸ™‚

  21. This is such a cool card! It would be perfect for a male. I love it, you used fantastic paper and the focal point is unbelievablly awesome. The entire design is “to the moon and beyond”. Hope you have a great weekend. TFS.

  22. Perfect boy’s card! I love the colors and adding the stars for the space theme.

  23. To stick to your Theme, This card Rocks!! LOL! really it does. I just have to get this set for this rocket and the little skunk. I love your stars (those punches are on their way to me) and the layout is soooo cute.

  24. Great Card Beate! I love the colors you choose and the stamp looks the best I have seen it! Now I have to go listen to Elton!

  25. you know… are really bad! I just placed an order last night and ALMOST ordered this set…..and of course, DIDN’T! Now I will have to! Love the whale too! BRAT!

  26. Love, love, love it! The rocket is probably my favorite image from that set and it goes very well with the DP. TFS, of course!

  27. Oh My Gosh, Beate !! This is so adorable !!!! This layout is fantastic and the colors are perfect ! This card is a blast …hehehe πŸ™‚

  28. Love those colors! Love Elton too:)

  29. OOOOH! super sweet!

  30. Beate, this is super cute girl! I LOVE LOVE LOVE your watercolouring! It’s fabulous! Love the layout and that DP is wonderful too!

  31. How cute is this one? Love it Beate! Now I have that tune in my head! LOL! You are the SU! Queen! Hugs, Deb

  32. Such a cure card Beate…..I love the colors….this card Rocks out of of this world!

  33. What a way to think outside the box on this challenge! Nice work Beate! :)Julie

  34. I love all your cards, but this one has that WOW factor!!!

  35. This card is absolutely awesome! You are my stamping hero!

  36. this is too cute..i just got this set and can’t wait to start playing with it =)
    thanks for the INKspiration as always =)

  37. I am so in love with this card Beate. Love it! Thanks for the inspiration. Enjoy your day:)

  38. Love everythign about this card! that little rocket is too cute!

  39. This card is so dang cute!!!! I’m casing for sure. Thanks Beate!

  40. The card is so cute and the colors are stunning! Very eye-catching!
    These colors should be a Color Challenge, if they haven’t been already! They go so well together! Jeanne

  41. I love getting your feeds, Beate, and when I got this today, I had to laugh out loud! On Saturday, my husband finally installed a new power-point so I could plug the stereo system in, and my girls and I were listening to Rocket Man on the radio! My DD3 singing Rocket Man at the top of her lungs was way too cute…. Love this card!!!! πŸ˜‰

  42. Adorable! What a great boy card! Love the layout!

  43. This is super cute!!! Your coloring looks great too! πŸ˜‰

  44. Beate, this is absolutely gorgeous! As a mom of three boys, it’s right up my alley. I always love seeing what color combinations you come up with, as that is one of my biggest challenges. Thank you for the constant inspiration.

  45. I love this card. The colors, choice of paper and accents, everything goes super together. Great job! I’ve added this set to my wish list.
    Thanks for sharing.

  46. I love this card! The layout is great so is your coloring and the color combo you it!

  47. Wow….this is awesome! I love that cute rocket and your fun colors and papers! Fabulous coloring too!! (Now you have me thinking “Rocket Man” too! Love Elton!)

  48. What a great boy card, Beate! I love your layout, colors, embellishments–everything!

  49. Gorgeous card Beate! I just love it! I have been eyeing this stamp set, especially the rocket and you just pushed me over the edge to get it!

  50. Beate I adore this card – it’s just fab! I am of course now singing Rocket Man to myself lol. I was lucky enough to see Elton John live in concert a couple of years ago and that song had everyone on their feet singing along.
    Pootle x

  51. Fantastic card… LOVE your color combo.

  52. Congratulations, Beate! Another appearance on Stampers’ Showcase with this gorgeous card!

  53. so cute for a boy

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