Saturday, October 5, 2013

One Small Step! Drunken Stampers Challenge-Neil Armstrong

Hello Everyone!

Happy World Card Making Day!

My easel card is about Neil Armstrong, documenting his famous quote as he stepped onto the moon on July 21, 1969.  I had just turned 14 and remember lying on the rug in front of the TV, wondering what Neil Armstrong was going to do when he stepped on the moon!  Our TV was often slightly out of focus.  The footage from the moon was even worse.  But it didn't matter, every image was utterly amazing and we were seeing it happen!

Armstrong always stated that he said "That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.  He said it doesn't make sense the way it was reported.  Mission Control said they didn't hear an "a", but it has been studied often and it seems he could have said "a man."

Here is what we all saw on TV...the NASA video feed from Honeysuckle Creek Tracking Station in Parkes, New South Wales, Australia.  To see the story of the Honeysuckle Creek Tracking Station and how a change in schedule meant they were receiving the feed, watch The Dish.  Okay, I am a space nerd, but the movie is very good.

Back to the card!  The Drunken Stampers Challenge this week is Person: Neil Armstrong-Outer Space or an Astronaut!  There are awesome stamps and images of space, rockets, etc out there.  Have a blast joining our challenge!  You could be our next "Life of the Party!"

All of the stamps used are from Crackerbox Palace.  The silver card stock is from Club Scrap, the black shimmer card stock is from The Paper Cut.  The lunar surface and Neil Armstrong's footprint are NASA images ( all are free to use by US citizens because NASA is government funded ).  Check out the Hubble images once the government is no longer shutdown...they are awesome! 

I fussy cut the Space Man and the flag from the NASA image.  I covered the flag with 3D Crystal Lacquer and attached it to a toothpick.   I stamped out another face mask and embossed it with Club Scrap Foil Embossing powder-Copper Foil.  The sayings were stamped in Colorbox Frost White Pigment ink.

The two NASA images (above^) were used for the, footprint, lunar surface, and United States Flag.
The flag is only attached to the "lunar "surface
Inside the card I added the "You're out of this world" saying.

The rest of the Design Team have come up with some out of this world creations!   So now leap over, have a drink with us, and join the party at Drunken Stampers!  You have until Friday October 11th at 11:59pm PST to post your link and have a go at being "The Life of the Party."  I can't wait to see your creations!

I am submitting this card into the following challenges:

Crafter's Companion World Card Making Day  3D Crystal Lacquer, Mono Multi Glue 10/9

Outlawz Challenge-Twisted Thursday: Male Card TT100313

Thanks for visiting!


  1. Wow Karen! Your card ROCKS! Your stamped images combined with real images from NASA is brilliant!

  2. Brilliant. Just brilliant. :) Such a perfect mix of elements. (And yes, I did watch the moon landing too. Left me fascinated with astronomy for years!)

  3. What a fun card, and that "you're out this world" sentiment is perfect!

  4. So, so cool :) I love your memories of it - and hey, there are way worse things to be than a space nerd! lol

  5. Karen, this card is brilliant, and I love reading about your memories. That was a magical summer, wasn't it?

  6. I love how you used all images together! Very creative!

  7. Karen, I love the paper, I am going to have to check it out when I can. It's a great card.