If you're anything like me, you can't bear to throw away even the tiniest scraps of metallic card - they just seem so precious - so your snippets box is full of tiny, tiny shiny things that seem to be too small to ever be any use, but are far too pretty to throw away.
All that changed when I got the Dies R Us die set, "Out of this world" which has a selection of space themed dies perfect for even tiny scraps, so I had to make a card to celebrate.
To make the "Milky Way" on the background, I used a white gel pen to make two curved dotted lines swoop across the card and then filled in the space in between with more dots. The planets, cosmic clourd and flying saucers are all cut with the dies. Interestingly, they are NOT embossed, the markings are made by the die making a sort-of half depth cut, an effect I've not seen before.
Now, if you are wondering why there's a book in the middle that says "Don't panic" on the cover, I'm not sure we can be friends any more. It is, of course, a reference to The Book from Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, a series of books written by the late and much lamented Douglas Adams, which was serialised first for radio and then for television and later made into a film. Why is it mounted on a piece of silvery mesh effect fabric? Erm, because I found it in my stash and thought "I haven't used any of that for a long time". It doesn't serve any meaningful purpose except to make The Book stand out from the rest of the scene.
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The Male Room - Star Trek or any other Space series (H2G2)