I used the planet card cut on Close To My Heart's Cricut Artiste cartridge. I cut the base card and then I cut the planet twice - once in gray dots and once on denim blue. Working carefully, I hand cut the ice ring section from the planet. I then placed the gray ice ring over the denim planet. I added light blue stickles to the gray ice ring hoping to highlight the icy nature of the ring.
I embellished my icy planet with two space ships - new friends circling the planet waiting to meet. The spaceships were cut with the Artiste cartridge and stamped with Close To My Heart's "Outta This World" stamp set (C1523, $13.95). Like all other CTMH stamp sets which coordinate with a CTMH Cricut cartridge, the size to cut the coordinating Cricut cut to match the stamp is listed on the stamp packaging. I cut the Martian space ship and the rocket space ship.
I stamped the two Cricut cuts with their coordinating stamps in Ruby Red CTMH Ink. I used Copic markers to add colored highlights to the spaceships. I also added Elizabeth Craft small peel offs to embellish the spaceships. My friend Susan M. introduced me to Elizabeth Craft's dot embellishment sheets and I just HAD to have my own!!
I finished my card by add the "TAKE ME TO YOUR LEADER" sentiment to the front of the card. I also added some white doodle dots to the planet. Inside the card I stamped a Happy Birthday sentiment for Carter.
Not Used on today's project, but also a wonderful stamp set is the March Stamp of the Month Set - FLORAL HAPPINESS. Available March 1-31, 2013 - Get the Stamp of the Month set for just $5 (S1303A) when you place an order of $50 or more.