For those of you who are Doctor Who fans, I hope this card thrills you like it does me. LOL For those of you who aren’t I hope you’ll bear with me as I get my nerd on and get excited about the new season and new Doctor of the fabulous tv series, “Doctor Who,” which is premiering in the U.S. tomorrow. Woot woot!

Picture 543I made this Exploding Tardis magical marquee card inspired by the episode, “The Pandorica Opens.”  In that episode, the Tardis is exploded to reboot the universe (long fantastic story that I won’t do justice here).  On the iconic front free for public sign on the left, I added a tiny “Happy B-day” message for the card recipient. I made the card so that when you open the two front doors (yes, I know that the “real” Tardis doesn’t open on the left), you see a large “HAPPY BIRTHDAY” message (which I cut out using my Martha Stewart happy birthday punch) and the black panels open to reveal a message, “It’s BIGGER on the inside!” That is a common phrase in this series that gets funnier after each time you hear it. 😛

Picture 532The outside Tardis images (I used 2) were ones that I downloaded from the Internet and I just constructed the magical marquee card to fit around the pieces of the images.  I added Glossy Accents to the windows and the light at the top of the police call box to add more “realism.” tee hee hee

The last touch I added were the black rays that I inked on using a Tim Holtz rays stencil.  I thought that conveyed the idea of the exploding Tardis better than without the rays.

I also decorated the envelope to go with (but not be matchy matchy) with the  card. I distressed all the edges of the envelope, including the back flap using black ink.  Then I used the same Tim Holtz rays (THS003) stencil, but the center of these rays is actually a pocket watch from the “Forever in Time Paper Craft Collection that I heat embossed with American Crafts Zing! charcoal embossing powder.  This decoration is inspired by the episode, “Human Nature” and “The Family of Blood” (and thirdly, if you need a third reference, the “Utopia” episode when the Master comes back to being a Time Lord).  Ok, I’ll stop. ;D

The following is a video share of the card:

This card is also being entered into the Simon Says Stamp Work it Wednesday Blue Challenge and
the Simon Says Stamp Monday Anything Goes Challenge

I thank you all for bearing with me and letting me indulge my Whovian excitement. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day! WOOF

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