E.T. card for Create a Smile

E.T. card made with Create a Smile stamps.

Hi there! Half of August has passed and it’s time for a new challenge at Create a Smile. On this occasion, we’re asking you to create a “masculine” project. I made a fun card for my son’s seventh Birthday, based on E.T. the movie.

The film had its première in Helsinki in 1982 and I was only eight years old, but it was such a special day, that I remember it perfectly. I went to the cinema with my mom and her friends and walked out, speaking like E.T. (I can still do it!) One of my favorite scenes was this one, in which Elliot flies in front of a huge moon on his bike, thanks to the alien’s powers.

In this classic scene, Elliot is actually wearing a white Halloween costume, but later in the movie, he would repeat the feat with his friends (this time in front of the sun), wearing these clothes:

I drew the hoodie and jeans with a 0,5 black Copic Multiliner pen on to the partially stamped bear from the set Bear Mail and colored them with Copic markers.

Next I stamped the cute frog from the set Unfrogettable, with black StazOn ink on matte shrink plastic and colored the back with Copic markers, before shrinking it with my heat gun. Now it would fit perfectly in the bear’s bicycle basket!


To create the background I used masking paper and a circle die. I adhered a piece of masking paper with a hole to the card panel and used “Tumbled Glass” Distress ink and a stencil brush to lightly ink the moon. It had a bit of “Scattered Straw” on it…hence the hint of green, which was perfect to recreate the moon from the movie.

Then I used a water brush to paint some stains (moon craters) on it. Once it had dried, I glued the circle mask in place and inked the rest of the panel with “Broken China” and “Chipped Saphire”. To create the ground, I inked some ripped masking paper with “Black Soot” and added a couple of trees cut with dies from the set Pueblo Feliz by La Pareja Creativa.

I die cut one of the sentiments from the set Cool Cuts Tiny Sentiments in matte silver cardstock with Scor-Tape on the back and added a couple of red hearts to draw attention to it.

Now that you’ve seen my card, please visit the Create a Smile blog to check out the projects of my design teammates and to participate in this challenge. The winner will get a 25€ voucher to the online store… not bad! Until next time!

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