I am a huge fan of Star Trek: The Next Generation. When I dreamed up of the idea for this card, I thought it was brilliant, but it turns out I am definitely not the first!
In case you aren’t familiar with the show, Captain Picard often gives a command to his crew by saying ‘make it so’. Here is the Christmas card I created:
To create my red inlay panel and black inset letters I started in Silhouette Studio and downloaded a free Star Trek font . I also used Silhouette Studio’s trace feature to create the Combadge logo.
While I had the pearly embossing powder out, I used my Zig 2 Way Glue pen along the bottom of the black letters and heat embossed to create a snowy effect. I used a strip of Post-it tape to hold the letters while I embossed them.
I mushed some silver pigment ink onto the front part of the badge and then heat embossed with clear powder to give a little shine. Next, I assembled the badge’s layers with Tombow Mono liquid glue and set it aside to dry while I inset the snowy letters into the red panel.
I applied plenty of tape runner to a piece of scrap paper and then adhered it on the back of the red panel, behind the letter cutouts. It was easy to inset the letters since they pop right into place and onto the sticky paper.
To finish the card, I used a piece of foam tape to pop up the badge on the card’s front and then adhered the whole front to a dark brown A2 cardbase.
I’m happy with how the card turned out. The font and the Picard inspired retro colours give it a real Star Trek feel. Thanks for dropping by!
Live long and prosper,