Inspired by Stephen Hawking

A couple of masculine-intended, space and science inspired cards today. The late Stephen Hawking was inspirational in many ways, even though that was the last thing he intended to be. These cards are both based on a quote from him. I wanted to celebrate his life and work.

The first is about the stars. I’ve been fascinated since a little girl by the wonder of what might be “out there” but in recent years I’ve mostly been looking down at my feet.  🙁  Chiefly because of varifocals, but that’s another story…  Now’s the time to remember mankind’s ambitions and our own, and feel humble in the face of the Universe.

This is Uniko stamps: Seeing Stars, with Peacock Feathers and Mermaid Lagoon Distress Inks, including blended on the mat, and a computer-generated quote.

Entered in The Male Room’s Space/Science challenge #81.


and Watercooler Wednesday’s WWC162 – Charlotte’s Masculine “Anything Goes” Challenge

and Addicted to Stamps and More’s Challenge #284 – Clean and Simple

This computer-generated quote is framed with ink colours (a mixture of Distress Oxide, Catherine Pooler ink and Colorbox to find the right colours and coverage!) that reflect the colours of a thermal imaging camera, from yellow (hottest) through orange to purple (coldest). The OH has just acquired a fab gadget – a thermal imaging camera that attaches to his phone. We’re going to use it to find the spots in the house that need most insulation. So I guess next weekend’s predicted cold spell will come in handy again…

This quote will go to anyone who needs a bit of a boost…

And is entered in Cards in Envy’s No Patterned Paper challenge


As we gaze at them
The stars wink out one by one
All come to an end…

10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sherri Thacker
    Mar 25, 2018 @ 23:14:42

    Both of these are just beautiful! Thanks so much for joining us at Cards in Envy.

  2. Heidi Weaver
    Mar 26, 2018 @ 18:06:38

    Hi Helen, I love both cards so much! Those quotes by Stephen Hawking are so apt. We should all take them to heart. And the beauty you’ve created around the quotes takes them to another dimension. I love the colours in those stars, the diagonal lines, and the wonderful matching background matte. Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

  3. Penny Hanuszak
    Mar 26, 2018 @ 18:17:46

    What how thoughtful to make these cards honouring such a great man. I love the use of his quotes for both of these cards. The look up at the stars card is so appealing and I love everything about the card design and colouring. Thanks so much for these subtle life reminders, and for sharing at the Masculine “Anything Goes” challenge this week at Watercooler Wednesday.

  4. Deborah Frings
    Mar 27, 2018 @ 17:58:25

    I think they are both wonderful cards. I think this is one of Professor Hawking’s most inspirational quotes and your cards really do it justice. I particularly like the first card. Great work. Thanks so much for playing along with our Space/Science theme at The Male Room. Deborah, DT – sorry to be so late commenting!! xz

  5. Cathy Frailey
    Mar 27, 2018 @ 18:59:05

    Great cards – nice and simple but they pack a punch! Thanks for joining us at The Male Room Challenge Blog!

  6. Annie A.
    Mar 27, 2018 @ 19:24:48

    I really like how you framed the sentiment with the colors of thermal imaging…just perfect for the No Patterned Paper challenge over at Cards in Envy! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Susan Renshaw
    Mar 27, 2018 @ 21:17:07

    Love both your cards but I must admit the first one really caught my eye!
    Thank you for sharing with Addicted to Stamps and More!
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  8. Faith A
    Mar 30, 2018 @ 11:47:35

    LOVE both your cards, but I’m here for the first one so will concentrate on that, a Wonderful quote used and shown off beautifully. both are A Great honour for the Great man. Thank you for sharing these fabulous cards at The Male Room Faith DT

  9. Andreja L.
    Mar 30, 2018 @ 18:31:21

    What a fantastic cards you made :-))
    Thanks for joining us at The Male Room.

  10. Monica Maier
    Mar 31, 2018 @ 02:21:15

    These are both great, thanks for joining us at ATSM!