As you can see the background was made by sponging several different distress inks onto light blue cardstock -- using the Swirl stencil. After sponging on all the colors, I cut the panel down to 4" x 5 1/4" -- to layer onto an A2 card base.
I stamped the Next Space Explorers captain onto a piece of white cardstock and colored him with Copic markers. The image itself did not have an emblem, so I improvised and drew a small emblem with a white gel pen.
After fussy-cutting out the captain, I adhered him to the center of the swirly background, stamped the sentiment, and added a die-cut "Happy Birthday" greeting at the top -- then glued the panel to the navy blue card base. I think any space nerd would enjoy getting this card.