This card will serve two fold.
First ~ for my Son-in-law’s birthday at the end of this month. His passion is flying, although his plane is a little more updated than this one, I think he will still appreciate my intentions. *smile*
Second ~ The Paper Players have got a Challenge this week that I will be entering using this card. I had run out of the exact color paper that they were requiring, but I hope the card will be considered anyway.
I used a couple different techniques on this card. I think the best way to begin is from the bottom……..up!
- All components in this card had the edges sponged with Soft Suede Ink
- Although the picture doesn’t show it real well, there is a blue piece of card stock in between the layers
- I was thinking ahead about different textures and embellishments. This had to be a masculine card, no ribbons, bling or dazzling diamonds. *smile* Before running this layer of the card thru the Big Shot, with an embossing folder, I stamped the pilot goggles with VersaMark and heat embossed them.
- I then ran this layer of card stock (C. Cake) thru the Big Shot using a wood grain EBF that I had inked the inside with Soft Suede Ink using a brayer. For me, that makes the whole wood grain theme just pop. Notice the depth that it seems to portray.
- Remember all edges are sponged and notice the goggles, heat embossing them gives them the appearance of a shade darker and another type of texture.
- I then stamped and cut the clock out (from the Sense of Time stamp set), sponging the face of the clock for an antique look, and added two antique brass brads. I used dimensionals to pop it up.
- The plane was stamped with VersaMark and heat embossed with Soft Suede Ink, cut out and sponged here and there. I, also, popped this up with dimensionals.
- With the Plane and Simple stamp set, there is this long straight piece that I stamped, cut and heat embossed. This replaced my girly ribbon *smile* It’s that blue piece on the right side of the card. I liked it so well I stamped the same thing on the front of the card’s envelope!
- Final touch was stamping, cutting, embossing the compass. I mounted it on a piece punched with my Designer Label punch.
Flying to the inside ~
The inside greeting was computer generated.
Supplies needed ~ all are SU! unless otherwise noted
- Card stock – V. Vanilla, B. Blue and C. Cake
- Stamps – Sense of Time and Plane and Simple
- Misc. – Clear EMP, S. Suede Ink, T. Holtz EMF, Designer Label punch and brads from my stash
I wish my picture taking abilities were better, this card is really pretty in real life.
Okay my stamping friends, you need to come back for a visit tomorrow!!!! I have committed to the Pals May Blog Hop! I am really nervous about it. It will be the first one I have ever done. It’s the linking that worries me *smile*. So plan to take the time, come back and prop those feet up for a spell and enjoy all the labors of love.
There is a lot here today, if I didn’t get something just right and you have a question…….I’m just a click away! *smile* Don’t hesitate.
Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you tomorrow for the hop!