Saturday, 3 August 2013

Flyin' High

Well it was back to work this week and let me tell you, it was a long week!

After I got the household chores done today, I finally got into my stamp room to make a card for the challenges at Just Add Ink to just add blokes; Create with Connie & Mary's color challenge and the sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.

All three challenges just seemed to go so well with each other this week and it didn't take too long to come up with this card.





I clear-embossed the plane from Plane & Simple onto Whisper White cardstock and cut out.  I then punched a large scallop circle from acetate and used that to make clouds with a sponge and Bermuda Bay ink.  The DSP is from some old DSP called Ghostly Greetings and Thoroughly Modern.  The light stripe in the black pattern matches Smoky Slate perfectly!

What you can't see too well in the photo is I scored down both sides of the card base and the sponged panel.  The greeting was stamped and cut out to look like a banner flying behind the plane, which was popped up on dimensionals.  A button and some baker's twine finished off the card.



Thanks for looking.

Products used:

Stamps:  Plane & Simple
Cardstock:  Smoky Slate; Whisper White; Thoroughly Modern DSP; Ghostly Greetings DSP; Acetate
Ink:  Black Stazon; Bermuda Bay
Accessories:  Scallop punch; Neutrals button; White Baker's Twine; Simply Scored

Edited to Add:  This card was chosen as Top Pick at Just Add Ink. Cheers
Karren

16 comments:

Melissa Davies said...

This card is FANTASTIC! A great masculine card for any age! Thanks for joining us in the color challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

Deb said...

Great masculine card! Love that plane! And what a great idea for making clouds! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

inkeverywhere said...

Great blokey colours and layout. I really really love your clouds - they're great. Chantell JAI

Mary Brown said...

Oh this is one of my favorite sets! I refuse to get rid of it because my dad likes to build and fly model planes and this set is perfect for making cards for him. I love the bold use of the black striped and the banners and those perfect clouds! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

Amy O said...

I love all of the clean lines on this card! And your sponged sky is beautiful! Thanks for joining us Freshly Made Sketches!

Christine Blain said...

WOW, girl! You ROCKED these challenges. Such a fabulous, eye-catching, card; I love everything about it. How fantastic do those colours look together? Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week, Karren. xx

Jen Timko said...

Now I KNOW you know how much I love this! Like Mary, I can't give this one up. Everything about this is spot on. Pinned! Glad to see you this week!

Connie said...

Love the plane flying thru the sky...I sold my set and now am sad...love how it looks in Bermuda Bay! Thanks for playing along with the color challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

Lisa Young said...

Great masculine card. That embossed plane really stands out against the clouds which in turn stands out against the black stripes. Love your card. Thanks for joining us this week at Create with Connie and Mary.

Nikki Spencer said...

Just fabulous Karren! You've really rocked all of the challenges in one card! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink.

Margaret Raburn said...

What a great way to use the colors and sketch together to create a masculine card! The plane is just perfect with them both and love the banner you added behind the plane!! Thanks for joining us this week for the Create with Connie and Mary color challenge!

Lisa Martz said...

Fantastic masculine card! Love the plane and the clounds...the clouds look REAL! Thanks for playing the Create with Connie and Mary color challenge this week!

Paula said...

What can I say? Only that I LOVE this card! Thanks for playing at JAI ♥

Mae Collins said...

This is a great card Karren, love the colours and your scene is so realistic. Thanks for joining in with our challenge this week at Just Add Ink.

Jodene said...

I love your card Karren and the clouds are gorgeous. Thanks for playing along at Just Add Ink.

Narelle Farrugia said...

I just love this card Karren - especially those clouds, you've made them look so real! Congrats on your top pick!