Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Card for Edward

One of Len's great-nephews just celebrated his 19th Birthday. As always, I struggled making a card for a young man (any man or boy for that matter!) but came up with this:
I used:

- A6 white card blank, tent style

- pieces of rhubarb red and air force blue card stock for the narrow frames - one outer set and one inner set

- piece of patterned paper from the Dovecraft Back to Basics 'Monochrome' paper pack

- I used a snippet of white card for the stamping, already trimmed to the size I wanted

- but first of all I stamped the plane onto a snippet of white card, using Memento 'Rhubarb Stalk' ink and a stamp from the Stampin' Up 'Sky Is the Limit' set

- then carefully cut around the plane leaving a narrow white border

- using the Misti stamped the 'vapour trail' with Memento 'Teal Zeal' ink. The trail stamp comes with a looped heart but it was easy to just avoid inking that up - and of course I used the fussy cut plane to check the positioning of the 'trail'

- added a couple of clouds using stamps from the same set and Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink

- then added the sentiment (I liked the swirls around the word Birthday - as if someone was doing a loop-the-loop) - using Memento 'Teal Zeal' ink and a stamp from the Penny Black 'Special Thoughts' set

- as all the pieces for the layers had been trimmed to size when I first set out to make this card, I just glued them onto the card front before adhering the plane with a couple of thin sticky pads

Showed it to Len and got a big thumbs up! Hooray indeed :) Adding the plane raised with sticky pads makes a huge difference and I'll be using that trick again for sure.

The SU stamp set is a pre-loved Sale-A-Bration freebie from a couple of years ago- so glad I recently found and then bought it. Lesson there though - don't dither else some things do disappear.

I Googled the stamp set and found umpteen card ideas - the one I based this card on can be found here. My version quite isn't a straight copy but Brandy's card of two years ago certainly provided the inspiration in a big way - she's a clever crafter!





25 comments:

Megan J said...

Hi Di, a great card for a bloke, love the plane in red, made me think of the Red baron. Have a wonderful week... Megan

Kath said...

A great card for a young man.
Kath x

Maxine D said...

What a wonderful masculine card Di - well done.
Blessings
Maxine

Aquarius said...

Not surprised this got the thumbs up - great card for a young man.

SARN said...

YUP . . .that's a FAB masculine card Di. Good idea about the dimension for the plane too.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Pat said...

I love your biplane Di and the black patterned paper goes beautifully with the red, and the sweet clouds and sentiment are great with it. A perfect card for Len's nephew. x

Em Louise Fairley said...

Great card, Di xoxo

Heidi Stamps said...

You would not have known you struggled, great card!

scrAPpamondo said...

It's a fabulous masculine card, surely Len's great-nephews will love it! Happy Birthday to him! :)

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A fantastic male themed card Di, I love it.

Sue xx

Kathleen said...

Great card, love the little trails from the plane, a lovely design too.
Hate men and boys cards, was ok when they were younger as always a LOTV image to fit but once they get older it gets harder.


Kath x

Mrs A. said...

I struggle with male cards. This card is brilliant. Love the backing papers with that Areoplane. . Hugs Mrs A.

Carol L said...

THis is such a great masculine card, and I too have sought long-retired items and was fortunate enough to eventually find and purchase them! I'm glad you found this set and your hubby's great nephew will love it :)

Cara said...

Brilliant card. It's amazing the difference a few foam pads can make to a card x

Kampin' Karen said...

I am finding your blog quite delightful! I made a card with this stamp set for my grandson's graduation last year. Mine is dusty as well. I haven't had a chance to look around your site, but thank you for your email explaining more about it. I'll do that tomorrow! Great card!!

Jenny L said...

Hi Di,
I have a Grandon who is the same age at the end of this month, and have been pondering what to make for him.
I think this card is brilliant and such wonderful stamps used to perfection.
Love everything about this card.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Fikreta said...

gorgeous card!
hugs

Diane said...

Super fun card design.

Hugs Diane

Joan said...

Fab card with a great colour scheme too

Liz said...

Brilliant masculine card, Di. Great design and I love the colours you've chosen to use. xx

Darnell said...

I agree with Len, Di! This is a great boy or man design and Edward will really like it! Having the plane practically fly off the card gives it tons of movement!! Hugs, Darnell

Karenladd said...

I also struggle with masculine cards, especially for a teen, but you did a wonderful job! I love the trendy-looking paper and the scene that you created with that antique bi-plane. He's going to love it!

KandA said...

I think a lot of us struggle with male cards of any age, I know I certainly do, but I think you've mastered it with this card and that plane is fabulous xx

Lynne in NI said...

Thumbs up from me too! What a lovely plane image, looks fab stamped in the red x

ionabunny said...

You don't look struggled. Great card. Hugz