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:

  1. 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

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  2. A great card for a young man.
    Kath x

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

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

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

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  6. 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

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  7. You would not have known you struggled, great card!

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

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  9. A fantastic male themed card Di, I love it.

    Sue xx

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  10. 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

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

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  12. 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 :)

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

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  14. 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!!

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  15. 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.

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  16. Super fun card design.

    Hugs Diane

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  17. Fab card with a great colour scheme too

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

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  19. 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

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  20. 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!

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  21. 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

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

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  23. You don't look struggled. Great card. Hugz

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