Monday, March 27, 2017

You're Plane Awesome - Masculine

4/12/2017 Update: Top winner at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2, Challenge #108

One of my brothers will be celebrating his 61st birthday in two weeks. Like everyone in my family, he loves anything related to aviation so I know he'll enjoy receiving this card. Additionally, his wife keeps all of my handmade cards so it's great to know it won't be tossed!
I was inspired by several challenges as mentioned below. The sketch is square but I rarely make a square card because the postage is greater in the USA for a square card than for a rectangular card.

The plane was stamped and colored on vanilla cardstock, then die cut. The sentiment was stamped, matted with black cardstock and fussy cut. On the vanilla card base, a panel of patterned paper depicting a map was adhered along with a strip of Washi tape. Four black "gems" were added - one at each corner in keeping with the sketch.
A panel of rust cardstock was texturized with an embossing folder and adhered directly to the map paper. A scrap of black cardstock was decorated with Washi tape, backed with foam tape and adhered. A panel of vanilla cardstock was texturized with an embossing folder, popped up with foam tape and adhered. The two previously created elements - the plane and the sentiment banner - were backed with foam and adhered. The inside of the card was stamped with the plane image and the sentiment "You're Plane Awesome," then trimmed with Washi tape.

The card is being submitted to:

1. Watercooler Wednesday Challenge #111

2. Brown Sugar Challenge #243
    (Anything Goes)

3. Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 #108

4. Happy Little Stampers March Challenge
    (Anything Goes with Dies)

Techniques: Stamping, sponging, coloring, die cutting, fussy cutting, dry embossing
Size: A2 (4.25" x 5.5")

Stamp & Die Bundle: Taylored Expressions "Plane Awesome"
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Stampin' Up! Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake; Copic Alcohol Markers
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Cajun Craze
Paper: Scrap from stash
Misc.: Stampin' Up! TIEFs; Gems & Washi tape from stash; Stampin' Up! Dimensionals (foam tape)


  1. This is a terrific card. My previous boss was a pilot, he would love this card.

  2. Great masculine card, Melanie! Thanks for joining us this week at Watercooler Wednesday Challenges.

  3. Hi Melanie, Great card! I love all the colors you used and the design on your card. Thank you for sharing your beautiful card with Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week. Your brother will love this card, especially if he loves airplanes.

  4. Your brother will be happy receiving this great card I'm sure. Well done. Thanks for entering it in the WWC111 challenge at the Watercooler.

  5. Very cool! Great design, love the off-set panels and the colors. I am sure that your brother will love it too! :)

  6. What a fantastic birthday card, love how you used the embossing folder. Your brother will love it. Thanks for joining us this sketch. Hugs, Heide SSW2-DT

  7. Super masculine card that will be so special for your brother to receive. Always nice to know that cards are appreciated!

  8. Love all the textures in your card...another great masculine card...inside is creative too.

  9. What a fun birthday card! Love the textures too.Thanks for joining us at Happy Little stampers!

  10. Fab masculine card, love all the texture.
    So pleased you linked up at HLS Anything Goes with dies. :)