Wednesday, May 26, 2010

A Plane (not plain) Birthday Card

A few weeks ago in this post I mentioned how I was all over the April release from Papertrey Ink because of the masculine sets.

Well this little gem, Fly Away, caught my attention because it's absolutely perfect for one of my brothers...he's a pilot and has his own plane. Although it's a float plane, but this is close enough.

His plane is white and orange so I coloured this one with plenty of orange and a touch of yellow...leaving it white just seemed wrong when I love colouring so much! The layout is SSS56 from the Sweet Stop Sketch blog and it's a sketch with a spin, to make a masculine card. I was also totally inspired by Stacey's Curtain Call Act 29 from a couple weeks ago...the colours were perfect for my vision of this card (and that's also where the yellow comes in...LOL!).

I used patterned papers from my Basic Grey June Bug 6x6 paper pad and paired them with Summer Sun, Bordering Blue, and a little Basic Grey for good measure. The sentiment banner is stamped onto Tangerine Tango and I tied it to the plane with black hemp. I used my new MFT cloud trio Die-namics and some fabulous white felt from the Necessary Neutrals for a nice texture.

That's it for me today...have a fabulous day.
Thanks for stopping by!


Kathy Martin said...

Super cute! LOVE those clouds! :)

Margaret de Witt said...

Fantastic card Karen. Love it.

Janet said...

awwwwwwwww what an awesome card!!

Joan said...

Awesome card, Karen!

Leslie said...

Ooh masculine cards are so hard for me to make - this one is fab! Love the little banner flying behind, tied with hemp!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

LOVE every bit of this! The plane is ADORABLE and I LOVE the layout and texture!! FAB clouds too!!

LindaH said...

ACK!!!!!!!!! I have this set sitting on my desk but it will be WEEKS before i can even think about using it.

Jessie/knightrone said...

Definitely not plan!! I love it!!