5/04/2-16 Update: This card was in the Top Three at AHSC157!
Another masculine card - they seem to becoming my specialty. I guess that's to be expected when you've been raised with three brothers and a father who were active in aviation and sailing.
When I was earning my Pilot's License in the 1960s, a friend of my father took me flying in his 1930-era British-made Tiger Moth bi-plane with the open cockpit powered by the famous de Haviland Gipsy engine. The owner gave me a leather helmet with goggles to wear, as well as a leather jacket with a scarf. (It did not make me feel like a WWII Flying Ace.)
When I first saw this stamp set, I was reminded of the fun I experienced in that bi-plane. The pilot performed all kinds of loops and other aerobatics, much to my delight.
To make this card, a panel of cardstock was texture embossed and adhered to a black card base. Additional panels were cut, corners rounded, matted and adhered to the embossed panel. A die-cut cloud was ink dusted and popped up with craft foam on the card front. The plane was stamped on white cardstock, colored with markers and fussy cut before being backed with foam tape and popped up on the cloud. A sentiment
The design was based on the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #157. Be sure to take a look at their blog for some clever creations.
Techniques: Stamping, ink dusting, coloring, die cutting, fussy cutting
Size: A2 (4/25" x 5/5")
Stampin' Up! Materials
Stamp sets: Sky Is the Limit (airplane), Birthday Blossoms (banner sentiment), Watercolor Words (inside sentiment)
Inks: Marina Mist, Pear Pizzazz; Stampin' Write Marker in Pear Pizzazz
Cardstock: Basic Black, Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Marina Mist
Misc.: Dimensionals foam, Candy Dots (Basic Black), Zig-Zag TIEF
Ink: Stazon Jet Black
DSP: Lawn Fawn
Die: Memory Box Marshmallow Cloud (large)
Misc.: large enamel sticker (black), Judikins Ink Dusting Brush