Monday, April 4, 2016

Plane Awesome!

4/05/2016: This card was selected for the Artist's Pick Award at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

Coming from an aviation family means that I always notice stamps with airplanes. I've had this stamp and die set for a long time and finally was inspired to use the set for a birthday card when I saw the Hand Stamped Sentiments Sketch Challenge #234.

The airplane was stamped, colored and die cut. The sentiment was stamped, die cut and matted. The clouds were die cut. The trees were stamped and fussy cut. The hearts came from a punch. Everything was assembled and adhered onto a panel of cardstock. The plane, two clouds and sentiment were backed with foam tape and popped up for dimension. The hanger for the sign was hand drawn. The inside of the card was lined with a panel of cardstock and hearts were adhered.

Be sure to stop by the HSSSK234 blog to view the challenge!

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

Materials are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.
Stamps: "Lovely as a Tree"; Taylored Expressions "Plane Awesome"
Inks: Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, Memento Tuxedo Black; Spectrum Noir alcohol markers
Cardstock: Whisper White, Night of Navy, Soft Sky, Real Red
Dies: Taylored Expressions "Plane Awesome" (airplane); Simon Says Stamp "My Heart Soars" (clouds) and "Double Stitched Squares" (sentiment)
Punch: "Confetti Hearts"
Misc.: Dimensionals foam


  1. Hi Melanie! Wow, I love the creative take on the HSS sketch! You card is full of whimsy and fun colors! Thanks for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

  2. What a great interpretation of our sketch! Such a fun card. Thanks for playing with us at HSS!

  3. Congratulations Melanie!

    You have been selected as a Hand Stamped Sentiments Artist Pick for your design in our Sketch Challenge! You have earned the HSS Artist Pick Badge to display on your blog.

    Please contact me for the html for your badge of grab it from our blog site post.

    Thank you for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments this week!

    Come play again!
    HSS Design Team

  4. That card is just "plane" awesome!! Love that your airplane is dropping little hearts. So sweet! Congrats on being picked as a Hand Stamped Sentiments winner this week, well deserved! :)

  5. Love the multitude of hearts falling from the plane - it is truly "plane" awesome as stated above. Terrific card for someone special.

  6. Come on Mel...what's going on. Must be nice to have a maid. Love the sentiment, and the hearts falling to the ground. Great card and congrats on your win.

    1. C'mon! The cleaning lady in only here every two weeks to do the heavy cleaning. It is great to have her but I did do all of my floors just this morning. It looked as if we had a herd of kids and dogs through here!