Saturday, 27 January 2018

High on Life!

Some people are easy when you're getting ready to create a birthday card for them.  You know what their hobbies and/or passions are and away you go.  That's pretty well what happened when I sat down to make a birthday card for my nephew.  He has a lot of passions but one which has been with him since he was a little boy is planes.  He truly can't get enough of them.

As it happens I've had a stamp waiting to be used.  I've gone back to it a few times but each time I went with another stamp, another theme.  This time, however, inspiration came instantly when I opened the stamp case and everything came together beautifully.  Don't you absolutely love it when that happens?

This is a 2014 Art Impressions set which is unnamed.  It's one of those cartoonish sets poking fun at the older crowd and the images are pure fun.  What makes it perfect for this card is the vintage plane and the vintage flying gear the elderly pilot is wearing.  Of course in the stamp there was an elderly lady sitting right behind the pilot.  I had to virtually cut her out of his life to make room for the dog.  In the stamp set, this pup was parachuting but without that parachute he's the perfect companion for this pilot.

I used my alcohol Stampin' Blends to colour the images.  I shaded the edges of the stitched clouds by sponging them with Smoky Slate ink.  Yes, there are three sentiments, but somehow they work together beautifully.

Oh, and yes, he absolutely loved the card.  Yay!

I'm entering my card into these challenges:

Seize the Birthday - Alas, not the single layer of the topping, but an anything goes


  1. How clever to add the dog! I had no idea a lady was missing-- this is perfect! I agree that the three sentiments are perfect. Thank you for playing with us at Shopping Our Stash this week!

  2. This is such a fun card! I do like the 'vintage' plane and fun sentiment. So glad your nephew liked the card! Thanks so much for playing along with The Male Room. Deborah, DT.

  3. Its wonderful that your nephew liked it! Its such a fun and interesting card - I love how you've modified it to include the pup - it doesn't seem like that at all! Totally love it! Thank you so much for joining us at Seize the Birthday challenge!
    Ashwini, STB DT

  4. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at ATSM, good luck!!! Amy DT

  5. Such a Great card, I love all the layers, especially the dog as co-pilot LOL, the sentiments certainly work together and are perfect for our challenge at The Male Room, thank you so much for sharing this wonderful card. - Faith DT

  6. Beautiful, Thank you for joining at Addicted to Stamps and More and waiting to see next time.

    Meena DT


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