Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Happy Birthday to you . . .

Happy Birthday Dear Jacob! My nephew's birthday is next week and since my sister and her family live in Tennessee I needed to get his card done. I decided to use the sketch over at Simon Says Challenge, such fun is always happening over there!
 Since I have been trying to try new things this is my first attempt at a recessed window card. I turned the sketch on it's side and made the rectangle a little bigger.
Time for the rundown.
My nephew loves all things war and planes, so for my colors I looked up the actual colors used on the Spearman Biplane in World War II and based the rest of the card after it. All the stamps used for this project are from the Prickly Pear set Hot Air Balloons, except for the sentiment which is Hero Arts. The pattern paper is DCWV Citrus stack. I scored and cut my window on a white card stock base. On another piece of white card stock I stamped the plane, clouds, and banner. I colored the plane in the correct colors and outlined the clouds with a light blue marker.  I cut out and adhered my pattern paper. Since I knew I wanted the banner to come out of the window I adhered my plane with two layers of foam instead of one. After it was supposed to be "done" it still needed something. I added the blue frame and covered it in glossy accents for some shine and more dimension. Much better :)

I hope this inspired you to try a different kind of card!

1 comment:

  1. Gorgeous card :-) I love the way you did this with the window and plane ,, brilliant !! I am sure your nephew will love this ,, and everyone else who sees it too !! very impressive !! :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x