Friday, September 9, 2016

Airplane celebration

Do you need a fun birthday card for a little boy (or girl)? Here's a cute card design with bold colors and shapes and great dimension.

Supplies (all Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted):
Stamps: Splendid Day (Close to My Heart), Celebrate Today
Paper: Soft Sky, Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Whisper White card stock
Ink: Real Red, Smoky Slate, Basic Gray
Accessories: Build-a-Scene Rolling Clouds dies (Taylored Expressions), Hello Sunshine Lawn Cuts dies (Lawn Fawn), Wink of Stella clear glitter brush pen, sequins (unknown), Dimensionals, Mono Multi liquid glue

To make the airplane I stamped it first in Real Red on white card stock and cut it out. Then I stamped parts of it again using Smoky Slate and Basic Gray ink. I cut out those little gray pieces and glued them onto the red airplane. I wanted to add dimension to the plane, so I hand-cut a wing shape from Real Red card stock, folded down the edge to make a tab and glued the tab to the plane.

I wanted to add the banner to the plane, but the original image was too long to fit on the card. To make it shorter, I applied ink to the stamp starting on the left side of the image and then going just far enough to leave room for the sentiment. Then I cleaned off the stamp and applied ink to just the very right edge of the stamp (the vertical dotted line) and stamped it at the end of the shortened banner. I shaped the "celebrate!" sentiment to fit the shape of the banner and then stamped it in Real Red. I cut out the banner and adhered it to the tail of the airplane.

For the background I used white card stock to die cut three layers of clouds. The first (bottom) layer is adhered directly to the Soft Sky card base. The second and third layers are each adhered to the previous layer with Dimensionals. The die-cut sun brings a punch of bright yellow to the card, and a few small sequins add a fun touch of sparkle.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. I like how you added the sequins to give it just a little sparkle. Very cute!

  2. Oh what a cuuuute card, I love it:-)
    Sunshine, New Zealand