Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Up, Up, and Away

Here's a clean and simple design for this week's Seize the Birthday sketch.  For my masculine take on the challenge, I used an image from a Papertrey Ink set designed for Valentine's Day.  By pairing it with a sentiment from another set, it was perfect for a birthday card design!

I die cut the plane image from white cardstock, then stamped the matching image from the Tremendous Treats:  Valentine set on the die cut piece and colored it with Copic markers.  I used foam tape to adhere it to a light blue dotted panel.  The panel had too much empty space on the right side, so to balance it out, I used my sewing machine to stitch a curvy flight trail extending out from behind the plane.  It's hard to see in the photo, but the detail looks great IRL.

After matting the panel on red cardstock, I attached it to a light blue card base to match the dotted blue panel.  The "up, up, and away--it's  your birthday!" sentiment from the Little Hot Rod set was stamped in red ink beneath the panel to finish the card.

Materials Used:
Tremendous Treats:  Valentine and Little Hot Rod stamp sets, Spring Rain patterned paper, Tremendous Treats:  Valentine dies (Papertrey Ink); white cardstock (Taylored Expressions); Memento Tuxedo Black and Lady Bug inks (Tsukineko); markers (Copic); Bashful Blue and Real Red cardstock (Stampin' Up!); sewing machine; foam tape


  1. way cute, Lori! love the sweetness about that plane and baby blues:) thanks for playing STB!

  2. well i always love your work girl and this is another fantastic one!! super cute with the plane :) So glad you joined us on Seize the Birthday.

  3. Love those polka dot clouds...great colours too!!! Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

  4. lori this is fabulous

    Sorry for my late visit

    Thanks for joining us this week
    Seize The Birthday DT


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