Thursday, April 16, 2015

Fly By Hello

Here's my card for this month's Avery Elle AEI♥U challenge.  This month's challenge theme is watercolor and I have to admit that I'm not too good with watercoloring images, so I chose to make a watercolor background instead.

Fly By Hello card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from Avery Elle
I watercolored a piece of watercolor paper in shades of blue to make a sky-like background for the plane from Avery Elle's Fly By set.  I colored the plane with Copic markers, then cut the colored image with the matching die.  I did a little extra fussy cutting around part of the image with a craft knife so that you could see more of the watercolored background behind the image. 

For the sentiment, I cut a bunch of  the set's coordinating "hello" die from white cardstock and stacked the die cuts together for dimension.  To get a shadow-like look, I cut the word from gray cardstock and adhered it to the watercolor panel, then adhered the layered white die cuts on top, offset just a bit.  I added a few sequins around the image and sentiment as an accent.  The panel was layered on a red cardstock mat, then adhered to a navy blue card base.
Materials Used:
Fly By stamp set, Fly By dies (Avery Elle); Memento Tuxedo Black ink (IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko); markers (Copic); Real Red and Night of Navy cardstock (Stampin' Up!); Steel Grey cardstock (My Favorite Things); watercolor paper, watercolors (Michaels); Sparkling Clear sequins (Pretty Pink Posh); white sequins; foam tape


  1. oh my goodness, this is perfect!

  2. So sweet! I am so sad to say I don't have one A.E. stamp set... so many cute ones!!
    =] Michele

  3. Girl, this is too cute for words!! Right at the top of my faves!! Love, love, love!! Thanks so much for playing along with the AEI♥U Challenge - we're so glad you did!


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