Wednesday, June 16, 2010

A High Flyin' Birthday Surprise

Welcome back!! Another post of a birthday card I sent to a friend a few days ago. As usual, it's a melange of Papertrey Ink stamp sets. I just love how you can mix and match different elements from several sets and they all just work together perfectly.



For the base, I stamped the solid diamond pattern from A Little Argyle in Fresh Snow ink. The dotted argyle line is done in Rhubarb Stalk Memento Dye Ink. While that dried, I stamped two clouds from the Up, Up, and Away set and heat embossed it with kaleidoscope powder to give it a nice shimmer. The plane was done in Bamboo Leaves and embossed in clear powder. I actually enjoy cutting things out and even did the inside of the airplane. Although, I should admit, I was watching a so-so movie at the time.

I wanted a more manly coloured ribbon but didn't have enough in my stash. Since I was too lazy to go buy some, I thought a red star on a military green plane would butch-it-up a bit. I don't know if my friend has received his card in the mail yet, but I do hope he likes it. As an airplane mechanic, I think it's quite appropriate, don't you? Hope you have an amazing day!!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Kraft, Chocolate Chip (SU), Solar White (Neenah)
Stamps: A Little Argyle, Fly Away, Up, Up, and Away (all PTI)
Ink: Fresh Snow (PTI), Summer Sky, Desert Sand, Rhubarb Stalk, Bamboo Leaves (Memento)
Ribbon: Offray
Other: Kaleidoscope & Clear EPs (Stampendous), DMC Floss

12 comments:

Jill said...

Great job with the argyle, Suzanne! Your airplane mechanic friend is gonna love his custom card!

Debbie Gaydos said...

This is so lovely! Love the punch of red. Everytime I see that little airplane I start thinking that maybe I DO need that set, after all! ;) lol!

Amy said...

This is absolutely fantastic!! I love that pop of red with the ribbon trim! Your plane cut out looks awesome!

Rhonda said...

Great card Suzanne! I like this paired with the argyle.

Jackie Pedro said...

ACK!! So cute, Suzanne!!

resmith said...

Such a wonderful masculine card! I love the ribbon.

Keva said...

I love it!! I can NEVER get those argyles to line up properly, but yours look great. This is such an adorable little card.

Anika said...

How cute! Your argyle is fantastic! Just love this.

Sue Ann said...

Wow this is so darn cute!!!

Laurie said...

Omg! This is adorable! I love the red and white argyle on that kraft! Thanks for sharing!!

Diane Jaquay said...

Well isn't this just the bees knees!!! The argyle background, the fabulous ribbon, the adorable airplane, WONDERFUL!!!

Jen Carter said...

Love this!! And, the subtle clouds behind the airplane is a terrific touch!