Welcome to this month’s NC Demos Blog Hop! If you stopped by Laurie Meier’s blog you saw a fantastic project and know this month’s theme is”Scene 2!” We have SOO much fun back in August creating projects; cards, decor pieces and more featuring scenes created with our many wonderful stamp sets, some with matching dies, in both the Annual and Mini Cattys and so we decided to give it another go!
I am sharing a very special card that I created for our friend, Taba-san. My husband, Jay, met him almost 24 years ago when he took a group of CAP cadets on the International Cadet Exchange Program (IACE). Since that time we or just Jay have either visiting Japan to see Taba or he has come to the States every year. That was until COVID. It has now been It has now been more than two years since we have seen him which makes all of us very sad.
Anyway, Taba loves all things airplane and American. So, when Jay asked me to make him a card for his birthday which was last week, I knew exactly what I wanted to do!
As you may or may not know, I am now addicted to Easel Cards again thanks to my friend and fellow NC Demo, Toni. So, that is where I started with Taba’s card. The dimensions are as follows:
- Basic White Thick 5 1/2 x 8 1/2. Score at 2 1/8 and 4 1/4. Use your Bone Folder to make sure your folds are crisp!
- Basic Black 4 x 5 1/4
- Basic White 3 3/4 x 5 and 2 x 5 1/2
Once I decided to make an Easel Card I knew I wanted to use the Soar Confidently stamp set, but had to think about how to create the sky around my airplane. After perusing my stamp sets I settled on the Waterfront stamp set (a retiring favorite) to create my water, sand and sky.
I started by stamping the airplane twice using my Stamparatus. Once on my Whisper White cardstock and once on a piece of copy paper. Both in Memento Black Ink. I then fussy cut the airplane that I stamped on the copy paper.
Next, I used my 1 1/2 inch Circle Punch (another retiring favorite) and punch out a circle from a sticky note. I placed the negative of the sticky note onto my cardstock then used Daffodil Delight and Mango Melody with a Blending Brush to create my sun. I then removed the negative of the sticky note and replaced it with the circle I had punched. I also added a little washi tape to the back of the airplane I cut out and placed it over my stamped airplane on the Basic White Cardstock.
Now the real stamping began! I used a combinations of the stamps from Waterfront along with Pool Party ink to stamp the water on both pieces of Basic White Cardstock, Next was the sand in Crumb Cake and finally the sky in Balmy Blue.
I then added a good amount of Wink of Stella here and there for texture and shine to my water and sky. Okay, it was more than a little and I had to let it dry for a few minutes. LOL
While the Wink of Stella dried I created my Happy Birthday tag with the stamp from Enjoy the Moment, Memento Black ink and the Label Me Fancy and added the Braided Linen Twine for a little texture.
It was finally time to assemble my card. I started by attaching my scene to the layer of Basic Black with Dimensionals and then added the corners from Antique Corners & Slides with Glue Dots. I attached this layer to my Basic White cardbase using Multipurpose Glue. Remember to only put glue on the bottom half!
I attached the 2 x 5 1/2 inch “water piece with Foam Strips. This is what keeps you easel in place. Finally, I added my Happy Birthday tag.
Thank you so much for stopping in and letting me share this special birthday card with you! Come along with me to see what Gina Shelton has created! This is her first blog hop with our group and we are so excited to have her join us!
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