I’m veering away from my normal Monday scrapbook or Project Life post and instead, sharing a limited edition Sale-A-Bration card.
This weekend, I needed to create a masculine thank you card for a very special friend. This guy is so thoughtful and does so many nice things for my family. I really needed to create a special card for him. He’s an old friend of my husband’s from childhood. Every time my husband visits him to help with his business, he lavishes gifts on the rest of us. (It’s pretty fun! My kids absolutely adore him.)
I’ve made many thank yous for this guy over the years, but I think this is one of my favorites.
I used the limited edition Sale-A-Bration set — Sky Is the Limit for my card. This stamp set is available for FREE when you order $50 between January 5 and February 15, 2016. And yes, the February 15th date is correct. While Sale-A-Bration goes all the way through March 31, this particular stamp set is only available for a short time (and then Stampin’ Up! will introduce a few new Sale-A-Bration products!!!)
I love this stamp set because it’s great for masculine cards.
I had an inspiration while designing this card to make it look like the plane was skywriting and had just written the word “thanks” I grew up near a Navy base in Los Alamitos, and I have fond memories of watching the planes write messages in the sky. As kids, we’d lay on our backs watching the planes and trying to anticipate what the message would be.
I did a little manipulating to cut the cloud stamps out and form the design I wanted, but it worked! I made the “thanks” with a Hello You Thinlits die cut. In fact, this was the first time I tried cutting out that die since I purchased my new Precision Base Plate, and boy did it make a difference! The word just popped out and looked beautiful. Considering that I cut it out of Whisper White cardstock (which is fairly delicate and more likely to appear fuzzy on the edges), I was really pleased.
I stamped the plane itself on Whisper White paper using Basic Black Archival ink. Then, I used a Blender Pen and some Cherry Cobbler and Crumb Cake ink to color it. As a final touch, I used a 1/2″ Circle punch to punch out some Vellum paper and attached it with a Silver Mini Brad.
For the background, I used some Typeset Specialty Designer Paper. To color the paper and make it look old, I sponged it with Crumb Cake, Marina Mist and Pear Pizzazz ink. I even curled the edges a bit.
Finally, I used the Updated Essentials Paper Piercing pack to pierce holes along the sides of the Basic Black layer.
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