Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Special Delivery: Baby Boy


Ever since I saw the film "Red Tails" I have been wanting to use this little airplane set. I didn't really have a reason, so I kept putting it aside. Since I have gotten back into blogging, I have been visiting some of my favorite stampers. I have sadly realized that while I have been away, so have others. In fact, some of them are just gone. But, I did visit Julee Tilman's blog to discover that she recently had twin boys! How exciting! So...I decided to make a card to send to her darling little twins. She had hoped for some to decorate their NICU walls. I decided that while I was making one, I may as well make two so that I could have one on hand. I think this is a practice that I will keep up on!
Of course that meant that I could use this darling little airplane from PTI. In fact, all of the stamps I used are from PTI. I used quite a few sets to assemble these two cards. Some of them are sets that I have hardly inked, so that felt good. I also used quite a few dies as well. All of them are from PTI except for the circle piece; it is a nestibilities die.







To begin with, I chose my papers which are Authentique and I picked them up at Ellen Hutson's online store. You can see the link on my sidebar under "Places I love to shop". She ships things super fast and she has a great selection of popular items. I love these papers and thought they worked nicely for a baby boy, or two! LOL! Oh....I almost forgot....the sketch is one of the Verve sketches. I saw it while I was on Julee's blog reading about the twins and thought it would be perfect with the set I wanted to use. Now....if you know me, you know that I seem to have a slight problem sticking to sketches, but I think I did pretty good considering.
After I picked my papers, I got to work die-cutting the circle pieces. I stamped onto the Kraft cardstock using Palette Noir ink. I paper pieced the body of the plane using some of the coordinating papers. Once I had it glued in place, I colored in the rest of the plane using copic markers. Once that was all done, I added glossy accents to the body of the plane, the circle on the tail and the nose. I wish that you could see how cute it all looks from the photos.



I set those pieces aside so that they could dry and got to work cutting out the banner pieces. I realize that the alphabet I used was a little large, but I think it looks okay. I also took the time to die-cut a few buttons since I knew that they would need some time to dry as well. Once that was all done, I got to work on the ticket pieces. I used quite a few stamps on these, but I think they turned out quite nicely. I actually hadn't intended to use this stamp set, but while I was rummaging for the ticket set, I stumbled across this neglected set. I thought it would be perfect since I was using the airplane image.





Once every last detail was dry or stamped, I got to work assembling the cards. I needed to machine stitch the felt rick rack border to the left panel. There is something really gratifying about machine stitching on felt, but I think I have already mentioned that. If you haven't tried it, I suggest you do. I also wanted the linen twine "ties" for the banner to actually be tied to the card, so I used a needle and thread to get it through the cardstock. I don't think it should be going anywhere now. Once I got everything done, I thought that the right side looked a little light since the left side was so heavy with detail. I added a quick piece of dark coordinating pattern paper to fold over the edge and added a quick line of zig-zag stitching. I thought it did it's job nicely to balance things out. Thanks for fluttering by!

9 comments:

Nancy Guse said...

Kelly your cards are amazing! I love that airplane, every time you use that plane it looks FANTASTIC!!! Thank you so much for posting more lately, I love your creativity! You do great work!!!!

Marci said...

This card is *adorable*!! Love the idea of making 2 of every card you make to have a few cards on hand. So happy you are posting again! You've been missed. Your style is like no other and I love it! Your attention to the little details are amazing. Welcome back! :)

harrahx2 said...

Amazing attention to detail. I love how you combined different items into one perfect theme. Great!

Kathy Martin said...

So darn cute! I LOVE it! :)

Cynthia said...

This card has "Kelly" all over it..it just looks like your signature style that I love...so cute..so many great details...I am amazed that you find the time to make such wonders as you have with two babies and NO craft room...are you still making cards on your bed? You're amazing!!!!

BEAR's Mom said...

i stumbled upon your blog today...
amazing talent...love your cards!!!

AND

your children are G.O.R.G.E.O.U.S.

~victoria~

Shelly said...

This is such a gorgeous card! So glad I found your blog!
Shelly

Sam said...

I just found your site and I really like your work and ideas. I need to start making 2 of every card so that I can keep one for me. I got a room from http://roomstogrowusa.web12.hubspot.com/hobbyrooom and I will be heading out there to make some Mother's Day cards and using your inspirations, more of who I am and not what is expected. Thanks!

Pat said...

Love your cards! What is the name of the PTI stamp set that you used for the baby boy card that includes the airplane? Thanks!