Friday, February 5, 2021

Birthday Card for the Colonel

My painting friend's father is turning 100 soon and our painting chapter was asked to all send a card wishing him well. He is an amazing man - an Airforce pilot in WW II, Korea and Vietnam! Such a special person.  I saw this layout from the Fusion Challenge and knew exactly what I wanted to create for him.
This will also be submitted to NBUS #23 because all of the stamps and dies have not been used before.
I started with MFT's Number Jumble background with Versamark ink on this card base I found in my stash. I liked the color for a serviceman, but not sure the brand. Versamark gives a tone-on-tone effect for a little something in the background. I used my MISTI, with the card base in the center (a little tape runner on it) and stamped several times until I felt you could really see the numbers.
The die is from Trinity Stamps called Scripty Birthday Stand Alone Die Set. It has 4 pieces - the 2 words and the 2 outlines. So many ways this can be used, but I went with creating my own striped paper today.
The papers I used are from my stash and mostly from MFT - some are discontinued. I was looking for teals, corals and black. I used Pinkfresh Studio's Essential Collection - Slimline Dies to cut the paper. Of course you could simply cut your own, but this makes it quick and even. I ran tape runner to a piece of copy paper and set the strips of paper in - nudging them next to each other.

I die cut the "Happy Birthday" from both a piece of  white card stock and diagonally on the striped paper I created. By using copy paper as the backer for the strips, it keeps the piece thin enough to do a nice die cut. I mixed the white layer into the striped layer and had it ready to adhere once the flag was done.
The flag was cut again with an old die I have in my stash, as well as the numbers. Not very often you get to create those numbers on a birthday card! 
I stamped the planes with Altenew Obsidian Black Ink directly onto the white flag and again on some white scraps. I colored the planes on the scraps with a silver metallic pen and added Sakura Gelly Roll Stardust Pen on top (just a little bling) and fuzzy cut them out. I cut off the lights to make it easy, but since I had stamped the planes first onto the flag, they still show. Here is the stamp set from Sizzix called Everyday Sentiments that I used for the planes and the sentiment on the inside "Celebrating You"!
Here is a stamp set a picked up from Ranger, called By The Numbers. A while ago I needed the "th" for a 4th birthday card and I didn't have one! I found this set and it is perfect for it has 2 different fonts for the "th", "nd" and "rd". A very reasonably price set and stamped very well.
So the rest was a simple matter of gluing all pieces down and popping up the wings on the planes. I hope he likes it! We owe him a huge debt of gratitude.
Thank you for joining me today. 
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Hello, welcome to Stampin With Anita. I love crafting in all forms. It gives me great joy to create something special. I hope you enjoy your visit.

6 comments:

  1. Awesome card for a huge milestone! Great use of the sketch. Thanks for playing with us at The Fusion Card Challenge.

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  2. Thank you, Laurie! You're very welcome.

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  3. I'm sure he won't just like it, Anita. He will love and cherish it and appreciate that it was custom made just for him! I love the way you created your striped paper for making the die cuts. I love the whole design from top to bottom and especially the bold flag sediment and airplane bling to celebrate this momentous and rare occasion!! We certainly do owe him a debt of gratitude! Thank you for sharing with everyone at NBUS! Take care and keep safe! Hugs, Darnell

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  4. Thank you so much, Darnell for all the wonderful comments!

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  5. Perfect!! So celebratory and still so masculine!

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