Vintage Plane Thank You Card Set

Hi, everyone. I’m back today with another submission to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge where this week’s theme is things with wings. It was great timing as I have been working on creating a set of thank you cards to give to my cousin for her Baby Boy Vintage Plane themed baby shower next month. I’m so excited to be going home for my daughter’s first birthday in September and I’m lucky enough with the timing that I get to go to my cousin’s baby shower. She’s chosen vintage planes as the nursery (and shower) theme and the colours she’s using are navy and kelly green. So, I decided to make a bunch of cards in her chosen colours, and then put them all into a card folder so she can have a bunch of thank you cards and notes at the ready! I haven’t gotten around to making the folder yet – but I will do a post on it once I get it finished.

Vintage Plane Card Set greenandblue

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Vintage Plane Card Set green

I first started by stamping a bunch of planes from Avery Elle’s Fly By stamp set and colouring them in with my Copic markers. I didn’t really have colours to make a navy blue, so I used my one dark blue B97 and used black to shade areas and it gives a sort of navy look. I also wasn’t overly happy about the colours I need to make the kelly green (and it never really got to the right colour) but I think I got close enough! It was fun to play around and figure out how to get more colours from the markers I already own. But, now I know what colours I’m ordering next! ūüôā After I coloured all the planes, I fussy cut around them. You can certainly purchase the matching die set but I’ve been trying to save money when possible and these planes are easy enough to cut out – especially if you’re having a glass of wine and catching up on television after the baby goes to bed!

Vintage Plane Card Set crop plane

Next I got to work using my Misti (which truly is the most incredible stamping tool invented!!!) to stamp the sentiments. I used my Misti because again I didn’t have inks that were the right colour so I had to use a combination of Distress Inks and dye inks. I love Distress Inks but as you know, they are not really made to give great coverage on a stamp that is solid. The ink beads up a bit so it can be “splotchy”. So, I used my Misti so I could put a layer of dye ink on first and then cover with Chipped Sapphire and Mowed Lawn Distress Inks. And I had to repeat the process two more times for each stamp. The Misti made it so much easier since I didn’t have to worry about lining up my image each time. I used this same technique when I stamped the background striped pattern from a Concord & 9th stamp set. I do still think the green came out a bit lime-ier (not sure that’s a real word but you get what I’m trying to say!) but it is what it is. I’m still very happy with the way they turned out!

For the clouds, I used my favorite cloud dies by My Favorite Things and cut out a bunch of them in varying sizes. Then I used Memento London Fog and blended around the edges to give them a bit of depth. I glued the clouds directly onto the base and used foam tape to adhere the plane and sentiment.

Vintage Plane Card Set 18cropWM

I only did three completed cards as the plan is for her to use these how she wants to. So, I did three mock-ups (one with each of the sentiments) and I’m going to include all the pieces (with foam tape on the back ready to go) so she can make the rest. So, if she wants, she can leave off the planes and clouds and just use the sentiments. I included another few sentiments that were too long with the plane in case she decides to keep them simple. Once I create the folder, I’ll be sure to show all the pieces I’ve done.


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