Hi everybody. I have another masculine card for a friend who has in his time been a pilot and I thought this Sweet Poppy stencil called Biplane & Banner which I acquired recently would make the perfect card, and this is its first outing.
I stencilled the bi-plane onto a piece of white card using Versafine Smokey Gray Ink and then leaving a small border I cut it out. I then cut another piece of card just a bit smaller than the 6" square card and built up a cloudy sky background with a few mountains below using Tumbled Glass and Shaded Lilac Distress Inks and a cloud mask I cut myself. I started with the top bit much darker by mixing the two colours together and then using a bit of each I worked my way down and finished again mixing the colours and applying a bit heavier for the mountains. The colours are brighter than they seem to show in the photo.
I then pencilled the outline of the banner onto another piece of white card and inked it with black Micron Pen and then stamped a sentiment onto it again using the Smokey Gray Ink and heat embossed with WOW Clear Gloss Embossing Powder, and cut it out. I decided where the plane would be and as the banner couldn't possibly trail behind I decided to bring it round to sit below and made a rope fixing using the Micron Pen and then stuck the pieces down. I decided to give the impression of a pilot inside the cockpit and pencilled this rather than use the black pen which I thought might be a bit too heavy.
Thanks for taking a look at my blog today and I hope to see you again soon.
I am entering the following challenges:
Happy Little Stampers April Stencil Challenge - Anything Goes (so pleased to be chosen as the winner).
Allsorts Challenge - Week 671/2 Masculine.
Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge - Add Texture to your Card.
NBUS Challenge - No. 37 Where we use our Never Before Used Schtuff.
Stamplorations April Stencil Challenge - Always Anything Goes.