Ah yes, I’m still on the topic of Valentine’s cards. With the day fast approaching I have been making lots of cards in anticipation of my charity sale next week. I’ve tried to do a broad range of styles and colours but sometimes it can be tough to do Valentine’s cards for him. I have a lot of pink papers and I like to cover things in hearts but in order to reign it in a little I’ve gone for Stampin’ Up’s ‘Sky Is The Limit’ stamp set which has a nice vintage aeroplane.
For this first card I’ve used Craft Consortium‘s new map decoupage paper (available soon!) and adhered it to an A6 card blank with double sided tape (which is good because it doesn’t show through the translucent decoupage paper). I die cut a circle from sky coloured paper and asked my ever-helpful husband to write the sentiment with his new calligraphy pen. I stamped the aeroplane in black ink on vintage patterned cardstock and cut out, attaching it to the card with foam squares and adding three little punched kraft stars.
I chose a square kraft card blank for this card and covered the front with a sheet of rust patterned paper from docrafts’ ‘Mr Smith’s Workshop’ paper pack. I stamped some stars in the background with my Stampin’ Up ‘Perpetual Birthday Calendar’ stamp set and then added the stamped aeroplane and the sentiment, which I stamped in Bermuda Bay ink.
I wanted to try out the little clouds that come in the ‘Sky Is The Limit’ stamp set too, so I stamped the big and little cloud across the card blank in Smoky Slate ink and then a heart trail for the aeroplane in Bermuda Bay ink. I attached the plane and sentiment with foam squares so they pop forward. I also did some stamping on the envelope.
For these cards I wanted to incorporate some of the pretty Stampin’ Up Typeset Specialty Designer Series Paper I had. It’s very delicate and thin paper and is double sided with this gorgeous intricate pattern on one side and a map pattern on the other. I added a little flash of red to each card to brighten them up just a bit.