Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Penny Black new slapstick stamp: Come fly with me!

Hello and thanks for stopping by :-)

I always struggle to think of "titles" for my cards - but this was easy seeing as the little boy had a plane and I've been listening a Michael Buble song in the car:  "Come fly with me".  Now I can't get the song out of my head LOL!!

Last Friday on Splitcoaststampers, the Free 4 All Friday Challenge for this week was: 'It's a boy thing' - which was very timely because I had to make a "boy" card - and let's face it, masculine cards ARE a challenge aren't they?!!  I love to see what other cardmakers come up with.  See this link for the deets on the Challenge.

This is another Design Team card for Fat Cat's Card Corner using the gorgeous Penny Black "Wish you were near" slapstick stamp that they sent me.  I made another card here which I posted on my Blog about 2 weeks ago using the same image.  I love how the little dog is leaning into the boy with his tail wagging - isn't it just such a sweet image?!

I stamped the image onto Watercolour paper and watercoloured it with acrylic paints.  You can't really see in the photo, but I added light yellow glitter to the stars on the plane's wings and ribbon tail.  The main panel is up on 1mm mounts (dimensionals).

The sentiment panel was diecut with my Cuttlebug and Spellbinder Star Nesties; the green layer/star was hand-cut by tracing the outside of the same nestie I used for the white cardstock so I could have a small border.  To diecut the green cardstock with the next size up Star nestie made the panel too big and it looked a bit silly.  The stars around the sentiment are the leftover punchies from my Martha Stewart Stars edge punch - they were just the right size I needed to add "something" to the panel; it looked kinda bare with just the words.

All the designer papers are digital from NitWit Collections: "What's The Buzz Too" backs &  "What's All The Buzz?" Fat Quarter Bundle Series ©2008 by Mary Fran of

When I did the side panel, the brown cardstock base all but disappeared on the brown designer paper background and you could barely see where I had used the Threading Water punch, so I added another layer underneath of blue cardstock to make it stand out more including covering the holes made by the punch (hope that makes sense!).  In hindsight, I probably should have just used blue cardstock to begin with, but I'd already finished the panel and didn't want to do it again.

The brads are from a baby embellie set by Brandcorp which I purchased at Target in the Stationery/Scrapbooking section.  And the ribbon came from Spotlight.  The ribbon was attached in a 2 separate elements and the bow was made with my Bow Easy.

Thanks again for visiting - enjoy the rest of your week! 


Stamps:  Penny Black: 'Wish you were near' 40-020 Slapstick um, Sentiment - from Penny Black 'Tiny Wishes' clear set 

Designer Paper:  NitWit Collections FQB What's the Buzz & What's the Buzz Too 

Ink:  Stazon Jet Black 

Accessories:  140lb/300 gsm Watercolour paper, JoSonya acylic paints, paintbrushes, Cuttlebug, Spellbinder Star Nestabilities, Martha Stewart Stars edge punch, Fiskars Threading Water punch, Bow Easy, gingham ribbon, Brandcorp blue brads, 1mm mounts (dimensionals), fine yellow glitter, cardstock: light blue, brown, light mustard, moss green


Karen said...

Hi Jocelyn!

I just found your blog through splitcoast stampers! You do really beautiful work but wanted to leave a comment on this particular image! As soon as I saw your card I fell inlove with it! My little boy who is now 10 has been inlove with planes since he was really small! He now fly's those huge radio controlled ones every weekend! Your card really struck a lovely cord with me - thank you!


Robyn said...

My hubby as a boy !! He has always been mad about planes Lol! Gorgeous!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

BEAUTIFUL coloring and I LOVE the gingham paired with that DP!

Anonymous said...

wow Jocelyn, you are very talented. Looking forward to seeing some more of your creations.
tara xxx

Michelle B. AKA JustPaintingAround said...

Gorgeous coloring! Love that big star!

Jane Matsumoto said...

Love how you colored this! Beautiful work!

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