Thursday, July 11, 2013

Flying by to say ... 'hello'

flying by lawn fawn card

Do you shop for stamps often? I don't have a huge crafting budget,
but every once in a while I find some images that call out "you need me!"
 Like these two did...


(Love that this is only $3.99)

I heat embossed & paper-pieced the airplanes and popped them up
then stitched and added stitched knots for the paper airplane trails:

little stitched knots for paper airplane trails

The swirly dots are from Impression Obsession's cover-a-card  "Fluff" backgound stamp
(Frost white colorbox ink & Wow! white Super Fine embossing powder to heat emboss)

free cut file

Lately I can't stop adding a layer of silver leafing under die-cut sentiments:

hello speech bubble cut file with silver leafing in behind

(I also added white Sakura Souffle gel pen dots to the cardstock for more texture.)

That 'hello' speech bubble is a fabulous

...made by Christine Newman (Listgirl)

(For more sizes, please visit the links for each paper set)

I printed & cut bits of these digital papers...

A) from my Love Graphics set:

 5 Vintage Dotted Graph - free printable digital patterned paper set SAMPLE

Light Vintage Dotted Graph paper:

5b LIGHT vintage dotted graph - free printable digital patterned paper

...and B) from my Christmas set:

15 batik flower Snowflakes various sizes-  free printable paper SAMPLE

Batik snowflake in various sizes (light turquoise) paper:

15 batik flower Snowflakes various sizes 12 and a half inch SQ 350dpi

This digital work is offered up for free, but mainly for personal use only.

Happy Crafting, You fabulous people, You!


Artes de Nágela said...

So pretty!
Thanks for sharing!

LauraEva said...

I love that stamp set, and it's one that I have--even better! I don't have a huge (or small, for that matter! :Z) budget neither, so when somethings does call my name, it's even better when the price tag is not huge--it's preferably single digits or lower double digits! ;)

Chriss Blagrave said...

What a fun card! Great background and I love the French knot "tails" you stitched trailing the planes for even more movement on the card. Have a great day!

Rhonda Miller said...

I love your card.

Wendy said...

Wow...thank you for sharing your talent!

Pat (mspfd) said...

This card is gorgeous!!! Love all the wonderful details, especially the knotted stitching. What a creative, inspiring creation!

Anonymous said...

What an amazing card, Mel! I love all the little details you added, all the texture... simply gorgeous!

Debbi Tehrani said...

Adorable card! And thanks again for sharing your beautiful papers!

Dawn said...

cute,cute,cute! love the plane trail!
thanks for the freebies... always amazing!
hugs....busy canning!

Elena said...

Wow! Amazing card, Mel! I love how you created plane trail! And all the details!

Anonymous said...

Love those paper airplanes! Adorable!

alexandra s.m. said...

Brilliant Mel!
I love everything about your beautiful card, from the silver lining to the delicate "Mel colors" to the dreamy design...
Thank You my Friend~

vdoyle8 said...

This card is absolute perfection! LOVE the silver leaf, the embossed background, the colors -- LOVE!

kReN said...

I can see why these images were calling to you. And, yes, that happens to me as well. I tell myself, "No more stamps! You have plenty of images!" And then I hear the call....

Come and see what I've done lately!


Jennifer Jackson said...

Love the silver letters!

Erum Tasneem said...

super duper cute!