Fly High Birthday Boy

Today is my son's birthday.  His dream is to be a Naval Aviator.  When I make cards for people I usually try to make a card that fits their style.  I choose colors and images I think they will like.  Even though he is a teenager, I think he's going to love this one.

Today is also Thursday, so it's time for another StampNation Challenge card. It just so happens that I used the photo below as inspiration for my son's birthday card.  At first glance you may wonder how I went from that photo to this card, but if you look closely you might see the inspiration I drew from it.

First off, the color Red.   My son's favorite color is red, so I knew I could use this photo to make his card.  You might also notice the crisp white background with touches of blue/green.  I took that too for my "sky".  And then there is the texture of the burlap.  I didn't have the burlap ribbon when I made this card last month, so I made my own texture using Off the Grid stamp set in Crumb Cake ink.

The airplane comes from the Need for Speed stamp set.  (retired)  I colored it in with Real Red ink and a blender pen, one of my favorite ways to color.  The plane was cut out leaving a small white border all around it and then popped up on dimensionals.  The clouds were from the Cloudy Day embossing folder.  I just cut a few of those out and adhered it to my Soft Sky Deco Label.

Happy Birthday, my son!  May you always reach for your dreams, wherever they may take you.  I'm proud to be your mom and I love you to the moon and back again times infinity.  <3

Creative Blessings,
Heather North

P.S.  I think the Cloudy Day embossing folder might be retired.   :(  You can make your own clouds with the icing from the cupcake punch or freehand them, then use your paper piercing tool to add the texture around the edges. 

Stampin' UP! Supplies Used
Stamps: Need for Speed (retired), Off the Grid, Label Love
Ink: Crumb Cake, Black Staz-On, Real Red, Pool Party
Paper: Crumb Cake, Soft Sky, Whisper White
Misc.: Blender Pen, Cloudy Day EF (retired???), Deco Labels Framelits

Off the Grid
Off the Grid

Label Love
Label Love

Deco Labels Collection Framelits Dies
Deco Label Framelits

1 comment:

Kristie Goulet said...

Happy Birthday to your son, Heather! Did he LOVE your card? I know I do. :)