Plane & Simple – Just WOW and have a Happy Day!

I think I will be happy when Father’s Day passes.  June certainly has been the month for masculine card challenges.  This, however, has created an opportunity to do a deep dive in to my retired stamp set stash.  Masculine sets are keepers in my world!

The color challenge over at The Color Hue (#19) this week is Blue and Brown.  Lots of possibilities but blue made me think of sky and what goes in to the sky?  Balloons, Birds, Tall Trees…and Airplanes!  The Plane & Simple stamp set needed some ink time and stamped in brown would work just fine.

I chose the current sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches (#489) because I felt the images in the stamp set would fit nicely with the suggested layout.

Here is the result:



  • Image Panel: (3” x 4⅜”) Basic White cardstock (¼ sheet).  Using torn copy paper, Blending Brushes, Balmy Blue ink and Crumb Cake ink, the Clouds and Hills were created as a backdrop for the Plane in a progressive overlapping masking technique. The Plane was then stamped with Early Espresso ink.   The panel image was then die-cut to size with one of the Stitched Rectangle Dies.
  • Additional Shapes: The Eye Goggles and Compass images were stamped on to a scrap of Basic White cardstock with Early Espresso ink and fussy cut with Paper Snips.  The Eye Goggles were colored with the Balmy Blue and Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends.
  • Sentiment Shape (1): (1⅛” x ½”) WOW, from the retired Honeycomb Hello stamp set was stamped on to a scrap of Crumb Cake cardstock with Early Espresso ink and die-cut with the smallest label die from the retired Nested Label Dies.
  • Sentiment Shape (2): (¾”) Square.  Happy DAY, from the retired Banner Banter stamp set was stamped in Versamark ink on to a scrap of Early Espresso cardstock and heat-set with White Embossing Powder.  The sentiment was then punched out with the retired ¾” Square Punch.
  • Background Panel: (4” x 5¼”) Balmy Blue cardstock dry-embossed with the retired Subtle 3D Embossing Folder.

I flipped the sketch 180 degrees to better suit my image and elements.  Everything was adhered to a Basic White card base (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) for a clean finish.   

Pretty happy with how this card concept came together.  I haven’t created a sky with torn paper for a long time.  A fun technique to do.  You should give it a try!

Thanks for spending some of your time with me today.   Cheers,  Jolanda!

I have made a lot of masculine cards this month and I think this is one of my favorites. It is difficult to choose because you love each one as you create it. Therefore, this is the on I select to enter into the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge (#317). Let’s hope it is a winner!

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Published by Jolanda Johnstone

Owner of THE INQUE SPOT STUDIO - Creative Space for Stamping & Paper Crafting and Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in South Carolina.

4 thoughts on “Plane & Simple – Just WOW and have a Happy Day!

  1. Way to break out the older stamps and make a fabulous card! I am in agreement with you, I will never part with my masculine stamps. Your background looks like DSP! This is such a terrific card! Thanks for playing along at Color Hues!


  2. What a great card! Very masculine! Love all those different elements! I know a few dads who would love it! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!


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