Thursday, 14 April 2011

Three Minute Thursday - using Plane and Simple

Good morning and welcome to Three Minute Thursday! I've got a quick male card for you today using a set from the new mini catalogue that I confess I almost overlooked. It's called Plane and Simple and is a wonderful vintage-style, male-oriented set.

Here's the fathers' day card I whipped up with it:

But the sentiment could easily be changed to make it suitable for other occasions - the set contains a 'happy birthday' and a 'thank you' in the same fabulous font:

I love the plane image, which can look as if it's banking over the trees as in this photo...

... or nose-diving towards the ground as here!

Here's a close-up of the trees which were made very simply by stamping and twisting the tree stamp onto an area sponged with Old Olive, then stamped again on top.

Very simple and very quick! I am loving this set now and I really enjoyed making today's card, which reminds me of an illustration in a '50s adventure book for boys!

Here's how to make the card:

  • Cut a 13.5cm x 9cm piece of Whisper White card stock.
  • Quickly sponge it all over with Bashful Blue ink. Add Old Olive ink at the bottom and up the left-hand side a little way.
  • Stamp the plane image using Basic Grey ink.
  • Add a sentiment in Real Red ink, using a stamp-a-majig to make sure it's straight.
  • Take the oak tree from the Lovely as a Tree set. Ink it up with Old Olive ink and stamp the top of it along the bottom of the panel with a slight twisting action, continuing up the left-hand side where you've sponged Old Olive ink. Stamp the top of the oak tree again, slightly higher this time and without the twist.
  • Score and fold an A5 piece of Whisper White card stock in half to make a card base. Attach the panel.

Stamps: Plane and Simple, Lovely as a Tree
Ink: Bashful Blue, Old Olive, Real Red
Card stock: Whisper White

In case you're interested, I had a wonderful day out with my youngest son yesterday. Over lunch, I learned all the plot lines from the latest Star Wars TV series - fascinating! - and watched him cheerfully munch his way through mounds of his favourite pasta and crane his neck around a large dish of toffee crunch ice cream waffle! Actually, it doesn't matter what he talks about as he is so enthusiastic about life he makes everything sound interesting!

Thank you for joining me for Three Minute Thursday. I'll be back tomorrow with a card we made at a lovely party this week. Hope to see you then,


  1. Morning Vicky - I love your card, especially the nose diving plane! I also love the clever use of the tree stamp too - Jacqueline xx.

  2. I think the nose diving plane must be one of my dad's model planes!

  3. Another gtreat stamped scene Vicky. I love those sketchy images in the set and yep i know what you mean about the 50's style annual picture.
    Jenny x

  4. Wow Vicky, love the tree scene. Who's a clever girl????
    Glad you enjoyed your day
    Margaret x

  5. Hi Vicky. Another exquisite creation. I love this card, sooooo vintage! I especially like your choice of red for the sentiment, it really makes the card 'pop' C x

  6. Another fabulous card. I love your scenery, it's something you do so,so well !!!! A xx

  7. Three minute wonder!!! Yet another lovely surprise from a talented lady ... just look at those trees! How you manage to do a card in 3 mins & make it look good amazes me! (Am I the only crafter who spends all afternoon faffing to make ONE card?) Luv Linda -x-

  8. Goodness.. Vicky.. I heart your stamping skills!!! you are my guru :)
    I love the way you have created the trees, the distressed background .. and the plane. Wonderful :D

  9. Brilliant card Vicky!
    Super effect of the trees

  10. The trees look so great! And besides turquoise, this shade of green is one of my fav. colours :-)

  11. Love how the plane is banking over the trees. Gosh... I should've ordered this set to make cards for my small-plane-flying brother-in-law. He would've loved it. Oh, well. Guess that'll teach me... I think I skip over the more masculine sets because I don't make that many guy cards. Gotta start looking at those mini-catalogs with "Vicky eyes"!
    Your youngest son sounds so delightful. Love that enthusiasm that 10 year olds display! (He is 10, right? I hope he's not 11 yet or else I probably just insulted him!) Anyway, I love the way you enjoy him so much!

  12. Three minutes?! This is just amazing. I love it.


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