Monday, 4 June 2012

One layer Need for Speed

Susan is hosting One Layer Wednesday this week where the challenge is to make a one layer card for a man - which fits in rather well with the return of my Masculine Monday series! I chose to have a play with my Need For Speed set this week - come and see what I've  made:


I love the way Poppy Parade looks on kraft card stock and it's the perfect colour choice for this plane. It took me several goes to work out how to make a Red Arrows-style trail, but I found Whisper White craft ink and a sponge dauber did the trick.


Here's a close up of that fabulous plane! I added a sentiment from the Happiest of Birthdays hostess set and scored a line to extend it across the width of the card.


Here's a landscape version I tried out with an ordinary trail - after all there are some occasions where a heart trail wouldn't be entirely appropriate!

Here's what you'll need to make today's cards:
Stamps: Need for Speed, Happiest of Birthdays
Ink: Basic Black, Whisper White craft ink
Card stock: Crumb Cake
Other: Poppy Parade marker, sponge dauber, white gel pen, Simply Scored, stamp-a-majig
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Thank you so much to everyone who has left me birthday wishes over the last few days. It's lovely of you and I've felt very touched. On Saturday I told you I was being taken away for the weekend and (after a shaky start where we sat on the motorway with a load of other cars!) we ended up in the beautiful Wye valley - an area I've always wanted to visit and for some reason never have. We all had the most wonderful time and were incredibly lucky with the weather considering a lot of the UK was sat under a very slow-moving band of rain. I'll leave you with a photo that sums up my weekend...

I hope you had a great weekend - and if you're in the UK, are continuing to have a lovely time despite the wet weather that lots of us are having. I'll be back tomorrow with a little patriotic glamour so do join me if you have a minute!

Hugs,



39 comments:

  1. Wow that is super cool!!!!

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  2. A really fabulous card, Vicky! I must try and use more Kraft card - this looks brilliant, and your vapour trail is perfect. Glad you had a great time too. Can't believe you are 50 - you don't look it!

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  3. What an incredible way to uses this stamp!! So cool! Hope you had a happy birthday!

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  4. How wonderfully creative! That vapor trail is so, so fun!

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  5. That vapor trail really gives the illusion of speed .... very cool!
    Sounds like you had a really fab weekend. Helen (Sydney)

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  6. What a brilliant idea! And I love the colour scheme - Poppy Parade really pops against the Crumb Cake background.

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  7. Fabulous idea Vicky - you clever girl! Di xx

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  8. Fab card for a boy or man live the vapour...

    Anne

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  9. Hi Vicky, what a fabulous card I love it! I enjoy going to air shows and have seen the red arrows many times.... I once recieved a a digital valentines card of the red arrows heart!
    suzi b xx

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  10. Wow that is fantastic Vicky, love the shape of your heart too!

    Sounds like you had a lovely weekend and were lucky weather wise xx

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  11. The vapour trail is spot on perfect Vicky and love how it goes off the edge of the card too :0)
    So glad you had a wonderful birthday weekend....hope you got the best bits of the weather :0)
    Jenny x

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  12. YAY - glad you had a great time on your mystery trip (after parking on the motorway for a while) - did you know you're NOT supposed to stop there?

    The card is fantastic and the smoke trails are perfect. I see the Red Arrows each year at the local free Airbourne display. Have never seen the planes carry weapons though!!!! LOL! xxx

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  13. The red plane really pops on the kraft card and your vapour trail is brilliant. Glad you had a lovely time in the Wye Valley Vicky :)
    Val x

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  14. Awesome card Vicky, I have a friend who's husband is mad about planes, this would be so perfect for him ! The red certainly 'pops' against the base card and the vapour trail is fabby.
    hugs
    wynneth
    x

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  15. Your red arrows plane doing a fly by is a fab way to celebrate a birthday! Love the heart trail. Glad you had a good birthday. x

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  16. Great male cards Vicky. Glad you had a lovely 'birthday' weekend
    M x

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  17. What a Fab card Vicky. I love your idea of the vapour trail heart...ingenious!!

    Bev.x

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  18. Another brilliant idea for a guy card, Vicky. Love your plane with the heart vapour trail. Pleased to hear that you had a lovely weekend x

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  19. What a fabulous card! I exclaimed aloud when I saw it, and my husband came over to see what the fuss was about! I then got a 5 minutes earful about Hawks, Red Arrows, engines, etc etc as he works at BAE and used to be involved quite a bit with the Red Arrows. I'm so glad you had a lovely weekend! x

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  20. Two fabulous and stunning cards Vicky, I love the smoke effect.
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  21. Wow Vicky, this is fabulous - turning the plane into a Red Arrow is such a clever idea. xx

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  22. So glad to hear you had a fabulous birthday and do hope you enjoyed your sweet treats ! Both cards are fabulous and agree the red really works against the craft the whisper white as the trail was a very clever addition. The landscape version although splendid looks like hes coming in for a bit of a crash landing !!!!

    Marie

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  23. This is fab! My husband has just spied it over my shoulder and also expressed his appreciation!!! Glad you had a lovely birthday. M x

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  24. Happy Birthday, sorry I missed the day:{ Hope you've had a fabulous time:00 I love this card, the vapour trail is an inspirational touch you clever girl, I love it !!! xxx

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  25. So clever. Love the design - it wouldn't have looked out of place at the official jubilee celebrations. Glad you had a lovely weekend. Hugs, Buttons x

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  26. OMGoodness!!! SO creative and just sensational!!! LOVE IT!
    Lynn

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  27. Never would have thought of this - what a clever idea!

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  28. So glad you had a marvelous birthday getaway! Your card is just too clever with the heart jet trail!! I like it "regular," too, but LOVE the heart execution!

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  29. This is really awesome. Love the red color on the Kraft card. The vapor is spectacular.

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  30. Belated Birthday Wishes Vicky - hope you had a great weekend, how fantastic to be whisked away like that.
    Your cards are great - love the vapour trails however you second plane looks like he's hurtling towards a sticky end - hope he's got good brakes!!!

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  31. Happy Birthday!
    This card is just fantastic! LOVE the heart! :) Captured it beautifully!

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  32. A fab card for a guy! Love that speeding plane!

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  33. fabulous cards Vicky - love the 'white' stuff after them - that is so inspired. hope you had a lovely birthday Karen x

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  34. Wow Vicky, this is so dramatic and totally awesome! The heart shaped trail is a brilliant idea. Love it!
    Sylvia x

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  35. Thanks for the inspiration Vicky! I made my own version of your card and have blogged about it today. I still think yours is much better though!

    Thanks again for the inspiration!
    Anthea

    http://stampin-divas.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/fathers-day-2.html

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  36. Vicky, this card is totally amazing! The heart con-trail is just fabulous. As the wife of a former USAF aviator, I can say that he would positively LOVE this card. And so do I!!!!

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  37. This is one super duper awesome card!! Love how you created the "smoke" on your cards!! And a very late Happy Birthday wishes!!

    I will be featuring this care on My Crafty Picks #73 on 8-12-12. Make sure to stop by and check them all out.

    If you wish to decline please let me know.

    Take care
    Tiffany Bauer

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  38. Hi Vicky ~ I saw this card on Pinterest and was just in awe of the great design. I love the white heart cloud.....what a wonderful idea! Hope you had a great birthday!

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I love reading your comments. Thank you for taking the time to leave them! Vicky x