As I discussed back in this post, I’m always looking for new and interesting ways to upcycle my dad’s old aeronautical charts. I’m not sure why it took me so long, but I finally had a brainwave the other day that I should use them as layers on cards!
So I went hunting for some challenges to combine and enter, and of course came back with several…because I’m an over-achiever like that.
The main three that were inspiration for this card were the sketch I used, which came from this Feeling Sketchy challenge, the color scheme, which matches the Pastel Colors Challenge over at Everybody Art, and this challenge, which requires that I use dies or punchies.
Since Valentine’s Day is coming up on us quick (and my Etsy store is woefully bare in that category), I also wanted to make sure that I designed this card around that theme. So I made sure to qualify for the Love challenge over at Stamp and Create, and the Valentine’s Day challenge at Craft Room Challenge.
I used mostly retired Stampin’ Up products – Bliss Blue, Close to Cocoa (the branch die cut) and Perfect Plum (the heart punchies) cardstocks, and I stamped the “love” semtiment with Perfect Plum ink, using the long-since retired Wonderful Words stamp set. In fact, the aero chart and the ink I used on it (Vintage Photo Distress Ink) are the only non-SU things on this card!
Bonus round: Also for my Etsy store, I spent several hours yesterday perfecting this geeky Valentine’s Day Card! It doesn’t really qualify for any challenges, since it doesn’t involve any stamping (the black lettering is laser-printed on, and the rest is done with my Cricut), but I wanted to post it anyway because I’m rather fond of it. Yes, I know I’m prejudiced!