Friday, 14 July 2017

Muse #224

Well here I am again, struggling for inspiration for a "man card'"! I need a birthday card for my Dad, and I was drawing a blank so started looking through challenge blogs for an idea. Well, thank you Tracey McNeely for this little gem on the Muse Challenge blog.

I thought a rainbow of color would the perfect fit for a birthday card, and love the look of the raised die cut sentiment. And this was pretty quick to throw together, so that was the icing on the cake! However, I am now debating whether it looked better before I reattached the raised sentiment?!Undecided.
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Saturday, 24 June 2017

Muse #221

Yowza! It has been a long time since I have posted anything. I seem to be short on time for crafting lately, and have only made cards when I needed one for a family birthday, or something along those lines, and have not taken the time to take any pictures or blog any projects.

Well it is a very grey day here in Manitoba, so instead of flying, I am home working on a card. We are having a Pre+Canada Day pot luck tonight at my gliding club, and it is also a secret celebration for a club member, Glen, that has been with the WGC for 50 years! He is 85 and still flying. A truly amazing guy, and an inspiration to everyone that knows him.  I wanted to make him a thank you card for all the time he has put into volunteering at the club over the years as an instructor, treasurer, and chief grass cutter, etc. I always struggle to come with ideas for man-cards, so I started looking around on the internet for ideas and came across this thank you card on this week's Muse challenge:

Pretty manly, right? I liked that it was square and bold, with a bit of a geometric style, so started playing around with this idea. Well, long story short, after many different versions of this card, I ended up with a round window on a rectangular card! It just worked better than the square did, so all my card really has in common with the Muse is that it is a thank you in blue and white!  No problem, I'm sure I will end up using the square pieces for another project.

The funniest part is that I had this idea in the back of head to cut a glider out of white paper (since there is no such think as a stamp of a glider) but the reason I went to the internet to look for ideas is that I figured fussy cutting a glider was a bad idea that was going to take entirely too long, and would likely end up looking terrible in the end and landing in the trash can. I was just planning to do a blue sky window with some pretty cumulus clouds (the kind us glider pilots live for) and I had it all assembled, but ended up deciding it was missing something. I showed it to my stamping buddy, Sue, and asked her what it needed. She said, "A glider." Argh! So, I thought I would give it a try and see what I could come up with.
It took three tries to come up with something I was happy with, so was every bit as time consuming as I feared it would be. I even had to peel the clouds off and preposition them to make it work with the glider attached, but in the end I am happy with how it turned out, so it was worth the effort. I even dipped it in Versamark and embossed it with clear powder to make it shiny like a fibre glass glider. Not easy to see in the photo on this dreary day. Here's a different angle:

 I think the guys will be pretty floored when they see it. They don't know about my "other" hobby!

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