Welcome Aboard and Thank You for joining us for today’s scheduled departure 🙂 OK, Aviation is (kind of) in my blood–My husband is a pilot, his uncle was a pilot, his cousin is a pilot and my father was and brothers are, all in the manufacturing side of aviation. I spent a few years in the private/corporate sector of aviation as a flight department administrator and scheduler–The theme of aviation was going to happen at some point of my being a Trend Reporter for PCL 🙂
I’ve shortened the flight plan for today with airplanes, helicopters, hot air balloons…maybe even an occasional UFO thrown in there for excitement! As technology has definitely increased the WOW factor in aviation design, paper crafters create their own airworthy designs with the crafting technology of today, that gives us images in stamp, die and even digital forms (and then some!).
This wonderful 3D paper airplane creation by Ann, was made as a special Father’s Day greeting for her dad. She utilized decorative papers and assembled each piece of the plane from a PDF pattern. As she advises in her blog post about this project “..have in mind how you want to decorate it and decorate each piece as you make it.” Good advice Ann!
From a 3D paper airplane to the old-school style paper airplanes, Marilyn used the darling Flying By stamp set from Lawn Fawn to create this fun, love-filled greeting. She embellished each fussy cut paper airplane image with a little heart to carry the love where ever this card may go!
Michelle Lupton (you may recognize her name as a PCL Featured Artist) made this lovely birthday card for a friend who was going to be traveling. Her heat embossed, die cut airplane and its banner look crisp, clean and downright tranquil against her Versamark cloud background. Fly the friendly skies!
Dana used stamps and this digital helicopter image from her (retired) Kiddie Conveyance Hero Arts Digital Kit to create this whimsical card. Dana’s beautiful coloring of the helicopter and use of a white gel pen, brings this copter and its furry pilot to life.
Floating back in time, Shelly Hickox created this gorgeous steampunk style, honeycomb hot air balloon that looks like it’s going to lift right off of this beautiful home décor piece. Tre magnifique!
Layering her background with a piece of map patterned paper and making a ‘ticket to celebrate” embellishment, Tricia Ulberg (aka Lizzie) is using one of her own images to create an uplifting birthday greeting. Tricia is co-owner of Lizzie Anne Designs and the hot air balloon image is from their Vintage Birthday set.
Talk about out of this world! Mo created this E.T.-special card with Distress Inking for her background, heat embossing and that multi-wonder product, Glossy Accents. Can you see the tiny aliens in the UFO? Mo, as she said, “doodled” those in herself before sealing them off from our atmosphere (with Glossy Accents!).
Want a little interaction from your UFO’s? Well, at least the ones on cards?
Melissa mounted a wobble element to give this saucer some shake!
Regardless of your relation to aviation, it’s a timeless theme and never goes out of style. You can suit your cards for all types of occasions and for all manner of aviation enthusiast. So, before you go off into your own wild blue yonder of creation, here are just a few goodies to pack into your flight bag. And Thank You again for joining us on today’s flight.
Ready to print and cut PDF airplane template
Lawn Fawn carries several aviation themed clear stamp sets.
For vintage inspired aerial creations, you can choose images from Tim Holtz from his stamp line with Stampers Anonymous.
There are also digital and die forms of aviation shapes ready for take-off.
For larger aeronautical creations-
Last boarding call for embellishments that you can use for those finishing touches.
Wood Veneer Shapes