Flying By

Hi friends!  It's a mid-day, just for fun post!  Hooray!  I've been in need of a little recharge lately, so took a bit of time this afternoon to do something entirely fun and unrelated to work!  I had a couple things in mind, and they came together just how I'd imagined.

First off, I wanted to play along with the spring blog hop over at The Cat's Pajamas.  The deadline to link up is tomorrow, so I'm so happy I found a little time today!  I've had this adorable Flying By set on my desk for quite a while without seeing ink, so today was it's day.

I also wanted to test out the stencil monoprints technique in this week's Splitcoaststampers newsletter, so that's where I started.  I pulled out cracked pistachio and abandoned coral distress inks, a spray bottle and the Poppy Collage stencil from Donna Downey and followed the tutorial.  Oh my word was it so easy to get such a cool background!  I loved my first attempt and knew I had to make a card that allowed the background to shine.

So I stamped Sprinkle flying directly on the background, then stamped it on some texty scraps twice to do the wings and propeller.  I sponged those with matching distress inks, fussy cut and layered over the image on the card base.  I also cut a couple strips of the Cloud Border Cutups and stamped and embossed the coordinating cloud stamp on vellum in white to add to the card.  I finished off with a bit of Stardust Stickles on the clouds and a seam binding bow at the top.

Thanks so much for stopping by today to peek into my craft room!

Enabler's List
Stamps: Flying By (The Cat's Pajamas)
Paper: watercolor distress paper (Ranger), dp scraps (BasicGrey)
Ink: abandoned coral, cracked pistachio distress inks, black archival ink (Ranger)
Accessories:  Cloud Border Cutups (The Cat's Pajamas), Poppy Collage stencil (Donna Downey), seam binding, Stardust Stickles


  1. Julee, your background is amazing! I love it in the new colors! The wispy little clouds in vellum are such a great touch! Thanks for leaving some love on my blog about the tutorial (that was my first video!).

  2. This is beautiful! I love the colors you chose, and the seam binding looks awesome... it looks like crinkle ribbon!

  3. What a fun card Julee. Love the background! Sweet images. :)

  4. What a fun background you created. Love the colors and the cute image.

  5. This is just too cute! Great BG :)

  6. Loving these backgrounds you are creating! Awesome.

  7. This is absolutely AMAZING Julee! I'm so glad you could play


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