Sometimes ideas just fall into your lap. Take the other day for example. I was cutting pieces out with my Sizzix Big Shot and the Top Note Die and I cut the edges off to make the note have two flat edges. The pieces I cut off fell down onto my desk and “VOILA” I saw a propeller. I put them aside to play with at another time.
Fast forward to a few days ago – I find out my Uncle has retired from his job at the fire hall. So, you’d expect this card to have something to do with firefighting? Nope, he loves airplanes.
I started with a Night of Navy card base and layered it with a square of Kiwi Kiss and then Bashful Blue designer paper.
For the vertical piece, I stamped the plane from Toy Box (retired) randomly in Kiwi Kiss, Bashful Blue and Night of Navy and then layered it on some Kiwi Kiss textured cardstock. I punched two horizontal slots on the top and threaded through some Bashful Blue striped grosgrain layered with Kiwi Kiss satin ribbon. I topped it off with a star brad from the Styled Silver HodgePodge Hardware.
For the focal piece, I layered a piece of stamped white cardstock on a layer of Night of Navy.
Now for the propeller – I ran some Brushed Silver cardstock through my Sizzix Big Shot using the Top Note and then cut the outside edges off. I ran some sticky strip behind the seam where they meet and there you have it. Simple really. I punched through the centre with my CropADile and then added a jumbo eyelet and another silver star brad from the Styled Silver HodgePodge hardware.
Oh, did I mention that the propeller spins?
I added a circle of chipboard behind the 1 3/8″ circle of Bashful Blue designer paper right behind the propeller and closed the brad very lightly. This way, when you press on the propeller it spins.
I then mounted this piece with dimensionals onto a 1 3/4″ circle of Night of Navy.
I added “congratulations” from Hugs and Wishes to finish it off.