We welcome our friend Jennifer Timko to the blog. We’re true fans of Jennifer’s style and we think you’ll love her as much as we do.
Hi everyone! Jennifer Timko here with you to share a fun card using the new Bear Ware product line.
One of the things I love about the newest sets are the different job representations. I am a big believer in the idea “If you can see it, you can be it”. And that was the motivation for my card today. I started with the Bear Ware Grand Tour Stamps and Dies and stamped out my pilot and copilot. I used the pilot hat and uniform tie from Bear Ware Dress Up 1 and added hair for our Captain. Fun fact, only 6% of pilots are women but having the ability to see it (even in stamped images) normalizes the idea for young people and encourages them to follow their dreams.
To create the idea of the flight deck for our crew, I used a print from the Honey Bee Stamps Playful Pastels Paper Pack and then cut a curved top with the Planet Surface Die. And now the part that took the biggest stretch. I’m usually a pretty literal stamper but when I saw the pitchfork in Bear Ware Dress Up 2, I knew that I could turn it into a yoke (the “steering wheel” on planes). All it took was a little masking. I used a little section of a sticky note and covered the middle tines while inking and then removed the sticky for stamping. If you need to touch up the image at all, just use a Copic Multiliner. I cut the image out with the coordinating die and then just snipped off the middle tines from the die cut too.
All that remained was construction of the card. Sometimes, that can be the tricky part though. I attached all of the uniform/hair elements using Bee Creative Precision Glue. Then I attached the two yokes to our pilots. Needless to say, I wanted our Captain to be flying so I attached her yoke underneath her hand. I stamped this fun sentiment from Bear Ware Dress Up Sentiments in Versamark Ink on black card stock and heat embossed with Hero Arts White Embossing Powder.
I trimmed the bottom of the yokes a bit longer than the patterned paper panel so that I could attach the sentiment panel to them. Then, I added foam tape to that black panel and added scrap of the patterned paper on top.
This allows the entire thing to be the same height and it can then be attached securely to the
card base. It will be level so no wobbling. I added more foam tape on the back for even more dimension.
I hope you enjoy my aviation themed card today. These sets are super for so many professions and a great way to personalize cards for those you love. I had such fun sharing in this latest Essentials by Ellen release and am grateful they let me come to the blog for this project. Thanks so much for stopping in today!
If you’d like to see more of Jennifer’s beautiful work, you can find her a @jentimko on Instagram.