May your dreams take flight!

Hi all! How are you this Friday? Do you have any fun weekend plans?

I had a day off, got caught up on cleaning and laundry and had time to make a little surprise card for J.

He’s starting a new endeavor on Monday and I wanted to wish him well. :)

I took this photo on my nightstand (a place I’d never taken a card photo before) just as the sun was going down AND it started to rain — super funky light! It looks kinda 60’s-ish, don’t you think?

Here’s a little closeup — the little trail coming out of the paper airplane is actually tiny heart shaped gems from A Muse. Love them so much! They add just the right amount of bling. The message is also from A Muse.

The map background stamp is an oldie but goodie from Hero Arts. I used my Crayola watercolors to color it, then added some vintage photo ink for a little distress action. And the plane? It’s one that I made in Illustrator a while back. (Feel free to download it in and play!)

I happened to have mine leftover from when I wrote the first Card Photography Tutorial on light, location, and white balance and couldn’t let it go to waste. (There’s a printable card with the airplane in the tutorial.)

Here’s another look at the card and the funky light. Really weird, isn’t it? I was hoping we wouldn’t have a tornado or some other bad weather! Luckily we didn’t. Whew! But unluckily it stopped raining really fast — and we’re in a major drought. Boo!

And! I linked this card over at CAS-ual Fridays. Love Clean And Simple cards so much! This week’s challenge is to add bling to your CAS project. Clean, Simple and Bling! What could be better?

Hope you have a great weekend, and sure hope you’ll have time to join me in the very tutorial in the Card Photography Series!


32 Replies to “May your dreams take flight!”

  1. Oh this is so sweet! I love the map background with the paper airplane taking flight. And the sweet heart gems… Ahhh… just love everything about this. INCLUDING the light. :) Super happy card.

  2. LOVE this card, Lisa! Thanks so much for the download! Will have to use it for flying hubby. :)

  3. Virginia L. says:

    Super sweet card for J! Happy weekend, Lisa!

  4. Fabulous! I love everything about this!! So happy you shared it with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  5. Virginia L. says:

    Forgot to say….This card is totally COOL!!!!!! I love the sophisticated color palette. That paper airplane is so fun and fancy-free!! SO glad that you join the fun with us at CAS-Fridays! YOU rock!

  6. I’m always so charmed by your card cleverness…such a sweet thing to do for your guy! I made a card for my hubby too, it’s our anniversary, but we are both too tired to do anything about it…lol

  7. Love this one, Lisa… Love that map and your darling paper airplane. So sweet!

  8. Hi Lisa — that light really is so cool, isn’t it?

    NancyK — happy anniversary to you and your guy! HUGS!

    Sarah M — I didn’t know your hubby flew! Cool!

    Virginia, Michele and Lori, thanks a bunch! :)

  9. A great design – that little plane is a real gem and perfect for adding to all sorts of papercraft projects. Think I should print out a whole pile to have on hand. Thank you Lisa. How you got such a great photo with a storm approaching I do not know!!

  10. this sweet plane looks so great with the vintage map!

  11. Love the card, Lisa and I know Jason will. We are suppose to have a nice warm, sunny day without rain. A lot to do outside and Jamie and I are running a Chinese Auction at Cori’s sisters fundraiser later today. Have a great weekend!!

  12. A picture is worth a thousand words and you’ve done it three times over. Beautiful! Love the touch of bling on your card, really packs a punch! Thanks for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays!

  13. Beautiful light!!! So.. Maxfield Parish ish…. My fave!!!!!!!!

    And the card??? Oh man.. That background is wonderful and your coloring!!!

    Sweet CAS card girl…

    Thanks for the airplane!!!!!!!!

    ps.. Your rain is arriving here this afternoon and is predicted to stay for 4 days…. Come on over!!!

  14. Wow lisa this is lovely

  15. Linda C. Baker says:

    great card! Love that old HA map stamp!

  16. Love this – and that background stamp is colored so richly! That little paper plane makes my heart soar! Sweet. Love the warm look on this photo.

  17. ahhhh…such a SWEET card…love all the delish lighting….

  18. Lisa this card is amazing! I love that background! And that little airplane is so fun! Thanks for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays!

  19. Ummmm… what was going to say? Oh, right! LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE! But then again, I love just about every thing you do!!! This is just Lisa Spangler at her best! Extremely creative and artsy! LOVE! And.. oh, yeah, thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays! :))))))

  20. love love your coloring on the map and the light is beautiful. just perfect for the vintage look. fabulous CAS card, Lisa! love love it! have a lovely Sunday!

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