Little Pilot by Elin

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Hi, there! I have a little pilot to share with you today. This image is from the July release from Rachelle Anne Miller and will be available for purchase on Thursday, along with the other images in the release.

Rachelle Anne Miller Little Pilot front rett

I’ve been using a lot of vibrant colors lately. I think there’s something about the sunshine and the warm temperatures that contribute to happy colors! I’m here for it, fall will be here way too soon anyway. I usually cut against the black lines when I fussy cut, but Rachelle’s images have wonderfully whimsical wispy lines on the outside, and I didn’t want to cut those away. The white border also helps make the plane stand out against the blue background.


Rachelle Anne Miller Little Pilot front skrått


Speaking of backgrounds, I used the Rolling Clouds stencil from My Favorite Things with Lazy Day ink (also MFT) directly onto my card base to create clouds in the background. The card base itself is made from Blue Breeze cardstock from My Favorite Things.

Rachelle Anne Miller Little Pilot flatlay

Using a die in the Slim Film City die set from Mama Elephant, I die cut a skyline from two gray colors of cardstock from My Favorite Things (Gravel Gray and Eiffel Tower). I die cut three layers of the lighter one (Gravel Gray) and stacked them. I die cut two layers of the Eiffel Tower cardstock and stamped and white heat embossed a sentiment from Purple Onion Designs onto the top layer, and adhered these two offset from the lighter gray buildings behind them.

Rachelle anne Miller Little Pilot flatlay angled

I wanted to add a little something extra, and decided to die cut a few clouds from vellum. I love creating vellum clouds, there’s something dreamy about them. I’d adhered my plane using 1 mm foam squares for a little bit of dimension, and by placing my clouds directly onto the plane and the layered cityscape, I get dimension without having to use more foam squares, which can kind of be a pain with vellum, because most things show trough. I put tiny drops of glue in strategic places behind my clouds, anchoring each of the clouds in two spots.

Rachelle Anne Miller Little Pilot flatlay høyre

I thought about adding enamel dots on top, but went with sequins from the White Orchid Sequin mix from Little Things from Lucy’s Cards. These aren’t as distracting from the focal image as enamel dots would have been.

Rachelle Anne Miller Little Pilot Copics

Not a lot of colors for this one.

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