Tuesday 28 April 2015
CASology 144 - Flight
This week's CASology Cue Card is Flight!
In my house, flight means only one thing. Mechanical. No birds and bees for us! My son is a glider pilot and a Flight Sergeant in the Royal Canadian Air Cadets. This summer, he's taking a 6 week course on Aircraft Maintenance at a college 2 1/2 hours north of us (through the Cadets). Most importantly, he is a nice, good kid. I could go on about how proud of him I am, but you would stop reading long before I would stop writing!
He's also turning 16 in June. Flight is the perfect opportunity to make his birthday card. I cut out my elements (airplane die from MFT, inlaid into a red circle over a white circle, letters and numbers from Memory Box). Let's face it - there's a lot of elements there! How to keep it CAS?
One easy way was to limit the colours I was using. In various versions as I was building this, I had some Air Cadet blue (actually, old SU! Brocade Blue) cardstock and gold mirror cardstock, but I finally decided to stick with just red and white. These are the colours of the Canadian Forces Snowbirds air demonstration squadron, one he admires greatly.
I love how the graphic 'sentiment' (Happy 16th Birthday to You) looks like a code or co-ordinates.
(a note about placement of the letters - I lined them up on grid paper on my desk before laying repositionable tape on top - I then lifted it up, put liquid glue on the backs of the letters and laid the whole kit'n'caboodle on the red panel. I then pressed the letters down and carefully removed the tape).
And now it's your turn to take flight! Before you go, make sure you check in with the rest of the DT for some more inspiration!