I made this card because I am really lacking in the area of masculine cards; I don’t have any extras made, I'm not that confident at making them and you know practice makes perfect (at this rate I should be up to speed in, let’s say, 500 more years <grin>). I wanted a card that could be used for any occasion and I chose Tim Holtz Stampers’ Anonymous Playful Journey & The Journey stamp sets. I love the backwards “e” in the Enjoy the Journey sentiment (Playful Journey set) and that really was the main reason I had bought the set – I completely forgot I had The Journey set and noticed that a few of the images appeared to be the same but I discovered while making this project that while the images may be the same design they are different sizes (yippee!), I am already thinking about how I can use the 2 car images together; maybe a shadow? OK, anyway. . . This is what I used to make my “Journey Card”:
- Tim Holtz Stampers’ Anonymous Playful Journey (enjoy the journey sentiment)
- Tim Holtz Stampers’ Anonymous The Journey (I used both of the cars)
- Tim Holtz Idea-ology Kraft Glassine Paper, 1 piece
- Matte white card stock cut to card size
- Darice Gears Embossing Folder
- My Minds Eye Celebration Tracker Paper Stack (cut out Trip Information – of course you can always stamp it)
- Black circle scrap (from a MME punch out alphabet – told you I save everything!)
- Kraft Card Stock (any shade will do)
- Ranger Archival Ink in Jet Black
- Distress Ink in Brushed Corduroy
- Distress Ink in Frayed Burlap
- Sharpie Black Marker
- Scrap piece of text book paper (I saved this from my Altered “Shell Book” Niche project & gessoed a bunch of the pages that I cut out)
- Dimensional Adhesive, 2 "dots"
- Stipple Brush
I started out with running the Kraft Glassine paper through my Big Shot using the gears embossing folder then I trimmed it up a bit – it still looked kind of distressed on the edges and maybe not quite even but it worked for me.
After deciding where I wanted to soften the white of the card stock so I stippled Frayed Burlap along the edges of the card & then edged the card with Brushed Corduroy. I also edged the Trip Information paper and crumpled it up to add some texture.
|I love stipple brushes - I have had my brushes for over 10 years!|
I stamped the 2 cars in the jet black ink on Kraft card stock and then sort of fussy cut them out – I purposely left a little border around the cars.
I took my black circle scrap, cut the piece I needed and edged the whole thing, including inside the circles with my black Sharpie. This also helped to get rid of the little bitty “tabs” that sometimes stay on a punch out – you know those annoying little bumps of paper where the punch out was held in place.
I then stamped the sentiment “Enjoy the Journey” onto the piece of scrap book text that had already been gessoed. I crumpled that up as well and used a pair of decorative scissors in deckle to cut around the square. I edged that with Brushed Corduroy but not precisely – just a little bit here and there.
I hope you enjoyed my tutorial and I’d LOVE to hear your thoughts on this card and all of my posted projects – I am going through a dry spell with comments so please leave me some love, tips, suggestions, money, whatever – I’m not that picky <grin>.
I really like this card; it was fun and easy to make. I also like to make projects that allow substitutions or omissions and they will still look good & I think this card allows that. Remember, save everything, use everything & substitute with what you have on hand (especially if you are like me and find that the creative juices really get flowing after all the stores are closed & you really should be in bed).
I am entering this project in the Simon Says Stamp &Show Kraft Challenge.
|I tried to show some of the texture & dimension of the card - you can see a little bit in this picture|
|My wonderful assistant, Monster, showing off one of her many talents|
|Finally the finished card|