Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Bon Voyage Card

I'm today's featured designer over at CARD A DAY BLOG and the theme this week is "Travel".  I designed this card with my parents in mind.  They are in their 70's and are blessed with the health and means to travel.  In September they are taking a river cruise through Russia so this vintage style card will be a perfect send off for them.

Details:
  • I used the bold black, red and white travel paper for the background.  This was a scrap so I'm sorry that I don't have the paper name for you.  To tone it down, I used Black Soot Distress Ink, darker around the edges and fading in intensity as I went to the center.
  • The images are from Crafty Secret Creative Scraps "Travel".  I layered the ship with black, red and black scrap paper.  I hand cut the "Traveler" label and then layered it over an oval (cut with the Coluzzle) black mat.  To give it a "plaque" look, I added dots of Silver Liquid Pearls. 

  • I used my new Spellbinders "Ribbon Banners" die to create the label.  I shaded it with Black Soot and Barn Door Distress  Markers then softened with the water pen.  I hand cut the black mat behind it. 
  • The sentiment is from TJ Designs "Bathing Beauties".
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8 comments:

Paper Squirrel said...

Love the color scheme!

lauren bergold said...

what a totally cool, totally beautiful "BON VOYAGE" card! love it! ♥

Tina Campbell said...

Love this card you did a fantastic job on it!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

I love the fun element as well as your design, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

Ros Crawford said...

Fabulous card ... I love the ship ... Your parents will really love this card too ... hope they have a terrific time... many thanks for playing at CCCB

Rebecca Deeprose said...

Great Cunard image and design! Best wishes to your parents!

CarlaKH said...

What a neat card! Love the image. Thanks so much for joining us at Shopping Our Stash this week!

Unknown said...

Your card look wonderful. Love the fun design.. Thanks so much for playing along with us over at CCCB!