Friday, April 3, 2015

Traveller for As You See It Challenges

Happy Good Friday! Probably a lot of you are travelling this weekend to visit family. So this card is in honour of you! When I saw the sketch for As You See It Challenges this week, I immediately thought vintage design. And I've been consciously looking for an opportunity to use my Traveler Stamp Set again as it has been forever since I last got it out, so this was the perfect time!

I am not travelling this weekend. My daughter and family will be coming here to spend some time, and I am doing something I haven't done in over a year - a drama presentation! I was asked to organize one for our new church for the Easter service so we've been working hard at rehearsals over the last month and a half. I'm a little nervous, but I'm sure it will go fine.

Here's the As You See It Challenge #081 sketch:

Doesn't that say vintage to you? Anyway, here is my Design Team card:

  • Does it look like the label die cut with the suitcase on it is really popped up on Dimensionals? Actually, it is glued down flat but it is backed with the same size and shape label (cut from the Labels Collection Framelits) in Soft Suede cardstock and the backing is offset to the bottom right so that it looks like a shadow and gives the appearance of height. As I mentioned, the image is from the stamp set, Traveler, a great one for vintage style cards.                  
  • The background DSP is from Typeset Specialty Designer Series Paper, perfect for a vintage look. Everything is sponged around the edges with Soft Suede ink using a Stamping Sponge.
  • I used the World of Dreams stamp set for the foliage in the background. I love those silhouette images that add the delicate design touch. 
  • The sentiment was stamped using the Rotary Alphabet stamp, as I couldn't find one that said, "Bon Voyage".  It was just barely big enough for the Modern Label punch and I backed it with another of the same size, punched from Soft Suede cardstock and cut in half and glued on either end of the sentiment panel.
  • Don't you love my little cherub? He was another of the findings given to me by my customers in OK Falls. He looks like he is pulling both the suitcase panel and the sentiment along to the destination! Handy!
I hope you'll consider playing along with this great sketch and finding a little time over this Easter Weekend to do a little crafting!  Happy Easter and see you Monday!

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