Saturday, July 28, 2012

On the Road

Hello and welcome to another card making day.  I am posting this on the Card a Day blog as a travel card.  I must admit that I have not seen too many cards in the past pertaining to traveling, but today, there are cards out there, wish a friend or loved one safe travels until they meet again in about a week.  In my case, a friend of mine moved to Texas a few years ago, and now she is coming here to take her mom back home to live with her for a while.  Even though that friend's mom is leaving behind her other daughter and her husband, her granddaughter, grandson, and great-grandson, as well as dozens of friends, I am hoping to give this card to her Saturday at her last farewell party before she moves to Texas with my friend, Lena.

This card is simple, and you will need the following materials:   (front of the card)  Mariposa by DCWV, cut 1/8 smaller than the actual card, embellishments that are travel-themed, a rub-on or clear sticker with the hello on it.  I cut the card blank 8.5' x 5' and fold in half. The card mat is an 1/8 of an inch smaller than the card front.  I place the embellishment in the center of the card.  the embellishment is by K and Co and is one of their 3D stickers.   Tip:  of you are frugal enough, you can get that same effect by cutting out two of the same image (or three), stacking them on top of each other, while placing a glue or form adhesive dot in between the images.  a simple clear "hello!" sticker was placed at the bottom of the card.  If you do not have a sticker, you can print in your own handwriting, print with your printer, or some simple alphabet stickers will do.   Now for the inside of the card...

I normally do not dress up the inside of the card, unless I get a request for a sentiment or two on the inside, because some people like my mom write personal notes on the inside.  In this case, I added a special treat to this card.  I modeled it after a card I posted on my blog a couple weeks ago.  the one I posted, I originally made it a couple years ago, and the inside of this card is the updated version. The materials I used for the "pocket" are:
2 tags (1 large and 1 small cut down tag)
Mariposa paper by DCWV
Crumb Cake ink by Stampin! Up
White gel pen.
The first thing I did was to "match" the two Tags.  I took the Crumb Cake ink, and rubbed it on both tags.  with Stampin!Up's new form pads, all I had to do was glide it to coat the tags (I inked both side of the large tag).  With the large tag (#8 tag by Inkssentials), I folded up the tag about 3' to form a pocket, took my ATG glue gun to secure it on two sides, leaving the top edge open.  Then I took the Mariposa paper and  created a false pocket on the tag.  I did a _._ pattern around the tag, and set it to the side.   With the small one, it overwhelmed the larger one, so I cut the length down.and i paced a small strip of the Mariposa Paper on the bottom of the card, and did the same type of faux stitching around the tag, and stuck inside the first tag.   before adhering the set to the card, I stuck a piece of gold organza ribbon around the tag group and tied it off.  more of the 3d stickers from the same K and Co sticker set to complete the picture.
As I explained earlier, no sentiment in the card, but I will write a nice personal note for my friend's mother.  She will be back to visit. she has too in order to visit her other daughter's family.  Until then, I hope she will enjoy her stay in Texas, and I hope you have enjoyed viewing this card. Be blessed on this day, and see you next time.

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  1. Really cute card, like what you did with the inside

  2. Cute card, I love it. That vehicle and trailer are just too cute. I love the Mariposa paper stack.


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