Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Can't Wait

Hello blog friends and thank you for your patience. I'm very active on Instagram because it is sooo easy. I'm going to try to pop in here more but if you have Instagram follow me there! (Find me @scrapcollectr)

Today, I'm here because I made a card for my parents who are going to spend some vacation time with us in a couple of months and I want them to know that I can't wait until then!

You know those posters of a particular city that map out the rest of the country as being inconsequential. You know, like New York City is in the foreground and beyond is wasteland except for the occasional big city. Well, if you get what I mean, that's kinda how this card came to be. I wanted to use my Lawn Fawn Wish You Were Here stamp and die set because I love that US map stamp! I figured that I'd stamp it perfectly over a Road Atlas map of Texas so that my hometown is right where it belongs. The rest of country is kinda... just.... Texas. Haha.

Here's the photo progression.

1. Tore the part of Texas that I wanted from my Dollar Store Road Atlas. Stamped the map once on the map paper and once on white cardstock.
 2. Used my Evolution machine to die cut the two maps. Used a little washi to hold down the die.
 3. Used my Craftwell eBrush to add a little color around the card base. Held the white map in place with temporary adhesive. Coincidentally, the color of the Copic marker is B24 Sky.
 4. I stamped the little arrow in the set, die cut it and then to make it stand out on the card, I stamped over it with a Prima washi tape stamp in Stampin' Up Real Red. Cute, huh?
 5. Used Paper Smooches Graffiti for the greeting.
 6. I glued the thin top map to the one I masked with to give it extra weight then adhered it to the card with pop dots. Thought the card looked too plain so I used the dotted line stamp to make borders. Carefully. Lol.
 7. Needed an airplane so I dug up this old box of DCWV travel chipboard shapes. Glued that and the arrow in place.
 8. Added two little rhinestones for the To and From cities.
 9. And voila! A simple card that completely took over the table space in making it. Oh well, is there really any such thing as a simple card? Lol.
Thanks for dropping by. I hope this inspired you! Have a wonderful, crafty day.

1 comment:

Susanne said...

That is really fabulous. I had not heard of the eBrush - very cool tool.