Hope everyone is having a good day today! We are supposed to be getting some rain but so far it's just cloudy and there is talk of a little snow coming in the next few days - hopefully north and west of here!!
Paper: Bazzill Brown, Papertreyink White, water color paper
Ink: Vintage Photo Distress Ink - Ranger
Accessories: Distresser, water spray bottle, dimensionals, paper piercer, pad & grid, SU marker, brown satin Ribbon
Techniques: paper piercing, misting
My sister asked me to make a card for her brother-in-law as he is retiring in May. She said he likes car racing and they are moving to Arizona (from MA) after they retire. So this is what I came up with.
I got the Arizona post card image from a book with a CD of images called 'Old Time Travel Posters and Luggage Labels' from Dover Publications They also sell them at Barnes & Noble and Borders Books.
First I made clouds in the sky using a home made template that I cut using scalloped scissors and sponged along the edges with soft sky. I've included a picture below showing my template and sample clouds. I learned this from Mothermark (Cindy) on Split Coast.
I made the road with a piece of black card stock that I cut with my curvy paper cutter from Creative Memories and added the 'lines' with punches from the horizontal slot punch from Stampin Up.
The cartoon race car is a clip art from Word. I stamped a little grass below the 'street'. All the cut outs are up on dimensionals. Inside you can see that I stamped clouds all over. The racing flags are a sticker from a set I picked up at Michaels. The sentiments are listed in the supplies list below.
I think Dave will get a kick out of this card - don't you??!
Stamps: sentiment: Papertrey Ink - Paper Tray, grass - Sutter Enterprises Inside Sentiments: Happy Retirement - American Art Stamp, Always take the scenic route - Inky Antics, and Dave was stamped with Karen Fisher alphabet Snap Stamps.
Paper: Soft Sky, Black, White, Really rust, so saffron
Ink: Soft Sky: Su, Pitch Black & Meadow Adirondack
Accessories: slot punch, clip art, Dover clip art, circle punches, gingham ribbon, curvy paper cutter - Creative Memories, cloud template - home made, racing sticker: Michaels, dimensionals
Here is how I make my clouds. I made a template with a piece of cardstock that I just cut in different curves with my scalloped edge decorative scissors. You hold the template starting at the base of where you want the sky - and just sponge sections just a little over the edges - then keep moving the template from left to right and then move up intil you have your full sky. I find that Soft Sky Ink is a perfect color for clouds. Give it a try - they really come out neat!
Thanks for stopping in tonight - I'd love if you'd leave a comment for me about what you think of my cards - have a wonderful night!
Kent and I are going to a play tomorrow night - so I probably won't be posting again until Saturday - so see you then!