Hi everyone! I was doing a little organizing the last few days, and it was a good thing I did because I came across a few die sets I haven't used yet. Any of them would have worked perfectly for today's card which is for the Card A Day Blog. I'm starting the new theme there for this week, 'TRAVEL.' So, I chose two of the die sets and went to work creating.
I started looking for some paper, and pulled out some matching mat stacks. By a lovely coincidence there happened to be some map paper in one of the stacks. It was the paper that determined which die set I used. The paper was printed with a map of Asia, and one of the die sets was Japanese designs. Sweet serendipity. Here is a look at the card:
Not wanting to load the card front with too many images, I chose just three. I used my Xyron Sticker Maker to add adhesive to the pagoda and the gate. Then I inked the tiny bamboo pieces and used my Zig fine point glue pen to get those pieces on the card.
I created the sentiment on the computer, cut one end in a banner cut and then inked the piece. Once I had the card front assembled, I used foam tape to affix it to the base. I didn't want to add too much thickness to this card, so I used the inking to give the card some dimension. As a last touch for the front, I added some rhinestones to the gate.
The inside sentiment was also done on the computer. I changed the font to go with the change in language. I also added some strips of the map paper to give the inside some design interest, and I inked the inside piece as well.
Here's a full view of the inside:
Just in case I have any viewers out there who speak Japanese, I had my dd look up the translation of 'Bon Voyage' in Japanese. I hope the online translator gave us the correct words and spelling.
I had lots of fun pulling this card together (well, except for those tiny bamboo pieces-haha), and I hope you've enjoyed your visit with me today.
These are the supplies I used:
Paper: DCWV "The Tradewinds" design matstack and cardstock matstack; Georgia Pacific white
Dies: QuicKutz "Japan Collection"
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress "Antique Linen"
Miscellaneous: Zig fine tip glue pen, Scotch ATG, Xyron 2 1/2" sticker maker, foam tape
See you again soon!!