Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad!

Just popping in to share a cute card I created for my parents...While they galavant all over the globe, I work, work, work and wish, wish whish.  They've earned their exploration wings and play dates in retirement and I'm happy they are able to take the many adventures they do.
Many, many more adventures to come!
I created this card using the "An Adventure" (stamp and die bundle, stamp only) stamp.  Since I enjoy fussy cutting, I cut the submarine myself instead of using a die.  I colored the submarine using a few gray Copic markers and blue markers.  I also overlaid some Liquitex Silver Metallic ink on the colored image.  It's a fabulous translucent metallic ink that creates a soft shimmer over colored images.  

I stamped the World Map background stamp onto Beach Ball Cardstock using Beach Ball Ink.    Then, I punched some holes into vellum with various hole punches in my collection (3/4 circle, 1 inch circle, 1 1/4 inch circle, Punch Handle).  I assembled the card in my favorite wonky layout design onto a whip cream cardstock base.  To finish the card off, I added a bit of Beach Breeze and Whip Cream thread to the edge.
I added a bit of Journey Glaze to the portholes and the little windows.  I also attached the sentiment to the map panel using a staple.
Using Medium Foam Squares really help give this card life!  When creating a layered card like mine, I think it's important to use varying layers- and achieve the full AHHHHMAZING effect!


  1. It looks great and similar to a real one Dick says. He was on one for 9 years so I guess he knows! Hugs

  2. Love that sub! Fantastic card for your world-traveling parents! BTW, I love fussy-cutting too, but cutting when there is a matching die is, in my opinion, crazy...a good crazy! ;-)


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