Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Enjoy the Journey Card!

Happy Wednesday!
Today I want to share the journey of blogging. I have really loved this creative journey and want to thank all of you for coming along with me! This card is for my friend Heather who lives in Nova Scotia, Canada. Heather made her first post today on her new blog called YAY!!!! And it happens to be the same day I started my blog 2 years ago. What a funny coincidence! I hope you will pop over and say hello!

 This card is all about "Enjoying the Journey". 

 Here are a few things you will need to get started. Distress Markers, Distress Paint, Detail Water Brush, Vintage Photo Distress Ink, Jet Black Archival Ink, Blending Tool, a little Idea-ology and some Stamps. Don't you just love this Travel Blueprint set from Tim?

 Our base card will be a #12 black tag from Ranger folded in half. Cut a piece of Kraft resist about 3" wide by the height of the tag. Color the piece with Distress Paint by adding the paint to the surface. Dab with a baby wipe to blend the colors together. I used Chipped Sapphire, Forest Moss and Salty Ocean. When you're all done coloring your piece be sure to wipe the resist areas to reveal the kraft card stock. If you don't have the paints yet you can use Distress inks on an Ink Blending Tool. 

 Tear the right edge of the paper. Ink all edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink on an Ink Blending tool. Adhere to the left side of your card. 

 Stamp the Compass image 3 times onto kraft card stock with Black Archival ink. Cut the pieces out as shown. 

 Using a Paper Distresser, distress the edges of the base compass image. Ink the edges with Vintage Photo Distress ink on an Ink Blending tool.

 Color the image with Distress Markers by applying the ink to your Craft Sheet, picking up the color with the Detail Water Brush and coloring the compass. If you want the color fairly dark you can color the compass directly with the marker. Using Vintage Photo Distress ink on an Ink Blending tool ink the edges of all the Compass layers. 

 Add the Mini Gears to the center of the compass using a mini fastener. Pop dot the compass to create dimension. Mat the compass with a piece of Black Kraft'core the has been distressed with a paper Distresser and Vintage Photo Distress ink on an Ink Blending tool. 

Die cut the Washer Border using Black Kraft'core. Sand the washer border, Ink with Vintage Photo on an ink blending tool and adhere to card. Tie paper twine around card with the "Life" key in the bow. Add the Word band "Enjoy the Journey" with long fasteners. Adhere the pin nib to the card. Pop dot the compass unit to your card. 

I love this trick! To cover the back of the hardware on the inside of your card use Tissue Tape. 

I love the dimension of this card, just by using pop dots. Take some time for yourself and "Enjoy the Journey"! 

Thanks for coming by and don't forget to say hi to Heather over on here new blog She has a beautiful tag for you to see.


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