Monday, June 18, 2012

Bon Voyage

Hello there,
it's not often that I find the time to do an extra post but I made the time to make a special card to farewell some old friends (namely Sam Post and family) so I figured I could find the time to post it as well. Also it's not often that what you envision in your head actually works out that way on paper but this one did - and that is something to smile about. These old friends are heading off to central Australia, which makes me think of wide expanses, strong colours and vibrant sunsets.

The whole heading off into the sunset idea ;) was probably influenced by a card I saw demoed at the recent SU! convention, and with those instructions still fresh in my mind making this didn't seem too daunting a task. Attacking my striped grosgrain ribbon, fraying it and adding the stripped off bits to the knot was another idea I brought home with me. (Any emu resemblence is purely coincidental but quite welcome and possibly appropriate ;)

Briefly, once I had established that my little car (stamped and then embossed) would fit snuggly into the 2 1/2" circle I could then make up a template on cardstock of all the radiating rays. I cut those apart and then dottoed them to the different colours of striped DSP. The colours from the centre out are Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Tangerine Tango, Cajun Craze, Real Red, Cherry Cobler, Bravo Burgandy. Once all the DSP was adhered I put the whole layer through the Big Shot with the lattice embossing folder - hoping it was add a unifying texture to the panel. Then added my car and the ribbon and of course finished off the inside to match too :)

While I know that the car they will be using is just a bit bigger ;) than my little cutie, I kind of figured they would get the idea of where I was coming from and more importantly would know that we were thinking of them!

Bon voyage Sam - we'll miss you and the rest of the family!

Thanks for visiting :)

Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: Enjoy the ride, Postmarks (PaperTrey Inc)
Cardstock: Daffodil Delight, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black, Real Red, Versamark
Accessories: Brights and Regals DSP pattern packs, Enjoy the ride die (PaperTrey Inc), Lattice embossing folder, 2 1/2" circle punch, Black embossing powder, acetate, Silver brads, 1 1/4 black striped grosgrain ribbon, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie and Real Red 1/8" taffeta ribbon, SNAIL adhesive, Double sided tape


  1. This is great Kim, it fit's all the requirements you were wanting. you mention it, there is a little Emu likeness..:0)
    That cute little VW looks great against your sunrays.

  2. This is pretty cute. Love the bright rays of red sunshine and the frayed ribbon. Sam will love it.

  3. This card is fantastic! Love the layout and colors!!

  4. We do love our card Kim! Thanks again. It is just spectacular, and even more so IRL. I love the gradated colours in the embossed sun rays. Such a lot of work in this one and it comes together beautifully!


  5. Awesome! I love those sun rays and the colours you've chosen. You even put some acetate in the car window - love your details.


  6. You have outdone yourself with this Kim. Can't believe you managed the radiated background with ribbon - stunning - you're a legend! The whole card is simply brilliant & perfect for Miss Sam. Hugs. D

  7. This is awesome Kim! Those rays are perfect (although we aren't seeing much sun here at the moment - it's cold!). If your friend is heading to the great metropolis of Alice, please let her know my contact details :) Am happy to help out


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