Hi Everyone. Happy Thursday.
This is going to be a quick post tonight! I saw a great sketch across at annabelle stamps and decided that it would be ideal to use with the elements from the Traveler stamp sets. This is one of the first stamp sets in the new SU catalog that I decided I wanted. I love the vintage look of the camera, steamship, suitcase, etc.
I needed a Bon Voyage card and, of course, didn't have a stamp that said that... so opened up my word processing software and used a font that had a vintage feel.
Here's my card.
I love the grey on grey monochromatic color scheme and the stamped images. They seem to work really well with the offset angle from the sketch.
Before I adhered the sentiment, I took an SU Essentials Hardware paper clip and colored it with my sharpie. It's a nice bright, shiny, silver and that didn't really work with my color scheme or vintage feel. So coloring it with the sharpie seemed to make it feel as though it fit better with the overall scheme.
I also didn't want to use Whisper White for the sentiment layer as it was too bright, so used the SU Naturals White, which has a more grey tone. That worked perfectly with the overall color scheme.
As promised, I have a couple of nature photographs for you.
I've shown you a photograph of the Blue Winged Teals before, but this shot captured with a Mallard, really shows you what little things they are!
You can see the Mallard hiding on the patch of grass above the wetland buffer zone sign and the Blue Winged Teals to the right. They really are much smaller than the Mallard.
This little guy made his nest underneath our bottom step and seems to have survived the winter very well. He sits on the coffee table outside my craft room and drives the cats nuts!
I'll be back on Saturday with my Paper Players card. Unfortunately, I won't get into my craft room until Saturday, so don't have another card to share with you! In the meantime, warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift tonight.
Card recipe - all ingredients Stampin' Up!
- Stamp set: Traveler (2014/2015 SU catalog)
- Cardstock: Smokey Slate, Basic Grey, Basic Black, Naturals White
- Ink: Smokey Slate. Memento Black
- Accessories: Essentials Hardware