What a fun theme for our family right now, Travel On! Retro Rubber has some really fun transportation themed cards showcased, go check them out.
I have 3 nieces and they are spread around the world: one in Alaska, one in St. Croix (she was fine with Hurricane Jose, but not is struggling to secure a way off the island after Hurricane Maria), and one on semester long collegiate exchange in Oslo, Norway. I think this card will head to Norway to cheer up the college student. I pray that the niece still in St Croix will be on her way home soon. The airport is demolished and she is trying to get passage on a Mercy Ship. It may be a long process to get her and her fiance home!
I started with a Darice Embossing folder, the World Map. The debossed area is the water, so I decided to ink the folder up with a brayer and Memento Danube Blue ink. I cleaned up some of the areas with a cotton swab to remove ink that shouldn’t be there before pressure embossing white cardstock. (I learned this little tip from the first trial of the card front!) Next I trimmed the cardstock to adhere to a card base. The hot air balloon is from Carta Bella Adventure is Out There stamp and die set released just over a year ago in 2016. Using a stamp positioner the entire image is first inked with Memento Cantaloupe and stamped. Memento Morocco is inked in the top of the balloon and stamped. Memento Toffee Crunch inks up the basket area. The final ink added is Versa Mark Dazzle that allows the entire image to be heat embossed with clear embossing powder. After the image is die cut, details are added with irRESISTible Pico Embellisher in Tangelo. The sentiment is stamped in Memento Morocco and Versa Mark Dazzle and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. The outside edges were inked with Memento Morocco. The images are adhered with dimensional foam adhesive.
Do stop by and play along with this fun theme at Retro Rubber! Remember to use a stamp that is at least one year or older, and to enter up to 10 challenges including ours. Have fun creating!