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Thursday, September 1, 2011

To Follow a Dream

Hi there!! Happy Thursday! This is another of DTGD cards I made for this year. This was a 4 challenge card. I just love this image and imagine that this would be a great card for a graduation or for anyone embarking on an adventure.

The blue panel, or what you can see of it, was distressed by spritzing with water, wrinkling the paper and going over it with some Tim Holtz distress ink. In retrospect, I should have shown a bit more of that blue panel... live and learn :-) One of the other challenges was to use a map on our project. I had this great paper that I had used for the pirate VSN. In other words, don't look too closely at any of the print or you will think it doesn't really match the sentiment or the image :-). The image was stamped with Memento ink and colored with.... wait for it..... Copics. I also sponged the sky in an effort to make a Theresa Momber like scene! My last little touch was to add some twine, which I think just goes with a boat image. I restamped the image and a little dragonfly on the envelope to add a little whimsy. I always forget about decorating envelopes, but it's so easy and makes a statement even before the recipient sees the card.

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to Follow your dreams!


Stamps: Follow Your Dreams (Gina K)

Paper: Pure Luxury Kraft, Ocean Mist; DCWV DP
Ink: Memento rich cocoa, tuxedo black, summer sky, Tim Holtz distress ink.\
Accessories: Nesties, copics, jute


MindyYoung said...

WOW - I love how all the paper ties in with the image! Great card!

Cath said...

Beautiful card, Alison! :)