Thursday, May 17, 2012

Bon Voyage Cards Made Easy...

Hello, my dear stamping friends! Irit is here again and this time with my new bon voyage card.  Summer is a time for travelling and travel needs some cards.  And if you have some of  those vacation stamps from The Rubber Cafe I used, you can make a card in no time.

I started my card, with a masking technique using The Rubber Cafe's Compass stamp. The mask was too thick, as you see a bit of a "white space", but I still like the result.   I used a dark navy ink and clear embossing powder for the Compass.   Next I stamped over the mask with Paris Nights Background  stamp in Turquoise ink and clear embossing powder again.   All the paper products for this card are from October Afternoon travel line so for my sentiment I used October Afternoon and MLS small letter stickers over my clustered sentiment spot.  Next I added a jute ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon, using our  One and Only Tape  plus 2 stamped Postoid Set stamps.  This is just a fantastic set of 4 from The Rubber Cafe', to finish them off I cut around them with my old and never used decorative scissors giving them a great Postage stamp look!

A few more final  touches, such as an Arch Triumph brass charm and a resin Eiffel Tower on the corner and my card is done.

And now about  those so called stickers...  they are not so sticky at all!  So to make sure they 'stuck' I added some or The Rubber Cafe's  fantastic Scrap Happy Glue.  I remembered this tip from Tim Holtz in a class I took with him: "self adhesive stickers are non-adhesive ones".  

Stamps: The Rubber Cafe- Compass, Paris Nights Background, Postoid Set 
Paper: Cardstock: American Crafts, patterned paper: October Afternoon
Inks: Quick Quotes, Clearsnap, Embossing Powder: Ranger
Adhesives:  The Rubber Cafe'- Scrap Happy Glue, The One and Only Tape
Embellishments: Resin, metal charm : Handmade Halo shop, Really Reasonable Ribbon- jute
Tools: deco postage edge scissors, staples


reneabouquets said...

Oh Irit, this card puts me into the mood to travel! Just lovely!

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Hi,Thanks for the information, really this is a nice Post ,that was really preety.i want to design that type of cards. I love it. I hope that more and more
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Karen T said...

Such a fun card Irit! Love the details.