The One-Layer Simplicity Challenge this month is to make a card with a travel theme...showcasing either a destination or a mode of transportation.
I struggled with finding stamps for this in my collection. I used to have several travel-themed sets but sold them last year. Darn. Then, I remembered that Hero Arts Screen Shots set had some travel-themed stamps and sentiments AND I have the fabulous Hero Arts Map of America background stamp.
Here's what happened.
First up, I cut a piece of copy paper into quarters, and then used an exacto knife to cut a curve in it. Masking off the top of the card, I stamped the Map of America background in Hero Arts Tidal Pool ink. The edges of the stamped image looked odd on the standard card, so I trimmed both edges to just outside the inside portion of the image's frame.
(You know you're an experienced stamper if you can follow that last sentence.)
Then, I nudged the mask slightly up the card and used a silver metallic marker to define the curve better. I added the sentiment, which I love, from the Screen Shot set, curving it on the acrylic block to fit into the curve of the pen line. I added some bling, sat back, and said, "YAY!"
The second card uses all stamps from the Screen Shot set and a little Stickles to make the sun sparkle. I'm going to send this one to my mom, who's coming to see me next week!
Why don't you get into the spirit of travel? Join us at the One-Layer Simplicity challenge! Entries will be accepted until the 24th of the April. Looking forward to seeing your Road Trip!
stamps: Hero Arts
ink: Hero Arts, VersaColor, VersaMagic, Memento Luxe (quite the mishmash)
paper: Papertrey white
accessories: metallic pen, rhinestones, Stickles