Saturday, June 7, 2014

JUN14VSNC Enjoy The Journey with A Great Book!

Hi Again Stampers! 

Here is another card for the Splitcoaststampers’ Virtual Stamp Night (VSN) - the JUN14VSNC Challenge is  “A Good Book- Inspired by A Book”.  The challenge is to create a card inspired by a book, a book cover, text, characters, etc. :-)

When I was a child, we would visit my "Grandpa" in New York (the Hornell area) and he had a few bookcases full of old books around his lounge chair.  I loved to read and would look over those books each time we visited- they were old and not necessary rare at the time, but definitely "treasures" to me!!

Years ago, when Stampin’ Up! first came out with Designer Paper (I believe late 90's early 2000), this page was in a set that had images of rusty metal, etc. and I have been hoarding (oops, I mean saving) this paper ever since-lol!  When I saw this challenge and the memory of my Grandpa’s books came to me, I knew that it was time to finally cut this paper in his memory:-)

Remember, the main rule is that you have to create your card, start to finish (not including photographing and posting) within 60 minutes- this card was quick and easy!!

If you have a chance, check out the rest of the gallery at Splitcoaststampers for this challenge- so many unique designs :-)

This card was quick and easy since I had the My Digital Studio (MDS) images of the sentiments already printed, cut and ready to go!  I thought that the definition of “journey” is perfect for reading a good book- the "journey of the mind".
To create this card:

Use the Distressing Tool to distress the edges of the DSP, use a Sponge Dauber to apply Early Espresso Classic Ink over the distressed areas and mount onto a piece of Early Espresso cardstock.

Create the banner point for the sentiment “Enjoy the Journey” using the Banner Punch and mount onto a piece of Early Espresso cardstock (also using the Banner Punch to create the banner points- insert the sentiment from above into the point area to avoid cutting a small banner :-))

Use the Big Shot™ with the Chalk Talk Framelits™ to cut out the “Journey” definition and also a piece of Early Espresso cardstock from the same framelit™, layer the definition onto the Early Espresso leaving a bit showing on the edge.

Using a Brayer, apply Crumb Cake Classic Ink over both sentiments (to “age” the Whisper White cardstock) and apply Early Espresso Classic Ink lightly using a Sponge Dauber.

Add the sentiments to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals® and add the 5/8” Early Espresso Satin Ribbon bow. 

Adhere the entire card front to the card base to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets:  Define Your Life, Pedaling Past (sentiments only- both MDS versions)

Ink:  Printer Ink- Black, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso

Paper: Early Espresso, really old retired SU! Background Paper (Weathered? Cannot recall the name)

Accessories:  Big Shot™, Chalk Talk Framelits™, Banner Punch, Distressing Tool, 5/8” retired Early Espresso Satin Ribbon , Brayer, Sponge Dauber

Thanks again for stopping by and I hope you will have time to join in on the fun!  Also, I will be posting one more card from yesterday in a few minutes- have a great weekend!


Penny Hanuszak said...

Another great card. Conjures up all kinds of thoughts about what is ahead. Could be used for several occasions. Thanks Julie, great job!

Pat said...

Love the card and it's so sweet of you to remember Dad in this way! TFS

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