July 14, 2011

Last Minute


Dear Reader,

You thought you were done with me today.  After all, I posted a card today, but just in the last half hour or so I made another card for this week's color challenge. 

I have a slew of border stamps from Studio Calico which I adore (I have a slew of Studio Calico stamps period).  Actually to say I adore them is too pallid of a statement.  They are simply glorious because they are simple, clean, graphic and usually work for any number of applications.  I decided to make a background using them along with one border stamp that I also adore from Hero Arts: international skyline.    Additionally, I happen to be a nut for travel themes.  I can't get enough of them for whatever reason and it is nearly compulsive.  It's something similar to when there is a song that I really like and I listen to it over and over again.  When I love something it sticks with me. 

Back to the point, I thought all of these disparate images could come together under the sentiment from Papertrey Ink, "adventure awaits".  I love this sentiment because it is so full of promise and I recently used it on graduation cards I made because of this.  Add a airplane punch and I am happy.

Now to the card:


By the way, did you hear the sensational news that Hero Arts is now working with Studio Calico to produce stamps? Check out either Hero Arts' blog or Studio Calico's blog for more information, sneak peaks and a blog hop with chances to win said stamps and also paper from upcoming releases from Studio Calico. 

Thank you for visiting the Hall again!

I hope adventure awaits you,
Shay.

Adventure Awaits Card
Supplies:
Stamps: all border stamps except international skyline and overlapping circles (which is Studio Calico + Hero Arts), Studio Calico; international skyline (H5470), Hero Arts; adventure awaits from Road Trip set, Papertrey Ink
Ink: vintage photo, Tim Holtz Distress Ink by Ranger
Cardstock: sand, Neenah Papers; white, Georgia-Pacific; red from stash
Patterned Paper: Jenni Bowlin
Punches: airplane, EK Success; circle, Martha Stewart Crafts
Pen: memory markers in chestnut, American Crafts
Other: dimensional adhesive by American Crafts and Scotch

3 comments :

kiesasalazar said...

awesome job on this card! it doesn't all at look like it was stamped but like you bought it that way. i love to travel, too so maybe that's why i'm drawn to this card. thanks for sharing!

Jil said...

I too love and collect Studio Calico stamps, and these borders look wonderful stacked like this. Very cool card!

whoistracy said...

This is so pretty! I love the pop of red you added.

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