Thanks so much for visiting today. I’m honored, once again, to share a project with you on Kylie Bertucci’s Blog Hop. Your votes put me in the Top Ten, where we are continuing with the theme of travel. I left my “ALOHA” card in Hawaii with my daughter and her family. This is us, after church, and before brunch at the Hickam Officer’s Club.
If you missed my July entry card, here it is:
My husband and I had a wonderful time in Hawaii, but it’s always good to return home. Returning home, like homing pigeons, is what was in my head when I made today’s card.
I began by using Stampin’ Blends (alcohol markers) to color the wonderful bird from the Serene Garden Bundle. I, first, stamped three birds in Sahara Sand ink on Thick Whisper White cardstock. Homing pigeons are gray, but these birds needed to be pretty, pastel colors.
The Post Script background stamp was perfect for conveying the idea of travel, and flying across the miles. The Post Script is stamped in Sahara Sand ink on Thick Whisper White cardstock, which I layered for thickness before cutting with a Stitched Seasons die.
I backed the Post Script frame with Vellum cardstock, and placed it on a Thick Whisper White card base with Foam Adhesive Strips for dimension. The birds are flying across the card on dimensionals for added 3-D.
Last, but not least, the sentiment. I hunted for a stamp that said, “welcome home,” but didn’t find one in my stash. This lead to getting creative with the Labeler Alphabet stamp set. I used Sahara Sand ink, hand cut the letters, and arranged them to fit the shape of the frame. This stamp set is great for saying exactly what you want to say.
Last March, I posted some tips on making this stamp set easy to use:
The supplies I used for today’s Traveling Birds card are listed below. I didn’t name the Stampin’ Blend colors, but they are all available, with the exception of Pink Pirouette.
Now it’s time for you to hop along to see the other travel themed projects. I’m excited to see what everyone has made, so I’ll be joining you.