I am at a stage of life where so many of my friends or their young adult children are travelling. I often give a small gift before they depart and thought having a few Bon Voyage type cards would be useful. Here’s my first one made with some scraps left over from my Wanderful pages.
The stamps on the card come from Here We Go (D1600) I just love that globe! To create a 3D look I cut out the globe and daubed the edges. I also added a little daubing on the card base at the points the globe would affix to the frame. Then I mounted the globe with Foam Tape.
I like to dress up my envelopes too and the Passport stamp was perfect. I stamped it over the join on the back of the envelope so it looks like an official seal. You will find this stamp in the World Traveller set (C1592)
My husband only goes fishing once or twice a year. This trip was ocean fishing with a group of industry colleagues. He only caught the one fish but enjoyed his time on the boat. The rows of reels caught his photographer’s eye as did the jetty boards. I used Timberline papers with Indian Corn Blue cardstock for this layout. The design was super simple so it was a quick page to make. When I scrapbook photos of Mike’s adventures I try to honour his belief that pages should be classic and moderately embellished, allowing the photos to pop off the page. I had fun creating the title as one decorative element on the page. The large letters were cut using my Cricut and then inked with a dauber. Adding the longer words in Tiny Type Epoxy Alphabet meant the element wasn’t too large on the page.
I couldn’t resit using this stamp from the Catch You Later stamp set (D1580)
To soften the edges of the printed paper and make it look a bit like water, I used a simple technique of swiping the edge of the ink pad from a couple of centimetres inside the paper toward the edge. You can be quite haphazard with this technique, the more irregular your inking the better it looks! Swipe all in one direction or cross hatch for a different look.
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