Friday, October 24, 2008

All Occasion "Discover" Card

If you're not quite sure how to use our travel products besides on themed pages or projects, well then here's a card for you! We've combined our great Explore paper with Canvas Quotes and Chipboard to create this neutral all-occasion card that proclaims, "Enjoy the Journey." Distressing and inks work great to give this card an aged and nostalgic feeling!

P-0269 Explore Paper
STFT-0011E Travel Adventure Canvas Quotes
DCCB-0010E Paris Chipboard

Black Cardstock
Gold Ribbon
Tim Holtz Distress Ink by Ranger (Tea Dye, Old Paper, and Black Soot)
Ranger's Gold Embossing Powder, Inkssentials Black Embossing Pen, and Heat Gun
Ranger's Diamond Stickle's Glitter

  1. Trim black cardstock to 6.5 x 10" and fold in half to make card base (5 x 6.5" card).
  2. Cut a piece of the Explore Paper just smaller than the front of the card. We used the lower left corner to include the word "Discover."
  3. Distress the edges of the Explore piece and then tear in half horizontally at a slight angle. Ink all sides of both pieces using Tea Dye and Old Paper Distress Inks. Use the Black Soot ink only on the outside edges.
  4. Adhere both pieces of your distressed Explore Paper to the front of your card, positioning so that both pieces overlap just slightly and you can see the torn edge clearly. You should have a slight black border around the card.
  5. Ink the long travel Quote sticker from the Canvas Quotes and distress the edges. Mount to a scrap of black cardstock, trim around so there is a border, and adhere to the bottom center of the card, about 1/4" from the bottom.
  6. Using the black Inkssentials embossing pen, color in the word "Discover" on the Explore Paper, pour on gold embossing powder and shake off excess. Heat with heat gun until powder melts and becomes shiny.
  7. Ink the "Enjoy the Journey" sticker from the Travel Adventures canvas quotes and place in the upper right, between the corner and the swirly "D" of Discover.
  8. Glue the Chipboard pieces in place, positioning the Eiffel Tower piece between the two twill stickers and using the Fleur-De-Lis' as accents. Use a bit of Ranger's Diamond Stickles on the lower Fleur-De-Lis if desired.
  9. Tie a length of shimmery gold ribbon along the top hinge of the card, sit back, and admire! :)

Our travel line doesn't have to be used just for your vacation photos! Check back soon to see other fun, everyday projects that can be made using our travel papers, stickers, mini cut-outs and more! To see our full line of travel products, just visit the Travel Theme section of our website!

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