Today's card is my second chance at being the Guest Designer over at Retro Rubber where the theme is "Travel On" this week. This time it is because this anniversary card was voted as the Design Team's Favorite back in August -WooHoo!!! I will also be entering it @ the Fusion Card Challenge because I used their sketch, @ Simon Says Stamp for the Wednesday "Pop It Up" challenge, @ Monochrome Magic for "Anything Goes", @ The Divas that Diecut for "Masculine/ Men/ Boys" and @ Creative Craft Cottage also "For The Men/Boys".
The ABC stamp sets and the car stamp set are all long ago retired from The Angel Company and I have had them for at least 10 years now. The scribble stamp set is newer and came from CTMH just a few months ago. The patterned paper is also over 10 years old and was from a coordinated paper stack. This card was made on an A2 white top folding card base, but I did rotate the sketch horizontally to better accommodate my images.
Because there was no coloring involved, this card went together pretty quickly! I stamped the scribble circle using my Stamp Perfect tool so that I could get good ink coverage when using such a light blue shadow ink. I then embossed the "Get Well" stamp (from SU! and also several years old) in silver right on top after I used the circle punch to cut it out.
To build my inside sentiment, I had to go completely custom using ABC stamps and black ink over top of a brushstroke stamped in light blue.
I also stamped and embossed the car in silver on a white rectangle and then used a single, long, stitched diecut from Lawn Fawn on the top and bottom edges to help give it some definition. I then took my white Signo gel pen and added the faux stitches along the edge of the blue striped panel to help it stand out a bit from the blue background. I just love the texture that embossing adds to an image!
The sentiment circle was popped up with foam tape, but the rest of the design was glued down flat using my ATG gun. The last step to finishing the card front was to wrap the thin silver thread around the card front twice and securing it under the sentiment circle.
Inside, you can see that I also made good use of two of my paper scraps, plus I went back and stamped the dotted border in the blue ink.
That's it for me today -this card is now ready to go out in the mail to one of my hubby's co-workers who just had knee surgery. Until next time~