“Travel” DL Birthday Card

Sometimes blokes are just so difficult to make cards for.  For this recipient I was quite lucky as he is an avid traveller.


I had bought a map background stamp on Amazon (no brand name with it) and thought that this would make the perfect backdrop to the card.


Step 1 – The background

On a craft sheet, I smooshed down some Distress Ink in Vintage Photo and Tumbled Glass, spritzed it with water and then pressed the card panel into the ink.  I did this twice, drying thoroughly in between.  I also repeated this process for a small rectangle of card, which I will later use for the sentiment.  I also added some Vintage Photo to the edges to darken these up.


Step 2 – Stamping and colouring

I stamped the map into the centre of the panel and coloured the sea portion in with a Kuretake Clear Colour pen in Light Blue.  I then used the Postmarks stamp by Kaisercraft, and stamped parts of this all around the panel using Garden Patina Archival Ink.


Taking the smaller piece of card, I stamped the sentiment in the Coffee Archival Ink.


Step 3 – Focal image

Using the Coffee Archival Ink, I stamped out the aeroplane (by Tim Holtz) before cutting around it, leaving a small white border.


Step 4 – Sticking it all together

I stuck the panel to the card front using PVA glue, and then attached the sentiment and the aeroplane using foam squares, to create some dimension.


Step 5 – Finishing touch

To finish, I added a few dots of Robin’s Egg Liquid Pearls, to tie in with the postmark stamped detail.


Just a quick tutorial for today; but I hope you liked it.  If you do, please like the post and you can also follow my blog for more ideas and inspiration in the future.


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Happy crafting and catch up with you soon, Gem x

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