Wednesday, February 25, 2015

It's Time for a Get-Away!

Hi friends,  I've bene super busy trying to get all your pre-orders shipped out.  I hope you are all happy with them, especially those of you who were among the very first to receive the Abandoned Coral.  And you aren't already a customer at The Funkie Junkie Boutique, you should check out all the FANTASTIC new products.  We're busy every day trying to get pre-orders out as the new products arrive.

Despite that, I managed to squeeze in a little bit of crafty time.  This card was made for the new challenge kicking off at Frilly and Funkie this week.  Cec is our host and she lives in the frozen north - Canada!  Cec is dreaming of a tropical get-away and is challenging us to make something holiday/vacation themed.  I didn't have a particular destination in mind and I love vintage travel labels so I dragged out an old SU stamp set and stamped the background with a variety of archival inks.  It was a little bright for the vintage piece I had in mind so I took an ink blending tool and applied a light coat of Vintage Photo DI to the entire panel.  Then I distressed the edges.  Now I like it!

The tag is an older Wendy Vecchi stamp of a B&O Railroad ticket.   I added one of the new KAISERCRAFT laser cut wood embellishments that came into the shop this week and topped it off with a handmade flower.  I stamped two more of the travel icons on white CS, distressed them and die cut them.  The All Aboard image was cut with one of the Tim Holtz Labels thinlits and the tag was cut what a very old Spellbinders die.  I added a few remnant rub phrases using the new Tim Holtz remnant rub tool.  If you haven't tried it and are a fan of remnant rubs, you must get yourself one of those.  They work so beautifully for putting down the remnant rubs.  I have a few left in the shop and have about 60 more coming in by Friday.

A wire pin was used to hang the tag and a tiny heart shaped red crystal.  I had been cutting up ribbon remnants to send as samples to my design team and as I cut that beautiful new red plaid one, I thought it would look wonderful on this card to get just a bit more of a pop of red.  The fiigree corners are a daily new addition to the shop also.  I used a but of gesso to rub over each on with my finger.  It just adds an nice shabby element.

I hope you like my little get away card.  You can find loads more inspiration over at Frilly and Funkie.  Thanks so much for stopping by today and for all your lovely comments.

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Jenny Marples said...

LOVE those colours and the mix of layered stamping (you've made it look like bought paper it's so professionally done!) and the wooden flourish and ribbon work really well with the flower. Jenny x

Unknown said...

In total agreement with Jenny, the background looks like pre-made paper! Amazing!! Loving your travel card and it's vintage appeal, hugs xx

Pamellia said...

Wow Linda, I know it's been said already, but I can't believe that background was hand stamped!! It looks like designer paper, wow! I love your wood flourish and that little 'First Class' ticket! Looks like a real souvenir piece! hugs :)

Terry said...

Loving your get-away card, Linda! The colors are so lovely and as always such great texture! Glad you are busy!!! Hugs!

Cec said...

What a gorgeous vintage piece and the background is fabulous. I agree with everyone else, it does look like pre-printed paper and makes me want to get on a plane - just need a winning lottery ticket. Love the pop of red with that plaid ribbon.

Patty O'Malley said...

Fantastic card, Linda!

Samra said...

Love this rustic rich look, so so pretty!!

Dria said...

I love your creation
I plan on spending the weekend doing Funkie Junkie challenges!

Deb Riddell said...

Great travel inspired card Linda, love those old travel labels!

DonnaMundinger said...

Amazing background you've created and I love your fab layering of elements. Truly inspirational! xxD

Lisa Minckler said...

I got my order as quick as a shake of a dog's tail and I thank you SO much! Everything was wonderful. Just wanted to say thank you again and to tell you that you never cease to inspire me. Your creations of late have been magnificent!
Lisa x

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