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Monday, August 12, 2013

On the move...

My Grandsons are moving to another state - I decided to send this card to them with the sentiment of "No matter where you go"  and inside: "Our mail will always find you two!"

I am using this occurrence as an excuse to create some inspiration for the new Monday Craft Your Passion Challenge - "Don't Get Your Twine in a Tangle!"  The sponsor of the prize for this week's challenge is Sweet Stamps where I have already found a dye I can't live without!

I started with an old map of the United States - you can see the name in the lower left corner:

I wrapped matching twine around the top of this map and taped it to my base card.  (Details of supplies and sources are below.)
Next are the matting elements of the striped DP, one cut with fish tales and the other having rounded corners on one end and the twine element design repeated at the other end.  That panel is elevated with foam tape to accommodate the bulk of twine.  The computer generated sentiment is layered just under the corner and a Phillip's head screw brad is used as an attachment.  I like how that relates so nicely to the skateboard:  

Finally, I fussy cut the skateboard free from the image panel, rounded the corners and inked the edges of the top three panels.  The image was colored with Copics. 

Your turn!  If you need some ideas - the CYP Design Team has some uber interpretations of the theme!  All you have to do is get your card into the mix by Sunday, August 18.

This card should be eligible for the following

A Little Bit Crafty - Summer Fun
2 Sisters #156 - Favorite Embellishment (brad with screw head for a male card)
Pile It On #32 - Outdoors

Thru the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Paper Pretties - Designer Duds (2 or more DP)
The Paper Shelter #123 - Punches and Dies ( Corner punch & Sentiment element)
Totally Papercrafts #179 - Summer Fun
Robyn's Fetish #172 - Lots of Layers

IMAGES:  The focal image is by Mo Manning at Digital Pencil Too; sentiment is computer generated.
PAPER:  Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80# Cover Wt. used for the image; DP and base card all from stash.
EMBELLISHMENTS: Twine and screw head brad both from stash.
INKS: "Faded Jeans" Distress Inks were used to ink the edges; the image was printed on a Canon PIXMA printer & colored with Copics:

May you color with abandon, create wildly and always make what amuses you!



  1. Brilliant image gorgeous colours Ginny X

  2. Oh my goodness, look at your cards! Not saying anything cheeky about these... ;-)

  3. A beautifully coloured image on a fantastic teenager card. Love the choice of DP. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter. Please join us again next week. Hugs Sheryl xx

  4. FABULOUS card! I am sure they will love it!!
    Thank You for joining us at PIO this week!
    Have a GREAT day!

  5. Hi Ginny,
    Lovely your card. I like the image and you use of twine.
    xxx Michelle

  6. This is a fantastic card for your grandson's. I love the boy on your card. Thank You for sharing at the Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog.

    Michelle (DT)

  7. Hi Ginny,
    I love your design, your colouring is fab & wow, love your creativity in regards to the map. Fantastic how you have used the twine too :) I'm sure your Grandsons will love it :)

    Thank you so much for coming to visit my blog & leaving a wonderful comment. Thank you for your kind words hun. Hope to see you there again soon :) Have a fantastic weekend. Hugs, Lisa x

    P.S Why not enter the DT Call? :)

    Dreamtime Designs:
    Blog: (Blog Candy)
    Dreamtime Designs Craft Challenge: (DT Call)

  8. thank you for the kind comments....but, I am in awe of your coloring...beautiful job!

  9. ~ginny, this card is amazing. There is so much subtle detail that can be missed at first glance. Your design is impeccable in every way. Gorgeous use of twine, love the old map, and of course, your fabulous colouring of this image. I always look forward to finding the little details like the screw brad that make me smile and wish I'd thought of that :)

  10. Ginny, I love your style and was hoping you'd check out our DT call here: :)

  11. Great card - fab colouring!
    Thanks for playing at Pile It On!
    Helen x

  12. Very cool card, and well put together too. :0)


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