Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Mile High Stenciled Road Trip Card

Hello crafty friends!  
My apologies for not posting lately. We arrived home from our vacation, and it seemed if it could go wrong, it WOULD go wrong.  Not to trouble you with my troubles, but I'm here today to share a card with you that I made for my brother and sister in law to thank them for their gracious hospitality when our family visited theirs this month.  They always make us feel so special--they get the extended family together for great meals and an outing of some sort.  This year, we got to visit the zoo in Washington, DC, their farm in Virginia, and then enjoyed a fabulous dinner at a fine restaurant in the country. Sylvie always makes us wonderful home made dinners with food fresh from their garden and huge breakfasts, too! This year, we got to meet my new grandniece for the first time--she is a happy and healthy 2 month old sweetie pie who enjoyed our outings as much as we did!

So here is the card I made for them.  I will probably send along a shadowbox, so they may mount it if they wish.



The ever-creative Pamellia is hosting "Raise It Up" at Frilly and Funkie, and I've just got a few hours left to join in the fun!  She would like to see popped up layers on our projects, so I piled it high! There are layered panels, layered tags and layered embellishments, as well as popped up Ephemera from Tim Holtz. Interesting to note:  we take Route 66 from my brother's home to our ultimate vacation spot.


I made a copy of a map of my brother's town, and hand cut it into a tag. I stamped a Tim Holtz tire track image (Here and There) on that tag and on the "Road Trip" tag. I stamped the car and Route 66 sign 3 times each on recycled cards and layered them up using sticky foam and glue dots. The map tag and all the layers are mounted on corrugate scrap card board to raise them up. I jostled the cars to give a sense of motion.


I wanted to use stencils on my card so I could join in Mixed Media World's "Stencils" challenge. I tried to use just one stencil in many ways, but I ended up adding two others in the end.  The stencils used are Tim Holtz Doily and Rays and Recollections .


For the first layer, I inked through the Doily stencil with Distress ink Faded Jeans, then layered Texture paste through the Recollections stencil, and while wet, pressed a Tim Holtz script stamp into the paste. When dry, I inked again with both Faded Jeans and Walnut Stain.


The second layer was made by laying down texture paste and sinking off cuts from a recent project into the paste (This was a Cherry Lynn lattice die).  My die cut machine has decided to go to Sizzix Heaven, so I am using whatever scraps I have.  I laid the doily stencil over this and inked with Faded Jeans and edged in Walnut Stain.

I needed another kraft layer, and inked through the doily stencil again, but this looked too blah, so I added some washi tape and then texture paste through Tim's Rays stencil, and sprinkled on Ranger Denim  embossing powder and Stampin' Up's Chocolate something embossing powder. I blasted it 'til bubbly and melted, and then inked over with Faded Jeans and Walnut Stain.


The last layer before tags and embellishments is made by dabbing through the Doily stencil with Ranger's Embossing Dabber and heat embossing with Denim embossing powder. Then I blended Faded Jeans over it and edged in Walnut Stain. The Road Trip tag is made by using Tim's Monoprint technique using Faded Jeans and the Doily stencil. Thank you sentiment is by Flonzcraft.

All in all, my card stands 1 and 1/2 inches tall!  What a fun challenge this was, even though I'm afraid of heights! Here's one last shot to give an idea of the layering.


I would like to enter this into the following inspiring challenges:

Frilly and Funkie "Raise It Up"

Mixed Media World MMW # 5 "Stencils"

The Artistic Stamper July Creative Challenge- "Tags"

A Vintage Journey "Destinations" My destination each year includes a trip to my brother's on the way up to Capon Springs, W. Va.

Country View Challenges "On Your Travels" We travel to my brother's home each year on our vacation.

Stamps and Stencils "Happy Holidays" My holiday each summer includes a few days at my brother's home.

Craft Stamper Take It Make It July Challenge "Take a Stamp" Anything Goes Tim Holtz and Flonzcraft stamps used.

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge "No Ordinary Paper"  I hope home made paper counts.  All my papers are hand decorated using inks, texture paste, off cuts from die cuts, washi tape, and embossing powder. The tags are made from copy paper, a cheap sketch pad, and embellishments inked on recycle greeting cards.

Vintage Stamping Challenges #34 "Travel" I traveled to my brother's home for a visit on the way to our vacation.

Fashionable Stamping Challenges #101 "All About the Men" I always associate cars with men, although I love cars!

Thank you for stopping by and leaving your lovely comments!  I read and appreciate each and every one of them, and I make it a point to reply eventually, and try to make it by your blog to see what you've been up to!  Hugs, and Blessings!

Sara Emily

33 comments:

  1. Ohhhh myyyyyy gooodnessssss!!!! Sara Emily this is one of the best masculine cards I have ever ever seen!!! How neat and in my favorite color too!!! If I got it I would have put it in a shadow box, that is for sure!!!! I so love all the layers and gorgeous design! OOOOOOOOOOOMMMMMMMMMMGGGGGGGGGGGGG my friend!!! This is one heck of a stunner! BRAVO!!! Hope your foot is ok!!!
    Hugs to you my dear!
    Samra

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  2. Wow! amazing layers and textures Sara! How very thoughtful to make this card for your brother's family...this is such a lovely gift. Love your color choices and the use of the tag with the map is brilliant. It is going to look great mounted on that shadow box for sure. Great idea. Hugs.

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  3. Oh where to start! An absolutely fabulous layered creation. Love the map of your chosen area and as for that stencilling, oh my goodness! Such creativity, just love how you have added different layers of stencilling with different media to each layer! Fantastic Sara Emily xxx

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  4. Sara wow! Love this. The process looks amazing so many gorgeous layers. Thanks for playing along with us CCVC hugs Debs xx

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  5. Brilliant, super layered card! Thank you for joining us at TIMI CraftStamper magazine :-)

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  6. Wonderful layers Sara!! And all those gorgeous blues. Fantastic!!! I'm glad you had a lovely trip with your family in the Virginia/DC area. It truly is a great place to visit. -- Mary Elizabeth

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  7. WOW! So hard to believe you made this with scraps from other projects and it coordinated so well, quite impressive!!! Love every single (mile high) layer!

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  8. Very special indeed!!!!
    Sandy xx

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  9. A very special project, fabulous layers and details. Thank you for sharing it with us at Stamps and Stencils.
    Yvonne

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  10. Woooow, dear Sara, it's a layered heaven! You put so much love into this absolutely stunning piece! What fabulous blue tones, awesome textures and great choice of stamps! OMG, I am crazy in love with this one! Bravo!!! Hope your foot is better! Have a great day, my friend!
    Huge hugs to you! Branka xxx

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  11. I am looking at devine geniusness! Wowzers and amazeballs dear Sara!!! Ooooohhhhhhhhh and ahhhhhhahhhhh! So many luscious layers and layers and layers, the techniques and elements used are awesome sauce! This is a new favorite. You just made me happier than a cat in a room full of rocking chairs darlin! hooe your foot is staying out of trouble. Hehe! Hugz to you muffin! ~Niki

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  12. What a cool way to say thank you,SaraEmily!!
    I am sure your hosts will love this card! I love those layers!!
    hugs xx

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  13. HOLY COW SARA, YOU NAILED IT!! Look at all those wonderful layers and every layer is popped up creating the most amazing dimension!! Oh boy, you know how to grab my attention, tee hee!! You put so much work into every layer with so many wonderful techniques creating a unique pattern on every step! Big hooray Sara, you have blown me away with this one!!

    Thank you so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie for our 'Raise It Up' challenge, your rocked it girl! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

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  14. Fabulous card ..... great layering. Thank you for joining in with the Craft Stamper challenge ..... good luck! Linda xx

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  15. Hi Sara - not caught up on social commenting yet - something I will do at the weekend!! popping in from Frilly and Funkie to see this little gem - it gorgeous hun! So many drop dead spanking gorgeous layers! Love it!! Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie xx
    huge hugs
    Georgie

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  16. Absolutely gorgeous!! Love it! Thanks so much for joining us at Artistic Stamper this month

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  17. Sara Emily! This card is soooo fun!! I love the layers and the height you've achieved! I completely love the blue and brown colors with that little pop of Special Delivery red!! Your bro & SIL are going to love this Thank You gift!! Good Luck at all of the challenges you're taking this to!! XOXO-Shari

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  18. Absolutely superb Sara! LOVE each and every one of those layers. Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie and A Vintage Journey. Jenny x

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  19. Wonderful Sara, amazing layers and textures,what a lovely thank you gift to send to your family! Hope all your troubles are now behind you, been missing your wonderful art.

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  20. This is stunning work! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! - Ashli :)

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  21. I just love all of your blue layers Sara! what a great tribute to Rte 66 and remembrance of your vacation! Thanks for joining us in the AVJ challenge! Julia xx

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  22. Lovely blues and beautiful dimensional layers - this is a great piece of work, Sara. Thanks so much for joining us on A Vintage Journey.
    Alison xx

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  23. Absolutely stunning! I love the colours and each of the yummy layers, which create such impact and such wonderful dimension! Fabulous work...

    Thank you so much for sharing your project and for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog... :) x

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  24. Stunning project Sara, love all the different textures and layers, your brother and sister in law will treasure this I'm sure.
    Thanks for sharing with us at FSC
    Avril x

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  25. Huge congrats on well deserved win at Frilly and Funkie!!! Your card is sooo gorgeous!!! My favorite make of yours :)

    Samra
    Paper Talk with Samra

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  26. A big giant congratulations on your win at Frilly and Funkie Sara, you really rocked my Raise It Up theme!! big hugs :)

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  27. Hi Sara Emily, congratulations on being chosen as the DT winner at Frilly and Funkie. Could you email me at carringtons22@yahoo.co.uk for the details of your GD spot. Sue C x

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  28. Congrats Sara Emily!! Just saw you took top honors over at Frilly and Funkie. I just knew this project was a winner :) Thanks so much for hanging out over my blog. Your comments just made my day!! Looking forward to seeing where your amazing creativity leads you next :) Mary Elizabeth

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  29. A big congratulations on your so well deserved win at Frilly and Funkie, my friend! Your card is brilliant! Bravo!
    Huge hugs! Branka xxx

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  30. Brilliant card and so worthy of being in a shadow box so it can stay out forever. Thanks for sharing with us at MMW this month
    Love
    Amanda x

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  31. Love all the layers and how you made it extra special with the map of your brothers town. Stunning and thank you for joking us at Stamps and Stencils..
    Sharon xx

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  32. Wonderful colour, layers and composition. I really love your road trip piece of art! Apologies for my late visit but thanks for joining us at Stamps & Stencils. Julia x

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