Friday, October 7, 2011

On The Road Again...




Well not really, but one can always live in hope.  I made this card way back in June and just hadn't gotten around to posting in.  This card was relatively quick and definitely fun to make.  I used Papertrey Ink's Road Trip stamp set that I love, but unfortunately it can make me feel a bit homesick, so I only take it out to use in small doses.  When I've used this set in the past, I just went for the sentiments mainly and the broader map image as used in the background layer with the pinked edges, as it seemed more applicable to those in other climes.  But on this day, I really must have had the Go Hard or Go Home kind of attitude, as I went for the good old US of A outline image.  Love.  I bet too, it's the rather cool retro feeling of this set on the whole, that also pulled me in.

I also was able to use my Tim Holtz ATC die from Sizzix.  This is a nifty die, but I doubt I've used it to its fullest effect, quite simply because I don't really now what ATCs are or even what they are supposed to be used for if I am brutally honest.  Silly I know.  But I just love the die's natty size and cool retro fitted corners and I don't half mind using the die as I have done so here.  And lastly but certainly not least, I had to throw in a bit of corrugated cardboard on the card for good measure...as you do.  This stuff is such a hoot to use and the price is right too (free).  After all, a penny saved is a penny earned, right?

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a spectacular day!

8 comments:

Joyce said...

Love this card. So many interesting things going on. I was just flipping through my stamp binder earlier tonight and thinking that I hadn't used Road Trip in a while. And, then, like karma, I saw your card. Thanks for the inspiration.

Lee said...

Love all the texture! That corrugated cardboard is fab.

Elena said...

I *heart* the corrugated cardboard! Love the whole card. Oh, and I *think* ATC stands for "artist trading card" - like a business card of sorts? not exactly sure, though.

Kara said...

Gorgeous work of art. I especially love the use of photo corners!!

Deb said...

This card is awesome! I love your layers and the feeling you get from it! Fabulous!

Pauline said...

Gorgeous card, love the retro stamps, and the distressed edging, really effective!
Elena is correct, the atc is for Artists Trading Cards, and I'm not entirely sure the real purpose for them, other than to use up your little scraps and create a mini art work -there are also groups that swap them too, hope this helps!

Sära said...

Whoa! All the layers and texture you used here look so great together. I wasn't really drawn to this set when I saw it, but you are definitely making me like it!

Diane Jaquay said...

Jen, the layering on this is spectacular!! I love the texture and dimension you achieved, and the muted colors are wonderful!!