Bon Voyage Cards
These lazy, summer days provide ample opportunity for travel. Vacations are abundant during this time of year and what better way to send your friend, family or loved one off on a trip, then with a gorgeous handmade card. We’ve got a stellar line up of cards to showcase wonderful ways to create the perfect bon voyage or vacation focused sentiment.
First, let’s talk icons or elements that come to mind when we think about creating a vacation-themed card. What comes to your mind? I think of boats, airplanes, trains and maps. All these things seem to signify travel and going far away to a wonderful place of relaxation. Christine seems to think so too with her adorable airplane stamped card. Katey is showing us a lovely digital card showcasing a boat on some relaxing waters. Smitha uses a map background to tie in the theme of travel.
Bon Voyage by Christine Ousley
Supplies: Paper, Brads: Echo Park Paper Co., Cardstock: Papertrey Ink, Markers: Copic, Ink: Memento, Felt: Craft Supply, Adhesive: Glue Arts, Stampin’ Up!. Tools: Stamps: Lawn Fawn, Dies: Memory Box.
Design Notes: Banner shapes are easy to make using your scissors and a rectangle piece of patterned paper. Mark with a pencil the middle of the rectangle about a 1/4 inch up. Then cut from each corner to that mark- perfect notches every time. Think about using different materials than just paper in your die cut machine. Here I used some thin white felt to create puffy white clouds. I love using fun and interesting textures.
Bon Voyage by Katey Green
Digital Supplies: Kit: Sea Breezes by P'tit Studio Katia (Digitalscrapbookpages), Software: Adobe Photoshop, Fonts: MA Sexy.
Design Notes: Mixing patterned papers with a block of color in the middle helps pull the card together so the focus is on the central piece.
Bon Voyage by Smitha Katti
Supplies: Paper: Waussau, Digital Supplies: Paper: Carina Gardner, Font: Helvetica.
Design Notes: Sometimes bold is better. I tried using typography and bold fonts here to convey the card sentiment.