Bon Voyage Cards
So we’ve got our elements. Now what about color? Colors that come to mind for me are anything citrus and “Summery”. Oranges and yellows give off a wonderful, warm and tropical feel to vacation and travel cards. Then again, blues and neutrals remind me that our travels can also be subdued and peaceful. How about a spa vacation? Megan channels in the fun citrus colors for a tropical themed bon voyage card. Is anyone ready to surf some waves in Hawaii? Then, we have Evgenia and Katie who embrace the calm, cool and organic blue and neutral hues. I picture, in my head, travels to unknown parts of the world, climbing tall mountains or sitting by a peaceful pool while someone massages my back.
Who knew that cards could make such a big impact when sending someone off on their travels, right? Some other ideas to include with these cards are special little notes if you know someone is going to be gone for a long time. Maybe slip in a little coffee gift card for an added treat. The little details can make a trip all the more exciting! Happy card making!
Bon Voyage by Megan Aaron
Supplies: Paper: Bo Bunny Press, Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper, Thread: Gutterman. Tools: Other: sewing machine.
Design Notes: I used a lot of dimensional adhesive to create the layered cluster. The aqua color draws the eye down to the sentiment.
Travel First Class by Evgenia Petzer
Supplies: Paper, Tags: Papertrey Ink, Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper, Rub-ons: BasicGrey, Stamp Ink: Versafine (Tsukineko), Kraft Envelope: Maya Road. Tools: Dies: Papertrey Ink, Die Cut Machine: Sizzix (Ellison), Other: Sewing machine.
Editor's Notes: Check out all the fun symbolism Evgenia masterfully used on her card! From the kraft envelope to the movement created by the airplane - this would definitely be a card to save and read over and over again while traveling or being far away from home.
Road Trip by Katie Nolan-Denham
Supplies: Paper: Tim Holtz (Advantus Corp.), Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper, Rub-Ons: Making Memories, Tags: Ranger Industries, Ribbon: Crop Stop, Pearls: FabScraps, Stamp Ink: Tim Holtz (Ranger Industries), Specialty Ink: Tattered Angels, Adhesive: Helmar, Other: twine. Tools: Die Cut Machine, Dies: Sizzix (Ellison), Distress Tool: Distrezz-It-All (Zutter).
Design Notes: This card started out as a challenge to use pearls. Since most people associate pearls as a feminine touch, I decided I wanted take a masculine approach. Distressed and grungy was my goal. The Vintage Jalopy was die cut out of the tag to start. I put the image aside and distressed the kraft colored tag. I scrunched the tag in my hands then spread it flat. I committed to the mist by using Tattered Angels mists to color the tag and then Distress Inks on the edges and to tone down the misted colors. The Jalopy was then thoroughly misted with Tattered Angels Dark Denim. My papers were then distressed and layered. To give it a bit more dimension, I used Helmar ScrapDots to pop the Jalopy and one of the clocks.