Today I get to try my hand at being the guest designer over at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers blog. Because my card "Suck It Up Cupcake" was chosen as the winner card I am now the reigning Queen of the blog. Part of my duties as Queen is to be part of the design team for the next challenge. The challenge I get to be part of is "J is for Junk" which means you have to use recycled or upcycled on your project. You can find the challenge HERE.
For my card I am using an old Michigan map for my background. Now that we no longer live there I feel safe to cut that puppy up.
To make the card I first attached the old map and distressed the edges with Ranger Distress ink in Walnut Stain. Let me just insert a comment here - I LOVE that ink!!! It is the best for edging cards. Just sayin'.... Anyway, Next I die cut the MFT Insert-It Instaframe out of white cardstock(CTMH). I then die cut it again out of yellow (CTMH) cardstock. I distressed all edges on both the white frame and the yellow window with the Walnut Stain. I then stamped the greeting in Sapphire ink (CTMH) and added some Clear Star Gelly Roll pen to the "6" and "vacation" to give it a little bling. (It is hard to capture that in the pictures.) I also added some Blue Burlap (CTMH) to the bottom of the frame for a little texture. I attached the frame with pop dots and the yellow insert was mounted flat to the card. On a separate piece of white cardstock I stamped the airplane and 2 suitcases in Momento Black Tuxedo ink. I then colored them in using COPIC sketch markers. I used C1 and C3 on the airplane. I used E31 and E33 on the suitcases. I then fussy cut them out and mounted to the card as shown. The plane and the top suitcase are popped up. It needed something else so I added some red dots from the CTMH Stargazer Dots embellishments.
And there you have it. I have so enjoyed my reign as Queen of Snarky and hope to have a repeat some time in the future. Thanks for stopping by my humble blogdom. LOL