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Monday, 8 February 2016

Destination Inspiration - Arriving at Terminal 1

Hi travelers,  it's S@ndy here as your guide, today we have arrived at Terminal 1.  The first stop on our February journey.  Since this is a new month with a new destination I think it's time to see what we have in our travel bag.  This month we are traveling with:
 
Product:  Stamping with any of Tim's stamps
Color:  Hickory Smoke
Technique: Spritz & Flick
Substrate:  Card
 
With Valentin's Day less than a week away - I've used this opportunity to make one last Valentine's Card.


 This time I've made a square card measuring 5.5".  And as much as I try to avoid it, I got out the sewing machine.


This is my first use of the new Candied Apple Distress Ink and I simply love the color.  It is a true red and so perfect for this project.  The top square of the card was cut 5" square and then covered completely with Candied Apple Distress Ink using a blending tool.
 
  Next came the spritz & flick.  I added a little Perfect Pearls in the water to add a little bit of simmer to the surface.


After waiting for the ink and spritz to dry completely, I'm not good at waiting, I stamped the heart from Tim's Valentine Blueprint Set using VersaMark Ink.  Next I added black embossing powder and then heated.


After tearing all the edges, Hickory Smoke Distress Ink was used to edge all around the front side as well as the back - you will see why ink was added to the back later.
 
Next a square of manila cardstock was cut measuring 5.25  and then edged with
Hickory Smoke Distress Ink.
 
 
The top 2 pieces were sewn together using red thread.  The torn edges were then curled up slightly - the back side shows just a little by doing this - that's why the back side of the first panel was inked. Then sewing once again - add the top layers to the card base.  A black and white cardstock was used for the base.
 
 
Two holes were poked in the top of the card to run the twine through, then tying a small bow.
 
 
An arrow from Tim's idea-o-logy line was used along with some craft wire to decorate the bottom of the card.
 
 
I hope you have enjoyed the first stop on our journey and that you will want to try a project using the travel bag contents.  Be sure to come back each Monday to see what the other Creative Guides have in store for you. It should be great fun seeing what comes out of the bag next.
 
Happy Travels,

14 comments:

  1. Fabulous card Sandy and a great step by step!! The red stitching really adds to the overall effect! Oh and love the nails lol!

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  2. Just love, love, love the red stitching S@ndy, it adds such a wonderful touch to the red base and the bold stamped heart looks fabulous. Like Astrid, I love your nails too! Hugs, Anne xx

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  3. Wonderful card Sandy - the ladies are right - the stitching is special and the red, hickory smoke and black and white make a stunning combination. x

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  4. Like the Valentine. Esopecially like the candied apple color. The stitching goes well with this. My hubby gave me a Brother sewing machine last yr and it threads itself. I sew dog collar scrunchies for my dog Daisy & have stitched a card but need to give it another try. Have a BEE-utiful day!
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  5. A lovely Valentine card Sandy . The stitching is a wonderful touch and adds to the overall card . Great use of the travel bag supplies .x

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  6. Bold and beautiful - love the stitching.
    Alison xx

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  7. What a great Valentine Sandy! love the torn edges on the red and the stitching on both layers - the arrow looks great with the coiled wire! a wonderful project using the designated supplies! Julia xx

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  8. Seriously cute Sandy!!! I love the whole design to this with that extra stitching detail. Fab! Jenny x

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  9. Love your Valentine card Sandy, the Candied Apple with the Hickory Smoke is a wonderful combination and love the stitching detail! Deb xo

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  10. fabulous Valentine card Sandy and I love that Candied Apple colour. Great stitching detail and lovely layers

    huge hugs
    Annie x

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  11. Interesting concept and overall design indeed, warm greetings to you!

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  12. Wonderful contrasting colours and I love the wired arrow too. Xxx

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  13. Ooh fabulous card! I have just got the Candied Apple ink and can't wait to use it! xxx

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  14. Beautiful bright Valentine love it!

    MaggieH

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