Friday, August 9, 2013

Sightseer {CTMH}

As the summer winds down (just one more quick trip before school starts) I thought I'd share a few more travel-themed cards.  In the past, I haven't had much in the way of travel-themed craft supplies.  I was itching for a good "Bon Voyage" stamp.  In the process, I've accumulated a LOT of travel themed stamps.  Hero Arts and Technique Tuesday both have some new ones that are a lot of fun.  But earlier this year, I scored this stamp set, called Sightseer, from Close To My Heart, and I really REALLY really love it.  The bold images were screaming to me!! :)
So I have two cards to share today, both in one of my favorite color combos - aqua, black, and white!  I used CTMH washi tape on this, and made a fun border with the arrow stamp.

 On this second card, I embossed the camera.  I LOVE LOVE LOVE the way crisp bold images look, when they are embossed.  I also used an embossing folder to create this dotted background. (And I'm sad to say I have no idea where the embossing folder is from - I borrowed it from a friend, at a crop! And I think I NEED it!!!!) A VERY helpful tip - when stamping on an embossed surface, stamp FIRST, then emboss the dots.  (Something I didn't do this time, but I was able to fix my inconsistently stamped sentiment with a Sharpie!)

So, I'm off again this weekend for a quick little trip to my parents, where I will DIVE into my mom's new CTMH goodies from the latest catalog.  I hope to have lots of new cards made, to share in the coming weeks!


Nancy Durant said...

Love these!
Have fun with your parents, I should have come back again....

Jingle said...

These are super cute!

Michelle said...

Great cards, both are very cute. I love the colors.