Oh, The Places You Will Go. That’s the sentiment for my card today which was inspired by Global Design Project #GDP084, a CASE of Michelle Last. It’s also the card I made for a friend’s wedding with a little peek inside using Vellum Cardstock.
What I love about a Copy And Share Everything (CASE) challenge, is that it can inspire you in so many ways. Designer Michelle Last offers a lovely card that I’m sure you will find inspiring too. Maybe you like birds or woodsy themes, maybe its the simple color scheme.
For me, I really loved the layout Michelle used on her card and wanted to use Framelits in a fun, creative way like she did. I also had a second motive, I needed this card to be suitable for a wedding I was attending, so I made that work too.
My friend Caitlyn and her fiancé, Brandon were getting married after a long-distance engagement. Brandon lives in Vancouver and Caitlyn here in Massachusetts. Knowing that she would be moving to Canada after the wedding, I thought the Places You’ll Go stamp set by Stampin’ Up! would be fitting for their card.
I started by stamping the globe’s stand with Basic Black Archival Ink in the lower right of a Whisper White card base. Then I cut a circle using a Layering Circles Framelits shape that was just smaller than the globe.
To line up the inside of the card, I made a small pencil mark inside that lined up with axis of the globe’s stand. That helped me stamp the globe inside with Pool Party ink and get it to line up when the card was closed.
The sentiment was stamped on Vellum Cardstock and cut with another circle die; the next size up from the one I used before. I made sure the was dry before I handled the vellum so that it didn’t smudge. A small amount of adhesive was applied to the edge of that circle using a Fine-Tip Glue Pen.
I arranged two hearts inside the card with Watermelon Wonder ink. I tried to frame the sentiment that you would see on the outside of the card, but I also wanted to estimate where Massachusetts was in relation to Vancouver. “Congratulations” was then stamped under the globe, but out of view from the closed card. That sentiment is from the host set: Iconic Occasion.
The card is finished with a selection of twine and ribbon; some are being retired soon, so you’d better get on that sequin trim before its gone. I hope you enjoyed the card today.
Although I was unable to get the couple’s reaction to the card, I was happy when I noticed travel as a theme in their wedding decor. They even had these great little globes as centerpieces. (I’m still upset that I didn’t win one.) Click here to see the card I made for their engagement party; which is kind of funny because that was a CASE too.
Try playing along with Global Design Project and CASEing Michelle’s card. It’s so much fun see what you end up with.