8/22/2013

cc ~ Enjoy the Journey!

Hi friends! I have the pleasure of guest designing for the Catered Crop today! The current challenge is {Map It}. My first card was scrapped due to my hubby thinking it was way too busy!! So I came up with a cleaner more simple card.  Hope you like it! Hope he does too, he's at work and hasn't seen it yet ~ HA!!!  


edit: He's given his stamp of approval!! His words "much better!"



I put together this small collage of items. The Stampabilities compass was stamped in Smokey Shadow ink then colored with markers. A gem in the center was added for a touch of sparkle! I glued a piece of a map to a tag, trimmed it, then added the twine. This cute suitcase by PSX is another of my very old stamps. I stamped it on kraft cardstock, colored with markers and then trimmed it out. I added silver accents to what I thought would be metal. Finally I die cut these MFT roses from a map then added gems to their centers. I found that rolling the thin map into the roses was a bit too flimsy. So before die cutting, I glued the map pieces to scraps of white cardstock. It made the roses look much better. I did some selective inking on my PR sentiment and love the way it looks here!



That's it for me today. This card will be shown at the Catered Crop blog this Sunday along with the rest of the design team. I hope you'll stop by to check out the challenge and play along!! ~Lisa


15 comments:

Tracey McNeely said...

Fantastic Lisa, I love your travel themed card, great use the the map!

Kara said...

I love this! It's so funny that you say you scrapped a card because your husband didn't like it. I recently made a card that my husband called 'different'[not a good descriptor]so I didn't post it! lol!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Love!!! The little roses are so cute! And I just love the suitcase!

Marybeth said...

Nope dont like it! Oh my gosh Lisa I LOVE this wonderful card and I know everyone will…. Sometimes it pays to listen to what the guys think about our cards. This sure paid off … love that old suitcase card.

Linda McClain said...

That's so funny that you scrapped the first card for being so busy - I almost did the same thing. I love, love this. It's perfect for our challenge.

Karin Ã…kesdotter said...

This is awesome Lisa! Love it!

Karen B. said...

Love collage style!

Sue Lelli said...

So CUTE, Lisa! LOVE the bag and the compass and those GORGEOUS flowers! FAB card!

Barb said...

perfect inspiration for this challenge! your cas cards are fabulous and i LOVE this layout. my eye is drawn to each pretty piece!

Greta said...

I bet hubby gave a big thumb's up on this one, Lisa! Fantastic card! Never would have thought to make map roses--love it!

Mynnette said...

This is an absolutely FABULOUS masculine card, Lisa! LOVE the fun luggage images and I even think the flowers are fabulous and ok for this card--it still looks masculine! Gorgeous work! :)

Maria said...

What a fab card with suitcase and sweet flowers...well cone!

~Tammy~ said...

Congrats on your guest position! This is awesome Lisa! I love your design approach on the challenge!

Kim S said...

Congrats Lisa!! I love what you came up with - the collage of map and travel images is perfect!

Michelle N. said...

Love the map tag, and the map roses! Great card!