Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Take me away.....

In the most recent Close to My Heart Idea Book--there is some great travel stamps.  I simply had to have this set that looked like postage stamped and wonderful old buildings.
I used a DCWV Small stack called neutrals for this and two different embossing folders.  This stamp set is called Ciao (D1461).
I used the Cuttlebug to emboss and the large matte was the damask folder from provo craft and the brown across the middle was a Tim Holtz Sizzix folder that has postcard all over it--love it!!!!  I love when my supplied magically go together so well!  I used some hem tape from Joann's for the ribbon across the center--thought I needed to break up the browns with a little neutral.

Here is the inside.  All stamps are from the same set.
love the sentiment--in fact I love London and I am going to be there next week!!!! I am soooo lucky!
I stamped the stamp in brown ink and then using versa mark and some Tim Holtz distressed embossing powder I embossed the post mark--you could also do this with clear powder if you card base is a color--it would have a super cool look.
You know how I like me a fancy envelope and using some scraps and a bit of chalk ink you get a very cool wrapper for your card.  I think a fancy envelope gets people excited about what is on the inside before they even open it.
So I am off to Europe in the morning--don't worry I have a few project planned and ready for you so you  we can still spend out time together!
I am cookin up a plan for the where in the world for Europe that combines prizes with what I think is going to be a very very cool series.  Alright--I will be checking from the road next week but make sure to check out Friday's project!
Make it a great one


  1. LOVE love this card!! I really like the creams and browns and whites together. All the cool embossing totally adds the right pizzaz to this card. I adore the envelope and that is a great sentiment. I am looking forward to seeing and reading all about European travels.

  2. Beautiful card!! I love the colors you used.

  3. What a beautiful card!! Such an awesome, stamp!! I just love the colors you chose. I am loving the elegant envelope. I have to say your best thus far,in my opinion.

    Safe travels across the pond!!


  4. Very gorgeous card, wonderful stamp collection.
    I'm so excited to go on another where in the World trip with you so soon. I'm really looking forward to Europe. Have a safe journey and have fun.TFS

  5. Awesome card.....luv..luv...the stamps too!! I just have 2 have them...........

    Have fun on your trip...U R soooooo lucky :)

    Joan Smith

  6. Love this card, it's gorgeous! Be safe on your travels! TFS

  7. Very nice card, Love the elegant, Masculine combo. I haven't mastered masculine as of yet. Great touch with the envelope!

  8. Bryan Bryan
    As usual I love the color combinations. The ribbon makes it even more special. I look forward to your post everyday. It is the first one I look at.
    Have a little fun on your trip if time allows.

  9. These stamps are just beautiful. Makes a really lovely card. I always look forward to your posts.

  10. Great job! Have a fabulous time in Europe!

  11. Wow Bryan that card is wonderful! You have such an eye for color! Don't work to hard in Europe and try to have a little fun!!


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