Saturday, January 9, 2010

Thanks Dad for the New GPS!!

My wonderful father happens to be a techno-junkie, so anytime he picks out a "toy" for Christmas you know it is going to be great! My new Garmin 855 widescreen has voice commands and lane assist and is my new favorite thing! I thought this Thank You collage stamp (Hero Arts) that included a key and a map was very appropriate to use on his thank you card!
Thank You Collage Card
First, I embossed the ivory background with a Fleur-de-Lis folder (Cuttlebug) and then brushed the raised areas with a Champagne Dazzle pad (Versamark). I love the subtle glimmer this gives the embossing, and the watermark ink darkens a bit also, which really enhances the pattern. I then ran a Pale Gold leafing pen (Krylon) around the edges.
Then I stamped the Thank You collage image (Hero Arts) on color laser printer paper. I colored it with Copics, and highlighted the key with a clear glitter pen (Sakura Stardust). I roughly trimmed it with a deckle scissors and then ran a brown Copic marker around the edges. This was mounted on a piece of Bravo Burgundy cardstock (Stampin' Up!) which I had punched with a Deco Shell Around-the-Page punch set (Martha Stewart). The edges were highlighted with the Pale Gold metallic pen (Krylon).
You can see some of the detail here. You can see a bit of the Dazzle shimmer on the background and the Stardust glitter on the key. I love it that the image has a key and a map in it - perfect for the GPS mapping system that I use in my car, which requires a key! Plus this image is very suitable for male recipients!
It needed a little punch of color, so I tied a green organza ribbon around the base before mounting the punched panel with dimensionals.
As Claire would say, hope it tickles!


  1. gorgeous! and a man card, too! I might rethink the issue that I have about ribbon on a guys card! this looks fab and manly, too! Can't say it enough. AND manly, too! the hospitality is so great here that I became a follower. My art can't compare to yours but would love you to come take a look see. I will be back--joanne
    Oops, sorry, didn't wash my coffee cup. will you take care of that for me. I am a terrible guest at times.

  2. No problem about the coffee cup! Stop in any time! I think the fluer-de-lis background can be regal (manly), and the dark burgundy helps too. It still needed a color pop, so I thought what the heck? and added ribbon in a nice manly green.

    Of course the collage stamp helps - bits of architecture, blueprints, map and a key - very man-friendly!

    Thanks so much for becoming a follower. I am new at blogging and sometimes it feels like I am posting to myself, LOL!!


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