Friday, January 14, 2022

New Year, New Adventure!

 Hello, hope all are well and enjoying a good weekend,
Paper: 150# tagboard card base; SU, Springhill Digital, DCWV, silver glitter paper, handmade pulp paper
Gecko Galz Steampunk digital collage sheet image
Stamps: Lost Coast Designs, Crafty Secrets, Leave Memories (Inside: SeeD's, Inkadinkado, CHF, Pink Paislee)
Inks: Printer, Distress Oxides, Versamagic, Versafine
Stash: Stickles, stars, iridescent snowflakes
Our daughter and son-in-love are big adventurers. Their passion is music and they think nothing of flying to a music festival for the weekend, attending several every year. In fact, they met at a Father John Misty concert and a few years later he popped the question at that year's Misty concert. They've even managed to find festivals to attend throughout the pandemic in Las Vegas, California and New York. So, new adventure had to be the theme for their New Year card. And it had to be a big card!
I love a sketch that's wide open and leaves me a lot of improvisation room. I could literally see my idea for this card, so hey, had to use it! But I needed to flip it horizontally to accommodate my flying elements better. I also resized it to 6x9".
I recently uncovered in my Black Hole of Stash some 9x12" very sturdy (150#) sheets of Dick Blick tag board. I forgot why I bought it now, but when I realized I could score and fold a sheet in half and have a 6x9" surface to create on, I decided to use it for my card base. As I also have some 7x10" catalogue envelopes left from my accounting biz inventory, I thought that would be a good fit for mailing it. 
I'd also found some really cool digital backing papers from LOTV (you thought they just made adorable digital stamps, huh?), so I printed out one for my background that I thought looked good for a winter sky, but I lightened it in PSE first to make it more grey and the colors less intense. I continued the grey thing by stamping my flying people on SU grey card with Versafine Clair Paradise Blue ink. I cut some of that fabulous thick winter white handmade paper I've hoarded for the snowy hill in the forefront. I found words in my stamp stash (guessing Crafty Secrets and Leave Memories) to create the sentiment with. I added Stickles and stars and snowflakes to embellish.
Inside, I've stamped sentiments by Pink Paislee, Inkadinkado, Cornish Heritage Farms and Sugar Loaf See D's, on a piece of old world stationery paper from stash.
On back, a mat of Kraft card and a piece of patterned paper from DCWV Maps, Texts & Ledgers 8x8 pad. I cut a Spellbinders label from the SU and stamped a See D's siggie in Versamark and white-heat-embossed it.

A couple of close-ups to show the glitter and shine from the iridescent snowflakes, silver glitter stars, Stickles and the Viva Decor Pearl Pen. Also, check out that thick handmade paper I used for the snow. The texture really makes it look a bit real! 
And a final view. I hope the kids get a kick out of the little mixed media scene. I got one making it. Have a good weekend and stay well and crafty! xoxo

New Year


ahlers5 said...

Wow, this is a spectacular card! I love all the details. The background paper is gorgeous. I'll have to check out LOTV.

Darlene said...

WOW what a fabulous creation ... oh I bet they will LOVE it!! I just hope they stay safe/healthy in their travels. Great job! Thanks so much for playing in our challenge at Inspiration Station!

Karen Letchworth said...

This is SO super cool. Great layers of texture, color and amazing design. Thanks so much for sharing with us at The Four Seasons Challenge Blog, and please visit again soon. We really enjoy seeing your creativity.
Karen L, DT Member
The Four Seasons Challenge Blog

Kristine said...

o.m.geee LOVE this so much!! And the digi paper, and your glitter, ❣❣🥰

brenda said...

Well Aimeslee, you have certainly nailed the Steampunk theme and awesome colours and background. I will admit it's one that terrifies me and I'm always filled with dread when I receive stamps for a TV show following that theme.

Thanks so much for sharing with us at We Love Stamping January challenge.

B x

Diane said...

Fabulously fun AND creative card! Thank you for joining us at Four Seasons!
Diane FS DT
{Nellies Nest}
{Four Seasons}

D.L. Walls said...

Awesome card for a music festival loving couple! Thanks for entering your lovely project in our challenge at The Inspiration Station. Donna

Darlene said...

Me again ... you already know how much I love this & the thought behind it! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

P.S. And, thanks for also sharing with us over on the FOUR SEASONS CHALLENGE

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Of course they will get a kick out of this, there are so many personal details for them, the colours, images, "real" snow and wonderful sentiments, OH! Aimes, it's perfect. With wonderful work bringing it alive.
Faith x

Creaine said...

This looks beautiful!! Thanks for joining us at Pearly Sparkles Challenge. Hope to see you again next time.
DT Ine
You can also upload your card at my mixed media blog:

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is gorgeous, you really have the steampunk theme nailed. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at We Love Stamping.

Chrissy said...

Wonderful steampunk card, I love the background sky, fabulous..
Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

Chrissy DT

Helen said...

Love this! Great background of buildings and a wonderful design in the foreground too.

Thanks for joining us at the Inspiration Station Challenge.

Helen x

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

Oh Aimes, I'm so in love with your card. Loving the whimsical and stamping feel. Your daughter and SIL sure do like their concerts.

My name is Erika. said...

Oh I love the adventures you showed on this card Aimeslee. You used some great images. Thanks for sharing with us at Try It on Tuesday. Hugs-Erika

Alyson Mayo said...

I love that background and these are great images for a new "adventure", for sure!

D.L. Walls said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely project with us at The Paper Funday Challenges. Donna

Lia said...

I love your artwork: it's so amazing and inspiring!
Lia DT Thesisterhoodofcrafters.

Judy McKay said...

I love the scene you have created on your card. Stunning. Thank you for joining us at A Place to Start this month. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

Zoechaos said...

Oh this is such a great card and what a great advanture with images and colours. It made me realise that Chitty Chitty Bang Bang was in fact Steampunk! I'm late thanking you for joining us at Inspiration Station but I do thank you. It is also a pleasure to see you at We Love Stamping and good luck here. xx

craftytrog said...

A fantastic card Aimeslee, I love the added sparkles!

Mervi said...

Wonderful creation, lots of flying things, perfect for our theme.
Thank you so much for sharing at We Love Stamping January Challenge;-))m

Stellalena said...

A very great card. I love it.
Thank you for taking part in the Mirtillamente challenge!
Good luck and I hope to see you again.
Alena DT Mirtillamente

Tone K. said...

Really great card! :)
Thanks a lot for joining us at Let`s Craft and Create :)

NanaConnie said...

What a delightful card, Aimeslee! Loving how you arranged each element to work with all the others. Great background. I just want to say thanks for supporting our "Anything Goes with a Winter Landscapes option" challenge at Paper Funday this month. Good luck in the draw.
NanaConnie DT

pearshapedcrafting said...

This card is my new favourite Aimeslee! I love how you made the background but these characters off on their adventure really make me smile! Thanks for another fabulous entry at Try It On Tuesday, Chrisxx

Kuni said...

Very beautiful.
Thank you for joining us at the Sweet Stampers and i hope to see you again.

Sue said...

Wow this is absolutely gorgeous Aimeslee, I love all of your texture! Thanks so much for joining in with us at Lost Coast Designs, and have a very happy week, Sue xx

Chana Malkah said...

Your card is just a lot of crafty fun and delight! Very nicely composed and beautifully presented! Thanks so much for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create!
Chana Malkah, Owner

Mrs.B said...

A fabulous card Aimeslee, it's a great background for your flying folk in their magical vehicles off on their adventures.
Thanks for sharing with us at Try it on Tuesday.
Avril x

Mia said...

Another gorgeous card, Aimeslee! You made a lovely scene and I love the design. Thank you so much for entering again our challenge at Try it on Tuesday. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Designer for Try it on Tuesday {My Blog}

Karen Letchworth said...

What a super FUN and creative card. I love the Mary Poppins silhouette image. Thanks for sharing with us at The Four Seasons Challenge, and please join us again soon.
Karen L, DT
The Four Seasons

Ilonka said...

I love your card, thanks for sharing it with us at the Let’s Craft and Create Challenge Blog.
Hugs Ilonka DT

Chana Malkah said...

Awesome composition and beautiful coloring! Your background is stunning! Thanks for playing along at a Place to Start!
Chana Malkah, Owner

Ellen said...

Lovely card! Thanks for joining us at Daisy Chain Challenges.

groetjes, Ellen

CreaMelanie said...

What a great project! Love it. Thank you for joining with this card on the Star Stampz Challenge blog on our theme Mixed media.
Hugs Melanie DT

Tee said...

Love your creativity! Great design and a Awesome card!

ionabunny said...

Gorgeous card and very fun flying things. Fab combination of those images. Thanks for joining the fun at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity. Hugz

Claudia Rogier said...

Wonderful creation. Thanks for entering you card at Girlz Rebel Challenge
Das een hele mooie creatie. Leuk dat je meedoet met onze challenge bij Girlz Rebel Challenge
DT Girlz Rebel challenge