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Hello! Welcome to my blog and thank you for stopping by. I design and create handcrafted greeting cards. I like to call this passion of mine "visual poetry" ....imagery on paper. Please feel free to browse the photos of my cards and leave a comment.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Globe Birthday

Happy Summer everyone! After a weekend of 90 degree weather, we're back to the 80s.  Still a bit too warm for me but I'll take it over the 90s. My perfect temp is about 75. Is there anywhere where 75 degrees is constant???

Because it's been so warm I have been inside crafting. My latest project is this card that I made for my future son-in-law's upcoming birthday. I just love how it turned out! I usually have a picture in my mind's eye what I would like to create. Sometimes what I see in my head does not always appeal to me when I put it to paper. So in the end the initial idea morphs into something different. Can you relate to that?

When planning this project I knew I wanted to use the globe image. After several different scenarios I finally decided on creating a "niche" in which to showcase the globe.  I began by creating the "wall" in which the niche would sit. Using blue wood grain paneling digital paper for my focal layer, I cut a square in the layer. Next I used brown wood grain paneling paper, the same size as the focal layer, and ran it through a Darice Wood Grain EF to give it actual wood grain texture. This layer was then adhered to the back of the focal layer using dimensionals. Using the same brown wood paneling paper, embossed with the wood grain EF, I created a frame to go around the opening by using two different size Spellbinders 6x6 dies. Next, my focal layer was matted with PTI Dark Chocolate card stock, followed by PTI Spring Rain card stock. This was then adhered to my base card (GKD Pure Luxury White).

The globe was created using IO Globe Set dies. The actual map portion was computer generated and sized to fit the globe. The globe image was then assembled and popped into the "niche" with dimensionals.  The sentiment was personally composed and computer generated and then cut with a die from Spellbinders Ribbon Banners. Before adhering the sentiment banner to the card, it was  sponged around the edges using GKD Powder Blue ink. My project was then complete.

 I do hope you enjoyed this post. I feel this would make a great masculine card for any occasion: Father's Day, birthday, graduation, travel, retirement, moving away, etc. I hope it will inspire you to create and share your creation(s).

Until next time.....stay cool and make it a great day!

This card was entered into the following challenge(s):

613 Avenue Create  -  Challenge #181 - AG
Great Impressions  -  June Challenge  -  AG
One Stitch at a Time  -  Challenge #264 - Layer It Up
Brown Sugar  -   Challenge #203 - Father's Day
TTCRD  -  Jun 21-27 Challenge - AG
Word Art Wednesday  -  Challenge 234-235  -  AG
Crafting from the Heart  -  Challenge #117 - AG
Inspiration Destination -  Challenge #90 - AG
Love to Create  -  Challenge #13 - Anything Creative
Scrapy Land  -  Challenge #44 - Masculine


Judy Woodland said...

This is so awesome, Olga. I love the globe die cut, so detailed and just beautiful. The recipient will LOVE it as much as I do!

Verna Angerhofer said...

This is so stunning. I love the wood look and all the texture. What a great globe die too.

misty delgado said...

What a great card! I love the wood grain design and color scheme. It's sometimes difficult to create a manly card, but you nailed it! Thank you for joining us at Word Art Wednesday!
Misty D.
DT member

Lori Kobular said...

I love this masculine card! The globe looks awesome and that wood background goes perfectly with the globe. Thanks for joining us at Scrapy Land Challenges!

Simona said...

Great project! Thank you for joining us at the Brown Sugar Challenge Blog Father`s Day. Good Luck! Simona DT

Margaret said...

Such a fabulous image and card. Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time. Good luck. Maggie, DT

cecilia gunnarsson said...

A wonderful image ;)) and like The design so Much !!!
Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Hugs Cicci
TTCRD DT {My Blog}
Through The Craft Room Door

Maryvonne COUSSE said...

Stunning card!
Thanks for joining us at Scrapyland Challenges blog and Good Luck
Maryvonne DT Member

Verna Angerhofer said...

Congratulations on this being the winning card at Scrapyland challenge. I can see why too! It is wonderfully done.

Anne Temple said...

Amazing card. Love everything about it. Thanks for sharing it with us for the Scrapy Land Challenge and congrats on your win! Enjoyed checking out your other posts as well. I'm your latest follower :-)