Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Means Of Transport Journaling Cards - Travel Journaling Series

Continuing with the journaling cards these SVGs that are great for storing tickets, photos of airports or train stations and so much more.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Kirigami (Pop Up) Star Destroyer Card - English and Spanish Version

I went to see Star Wars The Force Awakens a couple of weeks ago. I don't know if you guys have that technology in your movie theaters, but 4DX show rooms are the best! (moving seats, water, smell, lights and so much more, it is like a Disney ride every time)
Rant apart, I was so moved by it that I wanted to create a card with a Star Wars theme and I wanted it to POP, so I designed this Kirigami (pop up) Star Destroyer card.  If you don't know what a Star Destroyer is... congratulations, you are not a geek like me... lol!

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Threaded Red Ribbon Valentine,s Day Card

I wanted a Valentine's Day card that was easy and fast to make and considering  I've had this red satin ribbon laying around for some time, I came up with this idea.

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Stenciled Valentine's Card - One Design, So Many Options #3 & #4

Here are other options using the same design.
Air brushed card using COPIC Markers and the COPIC Air Brush System.
Ombré Background using Distress Inks

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Stenciled Valentine's Card - One Design, So Many Options #2

Stencils with Distress Inks on a Dauber and embossing paste are so fast and the result is so professional, that you definitely want to give this a try.

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Multi Layer Valentine's Card - One Design, So Many Options #1

I'll be taking a break from the journaling cards to give you some Valentine's Day projects for you to try your hand at.
I designed this card last year, but couldn't quite get the right color combination or technique. This year, I decided to try different approaches to the same design to achieve different looks.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Photo Journaling Cards 2 - Travel Journaling Series

My parents loved the Journaling Card idea so much, I had to give them and my brother a photo taken on the day of my niece's graduation.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Photo Journaling Cards - Travel Journaling Series

The next paragraphs may not make much sense at first, but trust me, it'll all fall into place at the end.

As you all know by now, I love traveling and I have had the fortune to peregrinate a lot.
I also enjoy taking pictures and making digital albums of our trips that I print in a magazine sort of format later.
On our last visit to San Francisco in 2014, I found this stationery store called Maido Stationery (http://www.mymaido.com/) and found out about the Midori Traveler's Notebook, the coolest planner/journal you'll ever have. (I've acquired 2 more since then). That's when travel journaling started.

Finally, with so many photos on my phone that don't make it into the albums, I wanted a way to incorporate them on my travel journal, and that's when the Instax SP1 printer came along.
Of course being crafty, I had to do something different for them and that's how I stumbled upon journaling cards. And here, after this long introduction, is the first one:
This is just two layers. The top layer, a white cardstock cutout with a decorative stitched border. And a bottom layer made of a simple color cardstock..
Of course after gluing the two together, using spray adhesive, I ran it through my cuttlebug machine using the embossing rubber mat (check this post for more information on this). This makes it completely flat so it is not too bulky.
Of course I embellished it with some sequins and hand drawn white dots. Sakura Gel Pens are great for that, very opaque and smooth to write with.

The back of this journaling card has a picture of my brother, my sister an I at a cousin's wedding last November. I also stamped the back using the Hero Arts Smile Background Stamp with StazOn Cotton White Solvent Ink and added a strip of washi tape on top to hold the photo in place.
To make them more durable (who knows where my journal will have to go through in the future) and to avoid sequins flying all over the place, I sealed them using the Fuse from We R Memory Keepers and Avery Elle's Stamp and Die Storage Pockets.
They fit in the Traveker's Noteboock perfectly (final size of the card is 4x3") and can be held in place using clips or washi tape. 
I love how this turned out so much, that I plan on making a lot more in the future.
I hope you like it as much as I do.
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