My daughter, Michele, and her husband celebrate their ninth anniversary this year. Their tradition has been to take a vacation during the week in which their anniversary falls, journeying with their 5th-wheel camping trailer to see new and far away vistas. This year, as they are living on the East Coast for the first time, they will be taking a trip through Pennyslvania, New York and up to Bar Harbor, Maine, visiting historic and camping destinations along the way. Thus, I decided a card depicting this camping journey would be just right for them.
I had an idea in my head, so I began searching online to look for a camping trailer stamp or die, but all the samples I found were on cards made several years ago and the stamps had been discontinued. I decided to venture another direction, and I found a little online vintage trailer graphic, which I thought would be just right. Its coloring was a little too dark, so I lightened the teal in PaintShop Pro. The BINGO card in my stash was bright orange, so I scanned it to a jpeg and then re-colored it as well. I also made it smaller to fit my card better. The computer can be wonderful to find things just right for cards if you don't own a stamp or die that will do the trick! I was able to find several camping graphics and even bought a few on Digi Web Studio, but I didn't end of using those this time around.
I do hope Don and Michele enjoy their anniversary vacation and my take on depicting that journey via this card and the little camping verse made for inside.
Recipe: SU Always Artichoke cardbase; Recollections-Great Outdoors (stripe); GCD Studios-The Great Outdoors pad (tree scene). Free images: Vintage Camper/sign, Camping digis. Colorbox Chestnut Roan (distressing). Seam binding ribbons: Hug Snug-Serbin Brown (olive); SU: Island Indigo. May Arts twine. Stash: BINGO card (re-sized/recolored); Map (re-sized); buttons, pinking shears.