Life is a Journey

by Karen @ carefree creations - Life is a Journey

I started with a layout from Fab Friday (#25). That challenge is done by Stampin’Up Demos, so I wanted to use SU supplies.

When deciding what images to use, I pulled up another challenge: Cards in Envy. This is a new-to-me challenge. The purpose of the challenge overall is to create a card that fits in an A2 envelope and isn’t lumpy – well, that is right up my alley as I mail 90% of my cards. Their latest challenge is to create a masculine card. This worked out well as my father-in-law has a birthday later this month.

The final challenge I used was from another new-to-me blog: Shopping Our Stash. Their theme this week was also masculine, but I went for the “use what you have” aspect of the overall challenge-blog purpose. I did not have a good greeting for the card I envisioned, so I used a font. Years ago when I started crafting, I started as a scrapbooker and collected thousands of fonts. I’m kind of a lazy card maker and I try hard to find (or buy) stamps that say what I want, but really, I have such an eclectic collection of fonts that I should use them more.

Thanks for taking a peek!

Life is a Journey
All supplies StampinUp unless otherwise noted.
Stamps: The Open Sea;
Ink/Card Stock: Soft Sky, Chocolate Chip, Island Indigo, Very Vanilla;
Other: font (butterbrotpapier);

10 thoughts on “Life is a Journey

  1. Love this! I love the soft blue and the globe map and the printing in the background! Fabulous manly card! Thanks for playing along with us at Cards in Envy!

  2. I really like the clean look of your card. The globe makes a good focal point. Thank you for joining us at Cards in Envy! ~ Marilyn

  3. This is a perfect masculine card! I just love the soft colors and the nautical stamps. Your father-in-law will surely enjoy receiving this card for his birthday. Thanks for playing with us over at Cards in Envy!

  4. Love the stamps you used, perfect for a guy card!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Cards In Envy!

  5. Karen, this is CAS awesomeness! Using brown ink instead of black was a smart choice with the soft blues. I’m glad you found us at Cards in Envy and I hope you’ll join us again soon! πŸ™‚

  6. So simple and so pretty. Can I say that about a “manly” card? πŸ™‚ I really do love the simplicity of this! Thanks for playing at Fab Fri!

  7. A beautiful CAS Card and just perfect for our Manly Challenge. I am loving your font and the globe. Thanks so much for joining us at Cards In Envy this fortnight and good luck! Danie xx

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