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. 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!

  3. 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™‚

  4. 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!

  5. 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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