Saturday, 3 March 2012

"Bon Voyage" card

Before I had baby Orren and had time for things like craft I made this card for some friends who were travelling to America to live and work for 6 months.  I was really pleased with it as were my friends so thought I would share it with you.

I began by creating a background with brown parcel paper.  I placed small strips of masking tape in places on the packing paper to make the front of the card look like a parcel. Then I cut out three circles from vintage maps to give them impression of globes.  Next I stuck on some stamps I had saves, some from America and one British one.  Then I cut out the words "Bon Voyage" from brown paper, written with black pen and stuck them on top.  Finally I stitched a line in black embroidery thread on the sewing machine with a drawing of an aeroplane at the end of it so it looked like the plane was flying round the globes (or something like that!) I liked it anyway and thought it had a bit of a vintage feel to it.

What do you think?


  1. Oooo that's a fun card!
    Hope Momma and baby are doing well!

  2. Hi Helen, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris


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