I love entering card challenges and this is a particularly interesting one. I wanted to keep the clean design in Teneale Williams’ sketch as well as keep the vertical design. For me, I don’t exactly have a set “style” of card making. It’s like my taste in music, or clothes,  I tend to be classic one day eccentric the next, and my music interests range from Dean Martin to Twenty-one Pilots.  This time for the #GDP026 challenge I decided to go with a classic and clean card like Teneale. Keep my colors neutral with a splash of red.

The Adventure Awaits

The Adventure Awaits

Sentiment up close

Sentiment up close

My entry for #GDP026 is aptly named The Adventure Begins. I started with a base of Basic Black Cardstock cut at 11″ x 4-1/4″. The next layer is Very Vanilla Cardstock cut at 5-1/2″ x 4″, adhere to the card with Snail or Fast Fuse. I LOVE the Going Places Designer Series Paper Stack and thought that the written word suited the style I had in mind for this card. The written word piece was cut 3-7/8″ x 5-1/2″ and adhered with Snail.  I wanted a visually smaller piece for the center so that the written word would be seen but not fully visible to be able to discern words. Ah… a layer of mystery. The beautiful map printed on Sahara Sand was cut 3-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ and adhered with Snail.

I used the Embossing Buddy to be sure that my Very Vanilla Cardstock was free from static and lint. I stamped the circle border from the You’re So Lovely Stamp Set with Versamark, quickly embossed with Black Embossing Powder and a Heat Tool. The sentiment is from the You’re So Lovely stamp set and The Adventure Begins was stamped with Real Red Classic Stamp Pad. I punched this out with the 2-1/2″ Circle Punch. I took a piece of 1/4″ Real Red Cotton Ribbon and zig zagged it until I was satisfied with the length. I secured it with a staple and adhered to the back of the circle with a dimensional. I used dimensionals on the back of the circle and adhered it to the card. Use plenty so that your circle doesn’t drop in the middle.

For the inside of the card I used a 5-1/4″ x 4″ piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock, stamped a border on the top and bottom with Real Red Classic Stamp Pad.

My card is ready for the sentiment of my choice.  I hope that you enjoy this card and if you have shopping to do, please click HERE and it will take you to my order page.

Thanks and have a wonderful day and may your adventure begin…