Tuesday, 25 April 2017

The Great Outdoors at Cardz 4 Guyz

It's time for a new challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz and this time our theme is The Great Outdoors.


The main image I have used is from the CD "The Best of La Pashe 2014". It is a decoupage design but with only a couple of layers, just to give it a subtle hint of dimension. The scene reminds me a lot of the Lake District, so for a background I decided to use an old fellwalking map.

This is where it all went wrong - I didn't want creases in the map. So I decided to iron it. Luckily I put it between two sheets of paper to avid transferring ink to the iron plate or ironing board. VERY luckily - because it turned out not to be made of paper at all, but of a crisp, thin plastic which melted and shrank into a tiny little mess under the heat of the iron!

Luckily I had another map, and after all any fellwalker would expect to have creases in their map, so I used the second one complete with creases. Finally I added a sentiment that seems perfect for this image, a free download from the wonderful Gingers House.

8 comments:

  1. What a wonderful card. You comments about the map and iron made me laugh as I had assumed you had printed it out and creased it for effect.

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  2. fantastic card, love the sentiment it's perfect for the image

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  3. That was a lucky escape Jane!
    My hubby would love this card as he enjoys 'reading' maps. He's currently working his way through a new 'World Atlas' which is enormous. The Lake District is where we had our the last holiday but spent the week in the cottage as that's when he became seriously ill before being diagnosed with bowel cancer.
    It's also his birthday on Saturday so this card is just meant for him LOL!

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  4. Fabulous card, I love your layout and design' great sentiment too

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  5. What a great card Jane!! Love the image ....reminds me of my Scottish holidays when I was much younger!!The sentiment is perfect too. Hugs Wynn x

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  6. Fabulous card, what a shame about the ironing. Just proves my theory that ironing is dangerous and should be avoided at all costs! Cara x

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  7. Coool Decoupage and map too..was thinking its your family foto...
    Great manly card Jane...hugs
    Monika

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  8. Coool Decoupage and map too..was thinking its your family foto...
    Great manly card Jane...hugs
    Monika

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