***this is my second post for the day, if you're looking for the Stampin' Sisters in Christ post, see just below, P.S. it also happens to use PTI products this week***
When I heard the challenge for this PTI blog hop included tissue, I struggled for a bit trying to imagine how to incorporate it into my card. I know a lot of folks are probably going to create stunning tissue flowers, but I don't own the right dies.
Then when I read that you could stamp then crumple the tissue it all became clear to me and I immediately reached for the set "Enjoy the Ride." I love my children, I really do. But having led three of them through driver's ed training, I might rename the set, or at least name this card, "Survived the Ride . . . so Far."
Each one of them has left a distinctive individual 'mark' on our family vehicles. There was the famous 'right turn on red Mom!!!' incident when my daughter swerved, without a pause, at a t-intersection, into heavy traffic on a road with a 50 mph speed limit. This was followed up by a left turn on red incident at that same intersection just a few weeks later because 'you make me so nervous Mom!!!" Ah yes, even though I was the passenger and not the driver, somehow it became my fault.
Backing out of the driveway is always an interesting learning experience for young drivers. . . I think we've lost no less than three side mirrors that way.
Food, too, can cause its own unique set of complications. . . we learned that diving for a poptart that falls to the passenger side floor while driving a vehicle can cause an unexpected and sudden intimate meeting with a street sign. Score: Street sign -- 1; car -- 0. At least I wasn't in the car for that one.
If you couldn't already tell, I used the tissue paper on the car. It crumples nicely, similar to a car's front panel that meets a post in the library parking lot (don't ask me how I know that one . . . ask child number two). After crumpling, I glued it to a cardstock cut-out of the car, tore and reglued the side mirror and played around with a brad to recreate a headlamp hanging down in a rather forlorn manner.
But, if you're familiar with that age, you know that life returns to sunny pretty quickly in the teenage driving world and my kids are more valuable and important to me than a piece of metal. No one was hurt in any of these incidents, they were just expensive driving lessons. So the rest of the card is bright and cheerful because we can smile over these times already and hopefully, it made my kids better drivers in the long run. :)
I found the sketch on a web site called the Shabby Tea Room. My stamping techniques on this card might not fit the 'shabby' style, but I can assure you our family vehicles most certainly do.
Thanks for looking.
Stamps: Papertrey Ink Enjoy the Ride, Through the Trees, Verve (sun)
Ink: orange, black stazon, smoky shadow
Cardstock: smoky shadow, Hawaiian shores, white, DP from Hobby Lobby
Other: copic markers, brads (SU), prima flowers, rhinestones, cuttlebug edge embossing folder