I was asked to make a card for a couple who were taking a trip to Japan to see their daughter who is stationed there. It’s been such a long time since they’ve seen her and it’s such a distance, it was felt a card would be appropriate to commemorate the occasion.
The first thing that came to mind was a penny spinner card, but the card just wasn’t coming together for me. So I played around with some other ideas, but I wasn’t happy with anything I tried. I don’t know about you, but once I get an idea in my head I just can’t shake it. Even if the idea, doesn’t work, I keep trying…and trying…and trying. I do believe that’s the definition of insanity…doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. Sometimes insanity pays off because I finally arrived at a version of the original idea with which I was happy.
Here’s the end result:
Full details about the card are in the gallery, but in a nutshell. I used Garden Green and Pacific Point (one of my favorite blues) to combine to create “Earth”. I think the embossing brings it to life. When I make spinner cards, I dislike seeing a background behind the spinner which disrupts the look. For this card I printed the same design and placed it underneath. I find it more pleasing to the eye. I put a little rhinestone heart at their destination.
For the lower corner, I found a Japanese greeting which finishes the front off nicely. Since I don’t expect the can read Japanese, I put the translation below it.
Here’s a shot of the jet winging its way to Japan.
And here it is at its destination.
Inside, just a heartfelt sentiment to the traveling couple who, I’m sure, can’t wait to see their daughter.
I will share a little secret. This card is geographically incorrect; but it worked best for the card, so I went with it. Can anyone tell me what the error is?