Spellbinders makes these cute wafer thin dies under their In’spire line and I’ve had the On The Road die for quite some time but when my close friend shared she and her husband were taking the Motorhome on a trip I thought I’ve got to make her this Spellbinders In’spire On The Road card. It so makes me think of the old I Love Lucy trailer that Lucy had such calamities in on tv. I wanted to make a smart-aleck card asking her if she’d had ‘an I Love Lucy’ trip. I know only the best of friends can be evil that way huh?
I also thought that sometimes these little Spellbinders In’spire dies get overlooked. Most often they are just one image, like the trailer. I wanted to give you some ideas to spice them up, make them more noticeable. An easy way is to cut the die multiple times gluing each layer on top of the previous one. I think I have 8 or 9 layers on my little trailer. Inking the edges also helps pop the image.
Another super idea (not my own, one I’ve gleaned from all those talented crafty people out in Internet world) is to take a marker, ink or whatever form of color you want to use and before releasing the paper from the die color the sections. You can see above I colored mine with a pale pink (you’ll see in the video I tried the turquoise first and it just didn’t work, the pale pink was much better). I felt fortunate to find the little pick up truck in my hoard of stamps. It was just the right size to pull the trailer across the paper highway.
My signboard is a wooden piece and I took pieces from Tim Holtz Idea-ology paper (I used both the Wallflower and Destination paper pads) to mod podge the words. I inked them with Gathered Twig and then sprayed one of the Lindy’s Stamp Gang brown starbursts over the top.
This is a super simple, dimensional card, that’s sure to draw smiles from the recipient. The inside is a cut apart from the papers and the sentiment I printed on my computer. I hunted online for a free font that resemble the I Love Lucy fonts. I hope you’ll check out the Spellbinders In’spire dies and see if there aren’t a few you’d like to add to your crafty supply. The video below will show you tips on how I put the card together along with a few other photos.
Thanks everyone and Happy Scrappin’!
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IN 003 – Spellbinders In’spire On The Road die
IN 004 – Spellbinders In’spire Destination die (I didn’t use this on the card but I do talk about it in the video)
T-001: Spellbinders Tool ‘n One
658300: Sizzix Big Shot Machine
TH93100: Tim Holtz Idea-ology Paper Stash Pad Wallflower
TIM 32823: Tim Holtz Gathered Twig Distress Ink
203: Scor-tape 1/2″